Thieves are familiar with the appearance of typical dash cams. The ones with large screens installed to the windshield are the most visible and appealing to them. In actuality, the larger the dash cam, the bigger the sparkle in their eyes!
We’ve definitely heard a few stories about the main item in a vehicle being stolen is the dash cam itself, and the irony is not lost on BlackVue.
This is not a problem with the DR770X Box. BlackVue developed this dash cam differently, including three small cameras for the front, interior, and rear, as well as the main event - the Box. This box is created independently of the cameras and houses the BlackVue dash cam's processor, WiFi connection, and memory card. Aside from the cameras being so small, the Box itself can be hidden in the glove compartment or under the seat.
Worse case - let’s say the thief was able to get in the car. You’re miles away from the car. You didn’t see the notification. You didn’t manage to check the footage or the Cloud. The thief then discovers your dash cam and tries to destroy the cameras so you can’t capture their faces. Even besides the Box, each camera unit presents its own difficulty to break into, as all three of them come with their own tamper-proof casing. This casing prevents the cabling from being unplugged, and the camera being easily taken off the mount.
Even worse - they successfully destroyed all 3 cameras! Once the main unit itself has been disconnected from the box unit, the Box itself will enter into an emergency mode, blaring loud and proud like a true car alarm.
With that, the clock is ticking for the thief, in which they run the risk of a passerby being notified by the alarm, or for you to check your phone for remote footage. Following where the Box itself is located from the cameras is near impossible, as the wires will likely be run through the frame of your vehicle, disappearing with little trace from the units.
Finally, after frantically searching for it, they find the box, possibly under your seat, or even locked away itself, in your glovebox. What now? Even with its location revealed, the Box itself is still no easy target, coming with its own safety measures.
Beyond that, the power cable and SD card slot are not accessible either, with its own tamper-proof locking cover, covering both. The only way past this is with 1 of 2 special keys, once more included with the DR770X Box.