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What's the Best Parking Monitoring Option?

by BENXIANLI on January 17, 2024

When it comes to dash cams, there are several methods to enable parking monitoring. But which one is the best? Many of us struggle with this decision. This blog will guide you through each option.

  1. Using the Dash Cam's Built-in Battery:
    • Pros:
      • No need to purchase a separate hardwire kit.
      • Settings can be configured directly in the dash cam.
      • No risk of draining the car battery.
    • Cons:
      • The dash cam must have a battery, and smaller batteries only provide limited operation time.
      • Larger batteries pose a risk to the car.
      • Activated only by a shock; not continuously operational, potentially missing some footage.
    • How it Works:
      • Upon detecting a shock, the G-sensor activates the dash cam after a 2-3 second delay.
      • Records a 10-15 second emergency video before turning off.
      • Small batteries provide approximately 18-24 hours of operation under constant shocks.
  2. Using a Hardwire Kit without ACC Connection:
    • Pros:
      • Continuous recording without interruptions.
      • Recording duration depends on the SD card capacity, ensuring clear and non-time-lapse videos.
    • Cons:
      • Risk of draining the car battery, despite low voltage protection in the hardwire kit.
      • Prolonged car inactivity may lead to battery depletion.
  3. Using a Hardwire Kit with ACC Connection:
    • Options:
      • Option 1: Dash cam supports time-lapse, recording for an extended period with low power consumption.
      • Option 2: Activating parking monitoring records only when a shock is detected, but these options cannot be used simultaneously.
    • Pros:
      • No concerns about car battery depletion.
      • Extended operational time.
    • Cons:
      • Fast-moving cars might not be captured due to low FPS in time-lapse mode.

In conclusion, each method has its advantages and disadvantages. Choosing the one that suits your needs is crucial. For everyday use, the third option with a hardwire kit connection is recommended for optimal car protection.

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