2 - Setup dashcam

This entire process takes about 30 to 45 minutes and you only do it once

🚗 Mount dashcam

There are 4 approved mount positions for your dashcam. You are free to mount it in any of these positions.

Forward facing: interior or exterior

Forward facing - interior or exterior

Side facing: interior or exterior

Side facing - interior or exterior
  • Side facing should face towards the sidewalk and buildings

  • You can mount a forward facing dashcam and a side facing dashcam in the same vehicle to earn double rewards as you drive. Definitely a power move 💪

❗️Make sure you understand what a good mount vs. bad mount looks like - see examples here.

📱 Pair smartphone to dashcam

Watch the YouTube video tutorial here or follow the instructions below.

  • Install the Blackvue app for iOS or Android

  • Stand next to the dashcam - no further than 15 ft away.

  • Click WiFi button on side of dashcam to turn on WiFi

  • Turn on your smartphone WiFi

  • In your smartphone WiFi settings choose the Blackvue dashcam from the network list: Blackvue900S-.

  • Enter your unique password that is on the dashcam like you see below

  • Tap Join / Connect

  • In the Blackvue app, tap the WiFi button and the smartphone will pair with the camera

Configure dashcam

Once the phone and camera are paired (see instructions above)

  1. Open the Blackvue app on your smartphone

  2. Click "Connect to Camera" (you will need to be on the WiFi first)

  3. Click the "gear" icon in the top right

  4. Click "Firmware Settings"

  5. Click "Basic"

  6. Click "Video"

  7. Ensure the following settings are loaded:

Category

Approved Hivemapper Network Setting

Resolution

4K UHD @30 FPS

Video Codec

H.265

Image Quality

Highest (Extreme)

HDR Night Vision

Off

Brightness

3

The settings page in the Blackvue app should look like once you are done:

Blackvue video settings for collecting with Hivemapper

Additional mandatory configuration of Firmware settings

In addition to completing the above settings, you will also need to do the following:

1. Go to the settings by tapping on the gear icon on the top left hand corner

2. When you’re in Settings, tap on “Firmware settings”

3. From there, select the “Sensitivity” option

4. Three options should pop-up: “G-sensor (Normal mode)”, “G-sensor (Parking mode)”, and “Motion detection (Parking mode)”. You’re going to all three options and and turn down all the sensitivity to “Off” by sliding the slider all the way to the left as shown below (images provided)

5. Once this is complete, please make sure to Save the changes you’ve made. When you do this, the dashcam should restart.

💿 Install SD Card

You will need to format the SD card before recording and mapping. This only needs to be done once.

  • Press the “WiFi button” on the SD card for five seconds when the camera is plugged in.

That's it. Easy enough.