Top 5 Things to Be Mindful of When Using a Dash Cam
Be aware of these when using your dash cam
Dashboard cameras are being installed in many popular cars nowadays. To record the journey as expected, you should note out these following points when using your best dash cam.
The power option for your dash cam
The camera must be powered by your car power outlet. To install your camera, you need to plug the power cord into the cigarette lighter below your dashboard. Or you can hard wire the dash cam but it requires higher technical skills. Most dash cams will be equipped with long wires to meet customers’ needs and convenience in a way to hide the wires inside your car.
There are 2 types of batteries: external and internal battery. The power from the camera internal battery is enough to primarily review the itinerary recorded in between 30 minutes and an hour, but not enough to shoot a considerably long videos. Therefore, if the drivers use the internal battery to seriously record the whole journey, the camera will run out of power all of a sudden and you may miss the full recordings. Especially, if you use both front and rear dash cams, under no circumstance can you record for more than 30 minutes by only the internal battery.
Using the memory card on your dash cam
To plug in or take out the memory card of the camera to get the data journey, you should turn off the power to ensure that the device works well, due to the fact that sometimes the camera will get lagged when inserting the memory card during its operating time.
The dashcam is quite “picky” in memory cards. Most cameras today use Micro SD or SD card. Quality memory card will also come with stability in video storing. A good quality memory card will also operate stably. If the unqualified memory card which still can be used in phones or other devices is inserted into the camera, it might lead to errors, thereby difficulties in extracting data or unability to view the videos.
Recording in the evening
At the night time, when your vehicle enters the area with street lights, or the city area, the camera would have a pretty good image quality. However, if the car goes on highway areas without street lights and you use only automobile headlights, some low quality cameras that even have Night Vision might capture the unclear image quality. Hence, you should be wise in buying the one with high image quality (the one with full HD quality for instance).
Video recording time on every dash cam
The dashboard camera is also recording alongside with your driving journey, so that there is much recording time is less important than saving the most recent clips. Thus, each camera now supports with Loop Recording mode which are divided into 3 minutes, 5 minutes , or 10 minutes per clip. This mode is extremely necessary and scientific during the process of car moving. The division of recording will help you easily access and review the video data as desired.
These are the top 5 things you need to be aware of once you turn on your dashcam and try to make it the best dash cam in your car. If you have any other suggestion, don’t hesitate to sahre it with me.