At Camco Wheel & Axle, the future is now with our top of the line backup camera systems. Your truck upfit experts and truck parts provider are ready to install this hot commodity for your fleet. Of course, it is always wise to know what you are purchasing before you actually buy it. With that said, here is everything you need to know about what makes these monitoring systems so popular.
Why get a backup camera system installed into my utility truck or commercial van?
You may feel confident having your field team using only their interior and exterior rearview mirrors to maneuver in tight situations. But as we are sure you are aware of, these mirrors have blind spots.
A backup camera system solves that problem, providing them with vision in areas where mirrors cannot. Backup camera systems also give drivers full coverage when they are in reverse. This decreases their chances of getting into a serious accident.
Safety aside, there are a bevy of other benefits that a backup camera system can provide. A backup camera system can:
- Help you hook up to a trailer.
- Help you when you parallel park.
- Prevent you from backing up over someone.
These cameras provide utility and safety, both great benefits for your investment.
What should I look for when purchasing a backup camera system?
Backup cameras come with all the bells and whistles, so many that it can overwhelm a buyer with all of the options. Our technician experts at Camco Wheel & Axle know best, however, and recommend you look for these key features when considering your purchase.
- View Angle – Simply put, the wider your camera view angle is, the more vision you’ll have when reversing.
- Image Sensor Technology – Currently, there are two types of image sensors on the market:
- Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) – This type of sensor provides the best picture.
- Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) – This type of sensor provides the best functionality.
- Electric Voltage Rating – This rating informs the purchaser of the appliance, in this case, the backup camera system, what voltage the item is designed to use and the electrical current consumption at that voltage. While most backup cameras should be fine should your voltage fluctuate, it’s always in your best interest to review your vehicle’s manual and your product instructions to see if they are compatible with each other.
- Audio Capability – Some backup camera systems come with a built-in microphone that provides audio to the user inside of the vehicle, while other systems may not. Make sure that if your system comes with a microphone, it is protected and water-proofed.
- Wired or Wireless – Is your work truck rather large? Does it use a lot of appliances? Larger commercial vehicles normally have a lot of devices and appliances on board that can cause signal interference, which could spell bad news for a wireless backup camera system. Choose the option that best suits your needs and your current work truck loadout.
Make your next trip safer and more efficient with backup camera systems from Camco Wheel & Axle.
Get one—or several depending on the size of your fleet—of these backup camera systems at Camco Wheel & Axle. Contact us at (956) 781-4800 for more information on our backup camera systems or to schedule an installation today.