Being an employee of Safe Drive Solutions requires a lot of travel. One day you are in Chilliwack and next day you are in North Vancouver. Picking the correct dash cam upgrade for my Kia Soul was crucial. Because when you’re traveling frequently there is always a chance of catching an incident on camera. Protecting myself while driving is important, that is why I selected the IROAD X11 dash cam.
IROAD X11 Dash Camera
I chose the IROAD X11 dash cam upgrade for my kia soul specifically for its 310 degrees of total coverage. The front camera is 2K, night vision, detects motion, impacts, and has a wide-angle view of 155 degrees. Comparing recording time of the IROAD X11 to Thinkware U1000, when using a 128GB SD card. The U1000 gets 4.5 hours of continuous record time while the X11 gets 11 hours. This is due to IROAD proprietary software. Food for thought if you put the X11 dash camera into Time Lapse mode 100% of the time at 1 frame per second you would get up to 64 hours of record time.
Android & Apple Wifi App
The IROAD dash camera supports apple and android Wi-Fi app. I can merely use either device, login into the unit and download videos directly to my phone. This makes it easy to share videos with friends, family, social media or even YOUTUBE. You can also change any of the many settings this dash camera has.
High Temperature Protection
In BC over the summer record high temperatures were set over 46 degrees Celsius. Have you ever touched the windshield of your vehicle during these heat waves? Trust me it is a lot hotter than 46 degrees. Your dash camera is mounted on the windshield, so it is important to have proper protection. To keep the device running stable, IROAD protects its data against intense heat by turning it off to prevent overheating. They also use an all-glass lens to prevent warping.
The #1 question ICBC asks when there is an incident. Do you have the dash cam footage? It is becoming more and more popular. Some of my clients have told me that even when witnesses have shown up to testify, they push it aside and ask for dash camera footage. Therefore, we do what we do. We provide dash cameras with installation so our clients can better protect themselves.
Getting any dash camera, no matter what brand, is still a step in the right direction. Buying a dash camera like the IROAD X11 betters your chances with, improved detail, night vision, parking recording, and Wi-Fi app support. That is why I chose the IROAD X11 for my dash cam upgrade on my Kia.
Our client from White Rock, BC contacted us about dash cam upgrade for their Porsche Taycan. Did you know this vehicle set the indoor land speed record of 102.65 miles per hour? The Taycan has 750 horsepower, and can go from zero to 60mph in 2.6 seconds. That is a well-oiled machine, without the oil of course. To compliment this high performance car, we installed a Thinkware QA100 Elite dash camera.
Can You Install A Dash Cam In An Electric Vehicle?
Working on an electric vehicle is not much different than your gas vehicle. There is still a fuse box, 12-volt wiring, and a battery. To some people it may seem challenging, here at Safe Drive Solutions we have access to vehicle wiring info to assist us. I also drive an electric vehicle and have had a dash camera installed for over 2 years now. All our dash cameras also have low battery protection built in, to protect your vehicles battery.
How Will it look?
Everyone always ask us if we are going to hide the wiring? How will it look when finished? Will there be wires everywhere? Will it obstruct my view? Let’s be clear dash cameras are designed to improve your safety. If they were a big video camera on your windshield it would block your view and would be deemed unsafe. Most dash cameras are small and not much more than 4 inches wide. Majority of the time they can be easily hidden behind your rear-view mirror, just like this dash cam upgrade in the Porsche. Try and find the wiring, it is all hidden in headliner, a-pillar, and under dash panels.
The Thinkware QA100 Elite is an excellent dash cam option for your car as it can continue recording when your vehicle is parked. This camera records incidents that are far more likely to happen when you are not around. It ultimately gives you the upper hand in any legal disputes, as well as when dealing with insurance. It is becoming increasingly common for your insurance company to ask for video evidence. And our one-of-a-kind product has already helped multiple clients deal with incidents.
Traffic Camera Notifications
All the Thinkware dash cameras we sell have the capability of informing you when approaching red light or speed cameras. When you have a high-performance car like this, it is pretty easy to step on that pedal and go. It is also equally as important that you are reminded of the speed limit at upcoming intersections. The last thing anyone wants is a ticket.
We installed a polarized filter which gives you superior video quality by eliminating windshield glare and reducing reflections. Moreover, it corrects imperfect or overexposed footage, enhances colour saturation, and improves clarity. If you own a set of polarized sunglasses, you will easily relate.
Super Night Vision
The night vision will allow your dash cam to adjust exposure in low light environments automatically. It ensures your video quality remains excellent in all conditions.
Built-in Wi-Fi allows drivers to adjust settings and download footage via your mobile phone. There is an app available on android and apple operating systems.
Acting as a deterrent to thieves, the front camera flashes LED light to indicate the presence of a dash camera.