Back-up Cameras

Why invest in a backup camera?

If your car is newer than 2017, chances are you already have a back-up camera.  In May 2018 it became law for all passenger vehicles and trucks weighing less than 10,000 pounds to come with factory rearview monitoring equipment.

This technology is not exclusively for newer vehicles however, any vehicle can be updated with the addition of reasonably priced rearview cameras.

The camera allows for a wide-angle view of anything directly behind the car and in blind spots that would be impossible to see with rearview mirrors.

Not only does this system help with confidently backing into parking spaces, or backing out of tight spots, but it could potentially save the life of a small child or animal that is otherwise in danger of being unseen.

 

The technology keeps advancing! Until we all have self-driving cars, here’s a list of add-ons that won’t break the bank:

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Back up Cameras: the newest standard in vehicle safety

Rear-view Cameras

Voxx ACA 800    $209 installed

KEY FEATURES
  • Dual Mount Options: Bolt-on plate frame style and surface-mount style brackets make installation a breeze.
  • Wide-angle Vision: 150° viewing angle offers great visibility with virtually zero blind spots.
  • Sight in Low Light: High-sensitivity optics provide excellent low-light performance for maximum visibility after dark.
  • Mirrored Mode: Optional mirrored mode means the camera can be positioned at the front or rear of the vehicle.
  • IP67 Waterproof: Camera is fully sealed inside a water-tight casing rated for immersion up to 1m.
  • Guide Grid: Distance measurements are displayed as a grid overlay to assist with tricky parking.

Voxx ACA 502       $249 installed

KEY FEATURES
  • High Performance 1089 HD CCD
  • Easy-to-mount Low Profile Metal Housing
  • Can be used in Front or Rear of Vehicle
  • Selectable Image: Normal/Mirror
  • Selectable Parking Lines: ON/OFF
  • 180° Viewing Angle
  • Low Light Sensitivity <0.1 Lux
  • Waterproof IP68 Rated
  • Video – NTSC/PAL
  • 1-year warranty

Don’t have an existing monitor?

There are a few options to add a monitor to your vehicle:

  • We can install the camera along with an aftermarket rearview mirror containing a small monitor, such as the Momento R-1000,  Crimestopper  or Voxx Adas RVM740

 

  • We can install the camera along with a touch screen radio with rear inputs, such as the ilxW650.

Voxx Adas back-up camera

$249 installed to existing monitor

KEY FEATURES

  • High Performance 1089 HD CCD
  • Easy-to-mount Low Profile Metal Housing
  • Can be used in Front or Rear of Vehicle
  • Selectable Image: Normal/Mirror
  • Selectable Parking Lines: ON/OFF
  • 180° Viewing Angle
  • Low Light Sensitivity <0.1 Lux
  • Waterproof IP68 Rated
  • Video – NTSC/PAL

Advantages of Backup Cameras

Clearly, the most obvious benefit of a rear-facing camera is that it helps avert injury-causing and potentially fatal backover accidents by expanding your field of vision, particularly below the rear window or trunk level. Cameras also increase your ability to see beyond the width of a mirror’s image, helping to eliminate blind spots. But in addition to helping protect people and property behind a vehicle, cameras have a number of other benefits as well.

For example, backup cameras can help you park more quickly and safely. Rear-facing cameras give the driver a much clearer and more accurate view of obstacles behind the car, and most backup systems include a warning tone that lets you know when you’re getting too close to an object.

Almost all backup cameras feature on-screen guidelines: two parallel lines that help direct you into or out of parking spaces more easily. Some also feature a middle line that can help you keep the vehicle centered in the space. Modern color displays allow the system to change the color of the guidelines from green to yellow to red as you get closer to an obstruction. And that, combined with an audible warning from rear-facing sensors, can be very useful in preventing backover accidents.

If you tow a trailer, a backup camera can be especially helpful. The camera gives you a close-up view of the trailer as you line it up with your vehicle’s hitch, while line color and audible sensors keep you posted on distance.

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Source: Peter Gareffa,  Edmunds.com

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Don’t be caught off guard!

Blind Spot Detection Systems (BSDs) can save lives. BSDs warn drivers when an object, person, or vehicle is in their blind spot.

iBeam TE-BSDK Blind Spot Detection Kit

  • Simple 4 wire connection
  • Reduce accidents and help the driver be more alert
  • Waterproof connection to protect them from the elements
  • Adjustable sensitivity
  • Buzzer with a hi-low-off
  • Sensors are not designed to be used with metal bumpers
The newest cars on the market come equipped with cameras and sensors. This is no longer a luxury add-on, but instead a standard safety feature. Back-up cameras and sensors can save you money and heartache by avoiding collisions. Cameras can also make maneuvering a trailer much less frustrating.
Most cameras can be interfaced with an existing monitor or an aftermarket rear-view mirror with a built-in screen. Call today to find the perfect solution for your vehicle!

How it works

In-Mirror Backup Camera

The R1 mirror has a hidden environment sensor that will automatically adjust the brightness of the LCD in different lighting.

When you shift into reverse gear, the Momento R1 screen comes to life, showing you what is happening at the front and rear of your vehicle.

The Momento R1 also has parking lines to provide guidance when approaching a nearby object.