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Buyer’s Guide

Buyer's
Guide

Why Do You Need a Backup Camera System?

Your safety is our number one priority with all of our backup camera systems. From helping you back up in difficult situations, to making it easier to manage a trailer, and everything in-between, rear cameras give any operator the extra visibility they need to protect themselves, their vehicles, and the people around them.

All vehicles, especially large vehicles including minivans and pickup trucks, require backup cameras to eliminate blind spots. Consumer Reports recommends installing aftermarket backup camera systems on all vehicles to increase convenience and safety by eliminating dangerous blind zones.

Reverse Camera Applications for All VehiclesEvery type of vehicle needs a rearview camera to increase safety and peace of mind. An aftermarket backup camera can address specific vehicle risks and cover for common operator oversights.

  • RV'S

  • Buses

  • Cargo Vans

  • Trucks

  • Emergency Vehicles

  • Pickup Trucks

  • Industrial Vehicles

  • Agricultural Vehicles

  • Cars

WIRED OR WIRELESS: What’s Right for You? This is the first question you face when buying a backup camera system. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Here are some pro tips to help with this important question.

WIRED CAMERA SYSTEMS

In wired backup camera systems your camera/monitor is connected to a multiplexer/power harness. A cable is run the length of the vehicle connecting the components, and only one power source is needed.

Power

Only one power source is needed in our wired systems

Easily configurable

customize your system with additions such as a mobile DVR or sensors

No size limitations

works perfectly on vehicles of any length

WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEMS

In wireless reverse camera systems, both the camera and monitor are attached to a power source, but the two components are attached to each other with a wireless transmitter. A large wireless range allows these systems to be used on long vehicles or a trailer.

Simple

Fewer wires means less drilling

Quick install

No cabling to run through the vehicle cuts installation time in half

Perfect for trailers

Works perfectly on vehicles of any length

Fleet Ready

Easily swap wireless components between different trailers and cabs

What Type of Backup Camera System Do You Need?

Our keystone backup camera system, the one that’s been our most popular safety solution for over a decade, includes one backup camera mounted on the rear of the vehicle. Depending on the size of your vehicle and application, you may need more than one reverse camera.

A second backup camera also mounts onto the rear of the vehicle, increasing your visibility and reducing dangerous blind spots. This setup gives the operator two separate video feeds.

Three camera setups are ideal for operators using trailers, large trucks, RVs, buses, or other hefty vehicles.

Our four camera systems usually feature two rear view cameras and two side cameras. As the name suggests, side cameras mount on the side of the vehicle, usually low and toward the front. These helpful additions provide operators with a clear view of both sides. Side cameras assist with lane changes and parking. A four camera setup provides the ultimate protection.

Mobile DVR’S

Mobile DVR’s allow operators to record all cameras mounted on their vehicles. This recorded footage is invaluable for a multitude of reasons including insurance purposes, proof of accidents, fleet tracking and fleet management. In addition to features such as built-in G-Sensors and GPS tracking, specific DVR models feature live video remote viewing. This means that a fleet manager can easily view and download footage even while vehicles are on the road!

Perfect For Fleets

Mobile DVR's are perfect for fleet managers by providing footage of accidents and information on vehicles' whereabouts and driving routes. This information is essential for managing vehicles and drivers and is an incredible help for insurance reasons. Compare the cost of the DVR to the information it provides and it really is a no brainer!

What is a Dash Camera?

Dash cameras are onboard video recording devices that mount to a vehicle's windshield and record everything out the front windshield.
Dash cams are very useful for the following situations:

How Does a Car Dash Camera Work?

Most dash cams plug straight into the vehicles cigarette lighter, but they can also be hard-wired into the existing electrical system and mounted in the front of the car. Many dash cams are automated, they start/stop recording when the driver turns the vehicle on/off. In addition, many dash cams automatically loop and record over the oldest footage after hitting the memory limit. This means that a dash cam, once installed, can be left alone until access to recent footage is necessary.

What to Look For in a Dash Camera

Video Quality

First and foremost you want to make sure that the footage is as high quality as it can be. The higher the pixel count, the clearer the image.

Storage Capacity

The bigger the storage capability on a dash cam the better. Recorded footage will start overwriting old footage when the capacity is full. Your maximum storage should be as large as possible to give you the most amount of footage before it starts being overwritten.

GPS

Dash cameras with built-in GPS will record vehicle position and exact driving route. This helpful features allows you to see the precise location and time/date.

Camera Quantity

Dash cams come with one camera or two. A second camera records out of the back of the vehicle or faces inside the vehicle towards the drivers/passengers.

Design

Dash cam design is important, as it is always in your windshield. A smaller design takes up less room and is less noticeable.

Backup Sensor Systems

Backup sensors assist with parking and help operators avoid dangerous obstacles. These systems alert the operator audibly so that they are aware of obstacles behind/in front of their vehicle, and work harmoniously or independently with backup camera systems. We offer a wide variety of sensor systems, including wired, wireless, forward facing, and blind spot sensor systems.

Driving Safety Statistics

High-tech features are important, but the most relevant information about rear view cameras and safety is statistics from the road. We can change these distressing patterns by informing ourselves about safety technology and investing in the equipment we need to promote safety for all drivers and pedestrians. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on average there are 267 fatalities and 15,000 injuries (6,000 of which are incapacitating) resulting from back over crashes every year. In the U.S. at least fifty children are being backed over by vehicles every week. 48 are treated in hospital emergency rooms and at least two children are fatally injured every week.

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