Blind spot sensors are available in Maryland from Westminster Speed and Sound. Since 1969, our company has been providing our clients the best-performing, most-reliable products available. We back that up with our legendary customer service, which has made us the Mid-Atlantic region’s most-awarded mobile electronics retailer. Our team is made up of driver safety experts who will help you find the best solution for your unique needs.
When most people think of blind spot systems, they are usually looking for something that will alert them of a vehicle in the left- or right-side blind spot while driving. We break these solutions down into two unique types: sensor-based systems and camera-based models.
Blind Spot Sensor Systems
Blind spot sensor systems use sensors to alert you of someone in your blind spot. To be clear, our systems do not use the small, round sensors that get flushed into the side of your car, truck or SUV. This style uses a parking sensor and is very prone to falsing. We tried them on our own vehicles and decided they didn’t meet the high standards that clients expect from us.
Our system uses a pair of radar sensors that are hidden inside of your rear bumper. It is the same technology that vehicle manufacturers use, and it works very well. Inside your vehicle, we install a visual indicator that mounts on the left and right side in spots that are easily seen by the driver. When you are driving along the road and someone enters your blind spot on the left side, the left indicator lights up as a visual alert. Should you decide to turn on your left blinker, a secondary audible alert goes off to help prevent you from causing an accident. If someone enters your blind spot on the right side, the same scenario happens: first a visual alert and then an audible alert if you activate your right blinker. We like this system because it is very user-friendly and effective.
Blind Spot Camera Solutions
With a camera-based solution, our team strategically mounts a camera under both your driver’s side and passenger side mirrors. Whenever you turn on your left blinker, the left camera goes live and displays the image of your blind spot on the screen inside your car, truck or SUV. If you activate your right blinker, you see the image from the passenger-side camera.
Westminster Speed and Sound has three popular solutions for displaying the image in your vehicle.
1. Integration with Your Factory Color Screen
If you already have a color screen in your dash, chances are we have a solution that allows it to be used to display the images from your blind spot cameras.
2. Rear-view Mirror Solution
Another popular option is replacing your existing rear-view mirror with one that has an embedded LCD monitor. During normal driving, the mirror looks and acts similar to your original mirror. When you turn on either blinker, the LCD monitor comes to life and displays the image from the appropriate camera.
3. Replacement Stereo with Color Screen
If you own a vehicle that is lacking in technology, we offer replacement in-dash touchscreen units with color screens that can display your blind spot camera images. That also gives you the opportunity to get many modern technology upgrades, such as turn-by-turn navigation, Apple CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto smartphone integration software, a backup camera, Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming, and plenty more.
Come See Us to Learn More About Blind Spot Sensors
The best way to buy a blind spot sensor or camera system is in person. We invite you to stop by our state-of-the-art interactive showroom and meet with one of our driver safety experts. We will look over your vehicle with you and listen as you tell us how the vehicle gets used over the course of an average week. At that point, we will offer you the best solution for your needs. Let us show you why more and more people trust us to work on their vehicles every year.
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