In this dashcam installation example photo gallery, we share the completed installation pictures of the cloud-capable, high-end dual-lens, full HD BlackVue DR650S-2CH-Truck GPS and WiFi dash cam and Power Magic Pro in a Ford F-350 work truck.
This installation was performed by The Dashcam Store™ technicians. Thank you again Mr. C for coming to see us! We were glad to get you set up with the dashcam defense.
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The vehicle now protected with the "Dashcam Defense": 2015 Ford F-350 FX4 Lariat King Ranch. The BlackVue product line is the only brand of dashcam we recommend for a mission-critical work vehicle such as this Ford F350. When your vehicle is your livelihood, protect it the right way with a BlackVue dashcam.
Looking in through the windshield at the forward-facing camera which sits nicely in front of the rear-view mirror of the F-350. Due to the small size of the DR650S-2CH-Truck dashcam, it does not interfere in any way with the driver's line of sight while driving.
Looking in from the driver side at the BlackVue DR650S-2CH-Truck front camera (look just below and to the left of the rear-view mirror, you can see the BlackVue is barely visible). The front dashcam unit contains a Sony EXMOR image sensor, the WiFi communications module, G-sensor, internal GPS antenna (for position and speed logging), as well as an industrial-grade (heat/vibration tolerant and built for constant read/write cycles) BlackVue microSD memory card.
Now looking in from the passenger side, you can see how the front-facing camera fits nicely in front of the rear-view mirror, safely out of the driver's line of sight. You will still get the voice alerts so being nearly hidden is not an issue. Notice how we carefully route the wiring to/from the front BlackVue dashcam so as to minimize any exposed wiring.
We've mounted the Power Magic Pro control module in the glove box, to keep it out of the way yet easily accessible. The Power Magic Pro is used to enable "parking mode", where the dashcam can keep watch over your vehicle even while it is parked and the engine is turned off. The Power Magic Pro will automatically turn off the dashcam should your battery voltage drop too low, so that you will never return to your vehicle to find it won't start due to a dead battery.
A close-up picture of the Power Magic Pro mounted in the F-350 glove box:
This Ford F-350 was equipped with a substantial "headache rack" (cab guard / cab protector) behind the rear window of the cab, which is why we installed the Truck version of the BlackVue DR650S-2CH system. The DR650S-2CH-Truck version comes with a rear-facing camera that is enclosed in a completely waterproof housing, so that the rear camera can be mounted on the outside of the vehicle (rather than inside the vehicle as with the normal DR650S-2CH system). We mounted this external rear-facing camera in a safe location on the headache rack, you can see how it tucks in nicely in the center of the rack:
We routed the cabling for the rear-facing camera inside the headache rack tubing to keep it safe and protected from damage:
A few additional photos of the F-350 parked outside in actual outdoor lighting conditions:
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