Policing with Dashcams

People are in a position where they almost have to record their interactions with the world around them. In metropolitan cities things happen in a flash of a second and a recorded event can get captured forever. Currently law enforcement and community relations are in a crisis that is creating such tension and huge rifts between the two. With the use of dashcams both sides can prove facts and save a lot of time. People do not always remember events exactly has they happened, especially when they are in a threatening situation.

Right now is a pivotal and important time in our history for individuals everywhere to use recorded evidence via video cameras in order to prove fault in an accident or to capture harrowing or threatening situations. Being able to record your daily drive or epic travels on a small device such as a dashcam is sure to become much more common place as consumers and law enforcement the world over realize the huge benefits of owning one. In just one accident where your camera’s footage proves fault can save hundreds if not thousands in insurance claims and court costs for the innocent party.

gs520_3The PAPAGO! GoSafe 520 is designed with the capability to record video with IMAX-grade quality by using the latest Ambarella A7L chip that can record in 2K and 21:9 ultra-wide video. If you are a video editing whiz, then you are well aware of the benefits of being able to record in 720p at 60 fps if you want. That slow motion, thrilling video vignette will be smooth and crystal clear with no lag in video. The widest range of view at 146° can be found exclusively with the GoSafe 520, made possible because of the cutting edge design built with a 6 crystal glass lens. You can be certain that everything in your path will be recorded with precision and clarity.

The GoSafe 272 offers necessary safety features with a powerful video capture rate that will make a perfectgs272_1 fit in your vehicle. The screw on mount will ensure that the device stays securely in place with its’ small suction mount that is made with the highest quality material. The G-Sensor will back up all emergency files when it feels an impact and loop over old footage unless you write-protect it. Once the device is set you can begin to look through all the menu options and use the GoSafe 272 to its’ fullest potential. It has a 2.4” LCD screen and 140° ultra-wide angle lens that will capture everything on video or snapshot. With 1080p/30 fps capture rate and 200-million pixel CMOS sensor the footage you capture will be vivid and so true to life that you will be astonished.

The business of policing is currently enveloped so deeply in controversy over the rift between community and law enforcement. New laws are requiring the release of video footage from police dashcams to be used as evidence and stricter camera requirements are quickly becoming commonplace. With the advent of the dashcam came the opportunity for both law enforcement and local citizens to protect themselves from fabricated stories that try to displace blame. What can be more concrete than crystal clear video showing exactly what happened?

Firmware Upgrade Notice

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Hello! We would like to let you know that there have been firmware upgrades for the following products:

  • GoSafe 52o
    • New G-Sensor
  • GoSafe 200
    • New G-Sensor
  • GoSafe 260
    • New G-Sensor
  • GoSafe 272
    • New G-Sensor

Please go to the Support tab on the product page if you are interested in updating the firmware.

What is a Hardwire Kit?

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PAPAGO! has designed a hard-wire kit that is compatible with most of their dashcam line to offer their customers another safe method of powering up their device. By using a hard-wire kit you can get rid of extra charging cables that use the cigarette lighter outlet, avoid excessive wires running across your headliner and into the charging port, and can utilize the parking surveillance or motion detection feature that most PAPAGO! dashcams come preinstalled with.

The hardwire kit is designed to safely power up your dashcam without draining your battery. It has an automatic shutoff capability that will sense when it may be draining your car’s battery and it will power down the dascham, so you never have to worry. Leaving your car parked for a long period of time with it hardwired will not damage or drain your battery but will keep your car protected in case of a vandal when you have the motion detection feature turned on. It works with an input voltage of DC 12V-36V, 1A and has an output voltage of DC 5V, which is the necessary amount to power up the dashcam.

Installation requires that you ground the hardwire kit cables to your fuse box rather than using the cigarette charger. You can either use a “hot on start” fuse or “always hot” fuse. If you want to take advantage of the motion detection feature the “always hot” fuse must be used and motion detection set to “ON”. You will not have to worry about cutting any wires or altering your vehicle in any way. Dismantling the hot wire kit is just as simple and will not cause any damage to your vehicles’ fuses. The 13-foot cord gives you ample wire to run it successfully in almost any car, truck, or rig that you may have.

We do recommend that you get a professional to install this kit if you are unsure of the safe and proper procedure. PAPAGO! dashcams that are compatible with our hardwire kit are: P-series (not equipped with motion detection); GoSafe 110; GoSafe 200; GoSafe 260; GoSafe 272; GoSafe 318; GoSafe 118; and the GoSafe 520.

