How Reversing Cameras & Parking Sensors Make Your Car Safer
Reversing cameras & parking sensors are a great addition for the driver who takes pride in parking a car properly and accurately while also preventing possible collisions. Parking systems are available as either camera/monitor combinations, or as proximity sensors. There are many different types of camera systems each with their own pros and cons. Parking sensors are basically grouped into 2 types and can be fitted to any vehicle with a plastic bumper.
Drivers of all vehicles on the road will benefit from any one of these systems and many coroprate and government fleet managers are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits. With increasing media focus on four-wheel drives and the number of passenger cars with poor visibility, it is no wonder that assisted parking systems are becoming increasingly more popular.
Let’s take a look at the differences between the various systems on the market.
As mentioned above, there are basically 3 types of systems.
Stand-alone monitors and camera combinations are fitted on the dashboard or the windscreen usually with a full-colour, TFT LCD screen in a variety of sizes. For example, a 4 inch screen will suit most passenger vehicles, utilities vans and four-wheel drives and these work in conjunction with a mini camera fitted under the boot lid or number plate light.
The larger screens of around 5 to 7 inches are more suitable for trucks, buses and motor homes and are usually fitted with a larger commercial grade camera.
All systems offer at least 2 inputs for multiple cameras allowing you to have a camera at the back of the vehicle as well as behind a caravan or boat.
Rear-view-mirror-monitor and camera combinations incorporate a built-in LCD screen. Although these are available as a clip-over or replacement, most safety-conscious suppliers will recommend a replacement, because clip-over types may become dangerous in the event of an accident. It is common for existing mirrors to be removed and the replacement unit fitted using the existing base.
After fitting, the mirror operates normally and is very neat and has a factory fitted appearance. As with camera units, most models offer at least 2 inputs for multiple cameras so that you can see behind a boat or caravan.
Integrated camera systems are vehicle specific and use the existing factory-fitted colour screens fitted in some cars. They are usually used in conjunction with a mini camera under the boot lid or number plate light and require integration hardware depending on the vehicle. Integrated camera systems are the neatest option and work hand in hand with existing in car technology, although they cannot be fitted with a 2nd camera.
Parking sensors are available for both front and back of the vehicle or both if you choose. There are two types of systems available, audible or audible with LED distance display. The units operate by utilising 4 sensor heads fitted into the bumper bar. They can be fitted to any vehicle with a plastic bumper and are therefore especially suited to all passenger vehicles.
They can be colour matched to take on a factory-fitted look at an additional charge.
So if you want to know more or ask about any of the 3 types been fitting to your car, bus, motorhome, ute, truck or something else u want, come in to Coffs Harbour Auto Electricial when we are willing to help you pick the right one for you and help as much as we can and give you a price in saving you from them little accidents like running in to a pole that u didnt see, or over your kids bike in the driveway.