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Beginning in Spring/Summer 2015, we're proud to introduce the new line of professional-grade dash cams from AVIC Imaging. Perfect for commercial fleet owners, service professionals (electricians, plumbers, pest control, etc), contract & delivery drivers (taxis, Uber, Lyft, etc), or anyone else looking for a tamper-proof, hard-wired solution, this dash cam has features and benefits that set it apart from what might be considered a "normal" consumer dashcam.
The first thing you may notice about the AVIC HD-SL-Dual is the simple direct-wiring harness that is built-in to the dash cam. This model does not come with a cigarette lighter outlet plug; instead the wire harness must be connected directly to the vehicle's electrical system. This built-in wire harness prevents someone from stopping the dash cam by simply unplugging the power cord (from either the camera itself, or from the power outlet)! Business owners: rest assured, your dash cams will always be rolling with the HD-SL-Dual.
Installation is of course very simple to do, two wires in the harness are for power and ground only, nothing tricky. The power wire can be connected to either a switched power source (turning on and off automatically with the vehicle) or to a constant power source (staying on all the time).
The second most noticeable and perhaps best / most distinguishing feature of the HD-SL-Dual is the lockable memory card cover. This lock and key feature prevents anyone from accessing the memory card, which prevents tampering with the recordings on the memory card! If you have someone else driving a vehicle you own, or are worried about others seeing your own recordings, this feature is absolutely indispensable. You will always know that no matter what happens, you will have proof of what took place with your vehicle. No one but the physical key holder will be able to access or view the videos!
The model on this page differs from the HD-SL-Pro because this model is the dual-lens (outside *and* inside-facing) version. For the single-lens (outside-facing only) version, click here. You read that right, the HD-SL-Dual (this model) sports an inner camera lens that records what is happening inside the vehicle as well as what is happening in front!
The HD-SL-Dual also comes with an infrared illumination module that can be used to enhance the "night vision" of the inside-facing camera. This module attaches to the bottom of the HD-SL-Dual and really lights up the interior of the vehicle at night. Since the module uses infrared LED lights, the light from the night vision module is completely invisible to the naked eye, except when you view the videos and see the HD-SL-Dual has picked it up! This way, you can see what the driver is doing, even in pitch black!
Need further proof of your vehicle/driver's activity? The AVIC HD-SL-Dual has a built-in GPS receiver that automatically logs to the memory card the vehicle speed and location throughout the day. And of course this information is stored with the videos on the same tamper-proof memory card mentioned above. Everything is protected!
The HD-SL-Dual comes with a clear adhesive mount that attaches to the windshield, then the camera slides into this mount and snaps in to place. The bottom portion of the dash cam contains both the outside-facing and inside-facing camera lenses, and is adjustable for any windshield angle to keep the field of view centered on both areas of interest (other drivers, and what is happening inside the dashcam-equipped vehicle). We love how this camera tucks up and out of the way, unlike some others which are big and bulky.
There is no display screen to distract your driver, only a few LED lights to indicate proper operation. Next to the LED lights, there is a good size dedicated "Event" button to let you quickly and easily "tag" a file of interest as an 'event recording' which makes it painless to find that recording during playback later.
Of course, the AVIC HD-SL-Dual also records quality 720p HD video at 30 frames per second, and audio from inside the vehicle. Audio recording may be temporarily disabled via a dedicated mic on/off button on the side of the dash cam.
A normal-sized SD memory card (8, 16, or 32gb - Class 6 or higher) is required for use with the HD-SL-Dual. An 8gb memory card is included inside the box! Larger memory cards (16, 32gb) are available for purchase above or on our memory cards page. 64gb cards may be used when formatted to FAT32, contact us for details on this procedure.
This item includes FREE standard ground shipping within the continental United States. Expedited shipping may be selected during checkout for an additional fee. International shipping is also available on this item.
Our favorite things about the HD-SL-Dual
Included in the Box:
Full Feature List
In-Car ImagesExample mounting of the HD-SL-Dual dash cam in a commercial flat-bed tow truck, note the flush fitment against the windshield and simple two-wire installation (with provided fuse tap):
View-i Software (GPS and Video Playback Utility for Windows)
The bottom line
We're proud to offer the HD-SL-Dual as a solution that's more suited to our commercial and fleet customers. While it would be nice to have 1080p video, the video quality is still good, and the other benefits offered by the HD-SL-Dual far outweigh this minor shortcoming. Plus you get two cameras in one! When the time comes, you'll be glad you invested in this dash cam for your vehicles!