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The basic function of a Dash Cam

The basic function of a dashboard camera is to record your drive. Dash cameras are a unique device designed specifically for vehicles. Think of it as a surveillance camera for your vehicle. Below we explain the key features you would expect and find when buying a dash camera.

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Dash cameras are built like a camera. It has a processor, image sensor, camera lens and other add-ons. When buying one, it is important to consider the type of processor you are using, this will determine the quality. Like computers, there are different types of processors. They range from the low end to the high end. This is the same for image sensors.

One of the main features that makes the dashboard cameras unique is the continuous loop recording feature. This feature is similar to that of surveillance cameras. Loop logging allows continuous recording regardless of memory capacity. This means that dash cameras are programmed to record non-stop in a loop overwriting the older footage when memory has reached its capacity. This allows the driver to never have to worry about removing the device and cleaning the memory.

Continuous recording records video in segments. When recording in segments of 1, 3 or 5 minutes, this ensures that if one segment of the video is corrupted, the other video files will not be compromised.

Another key feature is the g sensor. The g sensor acts as an accelerometer, measuring the forces acting on it during speed changes. This means that the g sensor measures the movement of the vehicle and responds accordingly by protecting images whenever the g sensor detects sudden or sudden movements. This feature is ideal if the vehicle is involved in an accident. The images involved will be locked and prevent them from being overwritten.

There are many other optional features that can come with a dash camera. These features may be useful, but they may not be necessary. Examples of additional features you can find are GPS, LDWS or Lane Departure Warning System, Wifi, FCWS or Front Collision Warning System and many more. Depending on your needs, find out if these additional features will benefit you or not.

Finally, the dashboard cams work through a dedicated power supply. This means that the device is always connected to the vehicle, either through cigarette outlet or wiring to the fuse box. Dash cameras only work a few minutes without a power supply. They are not intended to be removed and used outside the vehicle. Each time the vehicle is turned on, the dashboard cam automatically turns on and the recording begins. When the vehicle is turned off, the recording stops automatically.

There are a lot of different options on the market. Buy! Dash cameras are a great device for everyday drivers.