A119 PRO discharges car battery, car won't start

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The hardware kit I purchased allowed my A119 PRO to discharge the battery after several days of not driving. So, I had to break out the battery charger to get it going.

Is that normal? Is there a way to correct this problem and still use the camera in parking mode?

I am using "Mini 0801 A119 A119S A118 A118C A118C2 B40 WR1 Car Camera Hardwire Kit" purchased directly from Viofo.
 

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If you had parking mode switched off, and your hardwire is permanent live (making cam run at standard recording), it's quite possible accompanied to a car battery that may be a few years old, that it could run the battery down too far?

Or maybe something completely unrelated to the dashcam/hardwire that's draining the battery
 
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New car, first time I left it for a week without driving while it was in parking mode, first time for dead battery. I'm pretty sure its the hardware kit.
 

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New car, first time I left it for a week without driving while it was in parking mode, first time for dead battery. I'm pretty sure its the hardware kit.
Almost all new cars have a continuous power drain to maintain the electronics (remote start, clocks, proximity sensors for key less entry, etc. all require power continuously). This in conjunction with a dash cam in parking mode could easily deplete the battery after a week of no driving - even when everything is working as it should.
 

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