So what is loop recording on a dash cam?

A continuous loop recording dash cam records video by overwriting older video with new footage. This allows the camera to keep recording even if the installed SD memory card is full. Helping to ensure that the device never misses a minute of your drive.

So, what are your options when it comes to a loop recording dashcam? For the longest time I thought the only option was 1 minute recording. It will record multiple 1 minute recording files until the SD card is filled. Lets explore what these dash cams offer.

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IROAD Dash Cams

-1-minute continuous recording files

-20 second event recording

-manual recording 20 second video file

VIOFO Dash Cams

-1,2-,3-,5-, and 10-minute video recording files

Thinkware Dash Cams

-1-minute video recording files

-20 second event recording files

-manual recording of 1 minute video file

GNET Dash Cams

-1-minute continuous recording files

-20 second event recording

-manual recording 20 second video file

In terms of loop recording feature, there are lots of dash cameras on the market. You can buy systems for cheap on the internet. We have seen that a lot of the units do not have this feature. We have installed some expensive units bought online where you need to manually format the unit every time the SD card fills up.

Now keep in mind that if you are somebody who does not want to overwrite the videos on your dash cam. Maybe you want the loop recording to be turned off. You can do that on the majority of these dash cameras. Typically, most systems you simply go into the settings menu and turn off the overwrite feature of the dash cam.

Conclusion

All the systems we support here at Safe Drive Solutions all support the loop recording feature. We strongly recommend getting a dashcam with this feature to all our clients.