Although this isnt to terribly difficult, i though i would post a DIY just in case people didn't realize how easy it is.
dash cam (I bought the Wide-Angle-Mobius-ActionCam-1080p-HD-Video-Camera-With-Dash-Cam-Kit-
9ft. usb wire (included in the kit i bought)
usb adapter (included in the kit i bought)
suction cup mount (included in the kit)
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miscelaneous wiring, solder, connectors, crimper etc.
First step was the USB cigarette plug adapter. the easy way is just to buy a female socket.
but what i did was pull my plug apart and soldered a wire to the power and ground, then taped it back up.
The power wire gets attached to the add-a-fuse. the add-a-fuse goes into fuse 87 in the passenger fuse box. the usb adapter i zap straped out of the way.
To the ground i crimped a ring terminal and put it under one of the plastic atachment posts for the vanity cover, making sure it contacts the metal well.
the long USB wire followed the door seal and kick panel, up under the A pillar, then along under the head liner along the path shown below.
finally, attached the camera mount ot the suction cup and stick to winshield. it was quite discreet from the outside.
Here is an example of the video quality of the Mobius. This is from my Ford Focus, but it has the same camera as the Escape.