ALL ABOUT GOLUK PARKING MODE

ALL ABOUT GOLUK PARKING MODE

What Is Parking Mode?

According to Dashboardcamerareviews.com, the main purpose of parking mode is to “keep your dash cam running while your car is parked” in order to record and save footage of possibly hit-and-runs, vandalism, or other stuff that’s happening while you’re not around your car.

Goluk dash cams are quite notorious for good quality parking mode powered by motion detection and impact detection that allows the camera to only record videos when an impact occurs or motion is detected. This allows saving the space on the SD card and only saving relevant footage on the SD card.

 

How Goluk Parking Mode Works?

There are different types of parking modes out there. Goluk T1, T2 and T3 all use a pre-buffered parking video mode, which means when an impact or motion is detected, 8 seconds before and after the event will be saved to the camera’s SD card, in a special write protected folder so it doesn’t get overwritten. If no impact or motion detection is detected, the camera remains in ‘sleep mode’, which means no videos are recorded during parking.

How To Activate Goluk Parking Mode?

A standard installation of Goluk  dash cam is done with a cigarette lighter power plug and a USB cable; however, that means that the camera is only recording when the ignition is on. Many assume that the battery inside Goluk dash cams would allow it to record independently of the power supply; however, it is mainly intended to allow the device to shut down gracefully and not lose any footage in case of a power cutoff. For the camera to keep recording even when ignition is off, the dash cam needs to be hard wired to your car’s internal electrical circuitry (with a Hard Wiring Kit) instead of simply plugged into the cigarette lighter. Another option is to connect the dash cam to an external power source (i.e. a power bank).

Hardwire kits supplied in Goluk’s Official Store include Battery Discharge Prevention (BDP) mechanism, which continuously monitors your car battery’s voltage, and when voltage drops below 11.8V, power to the dash cam will be cut off in order to prevent further draining of the battery.

Once you’ve hardwired your dash cam, you need to open your Goluk app, access dash cam settings and activate Parking Security Mode. After you have done that, your dash cam will start monitoring the car’s motion status. Once the dash cam detects that the car has been stationary for 4 minutes, it will enter Parking Mode automatically. Likewise, if the dash cam that is currently in parking mode detects that the car is moving, parking mode will be disabled and normal Loop recording will be activated. The dash cam will notify you of the change between recording modes by voice prompts.

In the app, there is also an option to deactivate motion detection. This is done in order to avoid filling up the SD card with many event recordings. You can choose to deactivate motion detection if you are parked in a busy parking lot; in this case, the dash cam will only record when an impact is detected.

Parking Security Mode Vs. Parking Sleep Mode

There is also an option in the Goluk app to activate Sleep Mode. This option is provided for vehicles, in which the cigarette lighter always provides power no matter if the ignition is on or off. With Parking Security mode on, this could lead to discharge of car battery if the car is parked for a considerable amount of time. This is why for these types of vehicles it is recommended to switch the Parking Sleep Mode on in case the dash cam is powered through the ‘always-on’ cigarette charger.

How Long Can I Leave My Dash Cam in Parking Mode

Based on our tests, we have calculated that you can leave the dash cam working in parking mode for up to one week before you’d need worry about your car battery. This, of course, depends on the status of your battery. So, we recommend checking with a professional car technician before doing so.

Some examples of parking mode videos taken by Goluk users:

More on how Goluk parking security mode works:

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16 responses to “ALL ABOUT GOLUK PARKING MODE”

  1. Jay says:

    Hello, I'm interested on buying the goluk T3 but I would like to use it only with parking mode and not connected to my car’s internal electrical circuitry. So, what kind of power bank could I use for parking mode that last around 8 hours or more?
    Thanks.

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    • Goluk says:

      Hello, the power bank should have at least 10000mAh for T3's 8 hours parking mode working.Thanks.

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  2. Hey !! Thanks for parking monitoring working...

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  3. Terra says:

    Also if u just have components will buy also.

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  4. Adrian Jones says:

    Hi, is there any way i can turn off the flashing red led light and blue goluk logo on the t2 camera plesse.

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    • Goluk says:

      Hello, Thank you for purchasing Goluk and sorry to hear that you’re experiencing a problem with it. Sorry they can't be disabled. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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  5. Jr says:

    Hi., i bought the goluk t1 for front and t3 for rear. Is this the best combination or should i go to t1-t1 or t3-t3 or t2?which is the best for front and with rear? I also bought power magic pro for hardwiring this 2 cams..is that ok? Because im from europe and goluk hardwire kit is not available here.. Anyway, im also testing the thinkware f770. I hope goluk will satisfy my needs..

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    • Goluk says:

      Hello, thanks for choosing Goluk. It's good to choose T1 for the front and T3 for the rear. A Most time, hardwire kit could support 2 cams at the same time. If not, we recommend a kit support one cam.Thanks

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    • GERMAN says:

      Yes .... I used to have the Blackvue 650s with the magic pro... but the camera last 3 years ... now I have 2 T1 rear and front with the old magic pro and works excellent, I live in NJ and we have extreme temperatures in summer and winter, so far winter is great now I have to wait for summer,,, Goluk states that t1 can hold more than 158fh....I will see depends how is your summer... if u can cook an egg in your car probably is better t3, ib summer NJ can have over 100fh (around 130 inside the car... I will see... good luck.... abd GOD help u.

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      • Goluk says:

        Hello, thanks for purchasing Goluk.

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      • Jr says:

        How long does your 2 t1 last for parking mode with power magic?what is your minimum voltage? I want to use power magic with cig adaptor so that i can alternate it with a power bank..in case my battery reach the minimu voltage..

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  6. GERMAN says:

    Urgent mode needs more memory space.... are you guys will give more???.... I need at least double or more.... only 3 hours with a samsung 65gb thanks Goluk t 1

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    • Goluk says:

      Thank you for purchasing Goluk and sorry to hear that you’re experiencing a problem with it. There are 2 options for G-sensor of the emergency video: low, medium and high. You could set it to low so there will be less emergency videos. Meantime, Goluk parking mode recording is triggered by both motion and vibration.Therefore, when motion detection is disabled, vibration (shock) sensor is still activated and continues to trigger videos.
      You would need to disable motion detection if, for example, you are parked in a crowded Parking lot.TO save space on your SD card.Since there are no sensors on the car itself, the vibration should be strong enough to trigger the dash cam's G-sensor.Thanks.

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