Impact vs Motion Detection

Both motion and impact detection are important features of a dash cam that aid in capturing valuable footage. Motion detection is typically used to monitor activity around a parked vehicle, while auto event detection is used to capture important footage while driving.

Motion vs Impact Detection

Motion detection activates the camera to start recording when it senses movement in front of the vehicle. This feature is useful when the vehicle is parked, and you want to monitor any activity around it.

Auto event detection, on the other hand, refers to a feature that automatically records video footage when the dash cam detects an event that may be of interest, such as a collision or sudden stop.

Both features are designed to help capture important footage in the event of an accident.

Motion Detection For Parking Mode

In parking mode, the dash cam will automatically start recording when it detects any movement or motion in front of the camera.

This is useful for capturing footage of any potential accidents or incidents that might happen while your car is parked.

To enable parking mode for motion detection, you'll need to install your dash cam using one of our Intelligent Hardwire Kits. A hardwire kit can supply power even when the car is turned off.

When hardwired, the camera will automatically switch to parking mode when it detects that the car has been turned off and parked.

Impact Detection For Sudden Collision

Most dash cams are equipped with a G-sensor, which measures the acceleration and deceleration of the car in three axes (x, y, and z).

When sudden changes in movement are detected, such as a collision or hard braking, the G-sensor triggers the camera to save and lock the current footage, so that it cannot be overwritten by newer footage.

Once an event is detected, the dash cam will save a short clip of footage (usually around 30 seconds) before and after the event, and mark it as an "event" or "emergency" recording.

This footage can be useful for insurance claims or legal purposes, as it provides a record of what happened before, during, and after the event.