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If you want to improve the performance of your drivers and enhance your protection on the road and elsewhere, you are in the right place. Dash cameras offer many benefits to both drivers and fleet managers and require minimal effort and investment. In fact, we partnered with Northbridge Insurance to make the most advantageous offer.

From precise night vision to multiple coverage angles, to online communication, our dash cameras come with state-of-the-art features that will help you improve your vehicles. Browse our catalog and take advantage of this fantastic offer!

For special pricing available exclusively to all Northbridge Insurance customers, please contact us with “Northbridge Insurance code” in the e-mail subject line and we will send your personalized code back to you within 24 hours (excluding Sundays).


General Overview About Dash Cams

  • What are Dash Cams?
  • Glossary and Terms
  • Installation Guide
  • Dash Cam Footage
  • Firmware Update

New to Dash Cams?

Don’t worry! Follow these quick guides to learn the basics of what dash cams are all about. We'll go over features that you should definitely consider when finding the perfect dash cam setup, as well as guides to setting up your dash cam!

Our easy-to-read infographic goes in depth to explain why dash cams are a great idea for you and your business.

Glossary and Terms to Know

A 2-channel dash cam setup with two pieces and two viewing perspectives. Units are typically placed at the front and rear of the car.

A 1-channel dash cam refers to a setup with only one viewing perspective, typically placed at the front of the vehicle.

1-Channel

Refers to a dash cam setup with only one viewing perspective, typically placed at the front of the vehicle.

2-Channel

A dash cam setup with two pieces and two viewing perspectives. Units are typically placed at the front and rear of the car.

Hardwiring Kit

It connects the dash cam to the car battery for a source of continuous power which means that you can keep your dash cam running while you're away. A primary example of a hardwiring kit would be the Power Magic Pro.

MicroSD Card

MicroSD cards are memory cards that stores dash cam footage. Our Northbridge Client Packages come with a bonus 8GB protection card in the case of unexpected emergencies such as memory card failure. (Read More)

Locking Box

A great solution for fleet managers who want to prevent people from tampering with their device. It clamps around the camera and is locked using a special screwdriver tool. The memory card and power cable cannot be removed with this piece equipped. This means that footage cannot be deleted by formatting the card nor can they prevent recording by unplugging the camera.

IR

Infrared-equipped Dash Cam. These models are built to film in dark environments such as the inside of the vehicle at night. All of the IR dashcams we carry are 2 Channel systems, with the front unit dedicated for exterior filming and the secondary "rear" unit for interior recording.

Auto-Start

Allows you to install, then "set it and forget it" until you need dash cam footage.

Loop Recording

Footage fills storage space, then records over old footage from the beginning.

Seamless Recording

Prevents the storage from having small gaps in the recordings.

Night Vision

Better, more clear footage if something is caught on video at night.

Battery or Capacitor

How the dash cam draws power. Battery is easier, capacitors are more reliable.

Field of View

The amount of action you catch on video. Wider FOV allows for more context.

Parking Mode

Most dash cams we carry come with parking mode. By hardwiring the dash cam or equipping a battery pack to your vehicle, the dash cam would be able to act as a CCTV even when the vehicle is turned off. Equipped with motion-detection technologies, parking mode conserves energy by only recording when motion detection is triggered in the vicinity.

Dash Cam Installation Methods

There are different ways to install a dash cam! We've created some infographics below to explain how each method works, ranging from Good to Best! Click on the accordions below to view each method in detail:

Installation: Plug-and-Play (Good)

Plug-and-Play Installation

Dash cams can be as simple as plug-and-play. All of our devices come with a standard cigarette lighter cable which can be inserted into your 12V/24V power outlet.

Installation: Hardwire Kit (Better)

Hardwire Installation

Hardwiring a dash cam can be as easy as 1-2-3. This method allows the dash cam to charge safely right from the source and gives you access to parking mode.

