QUOTE(WildChai @ Dec 6 2018, 10:56 AM)
I usually have it running only during office hours (9-10 hrs). At home i manually turn off the cam.
My battery already in it's 4th year. So far looks good at 12.5v. Will have an endurance test with 12v and see how far it goes.
BTW...How do you guys set your cam? Parking mode (15 fps) or motion detection. Parking mode speeds up recording and reduces the file size which is ideal for smaller sized mem card but with continuous recording.
Motion detection only records when an event happens (good that it doesn't record hours of useless video) BUT recording only kicks in after 5seconds?
QUOTE(blurjoey @ Dec 6 2018, 11:03 AM)
15fps good for space saving.
Motion detection bad for heavily congested place.
Anyway I prefer motion detection.
My 3 wires hardwire kit and CPL is here. But not sure why the box says for A119 or A118c
QUOTE(WildChai @ Dec 6 2018, 01:22 PM)
The 5sec delay not a drawback for you? ppl might doink your car and ciaoz in 5secs...haha. I will test it out and see for a day.
I need a CPL for my rear cam...my read dash is white and my windscreen reflects the hell out of it. Let us know if it helps with yours.
Edit: how much for both items?
I agree that motion detection is a better implementation for now as "parking mode" does not record sound which can be useful to identify the culprit in a busy spot.
I am assuming that your firmware is still stock? @WildChai If yes, you can look into upgrading it to F.W v 1.5 which has a low bit rate recording (meaning files are smaller - thus can record more without overwriting and records sound as well).
I have not tested it out yet.
Im not sure how in your case 5 seconds is long (if it indeed takes that long - i did not test it out to that extent) but generally speaking the cam has picked up people and cars from some distance thereby triggering it to start recording so maybe not that big of a deal as long as motion is detected within the field of view of the cam. I could be wrong though as your experience may vary.
Eg of motion detection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxGmEyEJjyo
Also sorry not delivering the pictures as I have been busy in college.
Nice installation by the way!