How to understand reversing camera
What is a Reversing Camera Kit?
Reversing camera kits come in a variety of different levels of complexity, but for the most part, they include a camera that attaches to the rear of your car and a screen that displays what the camera sees.
Reversing Camera Viewing Angle
Usually, there tends to be night vision effect to the image in your display,makes a wide visual field without sight blind area. Such as the VC1 backup camera the angle of the camera is 149 degrees.
The majority of kits will include a camera that mounts to the outside of your car. Some will also allow additional cameras to be attached to either cover more of the blind spots behind you, or to attach to trailers or caravans. Be sure to check out the durability of the cameras - mainly if they are going to be exposed to harsh conditions, and make sure that the mounting method will be sufficient for where you use the camera. Rough roads or exposure to extreme heat and cold can rapidly destroy the adhesive on stick on variants, so consider bolt-on, or even internally mounted units if you live in a particularly brutal environment. Our VT1 the backup camera can be installed on the car license plate directly with the original screws. And 100% true waterproof IP68 - completely prevent dust from entering.
Display Type - Mirror vs. Monitor
Mirror type displays either replace or clip over your standard rearview mirror in order to turn half or all of it into a rear-view monitor. They can be ideal since you may already be used to looking up at your mirror when reversing, as opposed to down at a separate monitor. Standalone monitors are usually affixed to your windscreen with suction cups. They will usually be more substantial than mirror types, so will provide a far better view of what’s behind you, however, the larger they are, the more they’ll obscure your forwards view. If you also use a dash mounted GPS or phone holder, you might want to opt for a mirror type display to avoid overly cluttering your dash.
Wired vs. Wireless Reversing Cameras
All reverse cameras require that you run a wire from your reverse lights to the camera - this is how they know when to activate - but wireless kits won’t require that you also run a long cable from the camera all the way to the display. If you don’t mind a bit of fiddling to install it, or are happy to have a professional do the work, then a wired camera will often provide a better and more stable display.