Is a smart phone required in order to use my camera?
The CDR900 operates independently right out of the box. However in order to access advanced settings and features, the free Cobra DriveHD app on a smartphone is required.
What types of smartphones are compatible with the CDR 900?
The DriveHD app is available for both Android phones and iPhones.
Can I connect more than one camera to my smartphone?
You may connect up to 4 cameras to a single smartphone.
What is the largest micoSD card I can use?
The CDR 900 can accept microSD cards up to 64GB in size.
How long is the recording time?
Memory Card Size
1080P Recording Time
How long will the unit operate on internal battery power?
The CDR 900 records approximately 1.5 hours on internal battery power. In this mode the screen will go blank after 30 seconds to preserve battery life.
Does it record audio?
Yes, the CDR 900 records audio. Audio recording can be turned on and off. The default setting is ON.
How do I set the date and time?
Some settings are accessible only from the DriveHD app. In order to change the date/time and other advanced settings, please download the free Cobra DriveHD app into your smartphone. Then enable WiFi on the CDR 900 and connect to your phone via WiFi.
How can I reset my password?
A password can be assigned to the CDR 900 to prevent unauthorized access. The password is entered via the DriveHD app. If you forget the password, it can be cleared by resetting the CDR 900 to factory defaults:
- Press the MENU button on the CDR 900 to go to SETTINGS.
- Choose FACTORY RESET.
Can I upload video footage to the internet directly from my camera?
It is not possible to stream video footage directly to the internet. The quickest option is to set the camera for "local connection" in which it will save video into your Smartphone. After the video is saved you can then upload the video file from your phone.
Can the CDR 900 be accessed remotely with the Cobra DriveHD App?
Yes. Cloud mode configures the camera so that it connects directly to a Wifi router. The video is then streamed to a server and can be viewed from anywhere in the world on your smartphone. The camera does not record video while in cloud mode.
Can I access the CDR 900 remotely using a Computer?
It is not possible to access the CDR 900 from a computer. The Cobra DriveHD app is only available for smartphones.
Is the CDR 900 Bluetooth compatible?
In order to support advanced video features, the CDR 900 only offers WiFi connectivity. Bluetooth is not available.
I want to purchase a replacement SD card. What type should I get?
For best video quality, we recommend using a Class 10 SD card.
Why does it keep asking me for a password while trying to connect to my camera using driveHD "Local"?
Please check your phone's network settings, PROXY options should be turned off, otherwise it will prompt you to enter a password.