Security and Dash cams - and Solar
We have a 2018 LEXOR. Pleasure-way vans built from 2016 forward have factory solar. We installed a Wyze ($20) security cam in our van. It works in our driveway (connected to our home wifi) and sends a text when motion or sound is detected. We can monitor it by remote viewing (app on phone) any time day or night (cam has Infared). The best part is that we connected the cam to the USB port on the GoPower solar panel, so it uses always-on(free) power, well, at least if there is sun. We live in California so for us it always has power.
Now, if you were to go boondocking, you would have to provide wifi by way of a hotspot or whatever.
We are interested in installing a dash cam, but also want to connect it to solar so that it doesn't drain our car battery or shut itself off. 2nd choice to solar would be to connect it to the chassis battery, which is replenished by solar. I have a query into Pleasure-way about where we might be able to connect the dash cam to solar. Possibly there is a always-on solar fuse to connect to in the fuse box. Probably though, we will have to connect under the ottoman.
I realize you asked about alarms but did you know that many new dash cams have alarms, text notices, and gps functions. We will be following responses here and also posting any info that we get from Pleasure-way.