Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Dashboard cameras are becoming more and more popular everyday. You may have questions about the technology so we’ve put together a FAQ to help answer the most common questions about dash cams.


How long does a dash cam keep footage?

the dash cam will record up to 1.9 GB (about 6 hours) of video on a loop that refreshes continuously.  


Will my dash cam drain my battery? 

It is possible for a dash cam to drain your car battery. However, this is very unlikely to occur, unless you do not drive your car frequently. The battery drainage also depends on whether the electrical connection to the dash cam is always on. 


Does a dash cam record all the time? 

And without any sort of recording controls, dashboard cameras are typically designed to record continuously whenever they are powered up. ... Although you can use virtually any recording device as a dash cam, you will have to turn it on and set it to record every time you get in your car. 


How much does it cost to install a dash cam? 

Dash cams can cost anywhere from $60 for low-end models to $150 for the cream of the crop. They consist of a single or double lens digital camera that mounts via a suction cup to your window or dashboard, powered through direct 12-volt wiring to your vehicle, batteries, or the cigarette lighter. 


How long does 32gb last in dash cam?

How much video can a 32GB SD card hold? A 32GB card can hold up to four hours' worth of dash cam footage when recording at 720p HD, or full 1080p HD at 30 frames per second. It will record approximately two hours' worth of footage when recording at 1440p Quad HD footage. 


Do Dashcams work when car off? 

Dashcams typically just turn on and off with the engine, automatically recording video while you drive. Dash cams can also be set up to stay on and keep recording even when the car is parked and the engine is off, thereby functioning as a surveillance camera system while you're away from your vehicle. 

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Does dashcam parking mode drain battery? 

In this mode your dashcam operates even when your vehicle's engine is off. ... For BlackVue dashcams it's recommended that dashcam owners that want to use the parking mode feature purchase BlackVue's “Power Magic Pro" to minimize the risk of having a drained battery. 

 

Why does my dash cam stop recording? 

Dash cam stops recording suddenly

Turn off motion detection feature. For smaller SD cards, this feature will stop recording whenever no motion is detected in front of the camera. When movement is detected the camera will start recording again. 

 

Where is the best place to mount a dash cam? 

The best position is right down the center of the windshield, about a few inches down from the headliner. If your dashcam comes with a suction cup mount, you should leave enough space so that the device can be easily installed. But which location would be best? Ideally, just behind the rear view mirror. 


What is parking mode in dash cam? 

Parking mode recording, which may also be referred to as "Sentry Mode," "360-Degree Surveillance," and simply "Surveillance," is a feature of a dash cam that keeps your dash cam recording footage even when the vehicle is off. 

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