Safety Instructions

Installation safety warnings

Any electrical work should be performed only by a suitably trained and qualified automotive technician with qualification applicable to your country/ region/ state; and with an expertise in installing and troubleshooting advanced onboard components, including multiplexed circuits. Lytx, Inc. disclaims.

Read and follow the instructions and precautions in this guide and all documents referenced in this guide when installing the device(s). Always refer to the vehicle manufacturer’s service manual for proper installation and wiring of any aftermarket devices, including the Lytx device. Failure to do so may result in property damage and/or personal injury.

WARNING: The device(s) interfaces with the vehicle’s electrical systems. However, it should not interfere with any of the vehicle’s electrical or operating systems. Lytx, Inc. disclaims all responsibility for any damages arising from improper installation and maintenance of the device(s).

WARNING: Park the vehicle on a level surface before beginning any maintenance or installation. Block the wheels to prevent the vehicle from moving. Never work under a vehicle supported only by jacks as jacks can slip and fall over.

WARNING: All wires that carry electrical current to the Lytx device(s) must be fused. Failure to fuse the power, ground, and ignition wires can lead to serious personal injury and/or property damage. If any wires or cables containing fuses/fuse boxes need to be cut or otherwise shortened, always be certain to replace such fuses/fuse boxes or install new ones.

WARNING: Only approved wire connection methods are recommended. Refer to the vehicle manufacturer’s service manual to determine if sealing crimp connections, Add-A-Circuit, sealing butt connections, or OEM connections to open connection ports are approved. Never use plier tap products such as insulation displacement connectors (i.e. ScotchLoc connectors) when installing the Surfsight device(s) (unless mandated by the vehicle manufacture i.e. BMW).

WARNING: Wire Protection: Take all necessary measures to protect all wire runs through a metal surface with a grommet or other device and all wire runs outside the vehicle cab with a loom. Always protect against wire fatigue and harness abrasion by properly attaching wires at closely spaced intervals, while avoiding contact with sharp edges or doing anything else that might result in exposed wires. All wires should be secured with tie wraps at least every one foot (30 cm/300 mm) or less. Do not over-tighten any tie wraps.

EXPLOSION HAZARD: Do not disconnect equipment unless power has been removed and the area is known to be non-hazardous. Comply with all EV/ non ICE vehicle health and safety requirements.

WARNING: Substituting or supplementing components may impair suitability and performance. If you are missing any components contact Lytx Technical Support Center at 925.732.4246 or email support@lytx.com.

WARNING: Use of correct Personal Protective Equipment to comply with any countries/regions/jurisdictions/ local company Health and Safety regulation for the installation site and type of installation being completed, to prevent serious injury, is the responsibility of the Installer and Installation partner. Wear safe eye protection to prevent serious eye injury when you perform vehicle maintenance or service.

Driver safety warnings

WARNING: In order to reduce the potential danger of injuries, the driver and front passenger must always be correctly seated with seat belts correctly fastened when operating the vehicle.

DISCLAIMER: The Lytx device is a driver aid only, not a substitute for a safe, conscientious driver. The Lytx device cannot compensate for a driver who is distracted, inattentive or impaired by fatigue, drugs or alcohol. Whether or not the Lytx device is in use, it is always the responsibility of the driver to take appropriate corrective action. Never wait for the device to provide a warning before taking measures to avoid an accident. Failure to do so can result in serious personal injury or death or severe property damage. Always, it is the driver’s responsibility to:

  • Use safe driving techniques

  • Exercise proper judgment

  • Maintain a safe speed and distance between vehicles

  • Take measures to avoid an accident

  • Comply with all applicable laws and regulations

WARNING: The ability for the Lytx device to issue a warning, including a visual and/or audible alert may be limited. In certain conditions, including inclement weather, low visibility, certain road conditions (including poor lane markings, construction zones, dirt roads, heavy or complicated traffic, and curvy and winding roads), the Lytx device may have limited to no functionality. Further, certain factors within the vehicle, including the body positioning of the driver and/or passengers and other in-vehicle equipment, can impact the ability for the Lytx device to issue a warning. The Lytx device may not detect certain objects such as motorcyclists, bicyclists or pedestrians even in the most ideal conditions. Always keep the lens and view of the Lytx device unobstructed and properly calibrated so as not to inhibit function. Driving in certain conditions or any interference with the Lytx device can result in false, few or no warnings. The driver must always monitor traffic and surroundings and take measures to avoid an accident; failure to do so can result in serious personal injury or death or severe property damage.

