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How do I install a dash cam?

Regardless of vehicle or product type, it’s important that your dash cam installation is set up correctly or you may miss out on important video footage when an accident occurs. Dash cam installation may look more difficult than it actually is, but b

If I'm changing cars, how do I uninstall my dash cam so I can switch?

We receive this question so often that we've made a video on it. When you change vehicles, it's important to take your dash cam with you!. Our cameras can be unmounted from the widnshield of your vehicle, and re-mounted in another vehicle. The mounti

How do I install my dash cam when there are airbags inside of the A-pillar?

Pretty much all passenger vehicles nowadays have some form of air bag in the A-pillar so it's good to be aware of some precautions before you install your dash cam. In the Subaru used in our demonstration video, there are already a number of wires, s

My vehicle has a removable rear window! What mounting suggestions do you have to install my rear dash cam?

For vehicles that have removable rear windows or plastic rear windows, it can be difficult to find a location to mount your rear dash cam. In scenarios like these, we wouldn't recommend using a suction cup mount nor mounting tape as they just won't s

If I hardwire my dash cam, do I have to use the cigarette lighter socket outlet?

No, if you decide to use your cigarette lighter socket outlet in your vehicle, you will be using your 12V power cable. If you decide to hardwire install your dash cam, you will be using a hardwiring cable instead and will not be needing the cigarette

How do I install a 2-channel dash cam in a pickup truck?

You've seen us install dash cams in Sedans, Coupes, Hatchbacks, SUVs, Convertibles...and now, we have a Dash Cam installation in a Pickup Truck.

When installing my dash cam using the add-a-fuse kit, do the amps on the fuses have to be the same?

When you're using the add-a-fuse kits and the fuse taps during hardwire installation, the amps do not have to be the same. To gain a better understanding on how to use the add-a-fuse kits, please refer to our Add-a-Fuse Setup Guide to learn more. We

Do you offer local installations for dash cams?

We sure do! We offer in-house installation at our install centre in Richmond, BC. You can self-book your installation on our Online Booking page. Please ensure to select the correct installation service. For rates, please see the page above for detai

My dash cam keeps falling off my windshield. What should I do?

Sorry to hear that! If your dash cam package included a spare mount tape or if you have a spare mount tape, please reapply following the advice below:. If you continue to run into more issues, please don't hesitate to contact our support team. We lov

What is the best way to install a dash cam in an Electric Vehicle?

We love hearing from our customers, and we'd love to get your feedback to further improve your experience with us. Let us know how we're doing, or contact our support team ([email protected]) if you need further assistance from us.

Are standard cleaners enough to clean my windshield?

While ordinary household glass cleaners can be helpful for regular cleaning, they may not be sufficient for maintaining a clear and streak-free windshield. Specialized automobile glass cleaners are made to remove difficult grime, grease, and filth, w