KENWOOD DRV-A100 - Dashboard Camera Quick Start Guide

KENWOOD DRV-A100 - Dashboard Camera Quick Start Guide

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KENWOOD DRV-A100 - Dashboard Camera Quick Start Guide

Parts Name and Functions

Parts Name and Functions - Device Overview

Parts Name

  1. Menu Button
  2. Up / Mute Button
  3. Record / OK Button
  4. Down / Screen Off Button
  5. File Protect Button
  6. AV Output
  7. Speaker
  8. DC-IN / Data Transfer Port
  9. Mounting Point
  10. Power Button
  11. microSD Card Slot
  12. Mode / Screen Shot Button
  13. Reset Status Button


Power Button
Press the button to turn the device on.
Press and hold the button for 3 seconds to turn the device off.

Status LED Indicator
Red: Power On, Red (Flashing): Recording, Blue: Charging

File Protect Button
Simply press the button to protect the current video file from overwriting.

Menu Button
Press this button to open the menu of the current mode. Press this button twice to enter the general setting menu.

Record / OK Button
In Video mode, press to start or stop recording. / In Photo mode, press to take a photo.
The confirm button used to select options in menus.

Mode / Screen Shot Button
This button allows you to navigate between video, photo and playback modes.
Screen Shot
While you are recording in video mode, press the button and you will be able to take a screenshot of the current frame.

Reset Button
On the rare occasions the device has a problem, use the reset button to shut down the device. Simply press the reset until the device turns off and press power button to turn on.

In-Vehicle Installation

  1. Insert microSD Card Into The Dash Cam
    The dash cam supports class 10 or above microSD card with 8GB to 32GB capacity. Follow the symbol as directed to insert the SD card. Do not remove or insert the memory card while the device is turned on. The microSD card is inserted as factory shipment condition.
  2. Connect The Dash Cam To The Suction Mount
    Make sure you align the camera within the mounting point for proper installation.
  3. Attach The Mount To The Windshield
    Select a location on the whindshield within wiping range where won't distract you. Then, put the suction mount in place and lock the mount.
    In-Vehicle Installation - Step 1 - Attach the mount to the wingshield
  4. Connect To Car Power Outlet
    Connect the cigar lighter adapter cable that is in the package to your vehicle's 12 V outlet. The vehicles ignition will let the camera turn on and record while connected to your vehicles 12 V outlet. When the vehicle is turned off, the camera will automatically shut down.
    In-Vehicle Installation - Step 2 - Connect to car power outlet
    12-24V DC
    In-Vehicle Installation - Connect to camera the power cable
  5. The First-Time Setup
    When connecting the power, the dash cam will turn on and display the first-time setup. Please set your language, time and date.
  6. First Time Use SD Card Format
    When the SD card is inserted into the device for the first time, the device will ask you to format the card.
  7. Start Recording Automatically
    After formatting the card, the dash cam will start recording and you are all set.

Feature & Support

Parking Mode

Access the VIDEO MENU by pressing the MENU button while in VIDEO MODE, and then turn the Parking Mode Sensor setting to On.

In parking mode, the device will stay in a standby mode in conjunction with our hardwire kit CA-DR1030 (optional accessory). It can detect an impact above the normal level, recording events that could damage your vehicle. Also, the hardwire kit has an automatic power cutoff function. When the device detects that the car battery is below a certain level, it will cut off power to prevent draining the battery.

For More Information

For detailed operations and information, refer to the INSTRUCTION MANUAL on the following website:
or contact your dealer/JVCKENWOOD service center.

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Documents / Resources


Download manual

Here you can download full pdf version of manual, it may contain additional safety instructions, warranty information, FCC rules, etc.

Download KENWOOD DRV-A100 - Dashboard Camera Quick Start Guide


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