Why Goluk T3 is an Excellent Choice for Parking Security Recording
Photo of Goluk T3 by Car Cam Central
Parking your car on the street is not always safe – hit and runs, accessory thefts and vandalism are commonplace in many cities around the world. This is where a dash cam with parking security capabilities comes in handy. However, not all dash cams that have this function are perfectly suitable for this particular use. In this article, we’ll introduce the basics of parking security and tell you why Goluk T3 is one of the best dash cams out there to be used for parking mode video recording.
What is Parking Security Recording?
Parking security capability allows a dash cam to shoot videos when the car is parked. Most dash cams do not have a built-in battery and rely on drawing power from car’s cigarette lighter for video recording. This means that the dash cam is able to operate as long as the ignition is on. To extend the dash cam’s recording capability regardless of whether your car is on or off, you can wire it directly to the car’s battery through the fuse box. To ensure your battery is not drained by video recording, some dash cams manufacturers introduce video recording modes that allow saving energy consumption and storage space. For instance, here is how Goluk T3’s parking video recording mode works:
Once you enable parking security mode in the settings, T3, like other dash cams from T-series, will use it’s vibration sensors to identify whether the car is moving or parked. If it is detected that the car has been stationary for 5 minutes, the dash cam will automatically go into parking security mode:
-Looping video mode will be disabled
-Motion sensor will be enabled
-Power saving mode will be turned on
The above means that, when the car is parked, T3’s sensors will use its power to detect movement or vibration (i.e. someone walking near or shaking/banging on your car) and record 16-seconds’ long videos of the event.
Why is Goluk T3 fit to be a parking security dash cam?
1. Motion Detection
As mentioned above, Goluk’s motion detection helps save videos triggered by motion detected by the dashcam. The video is automatically locked on the SD card, so it will not get overwritten when the SD card gets full.
2. Vibration Detection
G-Sensor allows the dash cam to trigger video recording if vibration occurs. This means that video recording does not solely rely on the motion detection setting, which can be limited despite the camera’s wide view angle.
With the upcoming firmware update for T3, you will be able to disable the “motion detection” setting. This is helpful if your car is parked in a busy parking lot, video will not be triggered by every car or person passing by. T3’s flexibility leaves lots of room to choose optimal recording settings.
3. Power Efficiency
Goluk T3 is very energy efficient for a single lens camera. It’s power supply is 0.1A in parking security mode, which helps to save your car’s battery.
Compared to T1 and T2, as well as many other dash cams, T3 uses a super-capacitor as opposed to lithium ion battery. The main purpose of super-capacitor is to save videos in cases of power cuts and, compared to lithium ion batteries, super-capacitors are less susceptible to wear and tear, especially with changes in temperature.
How to hardwire a dashcam to your car’s battery
In order to hardwire a dashcam, you would need a voltage regulator cable AKA a hardwire kit. We recommend enlisting professional help for installation and connecting the dashcam to the car’s battery as not every car is the same. However, there are some useful video guides on YouTube showing the installation process in details.
Here is a great article by Car Cam Central featuring different aspects of parking mode in dash cams: https://www.carcamcentral.com/guide/guide-parked-recording-dash-cameras
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