M166A - RVM-043DVR_Manual 2015
4.3” Rear View Mirror Monitor with Digital
Video Recorder & integrated front HD camera
RVM-043DVR User Manual
Thank you for purchasing Parkmate’s RVM-043DVR rear view mirror monitor with digital video
recorder and integrated front HD camera. This state of the art Parkmate product is packed with
features including an integrated front facing dash cam that can be coupled with an optional rear
facing camera.
The DVR can record both video feeds simultaneously to capture incidents and accidents both
front and rear and automatically displays the rear view camera in your mirror monitor when
reverse gear is selected.
This product uses the most advanced technology and components to provide you with a long
service life and integrates perfectly with the factory look of your vehicle to add a high level of
safety and security to your driving experience.
Please note: Although this product will allow you to view and record driving blind spots, it does
not remove the responsibility of driving the vehicle from the driver. The legal responsibility and
safe driving practice remains with the driver at all times.
You have purchased this Parkmate product with the understanding that its use is as an aid only.
We highly recommend that you have this product professionally installed to ensure that it will
provide the functions it is set out to perform.
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Table of contents
Chapter one: Product introduction ....................................................................... 4
1.1 Product overview ............................................................................................................. 4
1.2 Product packaging............................................................................................................ 4
1.3 Product features ............................................................................................................... 4
1.4 Product specification ........................................................................................................ 4
1.5 Introduction to button functions......................................................................................... 5
1.6 Introduction to cables ....................................................................................................... 6
Chapter two : Product installation..........................................................................6
2.1 How to install DVR rearview mirror..................................................................................... 6
2.2 How to change the base................................................................................................... 7
2.3 How to install (optional) rear view camera.......................................................................... 8
Chapter three: Basic Function............................................................................... 9
3.1 Highly reflective mirror....................................................................................................... 9
3.2 Optional reverse camera................................................................................................... 9
3.3 Automatically adjusting LCD brightness............................................................................. 9
3.4 Start-up & shut down ....................................................................................................... 9
3.5 Date................................................................................................................................ 10
3.6 Language........................................................................................................................ 10
3.7 Video resolution............................................................................................................... 10
3.8 Set the video recording time............................................................................................ 10
3.9 Recording source............................................................................................................ 11
3.10 Voice recording ............................................................................................................ 11
3.11 Video recording ............................................................................................................ 11
3.12 Motion detection........................................................................................................... 12
3.13 G-Sensor & sensitivity .................................................................................................. 12
3.14 Playback mode ............................................................................................................ 13
3.15 Photo mode ................................................................................................................. 13
3.16 Storing separate video source files ............................................................................... 13
3.17 Formatting Micro SD card............................................................................................. 13
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Chapter One: Product Introduction
1.1 Product Overview
Parkmate’s RVM-043DVR rear view mirror monitor with digital video recorder and integrated front
HD camera is an invaluable accessory that not only acts as your eyewitness on the road, it also
offers potentially life saving safety features to protect you and your family.
Parkmate’s RVM-043DVR is equipped with a 120 degree super wide angle camera and the
integrated DVR can record high definition video and still images from two separate camera
inputs simultaneously at 30 frames per second. The 4.3 inch screen automatically adjusts to
ambient lighting conditions and is equipped with a dedicated remote control for convenient
operation. Also featuring G-Sensor and Motion Detection automatically triggered recording, the
RVM-043DVR is a powerful, convenient and simple to use device that will enhance your driving
experience.
1.2 Package Contents
Package contents:
• 1 x 4.3” Rear-view Mirror Monitor with integrated DVR and HD camera
• 1 x DVR rear view camera connector
• 1 x Video extension cable
• 1 x Manual
• 1 x Remote Control
• 4 x Mirror Adapter Brackets
1.3 Product Features
• Factory Replacement Mirror Monitor
• 4.3” Mirror Monitor
• In-built Digital Video Recorder
• In-built HD Front Camera
• Automatic Start Up Record & Shut Down
• Time Stamped Recorded Files
• Continuous Loop Recording
• Reverse Camera Ready
• Audio Recording Capable
• G-sensor auto file save
• Motion detection
• Bonus 8GB Micro SD card included
• Auto Dimming LCD Display
• Single Or Dual Camera Display & Record
1.4 Product Specifications
Micro SD Card
Up to 32GB
Image Sensor
High Definition
Front Camera Image Quality
HD (1280 x 720)
Optional Rear Camera Image Quality
720 x 526
Display Screen
4.3” / 16:9
Memory Storage
Micro SD Card
Focus Range
12m - infinite
Photo Format
JPEG
Video Format
MOV
Audio
Built-In Microphone & Speaker
Working Temperature
-20C° ~ 70C°
Language
English, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian
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1.5 Introduction to Button Function
Auto LCD dimming
Rear Camera Recording Display
Indicator - Flashes when recording
Front Camera Recording
Light Sensor
Short press: on/off screen display
Long press: on/off DVR
The front camera records video and
still images in front of your car.
Bracket
Rotation angle: X-150, Y-360, Z-150
Power on / off
Begin recording / stop recording / confirm
When the mirror is not recording:
press “MENU” to select.