Installation: Battery Pack (Best)

Battery Pack Installation

Sometimes your vehicle's battery can't provide the charge a dash cam needs. A battery pack is designed to, meaning you can have parking mode and have it for longer!

Dash Cam System Reference Guides

Here are some additional infographics on installing a 2-4 channel dash cam system into your vehicle:

How to Install a 2-Channel Dash Cam System

2-Channel Dash Cam Installation

Sometimes your vehicle's battery can't provide the charge a dash cam needs. A battery pack is designed to, meaning you can have parking mode and have it for longer!

How to Install a 4-Channel Dash Cam System

4-Channel Dash Cam Installation

Sometimes your vehicle's battery can't provide the charge a dash cam needs. A battery pack is designed to, meaning you can have parking mode and have it for longer!

Recording Footage

It's easy to start using your dash cam. Simply plug it in, and turn it on. Your camera will automatically capture three-types of footage when in use:

Continuous Footage

While the truck is being operated, the dash cam will record continuous video footage of the road and its surroundings.

"Parking Mode By Motion Detection" Footage

Parking mode allows the dash cam to record video footage when the truck is parked, turning it into a surveillance system. When this feature is activated, the camera will only record video when shock or motion is detected. If someone hits your truck and drives away you will have evidence of a hit and run. The user can adjust sensitivity to shock and motion from the PC software.

Critical Incident Footage

When the G-sensor notices an impact (e.g., a sudden acceleration/deceleration or a crash), it automatically flags the footage for safekeeping (so it doesn't accidentally get deleted by the loop recording). This means that all your critical incident videos are recorded separately, making it easy for you to access them.

Reviewing Footage

Once you've installed your dashcam software onto your computer, you can review the footage that your dashcam has captured while on the road.

Dashcam footage can be an effective and educational resource tool that can be used for driver training. Demonstrate both the do's and the don'ts with real footage taken from the perspective of one of your drivers in one of your vehicles. Having real footage provides you with the ability to reinforce effective driving techniques in a variety of road and weather conditions.

Driver trainers and supervisors are always looking for appropriate scenarios to provide coaching and guidance to drivers. Footage obtained from a dash cam offers realistic scenarios and provides the coach with the tools to effectively demonstrate areas of concern, as well as celebrate areas where the driver reacted appropriately.

Firmware Update Guidelines

Dash cam manufacturers frequently make improvements to their software by adding features to existing cameras in order to optimize performance. If you find that your camera isn’t performing like it should, try formatting your microSD card and updating the firmware to the latest version before contacting our support team. This can save you time and get your Dash cam back on track quickly.

Prior to making any updates, please read the notes in the firmware release to see what additions or changes have been made.

Thinkware Dash Cams

  1. Go onto the Thinkware.com website and visit the support page: Thinkware Download.
  2. Select the series and model you are using. If the F770 is selected, all of the download links will say F770 at the bottom.
  3. Download the latest firmware that is available.
  4. Format your microSD card. For cards that are 64GB+, please ensure that these are in the exFAT format.
  5. Once the new firmware is downloaded, unzip the downloaded file into the root directory of your MicroSD card.
  6. Insert the memory card into the dash cam and turn it on.
  7. Your dash cam LED lights will blink for a while, as the firmware upgrade may take up to 10 to 15 minutes.
  8. Once the dash cam is done upgrading, the following message will be relayed: "Upgrade is now complete, continuous recording will now start." Ensure your dash cam begins continuous recording before turning it off so you do not cause permanent damage.

    If the firmware upgrade continues for more than 5 minutes or the download fails, it means that firmware file is corrupt. In cases like this, please delete the download .bin, .rom or .pkg ile and re-download the firmware file into MicroSD card. After doing this, continue the upgrade from 4th step.

