A backup camera helps to let a driver know what is behind the vehicle before backing up. There are license plate mount cameras, RV cameras, commercial grade cameras, and vehicle specific cameras.
A dashcam is a small video camera that attaches to your car's windshield and continuously records video as you drive. There are ones which can record the front, back, and interior of the vehicle.
360 Degree Cameras
With a front, back, and sideview cameras, we can create a 360 degree view around the entire vehicle. This gives the driver no blind spot when driving. It can also record in case of incidents happening.
Do you have a Monitor?
First thing to think about is how you are going to see the camera. If you have an aftermarket headunit, does it have a backup camera input? If you have a factory radio with a screen, contact us and we can find out if that would work. If you have no existing monitor, then you need to have one of the following: an aftermarket radio with camera input, or a dash moun monitor, or a rearview mirror monitor.
What is the camera for?
You need to consider what you are mainly using the camera for. If it's for parking, then you will want a camera with parking guidelines. If it's for backing onto a trailer hitch, then you will want to make sure you can see the hitch. If you have a sports car and are worried about hitting curbs, then you will want a camera with mirror image for front mounting. If it's for a fifth wheel, then you will want a third brake light camera.
What are you trying to see?
Resolution of the dashcam is quite important if you want to see the fine details around your vehicle. Low light capability is important if you want to see more at night time. Do you want to see the interior or exterior of the vehicle? How wide of an angle do you want to see? Do you also want to record the back of the vehicle? These are some the questions to consider.
How much memory do you need?
If you are looking for a dashcam with high resolution then you will want one with the ability to take microSD cards with large memory. Most decent dash cameras will overwrite the earliest recordings when the memory becomes full. The size of memories accepted will depend on the dash cam, ranging from 16GB to 256GB.
Do you want to record at all times?
Do you want it to record when vehicle is parked? If so, you have to consider the power consumption level of the dash cam. Some dash cams have a auto turnoff when your car's battery reach a certain voltage. A samll lithium backup battery can also be added to certain dash cams for battery draw purposes. You don't want to wake up to a car with a dead battery that needs boosted.