Your Nexar dash cam is designed to go into a state of hibernation for utilizing its sensors when your vehicle is parked and detect impact while you are not nearby, to provide around-the-clock protection.
About Parking Mode
Nexar dash cams have sensors that detect impact when your car is parked. Nexar utilizes the dashcam’s sensors to wake up in case your vehicle was involved in a hit and run while parked or if someone vandalizes or tries to steal your car. Your Nexar dash cam will automatically turn on and capture a 30-second clip of the incident, to make sure you have the evidence you need.
Set up Parking Mode
The Parking Mode feature will be activated automatically, as soon as your dashcam was paired successfully with the Nexar app. When the Nexar app detects a drop in voltage by the end of each drive, your dashcam will enter the Parking Mode state and be on alert for impact.
To manually set up Parking Notifications for Nexar One, make sure you're dash cam and phone are connected via Bluetooth and WiFi, then launch the Nexar App > Tap More > Tap Dash cam > Toggle Parking Mode.
Make sure you have push notifications turned on, on your phone, for the Nexar App.
In case you are not interested in this feature, go to More > Dash cam and toggle off Parking Mode.
For all other dash cam models, you can simply Onboard your dash cam to the app to make sure that your dash cam is up to date with the latest firmware.
Parking location detection
Enter the Drive tab, to view the last saved parking location on the map. A single tap on the dash cam’s location pin triggers the Last Seen tooltip that indicates the last known location and the timestamp detected by the Nexar app. For viewing the most up-to-date location of your dashcam, make sure the Bluetooth is enabled regularly during your drives. On iOS, an additional tap will open the Last saved parking spot screen that triggers footage of the last 10 seconds of your drive to remind you where did you park. This feature is coming soon on Android.
Parking incident alerts
You will be notified about a parking incident that occurred overnight as soon as you will connect to your Nexar dashcam over Bluetooth. Following the notification, your Nexar app will start to transfer the video file of the parking incident from your dashcam to the phone. The video file transfer is done over WiFi and Bluetooth, therefore it requires you to stay nearby the dashcam for a couple of minutes, so you can view the parking incident by the end of the process.
If you are a Nexar One user that has the +Connectivity add-on with an active Nexar Connect subscription, you will get real-time parking incidents alert via SMS. The Parking incident will be uploaded automatically to the cloud and available for remote view.
Viewing parking incidents
Parking incidents will be saved directly to your Videos timeline and labeled with Parking label. After the clip was transferred and uploaded you will be able to view it.
Frequently asked questions
Would you recommend connecting my camera to a continuous power port?
We recommend connecting the Nexar One to a regular powered port using the original cable and charger that came with the kit. If your car's port provides continuous power, enable the Continuous power outlet toggle in the app so it can detect when to start and stop recording.
Aside from Nexar One, NEXC1 and NEXS1, we do not recommend connecting all other models to a continuous power source because they are not configured to support it. The dashcam detects when there is a drop in voltage and turn on when it detects an impact.
How can I get a real-time parking incident notification?
This feature is exclusive to Nexar One users who purchased the +Connectivity add-on and subscribed to Nexar Connect for $9.99/mo. Click here to learn more about +Connectivity.
How can I test if my dash cam enters Parking Mode successfully?
- Disconnect your dashcam from power
- Shake your dashcam gently, and wait for the dashcam to turn on
In case the dashcam hasn’t turned on, it might indicate that the battery drained. Connect it to power overnight and try again. If the issue persists, contact support at firstname.lastname@example.org.