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Surfsight® Device Safety Instructions

Before You Begin

  • Read and follow the instructions and precautions in the Surfsight User Guide, the Surfsight Knowledge Base and the warnings set forth below when installing the Surfsight A1-12. Always refer to the vehicle manufacturer’s service manual for proper installation and wiring of any aftermarket devices, including the Surfsight A1-12. Failure to do so may result in property damage and/or personal injury.
  • Read and observe all warnings, cautions, and safety notices in the instructions and procedures. They provide information to avoid serious personal injury, damage to components or both.
  • Follow the vehicle’s maintenance, service, installation and diagnostic guidelines provided by the manufacturer of the vehicle.
  • Use special tools and safety equipment to avoid serious personal injury and damage to components.

Pre-Installation Warnings

WARNING: Only a properly qualified technician should install and maintain the Surfsight device(s). Any electrical work should be performed only by an MECP-certified or equivalent technician with an expertise in installing and troubleshooting advanced vehicle onboard components including multiplexed circuits. Lytx, Inc. disclaims all responsibility for any damages arising from improper installation and maintenance of the Surfsight device(s).

WARNING: The Surfsight device(s) interfaces with the vehicle’s computer systems to capture data for safety analysis. However, it should not interfere with any of the vehicle’s computer systems. If there is a malfunction of the vehicle’s computer systems after installation, contact Surfsight Technical Support Center at support@lytx.com. Lytx recommends that you do not drive the vehicle until the malfunction is resolved. Lytx, Inc. disclaims all responsibility for any damages arising from improper installation and maintenance of the Surfsight device(s).

WARNING: Pre-Installation Check

  • Before beginning the installation, turn the vehicle on. Verify that no Check Engine lights, error codes, or warnings appear on the gauge console, dashboard, or vehicle display. It may be necessary to cycle through displayed messages or screens to verify.
  • If any Check Engine lights, error codes, or warnings appear, identify the issue triggering such warnings and remedy such issue(s) prior to installation.
  • For installations with OBD-II network connections: The Surfsight device cannot be connected to the OBD-II network if another 3rd-party device is also connected to the same network. To proceed with the installation, verify that no other 3rd-party devices are connected to the OBD-II diagnostic port.

WARNING: Park the vehicle on a level surface before beginning any maintenance or installation. Block the wheels to prevent the vehicle from moving. Never work under a vehicle supported only by jacks as jacks can slip and fall over.

WARNING: Substituting or supplementing components may impair suitability and performance. If you are missing any components contact Surfsight Technical Support at support@lytx.com.

Mounting the Surfsight Device

WARNING: Before mounting the bracket and device, consult the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations and any applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws that may restrict mounting devices on a vehicle’s windshield or other locations in a vehicle.

WARNING: Some countries/regions have adopted laws that restrict locations where objects can be attached to the vehicle windshield. Always refer to any applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws that concern mounting devices on vehicle windshields or other locations in a vehicle before choosing a mounting location.

CAUTION: An improperly positioned device can reduce program effectiveness.

Wiring Safety Warnings

WARNING: All wires that carry electrical current to the Surfsight device(s) must be fused. Failure to fuse the power, ground, and ignition wires can lead to serious personal injury and/or property damage. If any wires or cables containing fuses/fuse boxes need to be cut or otherwise shortened, always be certain to replace such fuses/fuse boxes or install new ones.

WARNING: Wire Protection: Take all necessary measures to protect all wire runs through a metal surface with a grommet or other device and all wire runs outside the vehicle cab with a loom. Always protect against wire fatigue and harness abrasion by properly attaching wires at closely spaced intervals, while avoiding contact with sharp edges or doing anything else that might result in exposed wires. All wires should be secured with tie wraps at least every one foot (30 cm/300 mm) or less. Do not over-tighten any tie wraps.

WARNING: Only approved wire connection methods are recommended. Refer to the vehicle manufacturer’s service manual to determine if soldering, sealing crimp connections, Add-A-Circuit, Posi-Tap, sealing butt connections, or OEM connections to open connection ports are approved. Never use plier tap products such as insulation displacement connectors (i.e. ScotchLoc connectors) when installing the Surfsight device(s).

WARNING: Never wire the Surfsight device(s) in a manner that shares a connection with another aftermarket product in the vehicle. Independent connections should always be used.

WARNING: Make certain that neither the wiring cables nor your installation activities interferes with any airbag-related mechanisms or otherwise risks affecting airbag deployment. Consult the vehicle manufacturer for the location of any airbag sensors and systems and restrictions that may apply.

CAUTION: You may need to remove the window and door trim to route the cable underneath. These typically snap on and off using special clips. In vehicles with side and curtain airbags, the clips are often one-time use and may need to be replaced after removal. Please refer to the vehicle service manual for information.

Maintenance

After installation has been completed, inspection and maintenance should be regularly performed every time normal preventative maintenance is performed on the vehicle and anytime the Surfsight device or its wiring and electrical connections are moved, re-installed or otherwise altered from their initial installation.

Take these steps:

  1. Visually inspect all electrical cables for pinches, fraying or wear. Electrical cables that are pinched or frayed may be found on vehicles where the electrical connection was incorrectly installed. Further, cables and wires may become worn or exposed over time due to contact with sharp edges or objects and when impacted by other electronic work, mechanical work, or installations. If any actual or potential cable/wire damage is detected, necessary repairs should be performed, potentially including re-installation of the Surfsight device.
  2. Visually inspect all electrical connections to ensure they are fully secured. Electrical connections may not be fully secured if the connection was incorrectly installed. They may also be loosened when impacted by other electrical work, mechanical work, or installations.
  3. Visually inspect all wire and wire terminations to ensure they are proper and undamaged. Ensure that all wiring is undamaged and that all wire terminations are in conformance with guidelines provided for the installation of the Surfsight device.