BlackVue Dash Cams

  1. Access the BlackVue homepage (BlackVue Downloads) from your computer browser.
  2. Download the latest firmware for your model from the Downloads page.
  3. Unzip the downloaded firmware (zip files).
  4. Insert the BlackVue SD card into your computer using the USB reader provided with your dashcam.
  5. Format the microSD card in the Viewer. If you're using a Mac, after clicking the Format button, choose MS-DOS (FAT) in the Disk Utility.
  6. Copy the BlackVue folder to the SD card.
  7. Insert the SD card into your BlackVue dashcam and turn the power on to start the upgrade.
  8. The dashcam will reboot automatically after downloading the upgrade. Then it will start recording.

Our Dash Cam Recommendations

Designed Specifically For Northbridge Clients

Take advantage of these amazing package deals that were specially selected and put together for Northbridge clients. Of course, feel free to shop the rest of BlackboxMyCar with your exclusive discount as well. Simply contact us with “Northbridge code” in the e-mail subject line and we will send your personalized code back to you within 24 hours (excluding Sundays).

Thinkware F800 Pro D+

Built for Daily Drivers Looking For the Best 24/7 Protection
If you are looking for the best of the best parking mode dash cams, look no further than the F800 Pro D+. It is the latest and greatest from Thinkware and builds on the F800 platform. Available with a rear camera, hardwire kit, and CPL filter, the F800 Pro D+ offers a fully featured and refined dash cam setup. The night time video quality is very impressive with the Sony STARVIS sensors (front + rear) and Ambarella A12 chipset and among the best of the 2 channel systems.

We like to recommend this camera for parking mode recording for a few key reasons. It has the lowest energy consumption out of any Full HD + Full HD parking mode setup. It has parking mode priority in the partition settings which dedicates almost half the memory card for parking mode. And it has an incredibly discreet design so you can feel confident in leaving it in your vehicle overnight. With the pro model there are some further refinements like the all black body, 128GB card support, and Thinkware's version of a cloud feature, Thinkware Cloud. Thinkware Cloud will add features such as driving impact notifications, vehicle locator, and phone alerts should a vehicle leave a specified zone (geo fencing).

Thinkware FA200 IRC

Built For Uber, Lyft, Fleets & Rideshare Drivers
The Thinkware FA200 is the all-around economical dash cam you've been waiting for. Designed with utmost discreteness in mind while jam-packed with features such as built-in Wi-Fi and Advanced Parking mode, this sleek and compact dash cam offers 2-channel recording, so you can rest easy knowing the FA200 has your back.

The rear unit records at 720P HD just like the standard rear camera but is equipped with true infrared lighting for the best interior view. This makes it an ideal choice for a number of applications such as ride sharing, taxis, police cruisers, or any other situation where monitoring the interior is important.

BlackVue DR750S-2CH IR Truck

Built For Trucks, Ambulances, Fire Trucks & RVs
The BlackVue DR750S-2CH IR TRUCK is an alternative to BlackVue's DR750S-2CH dual channel dashcam. The main difference found in this truck specific variant is that the rear unit is waterproof for exterior mounting and is specially designed for the commercial vehicle market. This rear unit (ERC100F) records at 1080P FHD just like the standard rear camera but is equipped with true infrared lighting for the best night time quality.

This unit also comes with a 15m (49ft) waterproof coaxial cable, making it an ideal choice for longer vehicles, such as ambulances, fire trucks, RV’s, or any box truck in general. All versions of the DR750S-2CH support BlackVue Over the Cloud which allows access to the device from anywhere in the world if the dash cam is paired to the internet via a data hotspot. It's the perfect tool for managing fleet vehicles as you can track the vehicles locations, stream video, 2-way communicate, and more if paired with a mobile internet hotspot.

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2nd day of usage records crash

I installed two A119V3s - front and rear on my vehicle. I never got the chance to review any recordings. On the morning of the second day using them, while stopped at a STOP sign, I was rear-ended by a pick-up truck. I was pleasantly surprised to see that both units performed flawlessly.

What are the odds,lol?

