Most new cars now come with a reversing camera fitted as standard. Why? Well customers and car manufacturers alike recognise the undeniable benefits that come with having a reversing camera installation near Midland or Perth Hills fitted – both for safety and convenience
This is especially true nowadays given the fact that the majority of cars on Australian roads today are 4WD’s or SUV’s. Given their design and larger size, they naturally have bigger blind spots immediately behind the vehicle than a regular sedan.
How does a reversing camera work?
A reversing camera – also known as a rear-view camera – is installed at the back of the car and helps you to avoid blind spots and aids parking. Some reversing cameras have an audible warning that lets you know when you get too close to and object and are about to hit something.
The display of a reversing camera is typically part of the dash or display unit in a car. However, some are also available as part of a rear-view mirror – which means that there’s no additional display required in the dash.
When fitting a reversing camera, it will be positioned in the rear panel of the car. It uses a wide-angle or fisheye lens to get a broad view and cover the full width of the vehicle. The view of the camera angle is downwards in order to include obstacles close to or on the ground.
The display and camera will need to be wired in correctly, so that it identifies when you select reverse. This automatically activates the reversing camera and the view with show up on your display, so that you can watch the screen while you reverse.
Do I Need a Reversing Camera?
There are a few reasons why you might like to consider having a reversing camera installing in Perth Hills or Midland, they include:
Reversing cameras help you to react quickly because they allow you to see everything behind your car, which keeps you safe – as well as others. Many modern vehicles are now applying better safety designs on their vehicles which often means that they have smaller rear windows and thicker rear bumpers. These features restrict the view on the back corners of a car, as well as the sides. The thicker bumpers also make it difficult to see how close you are to an object.
Unfortunately, every year, fatal accidents occur due to such a restricted view. Tragically, many small children are hit when reversing out of garages, including pets that may run behind a car without their owner noticing.
With newly purchased cars or an inexperienced driver, sometimes judging the distance between your vehicles and any obstacles behind can be quite challenging. Due to this, there are a high number of collisions caused when reversing and many of these minor bumps can be more expensive than having a reversing camera in Midland or Perth Hills installed.
What’s more, as investing in a reversing camera in Perth Hills will help to reduce the likelihood of a minor collision significantly, it helps to ensure that your insurance premiums stay affordable. In fact, you may even find that you get a discount for adding one, as they’re classed as a ‘safety feature’.
Gives You Confidence
Having parking sensors in Perth Hills or Midland fitted to your car, allows you to park in tighter spaces with confidence – without the fear of hitting another vehicle. The majority of cars with parking sensors having a warning beep as you approach an object. This beep becomes faster until, at approximately 20cm away, it will then become solid – which gives you an audible indication of distance.
Any other benefits of a reversing camera?
There are also a few other reasons to install a reversing camera in Midland or Perth Hills. For instance, it makes hooking up your caravan or trailer much easier when there’s no one around to guide you.
It’s also a much ergonomic and efficient way to drive. Reversing traditionally requires that you crane your neck and turn in your seat in order to double-check what is behind you – which can be uncomfortable. Whereas a reversing camera allows you to comfortably remain facing straight forward, with your hands entirely on the wheel as you watch your display.
Who can install a reversing camera?
It’s important to make sure that a licensed auto electrician installs a reversing camera. Why? Well anytime there will be power going to a device on your car, it’s recommended for your own safety, that only someone qualified carries out the installation work.
Before your auto electrician in Midland or Perth Hills starts fitting a reverse camera, make sure that they show you where they’re planning to install the camera and the display. Also find out if any structural modifications will need to be made to your car. Be sure that there’s no engine interference with the display or camera – there’s no point installing a reversing camera only to have lines due inference across the screen!
Reversing Camera Installation in Perth Hills, Midland & Beyond
If you would like a professional reversing camera installation in Perth Hills, Midland or surrounding suburbs, Edge Auto Electrics can help. Our mobile auto electrician Wes will be happy to give you a quote, answer any questions you may have about installation, or help you choose the best reversing camera to buy in Perth.
The best part? As a mobile auto electrician in Perth Hills, Midland and the surround suburbs, we come to you. Just let us know where is most the convenient place to have your reversing camera fitted, and we’ll be there. We aim to get you an appointment with seven days of your enquiry.