Backup cameras have become one of the most popular categories here at WSS Westminster Speed & Sound. That is probably the case for many reasons:
- It helps you to not back into things that can cause costly repairs to your vehicle.
- It makes you a more confident driver
- It helps eliminate blind spots.
- Most importantly, it helps you to not back over children, or even grown adults.
We have been selling and installing backup cameras for many, many years now. Just like everything else in the world of consumer electronics, there are huge differences in the quality and performance of backup cameras. We have invested hundreds of hours weeding through all these products to find what we believe to be the best performing, most reliable products currently available.
Let’s explore the popular methods of installing a backup camera in your vehicle.
Integration with a factory color screen in the dash
Many newer vehicles are now coming with a full color screen in the dash. We have the capability to use that screen as the display for your new backup camera in many of these vehicles. Most of the time it requires us to install an integration module that “talks” to the factory screen and tells it to change to the rearview camera image whenever the vehicle is put into reverse.
Rearview Mirror Monitors
Another popular option is to have us replace your existing rearview mirror with one that has an embedded color monitor inside of it. When you are not backing up it looks just like a normal mirror. When you put the vehicle into reverse the camera image appears on the mirror. An important note here is that some factory equipped mirrors have microphones for Bluetooth integrated into them or buttons for Homelink so we always like to see the vehicle to make sure no features are lost.
Stand Alone Monitors
The final option is installing a stand alone monitor that is just for the rearview camera. We have screen sizes from 3.5″ up to 7″ in diameter. The larger sizes work especially well for delivery vehicles and vehicles that are used for towing.
Backup cameras come in different styles for different vehicles. One of our most popular rearview camera designs mounts at the top of the rear license plate and is less than a 1″ cube so it is hardly noticeable. We also have cameras designed to flush into the lip above the license plate, and we have commercial grade cameras that are designed to take the rigors of a daily work or plow truck.
On a final note we have more recently begun installing front cameras on vehicles. People like them when they are parking their vehicle so they know how far away they are from the object in front of them. This is especially helpful when you have a sports car with a front bumper that sits low to the ground. These cameras will help protect you from hitting a curb or a parking block, which we all know would be a costly repair.
So if the thought of having a rearview camera appeals to you, contact us and we will set up a consultation appointment. We will get to know you better, go over your vehicle with you, and figure out exactly what it is that you need. We will then design a system just for you. We have found this to be the best way to get you the best performing, best valued system for your money.