What is Hardwire Install & Parking Mode?


What is Hardwire Install & Parking Mode?

Many dashcams come standard with a parking mode. By hardwiring the dashcam to your vehicle, the dashcam would be able to act as a CCTV when the vehicle ignition is turned off. Equipped with motion-detection technologies, the parking mode conserves energy by only turning on when motion is detected in the vicinity.

A prime example of how parking mode can be useful is shown in the video below. In the video, a hit and "stay" occurred in which the person hit our car and simply walked off. Thanks to the parking mode feature, we were able to resolve our problem fairly quickly.


How does Parking Mode work?

When a dashcam is hardwired, it has the option of going into parking mode (if it has that feature). In parking mode, a dashcam can record when the ignition is off.  With the help of motion sensors, it will only record when the sensors activate, causing the dashcam to film the next 10-20 seconds.


Do I need a Hardwiring Kit like the Power Magic Pro?

When a dashcam is hardwired, it has the option of going into parking mode (if it has that feature). In parking mode, a dashcam can record when the ignition is off. With the help of motion sensors, it will only record when the sensors activate, causing the dashcam to film the next 10-20 seconds.


How does a hardwiring Kit like the Power Magic Pro work?

Hardwiring your dashcam with a Power Kit/Power Magic Pro is crucial for a stress-free experience. With the Power Kit/Power Magic Pro, it never lets your car battery drop below a certain level. When it senses that the battery is dropping to the 'minimum' level, it will cut off the power. Therefore, you will never have to worry about your car not starting up, while still being able to record when ignition is off.


The Power Magic Pro Guide

An in-depth look into the Power Magic Pro, our favourite hardwiring kit. Find out why below:


I'm still not convinced. Do dash cams actually work?

Well then, see for yourself. Here is a clip featuring one of our BlackboxMyCar customers: At his apartment complex, his Mercedes Benz was being repeatedly keyed by a vandalist. In response, he decides to purchase 2 BlackVue DR500GW-HD WIFI's and an extra dash cam to catch this perpetrator in action. In addition, he buy a dedicated car battery to ensure that his dash cams had enough power to operate.

Needless to say, within a week, our customer was able to record and capture the vandalist. Watch the video below and see for yourself:


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