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Yes you can, but there are certain things that you need to consider:

  • The camera must as far as possible only be able to film within the vehicle and the area immediately surrounding it. You must ensure that no private property or other place where a person can reasonably expect to have privacy is captured by the camera or you could find yourself pursued for damages through the civil courts.
  • If you intend that the equipment will be powered by the car's battery make sure the work is carried out by a professional so as to ensure compliance with the relevant legislation.
  • It is also advisable to contact your insurance company to inform them.
  • As an additional security note, if you install camera equipment in your car that is worth quite a lot of money, you should ensure that it is placed in a discreet position to avoid the equipment being stolen.

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