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Hi all,

I've been on this search for answers & I can't seem to get any on other sites.
So I'll be living in a converted travel van that I've built. My goal is to install a dash camera, a rear view camera for back up that ALSO serves as a rear "dash cam", & two undermounted side mirror cameras. The four cameras will give me a 360 view of my van/home at all times.
I'd like all of the cameras to record & store data (a DVR/NVR that will loop right?) & the backup camera to function as a backup cam when in reverse but as a dash cam when not in reverse.
I'll have one switch to turn off the cameras/DVR/NVR so if I don't want them running it'll all turn off.
I'll have a wifi router in the van running so the system will have link to upload.
I'd also like access on my phone to view the feeds from wherever I'm at.
I'm an electrician by trade so installing isn't what I'm held back on.
I just don't know what cameras/devices are compatible or needed. I need to conserve as much power as possible since it'll be running off of my van's solar setup & installing those large home cameras is not the look I'm going for. I've found small simple cameras on amazon like this one that will do for all 4 cameras.
So I'm then assuming I run those to the DVR/NVR which will constantly provide a feed to my router....Should I get a DVR or NVR? Which one ? Is it compatible with the analog cameras I'd like to install?
Any help would be appreciated.
 

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If you want quality dash cams check out BlackVue - they aren't going to connect to a NVR/DVR but they are the premier dash cams on the market.
 

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Do you need superior night vision? Face ID at night? Depends on your requirements. This project may be impossible depending on requirements and balancing power requirements.

You may need to seriously compromise on image quality.
 
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