The 4 Types of Backup Cameras
There are four basic types of camera systems:
Camera only systems. These can be added to your vehicle if you already have a stock screen in your dash. Our VECLESUS VC1 License Plate Backup Camera is a backup camera only and without the monitor, it will work well with your car monitor, if your monitor screen or radio has RCA connector.
All-in-one systems. These include both a camera and a display that can be mounted in your vehicle.
Individual cameras and displays. These components can be purchased separately.
Cameras and mirror displays. These display the camera feed on the rearview mirror while the car is in reverse. Our VECLESUS VT1 4.3 Inch Car Rear View Mirror Monitor System Kit, universal clip-on mirror monitor design can cover the original rearview mirror easily.
Adding a camera to a vehicle that already has a display typically costs less than an all-in-one system. In a camera-only system, the camera integrates with the car’s existing electrical system and uses the monitor that is already there to display the image. Make sure the aftermarket camera you buy is compatible with your vehicle and includes the correct interface to get the signal to the screen.
All-in-one systems can be wired or wireless. Wireless systems draw power from your car but use radio frequencies (RF) to transmit images from the camera to the monitor. Some wireless cameras also work with portable navigation systems. You will need to make sure that the system you choose fits your car, to avoid any interference issues with other radio signals.
Individual cameras and displays can also be matched to your vehicle. Some kits can display the image from your rear camera on the surface of a replacement rearview mirror, when purchased together.