WARNING: The Surfsight® dashcams comply with the user-accessible surface temperature limits defined by the International Standards for Safety IEC 62368. However, they may become warm during normal use, and prolonged contact with warm surfaces can cause discomfort or injury. To minimize any potential heat-related issues, please avoid touching the dashcam's lens surface.

WARNING: If the Lytx device is not functioning properly at any time, please contact your supervisor and have the device inspected immediately to correct the issue. Whether or not the Lytx device is functioning, it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain vehicle control; failure to do so can result in serious personal injury or death or severe property damage.

CAUTION: While cleaning the device or the vehicle cab, do not apply compressed air or cleaning solutions (such as Windex) to the Lytx device. Usage of these products may cause damage to the device.

WARNING: The optional livestream feature may have an approximate delay of 10 seconds. Livestream should never be used to assist the driver in operating the vehicle. The driver is responsible for the safe operation of the vehicle at all times and must always take measures to avoid a collision.

Adherence to Applicable Local, State and Federal Laws

WARNING: Some countries/regions/jurisdictions have adopted, or may in the future adopt, laws that prohibit objects from being mounted on a vehicle’s windshield or other locations in a vehicle. Always refer to any applicable laws that concern mounting devices on vehicle windshields before choosing a mounting location. You are responsible for complying with such laws, as Lytx, Inc. does not accept responsibility for your failure to do so.

USA Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Notice

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

CAUTION: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

The AI-14 dash cam (Model AI-14-010) wireless operation is safe and complies to RF Exposure requirements.

NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

CAUTION: Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation. To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, for mobile configurations, a separation distance of at least 20 cm must be maintained between the antenna of this device and all persons.

Canada – Industry Canada Notice

This device contains license-exempt transmitter(s)/receiver(s) that comply with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s licence-exempt RSS(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. This device may not cause interference.

  2. This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

L’émetteur/récepteur exempt de licence contenu dans le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d’Innovation, Sciences et Développement économique Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence. L’exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes:

  1. L’appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage;

  2. L’appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d’en compromettre le fonctionnement.

CAUTION: Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation. To comply with RSS 102 RF exposure compliance requirements, for mobile configurations, a separation distance of at least 20 cm must be maintained between the antenna of this device and all persons.

Pour se conformer aux exigences de conformité 102 RSS RF exposition, pour des configurations mobiles, une distance de séparation d'au moins 20 cm doit être maintenue entre l'antenne de cet appareil et toutes les personnes.

Europe – Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED)

This device complies with the requirements of the following standards:

ETSI EN 301 908-1 V13.1.1(2019-11) – Transmitter Spurious Emission

ETSI EN 301 908-13 V13.2.0(2021-11) draft – Transmitter Spurious Emission

ETSI EN 301 511 V12.5.1(2017-03) – Radiated Spurious Emission

Radio Frequency Exposure

This product complies with the requirements of the following standard:

EN IEC 62311:2020 – Assessment of Electronic and Electrical Equipment related to Human exposure restrictions for Electromagnetic fields (0Hz-300GHz)

E-Mark and CE Mark

This device has both E-Mark and CE Mark, in compliance with UNECE regulation E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.2.) This device may be installed throughout Europe and other regions that accept E-Mark or CE Mark as suitable proof of compliance. However, please note that regulations may vary per locality.

Suppliers Declaration of Conformance

We, Lytx, Inc., hereby declare that the product listed below, to which this Declaration of Conformity relates, is in conformity with the Standards and other Normative Documents listed below:

Manufacturer’s Name & Address:

Lytx, Inc.

9785 Towne Centre Drive

San Diego, CA 92121 USA

Declares that the following product:

Product Name: AI-14 dash cam Product Model:

  • AI-14-010

  • AI-14-035

  • AI-14-045

The product specified above carries the marking, by complying with the essential requirements and provisions. Conformity is based upon the following standards:

Manufacturer’s Contact:

Lytx, Inc.

9785 Towne Centre Drive

San Diego, CA 92121 USA

EMC & Radio:

  • FCC Title 47 CFR Part 15 Subpart B

  • FCC Title 47 CFR Part 15.247

  • FCC Part 15 Subpart E

  • Industry Canada ICES-003, Class B

  • Industry Canada RSS-Gen

  • Industry Canada RSS-210 (applicable only to cellular modem variant)

  • Industry Canada RSS-247

2014/53/EU (RED) Radio Equipment Directive

2011/65/EU (RoHS) Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in E&E Equipment

EN 55032:2015: Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment

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