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The Dashcam pretty much looks the latest and top of the line.

I recently had a Street Guardian 2-Channel (full-HD) hardwired in my V90CC. Keep in mind the 4k quality and opt for the biggest memory card you can upgrade to. I have a 512GB on mine and it gives me around 5-6 days of continuous recording and parking on highest full-HD settings.

If everything is done properly, I do not see a reason for the dealership/Volvo to take offense. Keep clear of the Intellisafe Unit and its immediate surroundings. I have my camera stuck directly below the plastic Intellisafe housing and not anywhere around its field of vision.
 

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If your camera has wifi always on, it MAY interfere with Intellisafe, this is a technical reality.



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If your camera has wifi always on, it MAY interfere with Intellisafe, this is a technical reality.



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It shouldn't interfere. Your phone could technically interfere. So it should be fine.

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It shouldn't interfere. Your phone could technically interfere. So it should be fine.

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Your phone is not permanently affixed within 4 inches of the radar receiver and it passes way more stringent FCC emition tests than dashcams, assuming the dashcam you have was even tested.

Research what I said, see what others say about this, regardless of car manufacturer.

In any case, I merely offered an opinion and we'll agree to disagree.

All the best!




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Your phone is not permanently affixed within 4 inches of the radar receiver and it passes way more stringent FCC emition tests than dashcams, assuming the dashcam you have was even tested.

Research what I said, see what others say about this, regardless of car manufacturer.

In any case, I merely offered an opinion and we'll agree to disagree.

All the best!




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And I offered an opinion as well.
Enjoy

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Anyone running a dash cam want to share their thoughts, good or bad?

Considering the BlackVue DR900S.
https://www.blackboxmycar.com/collections/blackvue/products/blackvue-dr900s-2ch-4k-dash-cam

Curious if the dealership or Volvo would take offense at this power setup?
https://www.blackboxmycar.com/pages/blackvue-power-magic-e-z
Viofo A129 Duo is a very reliable camera, but a bug was discovered, though it isn't a deal breaker. The Duo 1080P cams have front + rear. Apparently every 80-90 frames there's a dupe frame because the two cameras operate at a slightly different Frame Rate. Suspicions (though manufacturer has yet to confirm) might be processor capabilities.

The Viofo 4K is on the horizon and beta testers confirm it doesn't have same issue.

My Viofo A129 already caught a kid driving into back of my car. More than happy with it.
 

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The Dashcam pretty much looks the latest and top of the line.

I recently had a Street Guardian 2-Channel (full-HD) hardwired in my V90CC. Keep in mind the 4k quality and opt for the biggest memory card you can upgrade to. I have a 512GB on mine and it gives me around 5-6 days of continuous recording and parking on highest full-HD settings.

If everything is done properly, I do not see a reason for the dealership/Volvo to take offense. Keep clear of the Intellisafe Unit and its immediate surroundings. I have my camera stuck directly below the plastic Intellisafe housing and not anywhere around its field of vision.
One drawback to 4K is better HD captures in the day time, but due to smaller pixels, night captures aren't as vibrant as 1080P.
 

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Viofo A129 Duo is a very reliable camera, but a bug was discovered, though it isn't a deal breaker. The Duo 1080P cams have front + rear. Apparently every 80-90 frames there's a dupe frame because the two cameras operate at a slightly different Frame Rate. Suspicions (though manufacturer has yet to confirm) might be processor capabilities.

The Viofo 4K is on the horizon and beta testers confirm it doesn't have same issue.

My Viofo A129 already caught a kid driving into back of my car. More than happy with it.
I just purchased the Viofo A129 Duo, and want to order the hardwire kit for someone to install (not me, I'm out of my league with such things). There are different fuse type options. Did you hardwire yours, and if so, what type did you get?
https://www.viofo.com/en/accessorie...9-a129ir.html#/34-fuse_type-2pcs_ats_fuse_kit

2PCS ATS Fuse Kit
2PCS ATC Fuse Kit
2PCS MINI Fuse Kit
2PCS MICRO2 Fuse Kit

Thanks! Chris
 

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Viofo A129 Duo is a very reliable camera, but a bug was discovered, though it isn't a deal breaker. The Duo 1080P cams have front + rear. Apparently every 80-90 frames there's a dupe frame because the two cameras operate at a slightly different Frame Rate. Suspicions (though manufacturer has yet to confirm) might be processor capabilities.

S90 is easier than XC40, XC60, XC90, S90 because youll need to feed wire through plastic sheathing near trunk to run wire into vehicle.

The Viofo 4K is on the horizon and beta testers confirm it doesn't have same issue.

My Viofo A129 already caught a kid driving into back of my car. More than happy with it.
I just purchased the Viofo A129 Duo, and want to order the hardwire kit for someone to install (not me, I'm out of my league with such things). There are different fuse type options. Did you hardwire yours, and if so, what type did you get?
https://www.viofo.com/en/accessorie...9-a129ir.html#/34-fuse_type-2pcs_ats_fuse_kit

2PCS ATS Fuse Kit
2PCS ATC Fuse Kit
2PCS MINI Fuse Kit
2PCS MICRO2 Fuse Kit

Thanks! Chris
9 years too late... Use to live in Houston.

You want the Viofo 3 wire hardwire kit. You want 5 amp fuses. Fuse box fuse goes closes to fuses box and 5 amp goes furtherest away. 2nd story if this were a building

You'll need 2 red wires. One will go into Battery, which is an always on power supply. I tapped my driver's power seat.

2nd wire is accessory. I tapped heated seats. This comes on when car is started.

You want to avoid safety sysrems when hardwiring...airbag, brakes, etc.

Process take you a few hrs but really isnt that bad. More nerve racking than anything.
 

