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Best Parking Mode Dash Cams

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Best Parking Mode Dash Cam: Thinkware U1000

Parking mode recording is hugely important for the protection of your vehicle. Primarily found only in the top dash cams, this feature provides an around-the-clock video surveillance for your vehicle.

Since BlackboxMyCar started, this parking mode recording feature was a main focus every time we introduced a new product to our lineup. This is what really set apart the premium dash cams, as they would offer a complete protection package rather than just record when the car is up and running.

We have compiled our top recommendations for the best parking mode recording dash cam below. If you have any questions, please contact our product experts. They are here to help.

Experience the Thinkware U1000, the best parking mode dash cam of 2020.

The Flagship Dash Cam from Thinkware

The best parking mode recording dash cam that we carry is the Thinkware U1000. This unit is the flagship product from Thinkware, one of the largest dash cam manufacturers in the world.

Excellent Day & Night Time Video Quality

Equipped with a 8.42MP Sony Starvis image sensor and a 150° ultra-wide viewing angle, you can capture the road ahead in stunning 4K clarity. A 5.14MP Sony Exmor R Starvis image sensor in the rear-facing camera to deliver crystal-clear 2K QHD quality of the traffic behind.

Extended Parking Mode Coverage with RADAR Sensor

Energy Saving 2.0 with the optional U1000 RADAR sensor drastically lowers power consumption in parking mode, making the U1000 one of the best dash cams on the market. Get up to 7 days of parking recording when paired with a Cellink NEO battery pack!

While many new vehicles offer sensor technology (like the Subaru EyeSight) for rain detection and ADAS, dash cams will not interfere with these sensors as they are mounted against your windshield and points outwards.

No Sensor Interference

Many new vehicles have complicated sensors near the stem of the rearview mirror, responsible for things such as rain detection, advanced drivers-assistance system, etc. One specific question we get all the time is if a dash cam will interfere with these sensors, especially for the Subaru Eyesight.

The answer is no, as these dash cams simply aren’t in the way of these sensors that are mounted directly against the windshield and pointed outwards. Even if this is still a concern, simply move the dash cam to another area on the windshield and everything will work just as fine.

Dash Cam Mounts & Tapes

When putting on an adhesive mount, which almost all dash cams use, the windshield should be thoroughly cleaned with a window cleaner. Ensure the area is wiped dry and at room temperature (not too cold and definitely not under direct sunlight) before applying the adhesive.

Once complete, press your hands against the mount and add pressure for about 10 seconds to secure the adhesive against the glass. This ensures the adhesive is properly bonded to the windshield and remains secure against vibrations. The same instructions apply for dash cams that use suction cup mounts. The adhesives for these mounts, as well as for suction cups, work the best only on glass surfaces. Mounting onto other materials in the vehicle such as plastic, leather or alcantara will likely result in a weak and insecure hold.

When applying your adhesive tape, ensure the area is wiped dry and at room temperature (not too cold and definitely not under direct sunlight) before applying.

Removing Your Dash Cam

Use a Prying Tool & Blowdryer

Removing a dash cam is often trickier than mounting it on the windshield. This is because the adhesive on the mount is very strong and can almost be impossible to remove with just your fingers.

We recommend using a prying tool (one may have been included with your dash cam) to slowly loosen the adhesive.

The best method, however, is to use a blowdryer. Aim the blowdryer from the outside of the vehicle (inside is ok as well) against the adhesive. Just 5 to 10 seconds should do, then slowly wiggle the mount back and forth - the adhesive should be a lot looser since the glue is heated up and softened. Feel free to use a prying tool here or the blowdryer again if the heat isn’t sufficient the first time.

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