The main purpose of Backup Cameras and Sensors is simply to provide a view of what is behind you while you’re parking or backing up, but they also offer a safety advantage in helping you to see a child, pet, or other hazard.
How a Back-Up Camera Can Help You
Every year, thousands of children are hurt or killed because a driver backing up failed to see them. For the most part, back-over accidents take place in residential driveways or parking lots and oftentimes it’s the parent or close relative at the wheel. With the installation of a back-up camera system you are eliminating a large blind zone and preventing many of these accidents.
How They Work
With an aftermarket rearview camera system, a small camera can be built into a license-plate holder or on a vehicle’s bumper. Backup camera systems also require a video screen for viewing. These screens can be built into a replacement rearview mirror or a small screen that mounts to the dash. Also keep in mind, many in dash multimedia receivers and GPS navigation systems come back up camera ready.
Back-up sensors are an alternative to a back-up camera, allowing safer driving while backing up, but not necessarily the expense of adding a video screen for viewing. Back-up sensors are installed on a vehicle’s bumper and alert the driver of hazards by beeping when you back toward a solid object.
Contact us today to find out which back-up warning system would fit your vehicle and start down the road to safer driving!