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I have the Blackvue DR900s running with the Blendmount BBV-2019 and power via the MirrorTap MTX-2015 running off power outputs in the rear view mirror.

Installation was easy, there's zero interference (that I've noticed) with any driver assist features. I am very pleased with this setup.

I used this guy's post for installation instructions: (from https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?302905-DIY-Hardwire-install-of-radar-detector )

Last week, I installed a BlendMount and MirrorTap hardwire for an Escort/Beltronics Radar Detector on my wife's XC90.

I've been a big fan of BlendMount for several years, having used them previously in a Honda Accord, and currently in my V60 and Silverado.

Instructions for removing the mirror shroud can be found here..

I'm not sure why their website hasn't been updated, but a phone consult with J28 Designs (the creators of BlendMount and MirrorTap) confirmed that the new XC90 uses a current-production BMW mount. Part number BMW-008. I also ordered a 20" MirrorTap (20" is far too much and I coiled up the excess, a 10" would suffice).

There is a small green plug (three wires) mounted on the starboard side of the mirror stem that powers the accessories within the mirror: auto-dim, compass, HomeLink.



I confirmed the center wire (black/yellow) to be ground and found constant voltage on both the white and blue/yellow wires. Experimenting while sitting in the car (both in driver's seat and pax seat), I could never get the voltage to drop on either the blue/yellow or white wires with the engine off, doors closed, dash black, etc. even after a few minutes. I assumed I would eventually be removing the a-pillar covers and fishing wire behind the airbags and down to the fuse box as shown earlier in this thread and as I've previously done on my V60 to install an EscortLive remote.

Going with gut instinct, (assuming white was constant power for the HomeLink blue/yellow was switched power for the auto-dim/compass), I connected the MirrorTap black -> black/yellow and red -> blue/yellow.



With polarity confirmed at the RJ11 connector, I plugged in the radar detector and viola, power to the fuzz buster.

Immediately after installation, we drove to dinner with this wiring setup and the detector remained powered for at least 30 seconds after exiting the vehicle and locking it. However, the radar detector was powered off upon returning after dinner (confirmed by looking through the window) and it powered back on after opening the doors.

I have kept this wiring setup for 6 days now with no apparent battery drain or error messages to the vehicle. If either of these conditions change, I will update this thread.





As an aside, I currently use an Escort RedLine with an EscortLive Smart Cord in my V60 but it's a bit chatty for my wife's liking (I fished the wires through the waterfall and mounted the remote underneath the waterfall, easily accessible but practically out of sight.

After a ton of research, I purchased an Escort Max 360 for her but I've temporarily swapped it into my car so that I can play with the Max 360 on a road trip tomorrow. The detector mounting clips are interchangeable between the BlendMounts in my V60 and her XC90 by removing two allen screws.
 

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I mounted a simple Rexing V1 dashcam up against the top of the windshield right next to the mirror/camera/sensor pack. Put the power cord under the headliner, the A pillar cover, down the passenger-door weatherstripping and back to a point at the rear of the passenger seat, then under the floormat and up to the rear-seat power receptacle. There is rarely anybody in the rear seats of our V90, so that receptacle is otherwise unused. No need to hard-wire anything, the whole thing is easily removable if I ever want to upgrade, and there doesn't seem to be the slightest electromagnetic interference between camera and sensors. As far as I know, the camera shuts off five minutes after the ignition is turned off, but I always lock the car anyway, which shuts it off immediately.
 

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Skidmark,

Thanks for the link back to the original thread. Really helpful.

Regards,
 

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It's a shame you can't use the built 360 degree cameras as some form of dash cam :p
If Volvo is listening, one day this will be a reality, hopefully. It makes so much sense. Also, should have it send you notifications of unattended breaches or bumps.
 

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It's a shame you can't use the built 360 degree cameras as some form of dash cam :p
This raises security issues that I doubt Volvo would want to broach.

1. Lets say camera got hacked, while transmitting through wifi, and was used to spy on its occupant. There'd be a lawsit.

2. If Camera malfunction and didn't capture an incident, who would be liable?

So on so forth. Don't think Volvo or many manufacturers will choose to enter this realm. The exception being Tesla.
 

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This raises security issues that I doubt Volvo would want to broach.

1. Lets say camera got hacked, while transmitting through wifi, and was used to spy on its occupant. There'd be a lawsit.
Don't make it a Wifi feature. Have it dump data to a device on a USB port or a card reader.

2. If Camera malfunction and didn't capture an incident, who would be liable?
If makers of sub $100 cameras can live with this and an EULA, so could Volvo.
 

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Don't make it a Wifi feature. Have it dump data to a device on a USB port or a card reader.
This would be one option along with having a feature to disable recording.

If makers of sub $100 cameras can live with this and an EULA, so could Volvo.
Difference being these Dash Cam makers are often out of China and Automakers are locally based. So even without a EULA you'd have little to no chance of recovery from dash cam companies. Automakers have deep pockets. Not sure what the legal logistics would be to absolve themselves of any and all liability.

Another element of course, imagine for one minute if a disgruntled tech took the video off these cameras....Or if the cameras captured a crime. Where do the limits get drawn?
 

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Difference being these Dash Cam makers are often out of China and Automakers are locally based. So even without a EULA you'd have little to no chance of recovery from dash cam companies. Automakers have deep pockets. Not sure what the legal logistics would be to absolve themselves of any and all liability.

Another element of course, imagine for one minute if a disgruntled tech took the video off these cameras....Or if the cameras captured a crime. Where do the limits get drawn?
Good points, but I still think the liability here is trivial compared to the liability involved with such features as auto-braking, adaptive cruise control and lane assist :p
 
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