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WHAT IS DASH CAM HARD-WIRING?
The Dash Cam is wired directly to the car's battery instead of the 12V socket. It will have a continuos power flow and even keep recording when the car is parked. (powered even when the ignition is off). And it meaning if someone damages your vehicle while you are not around you can see who done it.
TO HARD WIRE OR NOT?
It depends the dashcam you buy. If the recorder you purchased is equipped with a power cord, it may be equipped with a car charger, or OBD power cord, or rain sensing power cord, those are plug power method, then you can choose to use their
It also depends the function you require. If you don't care about wires dangling down and your cigarette lighter are occupied when you turn your car on, then you don't need to hard wire. If you have the opposite idea, it is not particularly difficult to choose hard wiring.
IS IT WORTH HARDWIRING A DASH CAM
Your cigarette lighter is kept free; handy if you need it for other devices.
It supports 24-hour parking monitoring, dash cams now have a “wake up” feature, that starts recording when the motion sensor kicks in. That way, you can leave it on all the time and it won't kill the battery but still record if something important happens to your car, which can effectively protect the parking safety of vehicles, effectively monitor the state of vehicles when they are parked, and can be used as evidence when vehicles are damaged.
If you can’t hard-wring by myself, there is an extra cost to having them professionally fitted. It usually just takes around half an hour for our engineers to install a dash cam and installing a rear facing dash cam as well may take a further 15-30 minutes. And the install fee is around 30-50 dollar on the market.
If you are decided to hard-wiring by yourself, it is recommended you have a few tools(Such as multi-meter, bandage, etc).
When hard-wiring mercylion dash cam to your car, there is low-voltage protection function setting in mercylion dash cam, it can protect your vehicle battery.