Blind spot systems are among the best ways to avoid an accident when changing lanes, and Westminster Speed & Sound has you covered with multiple options to make you a safer driver. These products are designed to alert you of someone in your blind spot while you’re driving. Our systems are broken down into two distinct categories: sensor systems and camera systems.
Blind Spot Sensors
This style of system is designed to give you both a visual and an audible alert of someone in your blind spot. When you are driving along and someone comes up behind you on either side, they often are in your blind spot, so you can’t see them. Our team of highly trained installers mounts two radar sensors inside your rear bumper. These sensors pick up a vehicle coming up from behind you on either side. When a vehicle enters your blind spot, an audible indicator lights up to alert you of its presence. If it is in your left blind spot, the left indicator illuminates. If it is in your right blind spot, the right indicator illuminates.
In the rare instance that you don’t notice the indicator illuminating and you activate your turn signal, an audible alert goes off as a secondary warning, helping you avoid an accident.
This product is highly technical to install yet very easy to use. One of the things we like best about sensor-based systems is that weather and night time don’t affect their operation.
Blind Spot Camera Systems
The other style of blind spot system we offer is camera-based. Our team places a camera strategically under each of your sideview mirrors and aims them right into your blind spot. When you engage your left blinker, the left camera activates, and when you engage your right blinker, the right camera activates. There are several ways for us to let you see the image from the camera while driving.
Using Your Existing Color Screen
If your vehicle has a color screen in the dash, we can often integrate the blind spot cameras to show on that screen, giving you a factory-looking appearance.
Installing a New Rearview Mirror
Another popular solution is replacing your existing rear view mirror with a model that has an embedded LCD monitor. Under normal circumstances, the mirror looks just like your factory mirror. When you activate either turn signal, though, the image from the side cameras will show up in the mirror, giving you a good image of what’s in your blind spot.
Replacing an Existing Stereo System in the Dash
If you like the look of the image showing up in your dash but don’t have a color screen, the team at Westminster Speed & Sound can often install a new stereo system that has a color monitor integrated with it. When you go this route, you also open yourself up to advances in technology that you may not have now, such as Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming, USB ports for music and charging, and satellite radio. CarPlay and Android Auto also become options, letting you use your smartphone safely while driving. If you have always wanted an in-dash navigation system, now’s your chance.
If you decide to add the camera-based blind spot system and your vehicle doesn’t have a backup camera, we can also install one at the same time, giving you even more driver safety.
Setting up a Consultation
The next step in getting a blind spot system installed in your vehicle is contacting us HERE at Westminster Speed & Sound in Westminster, Maryland. One of our highly trained staff will work with you to find the best solution for your needs. You are also invited to stop by our state-of-the-art showroom and see our interactive driver safety displays for yourself. Let us show you why we have become the Mid-Atlantic’s most-awarded mobile electronics retailer.