Blackvue DR650S - change left side button to turn on wifi?

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  1. matt kime

    matt kime New Member

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    I have a Blackvue DR650S-2Ch that I'm very happy with aside from one problem - if you touch the left hand side it turns audio recording on and off. I find this mostly useless. I'd rather that it turn wifi on and off. Is it possible to change the functionality of the switch?

    thanks,
    matt
     
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    As wifi on/off is located on the side with power, rear-cam and the cover for the SD-card, there's litteraly no need for the wifi-feature on the left. ;)

    Instead, go into the options of the camera and change it to Manual Recording, if needed, that way you can either choose to have voice recording on - constantly - or mute the audiofeed to the cam.
     
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    >there's litteraly no need for the wifi-feature on the left.

    Thats literally not true if you install the tamper proof case which blocks access to everything on the right side of the device

    https://www.blackvue.com/tamper-proof-case/
     
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    Well, knock yourself out then. What do you think the tamperproof case is for? Not tampering the cam... So why should you have access to the wifi? It's a locked-in state if you fit the case.
     
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    Nothing to contribute but smart comments. Got it.

    Perhaps someone else has helpful information.
     
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    I totally understand the need to turn WiFi off & on. I have to myself due to a bit of a design flaw with the whole "Cloud" thing. Luckily, I don't have the anti-tamper thingy.

    I'd love to be able to reprogram the proximity sensing switch myself, since I see zero value in an audio off/on switch. But alas, there appears no current option available. Maybe in some future firmware, but I wouldn't hold my breath. If I had the option, I'd love to be able to program that to manually enable/disable the parking mode motion detector, so when I'm parked at home I can leave it off (thus not filling my card with useless videos every time an insect buzzed by), but I could turn it on when at the local mall.

    Is it feasible to maybe drill a hole in the anti-tamper thingy to allow access to that one button, but still protect the power/SD? Maybe some sort of spring-loaded plunger you could retrofit (or a tiny hole and a toothpick). :)
     
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    My main interesting in turning on and off wifi -

    A) Longer battery life with wifi off
    B) The camera needs to be checked on a regular basis to make sure its working.

    Perhaps I can help address the problem by going after B. I'm just not crazy about the voice saying that its turned on and off. Maybe a simple beep would be better? Although I'm not sure if thats possible.
     
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    Your idea of the proximity-sensor is fully understandable, but as it is, this is not possible. So if you need such a feature, you either have to reprogramme it yourself or file a bug to Blackvue / Pittasoft, and cross your toes that in some future FW-release this will happen.

    The "Wifi On" or "Wifi Off"-speak is NOT currently possible to turn off. I wondered the same, but going thru the voice-feedback settings, no such thing is to be found. I've completely muted all the feedbacks, except event-beeps.
    It has brought a lot more silence to my car, instead of hearing recording mode changes, powering down, Blackvue for your safe driving, Starting normal recording etc etc.

    Perhaps one day, the Wifi On / Off will be able to be muted as well.
     
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    Isn't this prompt included in the "cloud related" voice guidance? If you turn off those notifications, it should go away. At least it did for me. I get no voice prompts whatsoever at any time, even when restarting it. It runs completely silent.
     
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    I've turned off ALL voice-guidance prompts, it still informs me, when Wifi is being enabled / disabled.

    Code:
    [Tab3]
    LED1=1
    LED2=0
    NORMALCOLOR=7
    PARKINGCOLOR=7
    STARTVOICE=0
    NORMALSTARTVOICE=0
    EVENTSTARTVOICE=0
    CHANGERECORDMODEVOICE=0
    PARKINGMODEVOICE=0
    ENDVOICE=0
    CLOUDVOICE=0
    PARKINGEVENTVOICE=0
    VOLUME=65
    AVOUT=0
    SPEEDALERTVOICE=0
    userString=
    RearLED=0
    PSENSOR=1
    One could ofc do
    Code:
    VOLUME=0
    if i needed. But that defeats my idea of enabling one of the other prompts if needed.
     
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