The newer and smarter Thinkware X550 Dash Cam offers the ultimate surveillance system for all-around usage. With the new Time Lapse feature and Super Night Vision for Parking Surveillance Mode, drivers will finally be at ease knowing that it will record and capture everything in the highest quality possible.
Videos recorded in environments with low lighting such as dark alleyways or underground parking lots can pose difficulties when you try to accurately make out and identify information from their images.
The Super Night Vision, is the proprietary night vision video processing technology by THINKWARE DASH CAM.
It achieves impressive high-sensitivity performance increasing the brightness levels up to 1000% with reduced noise during nighttime and other low-light conditions by utilizing the new image signal processing (ISP) technology.
Parking Mode feature allows you to leave your vehicle feeling assured that the DASH CAM continues the surveillance of the vehicle in your absence.
The new Time Lapse feature takes parking mode a step further, providing improved coverage by recording for extended an period of time compared to conventional parking mode.
The time lapse feature records at 1 frame per second, enabling the DASH CAM to record parking mode videos 16 times longer than the standard parking mode by reducing video file size.
This feature also allows video playback at 15x speed, significantly reducing your viewing time while scanning through the video footage.
THINKWARE DASH CAM X550 comes with the Road Safety Warning System to provide audio and visual alerts for Lane Departure (LDWS), Front Collision (FCWS) and Front Vehicle Departure (FVDW)
It detects road markings and alerts the driver with voice warning in case the vehicle begins to stray from its intended lane or runs into a risk of an imminent crash.
Equip your vehicle with cutting edge road safety technologies. Add confidence and assurance to your drive:
It informs the driver when the vehicle ahead is moving off
It alerts the driver when the vehicle strays out of intended lane
It alerts the driver to maintain a safe distance when approaching too closely to the vehicle ahead
Exclusive safety feature from THINKWARE - The Safety Camera Alert powers THINKWARE DASH CAM to be on continuous alert for
photo enforcement locations on your driving routes while recording videos in Full HD at the same time.
THINKWARE DASH CAM provides active warning for the following 5 types of road safety cameras.
*Some features may not be availabe in all countries
With the built-in GPS and safety camera location database, THINKWARE DASH CAM actively alerts the driver of any approaching traffic enforcement cameras such as red light and speed cameras to assist in cautious and attentive driving.
Audio guidance with visual alerts** on the DASH CAM screen notifies drivers when approaching any known traffic enforcement zones and cameras along the route. A two-step warning system is executed to prepare the driver for safe and conscientious driving. The first alert provides the distance to the camera location followed by the second alert which occurs upon the arrival at the precise location of the traffic camera.
Cultivate safe driving habits with THINKWARE DASH CAM. It begins with observing the legal speed limit.
* Available only on selected models
** Available only on selected models with LCD screen
Be confident on the road knowing that you are driving within the legal speed limit. THINKWARE DASH CAM alerts you of excessive speeding and the locations of speed enforcement camera zones so you can stay focused on your journey.
Voice and visual alerts are activated when the vehicle enters the speed enforcement camera zones. The DASH CAM continuously guides you along the speed enforced stretch of road, thereby reducing the danger of speeding.
Furthermore, THINKWARE DASH CAM is programmed to recognise the direction you are going and give the appropriate warnings for enforcement cameras relevant to your intended journey.
Maintain your awareness of all traffic enforcement cameras. Safe driving begins with THINKWARE DASH CAM.
* The video records both the location and speed information of the drive.
The recorded footage can be easily retrieved via the THINKWARE PC/MAC viewer where you can review your driving performance and mapped routes. Use the videos to assess your driving habits and cultivate safe driving skills.
* The Safety Camera Alert database of THINKWARE DASH CAM contains comprehensive coverage of safety cameras throughout regions including
North America (approximately 10,000 camera locations across the region) and the United Kingdom (approximately 18,000 locations).
The safety camera database is constantly updated to ensure the availability of the most accurate and the latest information.
* Some discrepancies may occur due to addition, removal and/or relocation of the traffic enforcement cameras. Therefore, be sure to observe safe driving practices at all times.
Safe driving is not an option, but a mandate for all drivers.
With the 1920x1080p Full HD front/rear camera, THINKWARE DASH CAM accurately captures the movement of an object approaching the camera.
Use THINKWARE DASH CAM to record special moments of your journey other than crucial moments during an incident.
Full HD recording in 30 stable frames allows you to capture the precise moment of vehicle accidents, or vandalism as well as hit and run incident during parking. It can also be used as a digital Action Cam to record extreme or leisurely activities from your vehicle such as racing on a track or going off-roading in the mountains.
* THINKWARE DASH CAM™ X550's Full HD rear camera is sold separately.
The camera uses auto image correction technology to ensure you always get the best video quality no matter what conditions you are driving in. Auto correct incorporates:
You can view or retrieve real-time as well as recorded videos, change the settings and format your memory card on the LCD screen of the DASH CAM. The 2.7 inch clear display allows you to perform these tasks in your car without having to connect to a PC, MAC or smart device. X550 display comes with optimal specifications for displaying
clear and sharp images.
The 2.4 million pixel high resolution SONY Exmor CMOS image sensor allows significant improvement in quality of not only nighttime but also daytime images. The X550 assures brighter and clearer resolution of all images captured.
The high quality lens of the DASH CAM can record 140 degrees of precise and vivid imagery with minimal to zero distortion. Both front and rearview DASH CAMs come with 140 degree lenses.
