Types of Reverse Cameras

here are plenty of options for reverse cameras to choose from.  Each of them has an advantage that is important to learn before you can choose which one best suits your needs.

Wireless kits

This is a popular option as it is wireless with many people preferring to have no cables running through their vehicles.  As sleek as it looks, it has its disadvantages and is not a risk worth taking.  The wireless kit consists of a camera, a screen, and a wireless transmitter. The camera is wired into the reversing lights for power and to activate the system every time the reverse gear is engaged.  The wireless might end up costing you money for no reason due to their easy loss of connection often times.

The rearview mirror systems

This is also a popular type that replaces your normal existing rear view mirror with one that has an integrated LCD screen and it appears every time you select reverse gear.  This rear mirror requires power which is supplied either via a concealed cable or via a cable that is connected to the cigarette lighter.  Make sure only you only give professionals to install your cameras.  They are most suitable for small cars and SUV’s.

In-dash systems

These are standard cameras fitted as monitors for a reversing camera system.  This system consists of a vehicle specific interface that is designed to plug into an existing screen with the camera mounted at the rear of the vehicle.  The in-dash system can also be installed into the double DIN dash space that replaces the existing car stereo.

Dash/window system mount

Monitors of different sizes are mounted inside vehicles of various sizes including heavy commercial vehicles, 4WDs etc.  They are generally LCD screens that look like the TFT type and gives the best image under all light conditions.  They are mounted on the dashboard or attached to the windshield or roof.  In trucks and buses, they can be mounted permanently where a review mirror would normally be attached and used as a review mirror while driving.