Dash Cam Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
A dash cam (or car camera) is a video camera that is designed to continuously record the road ahead. These differ to other types of cameras (such as action cameras) as there are many of the functions are unique to monitoring a vehicle.
There are many benefits of having a dash cam from quicker insurance claims, cheaper car insurance, having solid evidence of involvement in an accident and parking protection
You will be exempt from the Data Protection Act under Section 36, as all videos are recorded on British public roads. It allows you to record video for your own purposes and even upload videos to YouTube - you do not even have to cover the number plates or faces.
Although the footage you record isn’t technically legally binding, it is very difficult to refute that something did not occur if it was recorded on a dash cam. There are many examples of video recordings of dash cams used as evidence, and most insurers nowadays will accept dash cam footage in order to speed up a claim.
No, most dash cams turn on/off automatically when the cigarette lighter power is on/off. Normally the power of
No. Most cameras are powered by the vehicle's cigarette port and will turn on and off with the ignition. No power is supplied to the camera when the vehicle is powered down, this does not prevent you from turning the dash cam on manually and running it off battery back-up power.
Yes, as long as you install the correct video codecs, you can playback
If you do not want to record audio, most dash cam microphones can be disabled. This is handy if you don’t want people to listen to your singing whilst driving.
No, the dash cam will record until the point that the memory card is full, once full it will overwrite
Yes, basically all the dash cam requires is a power source such as a cigarette lighter port or even a USB port in newer cars. Simply plug the dash cam in and it will begin recording. You can use a dash cam in cars, vans, lorries or any vehicle with an appropriate mounting surface and a power source.
The dash cam should be mounted behind the rear-view mirror, so it will be in the
In most cases, connect the dash cam to the mount, put the suction cup on the windshield, flick the lever (to increase the pressure and strength of the mount) and connect the cable to the cigarette lighter. When the car engine is turned
If the unit is connected to a car, the camera will start automatically when the engine is turned on. When the dash cam is operational, the Blue Status led will illuminate and the SPRO logo will appear. Make sure the camera is connected to the power when in use. If there is no power coming into the unit it could be that the cigarette lighter is not connected properly, in these
Make sure you connect to your PC / Mac with the cable provided.
If you are unable to playback your recordings, it may be because the media player is outdated. The
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