(Does not function when recording.)
Forward / Up
When the mirror is not recording:
press “MODE” to change the mode.
(Does not function when recording.)
Back / down / change the video display
Picture in picture switch
NOTE: REMOTE FUNCTIONS WILL NOT WORK WHILE IN RECORDING MODE
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1.6 Introduction to Cables
Plug connects to rear view mirror
connect extension
cable to either AV1
or AV2
connects to the reverse light
ground
B+
Connects to the car 12v battery
Connects to ignition / 12v
Rear view camera connector
(plug into extension cable)
Extension Cable
To rear camera
Chapter Two: Product Installation
2.1 How to Install RVM-043DVR Rear view Mirror
Different vehicles use different mounting brackets depending on the manufacturer.
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Original Mirror
Base on windsheild
Note: While the mirror in some vehicles is easy to remove, in some it may be a difficult process.
If you find it difficult to remove your factory installed rear-view mirror, please do not force it as you
could break your windscreen. In the case of difficult mirror removal, we recommend you seek a
professional to dismantle the original rearview mirror.
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2.2 How to change base & install RVM-043DVR Rear view mirror on
Windsheild
Please see below a list of brackets for various vehicles. Choose the appropriate bracket for your
vehicle and change the base according to the instructions that follow.
No. 1 Fit most Toyota / Mazda / Ford / Nissan No.2 Fits most Honda / Subaru / Suzuki
No. 3 Fits most Hyundai / Kia
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No. 4 Fits most Peugeot / Renault
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2.3 How to install the (optional) rear view camera
The rear view camera is usually installed above the middle of the license plate frame.
Rear view Mirror Monitor
Camera (Not Included)
General Installation location
If your vehicle does not already have a
reverse camera installed it is recommended
you install a camera in the middle rear of
the car to allow for both front and rear simultaneous recording and rear view blind spot viewing
during reversing. When you select reverse gear the mirror monitor automatically displays the rear
camera.
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DVR Rear view
mirror monitor
Cable
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Extension cable
Rearview camera connector
(to optional camera)
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If you install the optional rear view camera, please
ensure you select a high quality camera as it will be
functional at all times while the vehicle is operational
and recording to the DVR. We also recommend you
select a wide angle camera that clearly captures both
a rear view traffic and reverse parking viewing angles.
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Chapter Three: Functions
3.1 Highly reflective mirror
Clear rear view displayed on highly reflective mirror
Highly Reflective Mirror
Regular Mirror
3.2 Optional Reverse Camera
When you select reverse gear, the rear-view monitor will automatically display the (optional)
reverse camera.
Not in reverse
In reverse
3.3 Automatically Adjusting Brightness
The brightness of the screen varies with ambient light to give the driver a clear image when
reversing.
Weak Light
Strong Light
3.4 Start-Up & Shut Down
Once your vehicle has powered up, your mirror monitor will start-up within 3 seconds and the
DVR (digital video recorder) will automatically start recording.
Once your vehicle is powered off, your rear view mirror will shut-down within 12 seconds.
While your vehicle is powered, you can turn off the screen by pressing the power button in the
centre bottom of the mirror or press it again to turn the screen back on.
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3.5 Date
It is recommended to set the date and time so they can be accurately captured on your
recordings for future reference. To set the date and time, ensure the DVR is not recording, press
“MENU” on the remote control. Press “MODE” to switch to “SETTINGS” menu, then switch to
“DATE SET” by selecting “up” or “DOWN”. Press the “REC” button to enter into “DATE SET” then
use “MODE” to switch between year, month, day, minute and second. Use “UP” and “DOWN”
buttons to adjust the date and time. Press the “REC” button to finish and save your settings.
3.6 Language
A range of languages are available for you to select to operate the product easily.
To select your language, when the DVR is not recording, press “MENU” on the remote. Press
“MODE” to switch to “SETTINGS” menu, then switch to “LANGUAGES” by pressing “UP” or
“DOWN”. Press the “REC” button to enter into “LANGUAGES”, use “UP” and “DOWN” to choose
the language you need. Press the “REC” button to finish and save your settings.
3.7 Video Resolution
Your DVR has two video resolutions for you
to select, either VGA or 720P. Selecting
VGA will extend the memory of your Micro
SD card however it will create a lower
resolution file.
To select resolution, ensure the DVR is
not recording. Press the “MENU” button
on the remote, press “MODE” to enter the
settings menu, select “MP”, use “UP” and “DOWN” buttons to switch to either “VGA” or “720P”,
press the “REC” button to confirm your settings and exit.
3.8 Set the video recording time
The DVR can record video in blocks of “1
minute”, “2minutes”, “5minutes” and “off”
for customers to choose.
To select the video recording time, ensure
the DVR is not recording, press “MENU”
on the remote to enter the settings menu,
press “MODE” to switch to “RECORDING
TIME” menu, use “UP” and “DOWN” buttons to switch among “1 minute”, “2minutes”,
“5minutes” and “off”, press the “REC” button to confirm your settings and exit.
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3.9 Recording Source
The DVR has “front camera recording”,
“rear camera recording” and “dual
camera recording” modes for to suit your
preference.
