About the Cobra SC201
Two cams in one
Two cams in one
Cobra's SC201 dual-camera dash cam makes keeping an eye on the road ahead and the backseat behind you easy. Plug the included power adapter into your vehicle's 12-volt power source and you're up and running. Enjoy resolution up to 1080p for dash cam footage, and a built-in infrared-enhanced rear-facing camera records solid video of your vehicle's interior, even in low light. You can monitor your dash cam's view on a built-in 2" display or you can access it on your phone, thanks to a wireless connection. And with the Drive Smarter app on your phone, Cobra opens up a host of extra features for a safer experience in the car.
Drive Smarter® app compatibility
Cobra made the SC201 with Bluetooth for easy integration with your phone. Using data from your phone's cellular plan, this cam can geo-tag your footage with time, date, location, and speed information. Additionally, your live connection with Cobra's online Drive Smarter community will give you a heads-up if speed cameras, red light cameras, or live police locations are in play nearby. Remotely access all your recorded video on Drive Smarter cloud storage.
Mount it in a convenient spot
This compact camera system and its adhesive-backed mount won't crowd your field of vision when you're driving. The fully automated camera system will start recording once the engine is turned on and it'll stop when the engine is turned off. Beyond that, the cam is loop-recording to document any incidents on the road. And if you're involved in an accident, the SC201's built-in G-Sensor will detect sudden acceleration or a collision, then save the critical footage.
- compact Quad HD dash cam with 2" display and built-in second infrared camera
- vehicle power adapter and quick-release mount included
- front-facing video resolution up to 1080p
- Wi-Fi for remote viewing
- Bluetooth capability for use with smartphones
- built-in GPS
- Cobra's Drive Smarter app gives you:
- red light camera alerts
- speed camera alerts
- live police location alerts
- shared radar alerts
- location tagging on every event
- Bluetooth-powered video geo-tagging
- G-sensor incident detection
- 140-degree viewing angle
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # SC201
What's in the box:
- Dash/interior camera w/ built-in GPS
- Camera mount w/ adhesive backing
- 16GB Micro-SD card (installed in camera)
- 11' DC power cord w/ lighter adapter on one end and a micro-B USB connector on other end (5VDC/2.5A output)
- 8.5" USB Cable (type-A on one end / micro-B on other end)
- Spare adhesive pad
- Quickstart guide
- Product & Safety Information
- Warranty registration card
- Cobra Tech Support information
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Overview: The Cobra SC201 dash and interior camera provides a continuous recording of the road ahead and can even warn you of upcoming red light cameras, speed cameras, and police enforcement locations via the iRadar app. The dash camera also includes an interior-facing camera with IR LEDs, providing a clear view of your vehicle's interior. A built-in G-sensor can detect impacts and will automatically protect the footage around that time. Built-in GPS will also embed location, time and date information into the recorded video, protecting your side of the story in the event of an accident.
HD Video: The SC201 dash camera records video at 1080p resolution for crystal clear recordings. Additional resolutions are available (1080p and 720p) for increased storage capacity. Designed for set-and-forget operation, the unit will turn on and start recording each time power is applied to it, or by pressing and holding the top-panel On/Off button. When power is removed, the dash-cam will safely stop recording and shut down.
Interior Camera & LCD Screen: The dash camera features an interior-facing camera and a 2" LCD screen. The LCD screen can be used to display the interior camera image, as well as for playback of recorded video. Settings and options can also be viewed on the 2" LCD screen. The interior camera includes IR (Infrared) LEDs for improved interior viewing at night and in low-light conditions.
Continuous Loop Recording: Forward-looking video footage is recorded to the included 16GB micro-SD card (expandable to 256GB) in a continuous loop fashion, with the oldest footage getting overwritten when the card becomes full. Footage is stored in 1, 2, or 3 minute clips, making it easier for reviewing and transferring to a computer for editing. A built-in microphone allows the surrounding audio to be recorded along with video.
- Emergency Recordings: If an impact or collision is detected, that recorded video will be saved in the Emergency Recordings file and won't be overwritten by the Continuous Loop Recording mode.
- Emergency Record Button: An Emergency Record button on the side of the camera lets you manually capture and save video that won't be overwritten by the Continuous Loop Recording feature.
- Photos: An on-screen "camera" icon lets you easily take a snap-shot of the camera's current view, which is stored in the camera's Photo Folder.
Wide View: The Cobra dash camera provides a 140˚ wide-angle view of the road and peripherals.
G-Sensor: The SC201 features a built-in accelerometer that can sense an impact or collision, and will automatically protect video footage around the time. The G-sensor features 3 sensitivity settings, with 1 being the most sensitive and 3 the least, or can be turned off completely.
Parking Mode & Motion Detection: The Cobra dash camera can monitor your vehicle while parked, if connected to a constant power source. The camera will monitor its surroundings, while the G-sensor can detect an impact to the vehicle. If motion or an impact is detected, the SC201 will save 1 min video clips as long as the activity is being detected.
Note: Parking Mode & Motion Detection are only available if the camera's included lighter-adapter power cord is connected to a power socket that has constant power, providing +12V when the vehicle is Off. An optional Cobra Hardwire Kit (sold separately) can be used to connect to the fuse box for +12V power.
GPS: A GPS antenna, built into the dash camera, lets you have your exact location, time, and date stamped to the camera's recorded video footage.
Lane Departure & Collision Warning: The Cobra dash camera can provide audible and visual warnings if you approach a lane boundary, or if you are rapidly approaching another vehicle or obstacle in the road ahead.
Microphone & Speaker: The Cobra dash-cam features a built-in speaker and microphone, allowing audio to be recorded along with video, if desired.
Voice Announcements: When your connected smartphone is running the iRadar App, the camera can give you verbal warnings provided by the app, such as approaching red-light and speed-cameras, user-reported police and radar use in the area, accidents, and more.
Micro-B USB: A micro-B USB port lets you connect the SC201 to your computer for downloading captured video clips.
Dual-Band Wi-Fi: The SC201 features built-in dual-band WiFi for connection the cloud for video management and software updates.
Drive Smarter App: Downloading the Drive Smarter App to your smartphone, available from the Apple App and Google Play Stores, lets you connect to the SC201 via Bluetooth, letting you view, edit, and share captured video footage from your smartphone. Other features include:
- Cloud Video Management: Lets you view your camera's footage from your phone without a physical connection to the camera or your computer. Previously shot video can be downloaded to the phone for viewing, as well.
- Live-View: Lets you receive a live video stream to your phone when it's connected to the camera's WiFi network.
- MayDay: Cobra's MayDay feature lets you create an emergency contact that can be notified when the camera's G-sensor detects a severe impact or collision. It will automatically upload your location and a MayDay notice to the assigned contact.
- Over-Air Firmware Updates: The Drive Smarter App lets you wirelessly update the camera with the latest firmware.
iRadar App: The iRadar App, available from the Apple App and Google Play Stores, lets you share and receive real-time driver alerts with other drivers. Warnings include: Red light camera locations, speed traps, caution areas, and more.