Real-time monitoring: First in dashcam
A unique feature of Owl Car Cam is the seamless, automatic, real-time LTE upload of accident and intrusion images and videos (both indoor and outdoor with dual camera systems) to the company’s web portal and to mobile phones. am. If someone breaks into your car, you will receive alerts and images, and at the same time, your actions will be relayed over the internet. Laugh, punk. Furthermore, if the radio wave condition is good, you can say “please” through the camera speaker while watching the live broadcast.
Unfortunately, the Owl Car Cam is already on the market, but it lacks Android support, low-light video HDR, and GPS watermarks. Buying an owl camera also means believing that this promised feature will eventually come true. But I believe that what is already implemented is worth reading.
Experience and design that is not bound by preconceived ideas
OOBE (Out of Box Experience) is important for high-priced blends and helps reduce price shocks and buyer regrets, which owls do. No large plastic anti-theft device: The product comes in an attractive, high-quality box with a compartmentalized liner that contains all the accessories, including thick rubber cable ties. It’s a luxury story.
The owl design trick with Carcam is even more impressive. First, the trick is to use the groove at the boundary between the window and the dashboard to attach the camera. Secure the whole thing with a small harmless suction cup. Installation is surprisingly easy and the cable can be hidden in the slot. By using brackets of 4 different sizes, you can change the height of the camera by about 20 cm.
The only caveat is that the mount is a bit more bounceable and the suction cups stay stuck to the windshield when you remove the mount. But you don’t have to do it often. The suction cups come with black ones in advance, but if you like, a transparent plastic suction cup is included.
The low position of the camera makes it easier to see than the camera behind the rearview mirror, but it’s low and small so it won’t distract the driver. It wasn’t obstructing the view enough for California’s “non-obstruction” test, so I quickly forgot about it.
We recommend that you check the laws of your state before installing a dash cam. But if the F1 driver can live with the new Halo head protection, there shouldn’t be any problem. If you can stop it, tell CHP and let me know if it works.
The next step is a bit of a genius way to use your car’s OBD-II connector as a power source. It should be installed in all non-commercial vehicles (except Tesla Model 3) after the 1996 model. The OBD-II connector is also often located under the dashboard, somewhere between the steering column and the door. The camera cable can be easily hidden under the dashboard / window slot or under the trim on the way to the connector.
But with the 2001 Acura CL 3.2, the second test vehicle with an OBD port on the center console, the installation wasn’t as noticeable at all. I sigh. Also, the use of the OBD-II port can be annoying to those who are already using it for pay-as-you-go insurance such as Metromile or for Bluetooth’s OBD diagnostic module. If you need to use these devices with an owl, you can buy a splitter online for around $ 10. In any case, for most users, this setup is much better than using a cigar socket / input connector.
And, like the power couplings found on Macbooks and Surface tablets, it has a magnetic coupling for the camera. The camera is magnetically connected to the bracket, and the power cable magnetizes both ends of the camera and OBD-II power adapter. I’m not good at messing with cable connections in tight spaces, so this made installation easier.
Finally, pairing your iPhone app with your device is as easy as it gets. Scan the code with your iPhone’s camera to download the app, then use the app to scan the code displayed on the Car Cam and pair it (using Bluetooth Low Energy 4.2) and you’re done. very. LTE will connect automatically and all features will be fully operational. It’s pretty cool.
You can also use the app to turn the indoor camera on and off, screen brightness, speaker volume, increase / decrease the sensitivity of the G sensor, and watch videos that will be explained in detail later. Some functions such as turning on / off the indoor camera and shooting incident video can also be called on the touch panel.
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Table of Contents
- REAL-TIME VIDEO PROTECTION :: Security shouldn’t end at the sidewalk. Owlcam brings all of the features you know and love from the home to the car.
- BREAK-INS :: Don’t be fooled by dashcams with “Parked protection”. Owlcam is ON even when the car is off. Videos and images are sent to your phone in seconds for motion, impact, and broken glass. Live View your car in real-time from ANYWHERE to see and hear what’s happening. If your Owlcam is stolen just send us the video, a police report, and we’ll replace the camera for FREE.
- CRASHES :: Only Owlcam has these two features: 1) When a crash is detected a video clip is instantly sent to the driver’s phone. The video proof of before, during, and after the crash can be immediately shared with police on the scene and insurance companies. 2) 911 Assist’s live operator then calls through the Owlcam to see if the driver needs help and sends emergency services.
- EASY 6-MINUTE INSTALL:: No tools, damaging adhesives, hardwiring, or professionals required. We’ve also got 24/7 live chat & phone support, just in case. *Works with all vehicles made after 1996, except Tesla Model 3. Delivery trucks, buses, RVs, and anyone already using their OBD will need an adapter available on the Owlcam website.*
- UPDATES (June) :: Thank you for the feedback! We’re listening: updated Android app + new & improved suction cup + connect up to three Owlcams and up to five drivers + 911 Assist now included with 4G LTE service for no additional cost