To select camera/s to record from, ensure
the DVR is not recording, press the “MENU”
button on the remote to enter the settings
menu, press “MODE” to switch to “RECORD MODE” menu, use “UP” and “DOWN” buttons to
switch between “front camera recording”, “rear camera recording” and “dual camera recording”
and “off”, press the “REC” button to save your settings and exit.
3.10 Voice Recording
The DVR has the ability to record video without sound in order to save memory space.
To enable or disable voice recording, ensure the DVR is not recording, press the “MENU” button
on the remote to enter the settings menu, press “MODE” to switch to “SETTING” menu, use “UP”
and “DOWN” buttons to switch to “RECORD AUDIO” menu. Press “REC” to enter and use “UP”
and “DOWN” buttons to select “ON” or “OFF”. Press the “REC” button to confirm your selections
and exit.
3.11 Video Recording
After starting the car, the DVR will automatically start recording video.
The “REC” on the top left corner of the screen starts flashing. Press the “REC” button on the
remote to manually stop or restart video recording.
Start recording
Stop recording
Press the “down” button to switch the video input display.
Forward camera video
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Reverese camera video
Press the “PIP” button to view two video sources which can be displayed on the screen at the
same time.
Forward camera video
Forward & reverese video displayed
Forward camera video
Reverese camera video
3.12 Motion Detection
Setting Motion Detection restricts your camera to recording only when it senses motion. To
enable motion detection ensure the DVR is not recording, press the “MENU” button on the
remote to enter the settings menu, press “MODE” to switch to “SETTING” menu, use “UP” and
“DOWN” to switch to “MOTION DETECTION” press the “REC” button to enter and use “UP” and
“DOWN” to select “ON” or “OFF” motion detection. Press the “REC” button exit and confirm your
settings.
3.13 G-sensor and sensitivity
When the DVR detects strong sudden movement (eg during an accident or incident) it can
automatically save the current video and ensure it can’t be overwritten for later viewing. These
video files will be saved on the Micro SD card and will not be deleted or overwritten by loop
recording.
Note: Your Micro SD card can only save fifteen G-sensor files. When G-sensor files reach more
than 15, the DVR will begin to write over the oldest files, keeping the most recent 15 G-sensor
saved incidents.
To enable G-sensor recording, ensure the DVR is not recording, press the “MENU” button on the
remote to enter the settings menu, press “MODE” to switch to “SETTING” menu, use “UP” and
“DOWN” to switch to “G-sensor”, press “REC” to enter and use “UP” and “DOWN” to buttons to
select G-sensor sensitivity or turn off G-sensor.
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3.14 Playback Mode
To enter Playback mode, press the “mode” button to switch to playback mode, press the “UP”
and “DOWN” buttons to select the video file.
Press “REC” to play/stop the video.
Press “MENU” to enter the delete video menu, press “REC” to delete the current video.
3.15 Photo Mode
To set your DVR to Still Photo Mode, ensure the DVR is not recording, press the “MODE” menu
on the remote to enter picture mode. Press the “MENU” button to set the picture “resolution” in
the “MP” menu, press “REC” button to manually take pictures after completing your settings.
3.16 Storing separate video source files
Video files of multiple connected cameras recorded are separately saved into two files on
the Micro SD card. When you remove the Micro SD card from the mirror and read it on your
computer, the card will show two folders - “DCIMA” and “DCIMB”. The “DCIMA” folder will show
videos from the front camera and the “DCIMB” folder will show videos from the rear camera.
3.17 Formatting Micro SD Card
It is possible to format your Micro SD card from the DVR - please note, formatting the card will
erase all content on the Micro SD card.
To format your Micro SD card, ensure the DVR is not recording, press the “MENU” button on
the remote to enter the settings menu, press “MODE” to switch to “SETTING” menu, use “UP”
and “DOWN” to switch to “Format”. Press the “REC” button. The screen will display a window
asking if you wish to “FORMAT SD CARD”, select “YES”. Press the “REC” button to confirm your
settings and format the card.
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Australian Residents - Warranty Terms & Conditions:
Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law.
You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any
other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired
or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a
major failure.
This warranty is provided in addition to your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.
Directed Electronics warrants that this product is free from defects in material and workmanship
for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase or for the period stated on the packaging.
This warranty is only valid where you have used the product in accordance with any
recommendations or instructions provided by Directed Electronics.
This warranty excludes defects resulting from alterations of the product, accident, misuse,
abuse or neglect.
In order to claim the warranty, you must return the product to the retailer from which it was
purchased or if that retailer is part of a National network, a store within that chain, along with
satisfactory proof of purchase. The retailer will then return the goods to Directed Electronics.
Directed Electronics will repair, replace or refurbish the product at its discretion. The retailer will
contact you when the product is ready for collection. All costs involved in claiming this warranty,
including the cost of the retailer sending the product to Directed Electronics, will be borne by
you.
Directed Electronics Address: 44 Translink Drive, Keilor Park Victoria Australia 3042
Ph: +61 03 8331 4800
Email: [email protected]
www.parkmate.com.au
www.directed.com.au
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