Rear view safety cameras are providing an excellent service in reducing back-over accidents when reversing a vehicle. A rear view camera is a rear facing camera that is mounted on the rear of your car. It enables the driver to reverse the car much more safely by preventing unnecessary accidents. These cameras are inbuilt in most of the modern vehicles, but older vehicles lack them. This is why these cameras are available for purchase as a separate unit on the market today. Most of the time, the rear facing camera comes with a monitor screen that helps the driver to view the rear of the vehicle clearly. This article provides a comprehensive overview of how to install rear view safety camera in your vehicle.
A rear view safety camera come in two models such as the wireless version and the wired version. The wireless camera works with a wireless transmitter and receiver while the wired camera has a cable that runs through the length of the vehicle. This cable will connect the monitor to the mirror camera physically. Wired cameras will require professional installation which may cost between $150 to $200. The wireless mirror camera can be installed by yourself with a drill or screwdriver.
The wireless camera could be installed quite easily without any complication. You will be required to provide a power source for the transmitter and camera at the back of your vehicle. It is important that you consult the manual of the device you purchase when you decide to install the unit. Make sure the vehicle is turned off and the battery is disconnected before starting the installation project. Consult the vehicle's manual so that you are sure you'll not drill into any wires of the vehicle. The camera is typically placed with screws on the rear licence plate of your car. A drill should be used to bore small holes into the trunk of the car beside the rear licence plate. Then, you should run the included video cable from the camera to the transmitter. The transmitter requires power. The power is supplied from the car's reverse light power cable. This way, the monitor and cable will power on whenever you shift your car onto the reverse gear. The whole installation process could be completed in less than an hour.
The aforementioned article provides a comprehensive overview of the installation process of a rear view safety camera for your car.