Standby mode

Updated by Bob Medlin

Standby mode preserves the battery life of the dashcam, and also indicates to fleet administrators when the vehicle is moving, and when it isn't. This ability is useful for tracking and protecting the vehicle and any property that may be inside it. For example, understanding Standby events can identify if the vehicle has been moved when the driver is not there.

When does the Camera enter Standby mode

The Camera enters Standby mode when no movement is detected. You can configure when the vehicle should enter standby. A common setting is ten minutes. The maximum standby setting is sixty minutes after the vehicle stops moving.

When the dashcam is in Standby mode, its LCD screen is turned off. If you want to use the dashcam when in Standby mode, you just need to exit standby mode and "wake it up".

While in standby, you can retrieve recordings from the dashcam.

When Standby mode is entered and when it is exited, a relevant event is triggered and sent to the cloud.

Power source

To use Standby mode, the Camera must be connected to a constant power source.

In Standby mode, the dashcam draws a current of 32 mA. To assess battery life, use this formula:

Battery Capacity (mAh) ÷ Load Current (mAh)

Exiting standby mode

The following actions exit standby mode and wake up the camera.

  • The Camera exits Standby mode when the motion sensor detects the vehicle starting to move. A strong jolt may also cause the vehicle to exit standby, but note that not all jolts trigger the Exiting Standby event.
  • Pressing the event trigger button.

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