During installation, I had a few questions which were quickly answered by the BlackboxMyCar staff. A truly professional business! BTW, video quality was excellent !!!

Great camera setup, with one flaw...

Great camera setup, with one flaw...
I purchased the Viofo A129 Pro Duo with the Cellink Neo battery and HK3 ACC Hardwire kit, including an extra CPL filter for the rear camera. The video quality of the cameras are quite good. I've had four others made by Rexing and the Vantrue X1 and X3. The feel of these cameras are substantial, feels well made compared to others I've had and the mounts really hold. The CPL filters also appear to be made from quality materials and the wiring harnesses are excellent.

One of the features that I really wanted to take advantage of was the Auto Event Detection, while in parking mode. This feature buffers several seconds of video in memory ahead of an event so that when something does happen, it commits what is in memory to the microSD card and you don't lose the initial impact of the event. Otherwise, when nothing is happening, the camera is always watching but it is not writing to the microSD card. A great feature, but it does not work if you use the included GPS mount...what? So you have to decide, do you want GPS data or do you want Auto Event Detection; you can't have both!

I have sent a request to the support team to see if they can submit this as a future feature enhancement through a firmware update. I hope they can make that work, but for now this is why I can't give this a five star review.

Hi MWood, thank you for the feedback. We will keep that in mind and will relay that over to the VIOFO team as well. They do continuously upgrade their dash cam firmware, so we wouldn't be surprised if this gets addressed in the near future. Do let us know if you have any other feedback. Thanks for leaving a review!
Great camera setup, with one flaw...

I purchased the Viofo A129 Pro Duo with the Cellink Neo battery and HK3 ACC Hardwire kit, including an extra CPL filter for the rear camera. The video quality of the cameras are quite good. I've had four others made by Rexing and the Vantrue X1 and X3. The feel of these cameras are substantial, feels well made compared to others I've had and the mounts really hold. The CPL filters also appear to be made from quality materials and the wiring harnesses are excellent.

One of the features that I really wanted to take advantage of was the Auto Event Detection, while in parking mode. This feature buffers several seconds of video in memory ahead of an event so that when something does happen, it commits what is in memory to the microSD card and you don't lose the initial impact of the event. Otherwise, when nothing is happening, the camera is always watching but it is not writing to the microSD card. A great feature, but it does not work if you use the included GPS mount...what? So you have to decide, do you want GPS data or do you want Auto Event Detection; you can't have both!

I have sent a request to the support team to see if they can submit this as a future feature enhancement through a firmware update. I hope they can make that work, but for now this is why I can't give this a five star review.

Hi MWood, thank you for the feedback. We will keep that in mind and will relay that over to the VIOFO team as well. They do continuously upgrade their dash cam firmware, so we wouldn't be surprised if this gets addressed in the near future. Do let us know if you have any other feedback. Thanks for leaving a review!
Very Satisfied

Installation and setup was easy.

Easiest way

This plug is the easiest way to plug in your dash cam.
Shipped fast and was a good deal.

Hi Colin, thank you for leaving a review! Glad to hear that you love your purchase.
First Dash Cam purchase

After searching the internet for dash cam retailers, I settled on BlackBoxMyCar and I am very happy I chose them. I'm very pleased with my Viofo A129 Duo. I was able to have several questions answered on-line and that was a key factor in selecting my dash cam and BlackBoxMyCar. They will be my go to vendor for my next dash cam.

Hi John, thanks for purchasing from BlackboxMyCar. We're glad to have you as a happy customer :) Let us know at any time if you have any questions in the future.

VIOFO A119 V3 QHD+ Dash Cam

Hi Laenard, thanks for leaving a review!
Great item

Getting installed Monday 1/20/2020

Hi John, thanks for leaving a review!
Very Satisfied

I purchased the suction cup mount to allow me to transfer my Viofo A119V3 between vehicles.

