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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 09:35 AM
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I have a similar kit, but it doesn't have the second camera input. Might not be available on Amazon Canada. Although mine has all of the wiring plugs on the top of it, and a cover that can be trimmed so you can hide all the wires for an OEM look.

Will keep an eye out for it when I replace my current camera.

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Originally Posted by Wabbit View Post
I installed the exact same kit. Added the rear camera option. How are you liking it so far?
Decided to re-flash the camera with the "stable" version and just run it without the motion and parking options. I like the motion detection and park monitor features, but only when the vehicle is parked, which is what those features are designed for. Problem is these options can't be turned on and off with a single button push. Have to go into the menus to do that. Don't want to fumble with the camera to set menu options every time I park in a public place.

As I posted in an example scenario earlier in this thread, and confirmed on the road yesterday, the motion detection option can miss events on the road if they happen fast enough. Also, at night if the road is dark enough the feature will turn off recording because it does not see enough motion to keep it going.

I will use the switch I installed to capture events while the vehicle is parked in a public place. In that case the switch will be flipped to direct battery connection to keep the camera on while the ignition is off. On return, the switch will be flipped to the ignition connection so the camera will turn on and off with the ignition switch.

If I designed a camera having a motion detection feature, I'd provide both BAT and IGN wires and a button on the camera to turn the motion detection feature on and off, which would internally automatically switch from IGN to BAT and back. I took a step in that direction using the switch, but I can't change the software to make it easier to turn the features on and off.

The other issue is not being able to read license plate numbers at night because the HID headlights wash them out in the video. The human eye can pick them up fine. I'm going to do some comparison videos using the camera on my smartphone. I have a suspicion this problem has to do with the cheap lenses on some of these dash cams.

Overall I still like the camera for its price.

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