Auxiliary camera overview

Surfsight™ auxiliary cameras are cameras connected to the Surfsight™ . When connected to the dashcam, the cameras enable tracking and live video recording from the portal of additional perspectives during trips. The cameras are installed around the vehicle exterior 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

Do not remove the SD card from the auxiliary camera. Opening the auxiliary camera voids the warranty.

Following are the Surfsight™ auxiliary camera models:

Camera type

WiFi

Wired

Side

SRF-AUX-S51-01P

SRF-AUX-S51-03P

Rear

SRF-AUX-S51-02P

SRF-AUX-S51-04P

Note

A WiFi 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.

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Which auxiliary camera should you use?

WiFi auxiliary cameras

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

In unobstructed environments we recommend using the WiFi auxiliary camera models to connect to the dashcam hotspot if the distance between the auxiliary cameras and the hotspot is not more than 10 meters.

In other environments, we recommend connecting using a wired solution . See The AI-12 dashcam WiFi and hotspot for more information.

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 further away from the dashcam, or if there is a lot of metal in between, use the wired option. This increases reliability.

Side auxiliary cameras

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

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Rear auxiliary cameras

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

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How does it work?

  1. When the vehicle engine is turned on, auxiliary cameras record video.

  2. The video is saved on the SD cards in two (2) minute files.

    Each file is approximately 20 MB in size.

  3.  The dashcam pulls auxiliary camera recordings approximately once a minute, one auxiliary camera at a time. Each video file transfer takes about thirty (30) 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. •

Certifications

The auxiliary camera has the following certifications:

  • CE

  • FCC

  • RohS

  • REACH

  • E-Mark

Tip

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

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

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