FAQs For All Dash Cams

Can you use a rear dash cam as a backup cam?

Technically, it is possible by using the app viewer to preview what your rear dash cam looks like to see it in real-time, but it is a tedious process in setting that up every time. We would not recom…

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Updated 1 month ago by BlackboxMyCar

What is an LCD screen dash camera?

An LCD screen dash camera is one that is equipped with an LCD screen for viewing recorded video footage and setting up the camera. Generally LCD screen dash cameras are easier to use and do not requi…

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My Car Isn't Driven Much But I Want Parking Mode Recording

Parking mode recording is made possible either by hardwiring the dash cam to the vehicle’s fusebox or through a battery pack. Power is drawn from one of these sources to the dash cam to enable parkin…

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Updated 6 months ago by BlackboxMyCar

Will a dash camera drain my vehicle battery?

It depends on what type of dash cam you're using. Ignition-Powered Dash Cameras = NO. If the camera is installed and connected to the ignition circuit for main power, the dash camera will never drain…

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Updated 6 months ago by BlackboxMyCar

Does tint affect dash cams?

In many ways, tints on vehicles will have a comparable effect as sunglasses. During the day it may reduce glare but won't compromise video quality at all. At night however, tints do tend to restrict…

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Updated 6 months ago by BlackboxMyCar

Do your dash cams allow all-time recording and overwrite the older videos by itself when the SD card is full?

Yes, all of our dash cams do have a feature known as loop recording , so yes, it does automatically delete older videos by itself once the SD card storage runs out. However, our dash cams, especially…

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Updated 6 months ago by BlackboxMyCar

Can I use the USB outlet in my vehicle to power the dash cam?

Unfortunately, this is not something we would recommend as the USB power source in some vehicles can only provide upwards of ~500mA to ~550mA worth of current, which is not enough to power a dash cam…

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Which dash cam do you recommend for extended parking mode?

To get about 7 days worth of parking mode, we recommend pairing the Thinkware U1000 with a Thinkware RADAR for energy saving parking mode and a battery pack like the Cellink NEO. With this setup dash…

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Updated 5 months ago by BlackboxMyCar

is it possible to turn off the parking mode when hardwired with the hardwire cable?

Certainly! If your dash cam comes with a mobile app, you can turn off Parking Mode via the app. Thanks for stopping by!. We love hearing from our customers, and we'd love to get your feedback to furt…

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Updated 6 months ago by BlackboxMyCar

Can I use the rear to record the inside?

Rear-facing cameras lacks the true infrared night vision that is needed to provide quality in-cabin recording. If you park in a pitch black area like a closed garage with no lighting, the rear-facing…

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Updated 6 months ago by BlackboxMyCar

Do 4K dash cams give you significantly better quality at 1080p and 720p?

Indeed it does. 4K is known as Ultra High Definition (UHD), which gives you video quality that is 4X clearer than the standard 1080p. To be specific, 4K resolution is exactly 3840 x 2160 pixels, whil…

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Updated 6 months ago by BlackboxMyCar

Is it possible to turn off parking mode?

Absolutely. You can always do that within your dash cam's mobile app settings. Thanks for stopping by!. We love hearing from our customers, and we'd love to get your feedback to further improve your…

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Updated 6 months ago by BlackboxMyCar

What is the recording capacity of my memory card? How much can I record on my SD card?

To start, this can be a very complicated question to answer because there are a number of factors involved in properly estimating how much your memory card can record. These factors include the memor…

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If I drive an offroad vehicle, what's the best way to ensure that my dash cam footage is smooth?

This is going to be a tough one because with the stiff suspension, your ride is going to be quite shaky! However, here are our best tips for your setup. In general, our cameras can be used for offroa…

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Can I use my rear camera as a passenger camera instead?

Absolutely. By simply placing the You can use the rear camera as a passenger camera, but it won't have IR capabilities, meaning that your footage at night will be difficult to watch properly. IR dash…

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Updated 6 months ago by BlackboxMyCar

Should you use a Go Pro as a dash cam?

Pros of Using a GoPro as a Dash Cam. Starting off with the pros of the GoPro as a dash cam, we have camera quality and lens view angle. The GoPro not only excels in these departments, it’s one of the…

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Updated 6 months ago by BlackboxMyCar

How do I reset the wi-fi password for my BlackVue dash cam?

You can reset the wi-fi password to its default one by holding down the wi-fi button on the unit for about 5-7 seconds or until you hear a beep. You can also reset the Wifi password to its default on…

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Updated 6 months ago by BlackboxMyCar

Can I mount my dash cam on the black dots on my windshield?

The black dots on the windshield, sometimes referred to as a "dot matrix", is known in the auto industry as a frit. Part of the function is to assist with the seal for the glass while the section beh…

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Updated 6 months ago by BlackboxMyCar

Why do dash cams record in clips, and not one long continuous file?

Dash cams record continuously as you drive and monitor occurrences on the road. These cameras record in video files that are, depending on the model, 1 to 3 minutes long.Customers have expressed thei…

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Updated 5 months ago by BlackboxMyCar

Can more than one person concurrently connect to the camera via the Thinkware phone app at once? I share a car.

Unfortunately, only one person can connect to the Thinkware mobile app at a time. However, you can share the same account with more than one person, so as long as you're on the Thinkware dash cam's w…

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Updated 6 months ago by BlackboxMyCar

If IR dash cams are better at capturing in total darkness, can I use it to record the back of the vehicle?

You could, but we would not recommend doing so. IR dash cams are fitted with infrared LEDs, which job is to illuminate the camera’s field of view with infrared light. If the IR dash cam is mounted up…

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What is a WiFi dash camera?

A WiFi equipped dash camera is one which is equipped with WiFi connection as a feature. A dash camera with WiFi will also come with a downloadable smartphone (Android or iOS) app which you can use to…

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Are there any dash cams that only works on batteries? I hate all the wires.

Unfortunately, they do not make dash cams that does not have all the wires. Reason is because the battery would not last longer than a day or two, and you'll have to charge them all over again. What…

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Does rear camera have any motion detection?

While the motion detectors are only in the front-facing camera, should the detectors be triggered, both the front and rear-facing cameras will start recording to give you a comprehensive front and ba…

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4K or 60FPS, which is more important?

Both resolution and frame rate play an important part in the viewing experience of your dash cam footage video, and choosing resolution vs. frame rate often means choosing between how crisp you want…

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Updated 6 months ago by BlackboxMyCar

Which dash cam is best for rideshare drivers?

Whether you’re currently a cab driver or you’re driving for Uber and Lyft , chances are, you would have heard about the benefits of having an IR dash cam on board. However, if you are new to rideshar…

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Is the footage in black & white when recording with an IR rear dash camera?

The IR camera footage isn't exactly black and white. The interior of your vehicle will appear more greyscale like (with a hint of purple) but if there's light outside of the vehicle, there will be so…

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Updated 3 months ago by BlackboxMyCar OM

Can I use a Cloud dash cam to manage my fleet?

Yes, a Cloud-ready dash cam can help you manage your fleet. The advancement of technology, particularly GPS and Cloud connectivity, has opened up a whole new world of possibilities and efficiencies.…

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Wire Free Dashcams - Are these available on the market?

Currently there are no wireless dash cams available on the market. Many dash cam new users believe connecting the rear camera to the front camera wirelessly should be an option as they are unwilling…

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