Dash cams are excellent devices when you are driving, right?
You can record some of the best footage of a long drive, you can capture a jerk driver, any mishap on the road, and you are protected if you are involved in an accident and the other driver tries to blame you instead.
But all of that is done while you are driving.
And what about, when your car is turned off?
At the point when your vehicle is off, you aren’t in your vehicle, and likely not close it. What will happen to your car when you are away due to work for 8 hours? Or when you are sleeping in the night? Or when you have left it in the parking of the mall, while you are busy shopping on a holiday.
There is a dash cam for that, too.
New premium dash cams can be set up to record when your vehicle is off, as well, and converting it into a surveillance system.
There is a real problem of people vandalising the car at night. With the dash cam, it can be found out, who the culprit is? And also, you can identify the faces of the offenders.
So how do you get the dash cam started?
Generally, a dash cam is powered by the cigarette adaptor, but this adaptor does not function when the car is off.
In fact, you can use the car’s battery to power your dash cam by connecting the hardwired power cable. In this way, it will continue to record even though the vehicle is parked and turned off.
And also, there is a handy little kit available, that allows you to connect your dash cam directly to the vehicle’s fuse box, which helps it to run directly from the battery, so the vehicle doesn’t need to be on.
These power adaptors additionally have an in-built breaker, so that, your dash cam does not discharge the battery to the point that your vehicle does not start.
When you have your dash cam directly connected to the battery, you can set it to “Parking Mode”. In the Parking Mode, the dash cam will start recording whenever it detects motion. So, when somebody comes near the car, the dash cam will detect the motion and start to record.
This mode is exceptionally helpful when your vehicle is parked and somebody hits the vehicle. The dash cam can even capture the car number plate of the offender, so you are secured.