Does Dash Cam Record Inside the Car?

There are dash cams that are available in the market apart from working to capture footages from the front side of the vehicle there are dash cam that captures footage from the inside of your vehicle.

This type of dash cam can be very beneficial for uber driver or other ride share drivers to monitor the activities of the passenger on the car as well as check for any type of theft had occurred or not.

These interior recording dash cams are also called as IR dash cam as they use infrared lights to capture footages from low -lit areas of the car.

These are the dash cams that comes with this feature they are listed below:

  1. BlackVue DR970X-2CH -this dash cam comes with front, rear and interior recording as well as built in GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  2. Garmin Dash Cam Tandem-This is small dash cam that comes with voice control features along with the availability of GPS and Wi-Fi as well as parking mode features.
  3. Vantrue Nexus 5 (N5)-this dash cam too comes with voice control along with collision detection and parking mode.
  4. VIOFO A139 PRO 3CH-The dash cam does front, rear and interior recording along with it carries built in Wi-Fi as well as GPS connectivity.

Can dash cam record sound inside car?

The dash cam used in the car comes with microphone along with it then the dash cam can record sound inside the car.

As many dash cam today come with a microphone so they are able capture noise coming outside the car, inside the car as well if people are there in the car the conversation of theirs also get recorded through the usage of microphone and certain models of dash does not record audio when the car is off however there are exceptions to this as well.

It is more likely the option of audio recording comes at your usage, if you can disable it if you are not planning to use it and can be done through the settings of your dash cam.

Do cars have cameras inside?

There are certain car companies who provides dash cam as a built ,and this not a common thing in the car manufacturing  as many car companies do not provide this in their car models due to various reasons such as incurring manufacturing cost due to adding the dash cam to the model leads to hiking of the car’s price

along with there legal issues pertaining to this as certain countries does not allow dash cam and sometimes adding dash cam to the car can affect the whole aesthetics of the car as well so a lot of car manufacturers do not provide dash cams in their cars.

The following are the list of car companies and the models of their cars that carry dash cams with them:

  1. Tesla
  2. Cadillac -Cadillac Lyriq 2023
  3. BYD
  4. Subaru-The dash comes in Subaru WRX, Legacy, Ascent, Outback, Impreza
  5. BMW – The dash cam comes in 3 Series, 7 Series, X5, X7.
  6. Toyota-The dash cam comes in Toyota Sienna Hybrid, Venza, Prius, RAV4, Sequoia Hybrid, Camry, Highlander, Tundra, and Tacoma models.
  7. Mercedez Benz -the dash cams are available in these models E, A, CLA, CLS, GLA, GLC, GLS, GLB, and GLE Class.

It cannot be said the aftermarket dash cam are still high enough to compete against these built in dash cams as they are differing in their features provided in comparison to surveillance provided by the built in dash cams in cars.

Why have an interior dash cam?

The interior dash cam comes of great help to ride share drivers or uber drivers to get the footages of the passengers in the vehicle the drivers can keep an eye on them for any suspected behavior or any other activities that can bring threat to the car and driver.

The footage acquired can save the driver in case of false of accusations or threat had occurred at time of ride.

How do I know if my dash cam is recording audio?

This has to be indicated by led light indicators as in the Garmin Dash Cams this is indicated by the microphone led light turning red.

Summing it up

There are dash cams that are in the market along with front and rear recording they also providing the recording of the inside of the car.

Here we have discussed those dash cams that comes with interior recording along with their features.

Apart from this we have also listed out the car companies and their respective car models that carries these built in dash cams.

The aftermarket dash cams can certainly out perform these built in dash cam with their feature adding on we have listed the benefit of having interior dash cams to ride share drivers.


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