Getting Started
Need help getting going with your new DOD Dashcam? We're here to help.
STEP 1: Start in Your Vehicle
It’s the easiest way to keep your camera powered during the setup process.
STEP 2: Insert Memory Card
  • The card can only be inserted in one direction and position. See photos for details.
  • Push the card until click is heard.
STEP 3: Plug in Cigarette Lighter
The adapter is powered when the LED is glowing red.
Step 4 – Insert the USB Plug into your Camera
Your camera should automatically turn on. If not, check connections and ensure your adapter has power.
STEP 5 – Select Language
Select your language of choice using the arrow buttons. Press the “select/record” button to confirm your choice.
Step 6 – Select Time & Date (GPS)
Instructions for cameras with GPS.

  • Press the menu button while the camera is not recording.
  • Scroll down and select “World Time Zone”.
  • Find and select your timezone.
  • Your camera will now sync with the atomic clock.
Step 6 – Select Time & Date (No GPS)
Instructions for cameras without GPS.

  • Press the menu button twice to access the second settings page while the camera is not recording.
  • Scroll down and select “Date/Time”.
  • Move between values using the menu button, arrow keys to adjust the values.
STEP 1: Clean Windshield
Wipe down the interior/exterior to improve image quality & mount installation.
(An automotive specific windshield glass cleaner is recommended.)
STEP 2 – Attach Mount to Camera
RX7W+ Users can skip to step 4.

Two mounts are included with LS Series cameras. Both mounts are secure. Some differences:
  • Suction Mount: reusable, increased vibrations
  • Tape Mount: low profile, more stable, harder to remove, leaves no residue
STEP 3: Find an Installation Location
Locate a clean spot on your windshield to attach your mount.

  • We recommend placing the camera opposite the driver behind the rear view mirror.
  • Ensure the camera nor the driver is obstructed once installed.
STEP 4 – Attach Camera
  • Suction Mounts – Press firmly against the windshield and press down the lever (LS-Series Cameras) or turn the handle (CR65W Cameras).
  • Tape Mount – Peel the protective red film. Holding the mount press firmly against the windshield. Using your fingers press directly onto the black mount. The mount can be removed by peeling from one corner.
STEP 4 Continued - Attach Camera (Attaching the RX7W+)
Loosen both straps. Slip the left loop over the rear view mirror then the right loop. Tighten the straps ensuring the lens does not press into the rear view mirror.
Step 5 – Insert the USB Plug into your Camera
Step 6 – Adjust the Angle
  • Loosen the nut on the camera (if applicable).
  • Turn on the camera and using the screen move the camera or lens (RX7W+) to the correct position.
  • We recommend positioning the camera below parallel capturing the hood of your vehicle. This reduces glare and allows you to capture the impact to your vehicle.
Recommended Camera Settings
DOD Tech has recommended camera settings for the best performance of your camera. These settings are split into two menus.

To access the first menu, please press the corresponding menu button on your camera. To access the second menu, please press the corresponding menu button a second time on your camera.

These settings are listed in the order of your camera. Recommended settings are bolded.
Menu 1

Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology improves a camera's image quality under high-contrast lighting conditions where both dimly and brightly lit areas are present in the field of view. It enables the camera to capture details clearly in both the poorly and strongly illuminated areas of the video.
1080 FHD is currently the highest resolution for DOD Tech Cameras. As any important events can be immediately saved DOD Tech recommends customers save their videos in the highest quality possible. This helps preserve details.

Lowering the resolution will result in lower video quality and smaller file sizes. Useful for customers who require more recording time (professional drivers) where having a historical record may be essential in defending against accusations.
Brightens or darkens the image. A positive number will brighten the image by allowing more light into the lens. A negative number will darken the image. 0 is well balanced.
White balance controls how the camera sees the color white under different lighting sources. Changing this setting will result in unnatural colors. Auto is highly recommended.
In most cases safe drivers would desire audio recorded to better document the situation. Commentary, background noises can all be used to further assist your case.
Stamps the date and time onto your video on the bottom left hand area of your screen. Very useful to help verify the time and date of any incidents.
Loop recording is an essential feature which allows your camera to record over the oldest files when your memory card is full. This makes it easy to use a camera to record your drive. Avoid the “Off” setting.

3 Minutes is an excellent period of time as it allows drivers to find the video segment an incident took place without having too many or too few files.
This governs whether or not the camera will lock a clip after a hard impact to your vehicle. On high, a small pothole may trigger this lock. A locked clip will not be automatically deleted by the camera. DOD Tech recommends setting the g-sensor to Low. This will lock files follow significant impacts but will not fill up your memory card with locked files.
Motion detection will only record video when a change in the image is detected by the camera. For example, the camera will not record video if the vehicle is stopped at a traffic intersection, or driving down an empty road. DOD Tech strongly recommends turning motion detection off while driving.
Imprints a customized set of letters onto the recorded video. This can be license plates, names, etc. Does not affect the operation of the camera.
Driver fatigue provides a visual warning (shows a coffee cup) after a certain period of time is exceeded. Can be useful to be reminded to take a break after a certain period of time. Does not affect the operation of the camera.
This turns on the GPS module for the camera models with GPS. We recommend this setting to be turned on as it allows for time synchronization and speed/time logging to work.
This shows your current speed and a directional compass on the LCD after the time selected. Requires GPS to show speed and compass. Can be useful to keep an accurate track of your current speed.

Turning the “Screen Saver” setting to ‘OFF’ is recommended if this setting is enabled.
Places the speed the customer selects onto the LCD screen. If the user exceeds the speed selected, a red circle will be drawn around the number.
This setting should be based on User Location. This option only needs to be set on GPS enabled units and is used to set the time. The customer will need to change this setting to their correct local setting to ensure that the time on their units are not incorrect.
The customer can enter in a 4 digits to protect camera settings and to prevent files from being deleted by using the camera. Note this will not stop the removal of the memory card and the deletion of the recorded files.
Kilometers per hour or miles per hour. This is used to set the speed units used on playback and standby speed display.
Rotates the video 180 degrees. For customers who want to mount the camera upside down on their dashboard.
Enabling time lapse results in sped up video. For non-entertainment recording your camera should be set to 0 otherwise it is likely you will miss an important event.
Menu 2

The Date/Time will only need to be adjusted if GPS clock syncronization is unavailable. GPS syncronization may be unavailable if your unit does not have GPS or if you turn off GPS tracking.
This setting helps reduce light flicker. In North American the powerline frequency is 60Hz. In Europe and other countries it would be 50Hz.
For LS camera series only. These cameras have a LED on the front of the camera. Turning this option on would turn on the LED. We recommend keeping it off for best picture quality.
This causes the camera to emit a sound every time a button is pressed. For feedback purposes, please leave this option. If you wish operate the camera silently, please set beep sound to off.
To have the screen turn off while driving, set the screen saver setting to 3 minutes. This will cause the screen to automatically turn off after 3 minutes. If you wish to have it turn off after a longer time, please select either 5 or 10 minutes. Setting the screen saver to off will cause the LCD screen to remain on.
In North America, the TV standard is NTSC. This setting may need to be changed if you are in a different region.
Cameras with GPS modules will be able to track your speed and position. If you wish to have the information displayed on your recorded video, this setting needs to be set on. If you do not want to have the speed and position displayed on your camera, this should be set off.
This shows the current firmware version of the camera.
This option will reset the camera to factory default.