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  • What is a dash cam?
    Simply put, a dash cam (or dashcam) is a small video camera that attaches yo your car's windscreen/windshield and continuously records and continuously records video as you drive. Dashcams were popularized in Russia; more than likely you have seen footage from a Russian dashboard camera. Sometimes a dashcam is called a car DVR (Digital Video Recorder), a car black box or an in-car camera system. Dashcams, or dashboard video cameras, get their name due to originally being mounted on the dashboard of vehicles (mostly police cars). Now, most dashcams mount to a car's windshield with a secure and easy to use suction cup mount or strong adhesive pad.
  • Are there different kinds of dashcams?
    Yes, there are several types of dashcams, and while they come in all shapes and sizes, they can be classified into a few different ways: Single-camera or basic dashcams are the simplest type of dashcam. These record from a single camera lens, like a normal camcorder. People mount these dashcams on their front windshield to record what is happening in front of the car. Multiple-lens dashcams are a bit more complex. These dashcams can record from more than one camera lens simultaneously. Typically, they utilize one forward-facing lens to record what is happening in front of the vehicle, and use the input from a smaller remote camera (a camera mounted in the back of the vehicle - on the rear windshield) to record what is happening behind the vehicle (or pointed inside the vehicle) as well.
  • Which is the best dashcam?
    Unfortunately, this is not an easy question to answer. Since BlackVue dashcams all have different qualities, the best dashcam is the one that best suits you. Keep in mind that while there are a wide variety of dashcams available on the internet, many of which are cheap and unreliable, you can rest assured that we only sell those cameras which we personally research and which pass our own internal quality tests.
  • How do i use a dashcam?
    Once you have selected and purchased your BlackVue dashcam, in most cases this is all you need to do to be up and running: Insert a memory card. Your BlackVue dashcam will ship with a memory card included Attach the adhesive windshield mount Plug the power cord into the power source (cigarette lighter or other). Done! Since recording is automatic, just drive your vehicle like you normally would, and enjoy the fact that you are now protected by your BlackVue dashcam!
  • What are they good for?
    BlackVue Dashcam have many applications, but most importantly, they act as an impartial witness in case of an accident. A BlackVue dashcam will help provide irrefutable evidence of what happened before, during, and after an incident. No more "your word against theirs" - rest assured you will always have the truth on your side. Some BlackVue Series dashcams come with GPS data logging as well. This additional data, along with the video, will provide a record of your position and speed always. This information proves the facts such as your whereabouts at a time, and can also be used to prove or verify your speed. The GPS data can be displayed on a Google-type map during video playback on your home computer.
  • Can you install at my home or work place?
    Yes, there will be an additional charge
  • Who uses dashcams?
    Many different types of municipal vehicles; police, fire; already use dashcams. Individual drivers concerned with false liability claims and protecting themselves are utilizing the protection offered by on-board video recorders. In short, everyone can use a dashcam to protect themselves Business owners can also benefit greatly from having a video and GPS data installed their fleet vehicles when they are out in service for the day.
  • How do they work?
    BlackVue Dashcams record video to a removable memory card inside the camera itself. Anytime your car is on and the dashcam is plugged in, it is acting as your backup witness. Dashcams automatically start recording when they are powered on, and stop recording once you turn your car off. The BlackVue dashcam models have the ability to keep recording even while the vehicle is parked! This is known as "parking mode".
  • Is it legal to use a dashcam?
    Generally, yes. In the UAE, using a dashboard camera to record video on public roads is legal in almost all cases. The law allows one to record video as long as you are not infringing on another's privacy. However, anything done in public is not protected by privacy laws; there is no expectation of privacy in public. Therefore, recording pictures/video in public is a protected right so long as you do not violate other laws (for example: stopping in the middle of traffic to record the arrest of an individual, or otherwise interfering with a traffic, police, or rescue operation).* The laws for recording *audio* however are different. Because oral communication laws vary by locale, we recommend notifying your passengers that audio recording is taking place, or simply disabling the microphone on your dashcam. It is also our recommendation to always inform any police or government official that they are being recorded if you believe your dashcam is recording them (either video or audio).
  • Where do dashcams get their power?
    All BlackVue dashcams come with a power cord that plugs into the 12v power outlet in your car. This cord is just uunder 15 ft, more than long enough to tuck behind and route around the interior panels of your vehicle so it will not be hidden to the driver or passengers. Another installation option is for you or your local car audio shop can hard-wire the BlackVue dashcam by tapping into your vehicle's 12v power circuit. This provides a complete professional installation and frees up your power outlet for your cell phone charger or other electronic device. Our BlackVue cameras come equiped with super capacitors. These capacitors provide enough power to safely shut down your dashcam when power is cut. Unlike the lithium batteries used in action cams, a super capacitor is designed for a driver’s needs and can tolerate vibration as well as extreme heat and cold.
  • Tell me more about the videos I record with my dashcam?
    A dashcam starts creating video files on an empty memory card. These video files are typically segmented into 1, 3, or 5-minute chunks, since it is easier to view and work with small video files on your computer rather than one long continuous file. When the memory card is full, the dashcam simply starts over at the beginning of the memory card, and in this way, never needs any attention from you until you have captured an incident on video that you would like to save. This is known as "loop recording", and is one of the most important abilities of dashcams.
  • How can I book?
    Just call or email us and one of our representatives will guide you through which item is best suited to you. We install at our workshop on Sheikh Zayed Road or we can come to your location within the United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Al Ain, Fujeirah or Ras Al Khaimah)
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