Where to Buy

Firmware Update

There has been an update to the GoSafe 260 firmware. It is important to update.

Firmware Fixes:

  • Issues with SD card compatibility

Media Planet Canada Wireless Living Campaign

We recently participated in Mediaplanet Canada’s Wireless Living campaign where we united with likeminded industry leaders to educate Canadians searching for more information on the future of wireless technology. The campaign focuses on subjects like the benefits of implementing wireless technology and new wireless devices available this holiday season. It also addresses wearable tech innovations and features most desirable to consumers, along with health benefits associated with wearables, and the potential future uses of this technology. The campaign is published online. For the full campaign, visit: http://bit.ly/1wGuEzG

PAPAGO! AT SEMA 2014 IN LAS VEGAS!

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Please join us as we debut our latest, as well as are tried and true car products at SEMA 2014 on November 4-6. Find us at our booth in the North Hall #11644. Stop by and visit us, we would love to meet you and share news about all the newest products we carry.

PAPAGO! Is best known for its top-of-the-line dashcams.  We opened our doors in December of 2013 and have already started increasing awareness about the benefits that dashcams can offer drivers of all ages. Being able to record any accidents on the road, unsafe driving, and long road trips are something that drivers are gaining an interest in. The safety features that all of our dashcams come with are useful for keeping drivers alert and cautious while on the road.

Not only does PAPAGO! make superior dashcams, but we also specialize in tire pressure monitoring systems that are effortless to use as well as reliable at keeping your tires in optimal condition. Being able to check your tire pressure just by logging into an APP on your mobile device is revolutionary. The convenience that the TPMS 500BT provides far surpasses most vehicles’ internal system as well as the old-fashioned tire gauge.

If you are interested in learning more about PAPAGO! products please visit us.papagoinc.com for the latest retailers available. If you are interested in becoming a distributor please contact sales_us@papagoinc.com.

PAPAGO! Video Contest

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PAPAGO! is excited to run our very first ever video contest! Are you passionate about your dashcam footage? So are we and we want you to create an amazing video telling a story of your choosing. 3 winners will receive a GoSafe 200 dashcam and one ultimate prize winner will win a $400 gift card of our choice!

PAPAGO! Dashcams the GoSafe 200 & 260 at COMPUTEX Taipei 2014

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PAPAGO! is pleased to announce that they will feature the newest editions to the GoSafe line at the COMPUTEX Taipei 2014 this year.  The newest GoSafe dashcams are both incredibly different. Each covers specific creative technological qualities for consumers with specific needs in mind.  The stealth design of the GoSafe 200 is like nothing else on the market today with its’ ability to clip on your rearview mirror and a hideaway LCD screen. While the GoSafe 260 replaces your rearview mirror and records footage with a crisp, clear quality that overshadows all the similar products of its’ kind.

COMPUTEX Taipei is best known as the host to the top innovators and tech greats from around the world, so PAPAGO! will fit right in. You can find PAPAGO! in the Taipei World Trade Center, Exhibition Hall 1, 1F Booth #D0611a. COMPUTEX Taipei 2014 will be held at the Taipei International Convention Center from June 3-7.

The GoSafe 200 has an ergonomic design that clips on the back of the car’s rearview mirror and allows for the driver to use or hide-away the 2” LCD screen so you will not break any placement laws and avoid getting distracted while driving.  The GoSafe 200 has a mini-compact design that weighs 0.2 lbs. with a large viewing range of 140° angle and 1080p HD resolution so you are sure to record everything.  The PAPAGO! research and design team diligently works towards providing features that promote safety.  In line with that motto the sliding LCD screen was designed so the driver can put it away or use it when they want to snap a picture or manage the device.

The GoSafe 260 is also designed with safety in mind for those individuals that do not want to add another device into the car but would rather just use it in replace of their car’s rearview mirror.  The GoSafe 260 outweighs its’ competitors by using a highly developed anti-glare mirror that helps the driver avoid obtrusive flares of light that can cause accidents. Far surpassing other rearview mirror dashcams, the 2.7” LCD screen allows the driver to have a wider viewing range of the events behind them, while the camera’s 1080p HD capture rate records vivid footage of your drive or lets the driver zoom in and out so they can snap a photo.

Starting June 6, 2014 the latest PAPAGO! GoSafe dashcams will be available for purchase in the US and Canada at select retailers. Please visit us.papagoinc.com for the latest retailers available.  If you are interested in becoming a distributor please contact sales_us@papagoinc.com.