Exploring the Different Types of Backup Cameras

Exploring the Different Types of Backup Cameras

Understanding the Importance of Backup Cameras

Understanding the importance of a back-up camera is key to ensuring driving safety. Reverse cameras can significantly improve a driver's rear view and overall safety, effectively preventing accidents and collisions. They provide drivers with a clear view of the rear when backing up and parking, eliminating blind spots and potential hazards. By providing real-time, clear images, reversing cameras provide drivers with invaluable assistance in making every reversing maneuver safer, more accurate and more efficient. Installing a reversing camera not only protects pedestrians and other road users, it also gives drivers greater confidence and peace of mind.

Accidents while backing up are a very serious problem. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 210 people are killed and another 15,000 are injured each year when they are struck by a backing driver. Children are most at risk because they are often out of sight of rearview mirrors. Nearly one-third of all deaths of children under the age of 5 occur in backing accidents.

NHTSA data also suggests that if all U.S. vehicles were equipped with rearview cameras, approximately 60 lives could be saved each year.

Whether you're looking for increased safety or a clearer view when backing into a garage or lining up a trailer hitch, a backing camera can help simplify your maneuvers. Installing a back-up camera not only makes driving safer, it also improves the ease of parking and backing up, giving drivers more confidence and peace of mind.

What does a back-up camera do?

When you put your vehicle in reverse, the reversing camera shows what's behind you. Through the display on your dashboard, center console or rearview mirror, the camera shows full-color, real-time images of important blind spots behind you. It prevents you from hitting other vehicles, adults, children, animals, bicycles and belongings.

If your vehicle is not equipped with a back-up camera, there are many aftermarket systems that can be retrofitted. Most cameras can be integrated with a touchscreen display panel, even if it doesn't have navigation capabilities. For some products, you don't need a built-in display to utilize this life-saving technology.

RV Reversing camera

Often referred to as "box" cameras, our popular back-up cameras are used in a variety of applications, including RVs, fifth wheels, trailers, construction equipment, and agricultural equipment. These cameras feature a compact design with a 120-degree wide-angle field of view, an adjustable U-shaped mounting bracket, and a sunshade to ensure flexibility and convenience during installation. Waterproof housings and automatic night vision LEDs provide reliable protection and excellent performance in low-light environments.

Our product line also offers a variety of optional features, such as high-resolution CCD lenses, grid lines to help drivers accurately determine the distance of objects behind them, and more rugged, heavy-duty versions with more LEDs to provide brighter visual aids. Some models also have an integrated microphone or audio input, allowing you to hear your surroundings while reversing. In addition, a white housing option is available (black is standard), as well as a dual-camera version that allows you to view the trailer hitch location with one camera and keep an eye on road traffic with the other. The versatility of these features is designed to ensure that no matter what your needs are, you'll find a reversing camera solution that best suits your vehicle and usage scenario.

License Plate Cameras

Our these cameras are designed to be mounted above the rear license plate of almost any vehicle, whether it's a car, truck, RV, camper, or trailer, as long as the license plate meets standard U.S. dimensions. All LP Series cameras are equipped with automatic night vision LEDs to ensure a clear view in low light conditions.

Our product line offers a wide variety of options, including high-resolution CCD lenses in low-profile versions designed for states that require unobstructed license plates. There's also a gridline feature to help drivers accurately determine the distance to objects behind them, as well as a choice of silver or black finishes to match the exterior style of different vehicles. A full-frame version is also available that integrates the camera directly into the license plate frame, making installation easier and neater.

These diversely designed reversing camera solutions not only meet the needs of a wide range of vehicles, but also ensure increased driving safety and convenience, giving you greater peace of mind and precision when reversing.

Bumper Camera

Bumper back-up cameras are compact in design and can be mounted within the bumper itself. Many modern cars and trucks already have a removable widget to mount these cameras. For older vehicles, we offer a drill bit for a smooth, unobtrusive and flush mount!

Mini Camera

These reversing cameras are the size of an ice cube! They are commonly used on bicycles, motorcycles, and motorized wheelchairs but have many other uses due to their compact size. They include a small standard mounting bracket. There are also optional mounts for bicycle handlebars or power wheelchairs.

side-view camera

These cameras are designed for larger vehicles with limited visibility or large blind spots, such as motorhomes, campers and semi-trucks. Large vehicles with side cameras make lane changes on the highway safer. Side cameras work in conjunction with rearview cameras, front-facing cameras and split-screen displays to allow you to see everything around your vehicle from any direction. These side cameras are most commonly used in RVs and trailers.

Options include high-resolution CCD lenses, white housing (black is standard), and a slim/low-profile design.

Waterproof Rear View Camera

While our standard cameras are designed for most typical weather conditions, certain applications may require our line of heavy duty cameras. These cameras are the most rugged cameras we carry; they are designed to take a lot of abuse and still work flawlessly. They can withstand marine/salt related corrosive environments, direct impact from hard objects such as rocks/trees, and even explosions! These cameras are designed for use on boats, ATVs, and SWAT/military vehicles.
The most common use is in the armored vehicle industry, where we give the occupants peace of mind by looking around them.

Dsah Cam

CarLogs are becoming increasingly popular for commercial drivers or those who commute miles every day. In the unfortunate event of an accident, a CarLog can provide hard evidence of exactly what happened and help you avoid costly legal battles related to insurance fraud, vandalism/theft, road rage, and more. The video is recorded on an SD card and can be monitored remotely from your smartphone or tablet.

In addition to the standard CarLog, we also have versions with dual swivel cameras that allow you to monitor the interior of your vehicle. These are also perfect for Uber/Lyft drivers!

Submersible Marine Camera

Our line of fully submersible marine cameras are designed for the marine environment. These heavy duty cameras are perfect for divers, fishing, salvage operations, or any other application that requires underwater video.