What Is A Dash Cam?January 28, 2019
Car Dashboard Camera or dash-cam is a camera that is mounted on the dashboard of a car to record the condition of the road in front of the car while driving. You can think of car dash cam like a GoPro camera that is affixed to a car and records events in front of the car as they are seen by the driver. The recording process is designed automatically and starts when the car is turned on.
Some features that make the Car Dashboard Camera unique compared to other cameras are the continuous loop feature. With this feature, the dash cam will never run out of memory to save the videos, because the system will automatically delete the earliest recording and overwrite it with the latest recording. Usually, recordings are divided into several video clips over 1-3 minutes long. The latest video clip will be erased and replaced with the latest video recording. And there’s no need to worry about missing important moments while driving because usually the dash-cam also features an emergency recording feature that locks several parts of the recording so that it is not accidentally erased.
Another feature that is also very important is the G-force sensor feature that can detect if there are sudden movements such as braking suddenly or colliding. This sensor will secure an important part of our travel record so as not to lose the continuous loop process.
In addition to the two features above, several dash cams are equipped with sound recording or night vision features using Infra Red lights. Some dash cams are even equipped with GPS so that your friends can find out the details of the location where the recording was taken.
The dash cam consists of one digital lens on the camera that can be affixed to the dashboard or windshield. As an energy source, it can use the camera’s internal the battery or it can also be used with cigarette lighter plugs in the car. It’s also very simple to attach, with double tape or a vacuum holder which is usually available when purchasing dash cam unit packages.