The A119 V3 fits very securely onto the suction cup mount. This mount is superior to those I have used with other devices e.g. GPS in that it offers adjustment in both tilting and rotating, both of which can be locked in position, and when coupled with the titling lens it is very easy to get the best position for the Dashcam.

I found it very easy to secure the mount to my windshield.

Recommended if you intend to move the Dashcam between vehicles or to rental cars.

Hi David, thanks for leaving a review! Glad to hear that the suction cup mount was exactly what you were looking for.
Right fit

I ordered a part for my new car , It all worked out thank you.

Hi Spencer, thanks for leaving a review. Glad to hear that it all worked out for you. Let us know if you have any questions!
Awesome Rideshare Setup!

First of all! Very nice and knowledgeable people at blackboxmycar! Second very nice setup with power magic pro wiring kit! Also very discrete design! Love the video quality! Especially at night with the Sony Starvis! Overall good setup! Can barely see the cams. Thanks again Blackboxmycar.com/BlackVue!!! 👍👍👍

Hi Eric, thanks for purchasing from BlackboxMyCar. Glad to hear that your dash cam worked out for you! Thanks for including pictures as well :) Looks great!
Very Good - not yet great. But getting there.

I purchased the BlackVue DR900S 2 channel with interior facing IR after an attempted theft of my 2019 F-150 Lariat. It was already a purchase I had been considering in order to add a layer of security during both active and passive vehicle usage and I didn't hesitate to go with BMC given the number of positive reviews.

After a fast and painless exchange via email, BMC matched a lower price point offer for the kit that I had found on the internet. BMC even included a slightly larger storage card. Shipping and receipt went smoothly.

If I can fault BMC it is in the install and "commissioning" of the dash cam. Though I had done a fair bit of research and certainly am not one to shy away from peeling off some trim or crimping some wires, there was no step-by-step guide to installation that would have given an illustrated and comprehensive explanation of the process; now, this information exists and I was able to access it, but it was still a bit of a patchwork construction and an installation that I thought might take one hour took 2 days.

All said, though, the system is now up and running, so far flawlessly, in my vehicle. There has been a lot of trial and error, but the dash cam community is helpful and all of the information is available. You just need to look for it.

I will post a video review of my installation shortly - including hardwired battery installation.

Hi Alexander, thank you for leaving a review! We're glad to hear that we were able to help you with your order. You brought up some great points, and we will definitely take your feedback to heart for the future. We hope that the dash cam works out for you. Please let us know if you have any questions in the future.

BlackboxMyCar Add-A-Fuse Kit

Hi Brian, thanks for leaving a review!
VIOFO A119 12V Auto Hardwire Kit

Quality hardwire kit with reasonable length to the A119 and to the 12V battery source. Voltage reducer is small enough to fit in small spaces with rounded corners for ease of fishing into place. Fuse holder streamlined but difficult to open at first, 2nd time ok.

Hi Chester, thanks for leaving a review! Glad to hear that you were able to figure it out and install your VIOFO. Let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!
the ONLY place I can find this replacement part online

Blackboxmycar is the only place I could find that sells the cigarette socket power output cable for the Cellink Neo.
Fast shipping. Item as described.

Hi J. Kim, we're glad to hear you were able to find what you were looking for at our store. Thanks for shopping at BlackboxMyCar!
Great Kit- Everything you need

Our techs were able to install the dash camera and the Power Magic Pro with no problem by using this Essential Kit. We've bought 13 units so far. Very pleased.

Hi Jennifer, thanks for leaving a review. We're glad to hear that you have found everything you need in our Essential Installation Kits. Thanks!
Suction Cup add-on

I bought this suction cup mount to move and use quickly my A119 V3 from vehicle to vehicle.
After receiving I must say its smaller and lighter than expected compared to the picture but still functional and we will see how long the suction cup lasts over time.
I also saw a video of using this suction cup to turn the A119 around and take video of driver with commentary about area or something else which I plan to edit into my video at a later time.
So its a nice feature for the video I plan to make while on vacation.
Cool!