X550 utilizes the best CPU with the same high specification applied in sports cam for its smart performance. It minimizes power consumption while providing optimal performance. X550 is a globally competitive DASH CAM that reliably supports major functions such as Front/Rear Full HD Ultra-high Quality Recording, Dual Save, WDR, Super Night Vision, Smart AE and others.
Using the GPS data in X550, it can precisely pinpoint the vehicle's location and routes with its driving speed on the map. The GPS helps you accurately assess the status of the accident by providing you with the vehicle speed, the direction of the collision and the severity of the impact. The DASH CAM not only records driving footage but can also be used to track and recall past driving routes whether it be work or holiday routes.
* The X550 comes with built-in GPS.
Dual Save technology is specially designed to save recorded footage in both Micro SD and NAND Flash Memory when a certain level of impact is detected. This is particularly useful if the Micro SD card is removed or damaged due to the impact of a collision. Because the Dual Save Technology also saves footage in the NAND Flash Memory, there is no need to worry about it getting lost or damaged. You can review the video saved in the NAND Flash Memory immediately on the X550 Clear Display, or copy it to the Micro SD Card and check it on the PC or MAC viewer.
* Dual Save Technology is activated when specific level of impact is detected as long as it is connected to a power supply (The impact detection threshold can be adjusted according to user preference).
THINKWARE DASH CAM X550 supports various recording modes depending on the status of the vehicle whether it is in motion or parked (continuous recording, incident recording and motion detection recording).
Using the hard wiring power cable, which is directly connected to the power system of vehicle, you can automatically switch between continuous recording mode and parking mode without turning the power on/off.
This mode is activated automatically when you start your vehicle’s engine. Then, the recorded videos are saved in one-minute segments with an auto-looping mechanism.
The built-in G-Sensor detects any impact to your car, automatically recording the 10 seconds prior to and after the impact in order to secure your crucial evidence.
The X550 supports parking surveillance mode which continues to monitor your vehicle when the ignition is off. A combination of motion detection and impact monitoring protects the unattended vehicle from common hit-and-run incidents during your absence.
Similar to a video camera, you can use Manual Recording Mode to capture events that occur in front of your vehicle. You can capture all significant moments such as a friendly deer approaching your car, or a dangerous road rage scenario to use it as evidence.
After the ignition of your vehicle is turned off, the DASH CAM automatically switches to parking surveillance mode. While the DASH CAM is in parking surveillance mode, a combination of motion detection recording and incident recording is maintained to keep a watch over your unattended vehicle. When you restart the engine, the DASH CAM automatically switches back to continuous recording mode.
* Automatic switching mode feature is enabled with optional hardwiring cable installation. Professional installation is highly recommended.
Installing the THINKWARE DASH CAM X550 involves simple connecting of a few connection ports and the pressing of a few buttons.
All necessary accessories are provided with intuitive instructions on their controls so you can be ready to go in no time.
Discreet and secure, the included 3M adhesive mount eliminates the need for a bulky suction cup mount and keeps a clear view while eradicating vibrations that cause blurry recordings.
* Advantages of the 3M tape
Compared to the suction cup mount, the 3M tape mount is easier to install allowing the device to be conveniently detached from and reattached to the mount. It has been proven to be the most secure method of DASH CAM installation.
Specially designed heat-discharging structure and high-temperature-blocking functions safely protect the device and its images stored under strong sunlight. In case the temperature rises beyond a certain level, the SELF-PROTECTION SHUTDOWN function switches off the device automatically to protect the stored video data.
In the event that the power gets disconnected after an accident, Fail-safe recording of the X550 uses the Super Capacitor for backup power to ensure safe storage of any recording in progress – so you can be assured your valuable data will be securely stored under any circumstance.
Delivery of your order is by courier and will be dispatched same day whenever possible provided the order is received by us before 14:00.
Delivery is free for orders over £50 and £4.00 for all other orders with a few exceptions for some postcodes* and for some very heavy or very large products. The shipping costs for these can be found at checkout.
Some items are flagged as being available to order. In these cases we will either have the product sent direct to you from our suppliers or they will be sent to us to forward on to you. In some cases this can take up to five working days from receipt of your order. If deliveries are to be delayed for any reason a customer service representative will get in touch with you to let you know and agree how you wish to proceed.
Should your order not arrive please contact us on 0800 8620676 as soon as you feel your product is late and we will do everything we can to help.
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Following your purchase online a customer services representative will contact you to discuss your fitting time and location and then an engineer will attend your home or place of work, or indeed wherever your car happens to be to fit your tech product for you.
Many dash cams have enhanced functionality when hard wired, so that as well as looking far superior in your car it will be able to enter parking mode to record your vehicle even when you are away and the car is stationary (note this feature is not available on all cameras -see descriptions for details).
Fitting will usually take around 1 - 2 hours for dash cams and 2-4 hours for parking sensors.
If you have any questions about our technology fitting service, please contact us 0800 8620676.
Should you wish to return your item, please fill in the form located here you will then be sent a RMA number and an address to send your product.
Faulty products will be replaced as soon as we are able to verify the fault and ship another to you. For items you simply want to return within 14 days of purchase for a refund, a refund will be issued to the card you paid with within 7 days of the item being received by the RAC shop.
Please note items sent back without an RMA number generated by our online returns form may take significantly longer to process. Items being returned after 14 days may carry a restocking fee - please contact us on 0800 8620676 for more information and to discuss your return.