Driver Safety Warnings

WARNING: In order to reduce the potential danger of injuries, the driver and front passenger must always be correctly seated with seat belts correctly fastened when operating the vehicle.

DISCLAIMER: The Surfsight device is a driver aid only, not a substitute for a safe, conscientious driver. The Surfsight device cannot compensate for a driver who is distracted, inattentive or impaired by fatigue, drugs or alcohol. Whether or not the Surfsight device is in use, it is always the responsibility of the driver to take appropriate corrective action. In certain circumstances, the ability for the Surfsight device to issue a warning, including a visual and/or audible alert, may be limited. Never wait for the device to provide a warning before taking measures to avoid an accident. Failure to do so can result in serious personal injury or death or severe property damage.

Always, it is the driver’s responsibility to:

  • Use safe driving techniques
  • Exercise proper judgment
  • Maintain a safe speed and distance between vehicles l Take measures to avoid an accident
  • Comply with all applicable laws and regulations

WARNING: The ability for the Surfsight device to issue a warning, including a visual and/or audible alert may be limited. In certain conditions, including inclement weather, low visibility, certain road conditions (including poor lane markings, construction zones, dirt roads, heavy or complicated traffic, and curvy and winding roads), the Surfsight device may have limited to no functionality. Further, certain factors within the vehicle, including the body positioning of the driver and/or passengers and other in-vehicle equipment, can impact the ability for the Surfsight device to issue a warning. The Surfsight device may not detect certain objects such as motorcyclists, bicyclists or pedestrians even in the most ideal conditions. Always keep the lens and view of the Surfsight device unobstructed and properly calibrated so as not to inhibit function. Driving in certain conditions or any interference with the Surfsight device can result in false, few or no warnings. The driver must always monitor traffic and surroundings and take measures to avoid an accident; failure to do so can result in serious personal injury or death or severe property damage.

WARNING: If the Surfsight device is not functioning properly at any time, please contact your supervisor and have the device inspected immediately to correct the issue. Whether or not the Surfsight device is functioning, it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain vehicle control; failure to do so can result in serious personal injury or death or severe property damage.

CAUTION: While cleaning the device or the vehicle cab, do not apply compressed air or cleaning solutions (such as Windex) to the Surfsight device. Usage of these products may cause damage to the device.

WARNING: The optional livestream feature may have an approximate delay of 10 seconds. Livestream should never be used to assist the driver in operating the vehicle. The driver is responsible for the safe operation of the vehicle at all times and must always take measures to avoid a collision.

Adherence to Applicable Local, State and Federal Laws

WARNING: Some countries/regions/jurisdictions have adopted, or may in the future adopt, laws that regulate or restrict the use of camera technology and/or some of the features available on the Surfsight device. You are responsible for complying with such laws, as Lytx, Inc. does not accept responsibility for your failure to do so.

WARNING: Some countries/regions/jurisdictions have adopted, or may in the future adopt, laws that prohibit objects from being mounted on a vehicle’s windshield or other locations in a vehicle. Always refer to any applicable laws that concern mounting devices on vehicle windshields before choosing a mounting location. You are responsible for complying with such laws, as Lytx, Inc. does not accept responsibility for your failure to do so.

USA Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Notice

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

CAUTION: Changes or modifications to this product not expressly approved by Lytx, Inc. could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.

NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

It is recommended that the antenna must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or radio transmitter.

CAUTION: Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation. To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, for mobile configurations, a separation distance of at least 20 cm must be maintained between the antenna of this device and all persons. This device must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

Canada – Industry Canada Notice

This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

Cet appareil est conforme aux normes RSS exemptes de licence d’Industrie Canada. Son utilisation est soumise aux deux conditions suivantes: (1) Cet appareil ne doit pas causer d’interférences nuisibles et (2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence reçue, y compris les interférences susceptibles de provoquer un fonctionnement indésirable.

Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.

CAUTION: Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation.To comply with RSS 102 RF exposure compliance requirements, for mobile configurations, a separation distance of at least 20 cm must be maintained between the antenna of this device and all persons. This device must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

Pour se conformer aux exigences de conformité 102 RSS RF exposition, pour des configurations mobiles, une distance de séparation d’au moins 20 cm doit être maintenue entre l’antenne de cet appareil et toutes les personnes. Cet appareil ne doit pas être co-localisés ou fonctionnant en conjonction avec une autre antenne ou transmetteur.

Suppliers Declaration of Conformance

We, Lytx, Inc., hereby declare that the product listed below, to which this Declaration of Conformity relates, is in conformity with the Standards and other Normative Documents listed below:

Manufacturer’s Name & Address:

Lytx, Inc.

9785 Towne Centre Drive

San Diego, CA 92121 USA

Declares that the following product: Product Name: Video Event Recorder Product Model:

  • A1-12

The product specified above carries the marking, by complying with the essential requirements and provisions. Conformity is based upon the following standards:

Manufacturer’s Contact:

Lytx, Inc.

9785 Towne Centre Drive

San Diego, CA 92121 USA

Phone Number: (858) 430-4000 Fax Number: (858) 430-4001 EMC & Radio:

CFR Title 47 FCC Part 15, Subpart B and C, Class B

Industry Canada ICES-003, Class B

Industry Canada RSS-Gen

Industry Canada RSS-210 (applicable only to cellular modem variant)

Industry Canada RSS-247

Mexico IFETEL

Mexico NOM-001-SCFI-19