Hi John, thanks for your feedback. Let us know if the suction cup mount doesn't work well for you over time and we'll try our best to help. Thanks!
Blackbox My Car is the Best!

Sorry BB team for taking so long before writing a review, but the 2 Viofo a129 duo dashs were xmas gifts and I wanted to wait for your professional installations to be done first.
I have purchased dascams from BB before and have had nothing but a great experience for both service and products.

Both Viofo cams are working great and the installation service was the best. The team was awesome and answered all my questions without hesitation. Your waiting area and amenities are first class. Most car dealerships could learned a thing or 2 from how you operate!

Thank you again!

Hi Ken, appreciate your compliments and thank you for leaving a review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our facilities and that the installation and the dash cams worked out for you. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out at any time in the future!
Very pleased with the A119V3 and with customer service

After researching a number affordable dash cams I settled on the Viofo A119V3 and Blackboxmycar as the vendor. I chose Blackboxmycar because of its customer service. This is my first Dashcam and I had a number of questions all of which were answered promptly and to my satisfaction by Katrina. Other vendors offered a slightly less expensive final cost but Katrina's service swayed my decision.

As to the camera itself I am very happy. In the last few days I have used it in temperatures of about -28ºC and it has performed flawlessly. The video quality is excellent with the CPL: clear, sharp and with good colours and contrast. Files are around 1.15 GB for 5 mins using 2560x1440 @30 fps H.264 or around 950 MB using H.265. The audio quality is quite acceptable.

Once you get the hang of using the Menu system it is quite easy to choose or change settings.

Also impressed with Viofo in that they seem to have thought of everything. The item included everything I could possibly need to mount and operate the camera even down to string to help remove the mounts in future if necessary.

Presently I am powering the camera via the cigarette lighter but am seriously considering hardwiring or using a portable power bank. I will then try the parking modes.

We have two cars and I had thought of moving the camera from one to the other so I purchased an additional GPS mount, that I have not yet tested. However I am now leaning towards buying 2nd A119V3 to avoid the hassle and to have a permanent neat installation in both cars.

Hi David, thanks for leaving a review! We're glad to hear that Katrina was able to help you out, and that the VIOFO A119 V3 was exactly what you were looking for. If you need anything else, please don't hesitate to let us know!
Easy install/ plug and play

Great product, works as it should so far. Easy installation

Hi Louie, thanks for leaving a review! Glad to hear that the Power Magic EZ worked for you :)
Cellink Neo 6

i got this battery pack recently and everything run smoothly. now i have peace of mind leaving my car on parking lot and this battery charge faster if you're using cigarette socket for charging if you chooses not to hardwired it. overall customer service was great and they will go extra mile to make sure you are getting the right product you wanted to and give you detail...

Hi whatme, thanks for the review on your Cellink NEO. We're glad to hear that it works well for you. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to let us know.
Great Product

Fast shipping, easy installation, works good. Used chat feature for recommendation to make sure it met expectations and was spot on with what I was looking for. Thanks

Hi Robert, thanks for chatting with us and leaving a review. I'm glad to hear that our team was able to help you out with what you're looking for :) If you need anything else, please don't hesitate to reach out!
Dope service!!!

Could not be happier dealing w Blackboxmycar!! Do yourself a favor and just buy from them!!

Hi Lorenzo, dope review! Thanks for leaving a review and purchasing from BlackboxMyCar :)
IROAD Power ODB-ll

Just what I was looking for,very easy to install
Just plug and play,very good product
A bit expensive though.

Hi Luis, thank you for leaving a review! We hear you - we try our best to keep our prices as competitive as possible, so we will pass your feedback to our vendors for you. Thank you for shopping at BlackboxMyCar!
My Thoughts

Good so far. Hope all works out in the future. Thank you

Hi David, thanks for leaving a review!