Not all dash cam designed the same. BlackVue dashcams come with parking mode which able to trigger recording upon motion or impact detection when the engine is switched off.
You must be wondering why don't just let the dashcam keeps recording instead of upon motion or impact detection? One of the main reasons is to reduce the unnecessary recording of files to the memory card. Imagine if you park your vehicle for 10 hours and the dashcam is recording all the time, this may produce hundreds of files in the memory card. When there's some incident happened, you need to go through all of them and with more time spent.
If you prefer to have recording all the time, you may want to consider using the Time Lapse mode available in DR750S and DR900S series. Unlike the normal recording in 30 frame per second (fps), the dashcam switches to low frame rate of 1 fps. This will reduce the recording file size by up to 30 times! This feature also reduces the power consumption of the dashcam.
Please take note that all our current dashcam models support up to 256GB memory card capacity.
To explain further on the motion and impact detection, watch the following video embedded below. This is a real incident happened at the National Library's car park on 12 Feb 2020. This vehicle is parked and all the recording is triggered based on motion and impact detection on BlackVue simple dashcam, DR590-2CH. With the buffered recording capability, BlackVue dashcam records with 5 seconds prior and 55 seconds after the event.
The owner of damaged car commented in STOMP, "I hope this is a lesson for those who do not have a parking mode on their car cam to go and install one."
Both front and rear camera are recording when either one of them detected any motion. For safer way to power the dashcam when you are away, we recommend to use Cellink battery as it will not interfere with car battery's life and performance.
To learn more about Parking Mode, check out this link here.