Auxiliary camera overview

Surfsight®auxiliary cameras are cameras connected to the Surfsight®dashcam. When connected to the dashcam, the cameras enable live video and recording from the portal of additional perspectives during trips. The cameras are installed around the vehicle in key locations. All auxiliary cameras include a 64 GB SD card that stores approximately 100 hours of recordings. When the SD card is full, new recordings overwrite the oldest recordings.

Warning

Opening the auxiliary camera ball voids the warranty.

Following are the Surfsight®auxiliary camera models:

Camera type

Wi-Fi

Wired

Wrap mount

(also known as side)

DC-ACW-01

DC-ACE-01

Flush mount

(also known as rear)

DC-ACW-02

DC-ACE-02

Note

The DC-ACE-01 and DC-ACE-02 models do not support wireless connections.

Note

A Wi-Fi connection can be affected by distance and the amount of metal between the auxiliary camera and dashcam. We recommend using wired auxiliary cameras if the cameras are to be installed far from the dashcam, and particularly if they are installed on the opposite end of the vehicle.

The diagrams below show the installation and connectivity between the dashcam and auxiliary cameras.

Figure 4. Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

Figure 5. Wired

Wired

Which auxiliary camera should you use?

Wi-Fi auxiliary cameras

Wi-Fi auxiliary cameras pair to the dashcam through Wi-Fi, and do not need to be physically connected to a router. Using Wi-Fi makes installation easier.

We recommend using the Wi-Fi auxiliary camera models when installing near the main dashcam, such as on the side mirrors.

In other locations, we recommend connecting using a wired solution . See The dashcam Wi-Fi and hotspot for more information.

Note

We have tested connecting the dashcam with up to four auxiliary cameras of either only wireless or only wired models.

Wired auxiliary cameras

Wired auxiliary cameras are hardwired to a router that is paired with the dashcam. If the auxiliary camera is going to be mounted in any location farther from the main dashcam than the area of the side mirrors, use the wired option. This increases reliability.

Note

We have tested connecting the dashcam with up to four auxiliary cameras of either only wireless or only wired models.

Wrap-mount auxiliary cameras

Note

Wrap-mount cameras are also known as side cameras.

Wrap-mount cameras come with hose clamps and a silicone pad. They are mounted on the mirrors of the vehicle.

auxcam truck wing mirror

Flush-mount auxiliary cameras

Note

Flush-mount cameras are also known as rear cameras.

Flush-mount cameras come with a mounting bracket. They are screwed onto the vehicle, generally at the back.

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Note

Auxiliary camera mounting brackets are different than dashcam mounting brackets. They cannot be used interchangeably.

How does it work?

  1. When the vehicle engine is turned on, auxiliary cameras record video. There is no standby mode after the vehicle engine is powered off.

  2. The video is saved on the auxiliary camera SD cards in two minute files.

    Each file is approximately 20 MB in size.

  3.  The dashcam checks for auxiliary camera recordings approximately once a minute, one auxiliary camera at a time. Any available video files are pulled. Each transfer takes about thirty seconds.

  4. The dashcam SD card contains all recordings, from the dashcam and connected auxiliary cameras. These recordings can be requested from the Surfsight® Portal and are used for video events.

Important

When auxiliary cameras are connected to a dashcam, the available memory in the dashcam SD card is split between the dashcam and all connected auxiliary cameras.

Certifications

The auxiliary camera has the following certifications:

  • CE

  • FCC/IC

  • RoHS

  • REACH

  • E-Mark

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 auxiliary camera models DC-ACW-01 and DC-ACW-02 wireless operations are safe and comply 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 Compliance (CAN ICES-003 (B) / NMB-003 (B)

  • Canada, Industry Canada (IC) Notices

    This device complies with Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

  • Canada, avis d'Industry Canada (IC)

    Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d'Industrie 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, et

    2. l'utilisateur de l'appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d'en compromettre le fonctionnement.

  • Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Information

    The radiated output power of the Wireless Device is below the Industry Canada (IC) radio frequency exposure limits. The Wireless Device should be used in such a manner such that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.

    This device has also been evaluated and shown compliant with the IC RF Exposure limits under mobile exposure conditions. (antennas are greater than 20cm from a person's body).

  • Informations concernant l'exposition aux fréquences radio (RF)

    La puissance de sortie émise par l’appareil de sans fil est inférieure à la limite d'exposition aux fréquences radio d'Industry Canada (IC). Utilisez l’appareil de sans fil de façon à minimiser les contacts humains lors du fonctionnement normal.

    Ce périphérique a également été évalué et démontré conforme aux limites d'exposition aux RF d'IC dans des conditions d'exposition à des appareils mobiles (antennes sont supérieures à 20 cm à partir du corps d'une personne).

Tip

For more information about installing the auxiliary cameras, see Install an auxiliary camera on your vehicle.

For more information about the auxiliary camera cables and accessories, see What's in the auxiliary camera box?

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