Gaby, 26th July 2022

What Can A Dash Cam Do Other Than Recording Video?

A dash cam is a smart solution to several driving problems. It is a convenient and, in some cases, a life-saving tool that records the road ahead as you drive. Continuous video recording means that if you experience an unexpected situation like reckless driving, a traffic stop, or an accident, you always have the footage as evidence.

Dash cams use your vehicle as a power source and record video whenever it is on. Some advanced built-in models have sensors that turn the video recording on if the camera detects motion or a collision. The saved recordings can help protect you in the case of accidents, unexpected events, and insurance fraud.

Although the main purpose of a dash cam is to record videos of the road while you drive, innovative manufacturers like REDTIGER have added valuable features to dash cams to increase their usefulness and provide great value for money.

Here are a few dash cam functions you can find in the latest models on the market.

Parking Monitoring

Several incidents can happen when you're away from your vehicle. From a simple door dent to a hit-and-run accident by a careless driver- your car is essentially a "sitting duck" when it's unattended. High-end dash cams offer parking monitoring even when the vehicle is off. It enables you to keep a check on your car throughout the time it's parked. The feature enables you to avoid parking misuse and suspicious activity in your parking facility. 

In the event of any damage, you can look at the dash cam recording to identify the cause and deal with it appropriately. Think of how beneficial, such evidence could be for insurance claims. 

The REDTIGER T27 Front and Rearview Mirror Dash Cam offer parking monitoring for up to 48 hours, acting as a surveillance camera system when the vehicle is in parking mode. 

Parking Assistance

Another fantastic feature of dash cams is the rear camera which guides you to park your car easily. When you're stuck in a parking lot that is almost full and has narrow lanes, parking assistance can become a game-changer. You can quickly spot objects in your way and work around the vehicle's blind spots while reducing the risk of accidents.

According to a US-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study, reverse cameras were found to be more effective than parking sensors for parking vehicles. Since reverse cameras are generally limited to high-end vehicles, a dash cam with parking assistance can be a great option for cars.

The T700 Mirror Dash Cam by REDTIGER has an 11" touch screen that delivers a broader view than a traditional rearview dash cam mirror. When you switch to the reverse mode, the camera displays the reversing image with an adjustable reversing aid line. Its guiding system makes parking feel like a walk in the park.

Built-in GPS To Record Driving Data

Modern dash cams with GPS tracking allow you to protect and keep tabs on your vehicle and its drivers. While insurance certainly helps with things like car theft and repairs, collecting and providing evidence that supports your claim is essential.

A GPS tracker records the location of your vehicle, which can be useful information in a number of situations. You can present it as proof to the insurance company or use its data to monitor your teen drivers. In addition, it can help you quickly call for help in case of an emergency since you'd know exactly where your car is.

Some smart devices like the REGTIGER F7N 4K Dual Cash Cam also provide trip details and statistics such as average speed, the date and time a trip was started, how far the vehicle was driven, etc. Driving information can become significant evidence in case of an unfortunate incident. 

An integrated GPS tracking system can send alerts on your smartphone if your car is moved, towed, or even bumped in the parking lot, so you will always be well-informed about your vehicle no matter where you are.   

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Smart G-sensor

A crucial dash cam function is the G-sensor that detects sudden collision or shock and signals the car cam to lock and save the footage. Since dash cams continuously record your movement, it needs ample storage space to save all your videos. Practically, it's a hassle to clear and maintain storage all the time; therefore, devices like the REDTIGER F7NS 4K Front Car Camera use the smart feature of Loop Recording to auto-write the oldest file when the memory card is full.

When the G-sensor indicates the device to lock and save a video, it will not be deleted through Loop Recording and will remain in the memory card for potential use in the future. 

Superior Night-vision

Most dash cams deliver poor quality results for videos shot during the night, making them useless for evidence. Especially when you look at parking monitoring videos captured in low-light, it’s difficult to spot how your vehicle got damaged. 

REDTIGER’s F7NP 4K Front Rear Dash Cam and similar innovative devices allow you to take crystal clear pictures and videos in low-light conditions, including nighttime. REDTIGER's front-facing and rear camera use an excellent optical lens with HDR/WDR technology to capture vivid details despite unfavorable lighting. 

Smart App Control

Today, everything is about connection and integration. Dash cams offer built-in Wi-Fi and social media sharing options along with the basic video recording function. Users can conveniently connect their car camera to their smartphone using an app like the REDTIGER Dash Cam APP. Seamless integration allows you to download video files to your phone and share it with your friends and family through social media.

FAQS About REDTIGER Dash Cams:

1. Why Does my Dashboard Camera Lock Several Videos Automatically?

If the G-sensor setting is high, the dash cam will be more sensitive to motion and it will signal the system to lock more videos automatically. You can change the G-sensor to a lower setting to overcome this problem.

2. Why is the Video Recording Short?

The device has been set to record at intervals of 1 min/ 3 min/ 5 mins. This allows users to quickly find the locked videos later.

3. Can I Use a Power Bank to Power the Dash Cam?

If the external power supply is 2.5 amps, you can use the power bank. However, the dash cam needs at least 2000MA of electricity per hour to work continuously. Extended use of power bank can increase the risk of fire therefore it is not recommended.

Wrapping It Up

Although the journey of dashboard cameras started with video recording, manufacturers are constantly coming up with innovative features that enrich the customer's experience. If you think an ordinary camera does the same job as a dash cam, you should consider the additional benefits you can enjoy with a high-quality, feature-rich dash cam.