Backup cameras are a nearly universal option on new cars and will likely be mandated for all cars by 2015 in US. And for good reason: The compact cameras provide a view of what’s behind the car, reducing the chance of backing over a bicycle or, worse, the kid riding it. Plus, the device greatly eases parallel parking.
But the average age of a vehicle on the road is 10.8 years (up from 8.4 in 1995), which means the vast majority of cars and trucks don’t have this feature. If you plan to keep your older car but still want the peace of mind that comes with a backup camera, it’s not too difficult to install one yourself.
Finally, you should use backup cameras so that you do not strike cars that are parked behind you. Again, the truck’s size makes it hard to see exactly where these cars are located, and you could destroy the hood or the bumper even if you only hit it at a few miles per hour. AmericanSecurityCo.com has backup cameras for trucks that you can use, and many cameras will also sound an alarm if you get too close.
Aftermarket manufacturers now produce a wide array of DIY rearview camera kits. The cost varies, based on the size and resolution of the digital screen. You can easily cycle through our catalog of AmericanSecurityCo.com online and find just what you’re looking for, then have your items at your door in virtually no time at all.