Rear View System
Nowadays, the use of a reversing camera is no longer an unnecessary luxury. In fact, nowadays it can even pay for itself without the first parking accident. Because of its usefulness, this convenience feature is now standard in many new cars and can be retrofitted to older models, even by the driver. Read more...
• 4 sensor system with audible buzzer alert
• Can be used as 2-sensor system
• Can be upgraded to be with display (optional)
• Dual intelligent functions for cars with tow-bar, spare wheel or other protrusion
• Self-test function
• Perfect performance under heavy rain environment
• Detachable sensor with waterproof wire connector
• All weather design (between -40 and +85 celcius)
• Last pieces
• 5" LCD monitor
• Energy-saving LED back-lighting for excellent image quality
• Up to three cameras can be connected
• Temperature-controled heater
• Great image quality in all light conditions
• Normal or mirrored picture function
• Input voltage (DC) 12/24V
• Auto dimmer function (brightness controling)
• Rear reversing radar for cars with four built-in sensors and LED display
• The system includes a stylish LED display for visual warnings and also provides audible warnings
• The system is automatically activated when the vehicle is shifted into reverse gear
• Entry-level, good value for money
• Can also be used on vehicles with tow bar
• The built-in sensors can be perfectly coloured so that they are almost invisible from the outside
• Suitable for both 12 V and 24 V powered vehicles
• Useful radio silence function silences the radio so you can concentrate on manoeuvring
• Dimensions: 15 mm (depth) x 52 mm (height) x 83 mm (width)
• Net weight 0.40 kg
• Easy connection of the Dometic PerfectView CAM 55 heavy-duty camera to the MMT multimedia system
• Connects to MAN TG3 MMT multimedia systems with video pre-production 0P2D0, 0P2D1, 0P2D2 and 0P2D3
• Dimensions: 14 mm (depth) x 14 mm (height) x 150 mm (width)
• Net weight: 0.10 kg
• Cost-saving solution - no separate control box required
• 15 m extension cable for connecting spaced apart cameras and monitors
• 6-pin screw connectors
• For light-duty applications
• IP67 dust and water protection
• Available in 5, 10, 15 and 20 m lengths
• Camera/display cable for Mercedes-Benz Actros 5
• Compatible for connecting the Dometic PerfectView CAM55 reversing camera to the multimedia display
• Custom fit for J6B/J6C multimedia systems with J9P video preparation on Mercedes Actros 5 and Antos trucks
• Heavy duty adapter
• Dimensions: 14 mm (depth) x 14 mm (height) x 150 mm (width)
• Rear reversing radar for cars with four built-in sensors
• For vehicles up to 2.20 m wide
• The system is automatically switched on when the gear is in reverse
• Can also be fitted to vehicles equipped with a drawbar
• Entry-level price type with good value for money
• The integrated sensors can be perfectly coloured so that they are almost invisible from the outside
• Four ultrasonic sensors measure the distance
• Suitable for vehicles with 12 V and 24 V power supply
• Useful radio alarm function
• Dimensions: depth 15 mm, height 52 mm, width 83 mm
• Net weight: 0.40 kg
• Cornering assistance system with camera and heavy-duty 7" LCD monitor with AHD technology
• Input voltage (DC) 12/24 V
• 3 camera inputs
• Brightness adjustment via automatic LDR
• Image brightness: 400.00 cd/m²
• Video standard: PAL/NTSC Auto
• Vibration resistance: 6.00 g
• Can be set mirroring function
• Dimensions: 75 mm (depth) x 215 mm (height) x 75 mm (width) x 2.8 kg
• IP40/IP69k protection
What is a reversing camera good for?
This camera system essentially allows you to keep an eye on what's happening behind your vehicle. It helps you park and makes it easier for you to swerve out of a space, while giving you a continuous view of nearby obstacles and things that would otherwise be in your blind spot. Since the bumpers of cars can no longer withstand parking collisions without leaving a mark, we need to be extra careful.
We no longer have to worry about roadside stones and fences lurking under the plane of our rear-view mirror, and we will no longer hit the shopping trolley left behind in the supermarket car park. When parking, there's no need to stretch and guess where your car will end up - the camera shows you exactly where everything is. With a universal reversing camera, you can avoid minor or major damage to your car when parking. It's also proven to reduce the number of collisions and accidents.
Reversing camera or radar?
Both types have their advantages and disadvantages. If you want more safety, you should definitely choose a reversing camera. Radar sensors mounted in the bumper give you an accurate audible indication of the distance to objects, but without visuals you can only guess what might be behind you. The angle of detection can also be a problem. While the wide-angle view of a camera can accurately detect pedestrians and cars coming from the side, radar can only detect them at a certain proximity. Of course, price and installation are also important considerations, and in these respects a reversing camera is a much bigger challenge than radar.
If the focus is on price and ease of installation, then go for radar. Another important aspect can be the attention-grabbing beep, which is provided by the audible warning of the sensors. With a reversing camera, even if you can see what's behind you, if you lose focus, you could easily hit something. However, the beeping sound emitted by the radar's sensors is sure to alert us to the danger. It is also true that sound effects can, after a while, make drivers feel comfortable, thinking that the sound will save them the trouble of constantly reversing and stretching.
How to choose a reversing camera?
In terms of the features and parameters you need, there are a few must-haves that should not be overlooked when buying a new reversing camera.
Camera angle of view
Although the angle of view of the camera determines the area of the scene behind you when reversing, the golden rule of the bigger the better does not apply here. Cameras with a field of view of up to 210 degrees are available, but manufacturers can only provide these with fisheye optics, which distort the image. It is therefore worth sticking to the 90 and 120-degree cameras, which give you a perfect view of the rear of your car and its immediate surroundings when reversing.
There are both flush-mounted and surface-mounted cameras on the market, and this is the first and most important consideration before buying. This will determine the placement of the camera and the image it will display. When choosing a camera, you should also consider a number of features that you might not think of at first. For one thing, it must be able to withstand the elements, as it must be protected against rain, dust and frost. On the other hand, you should choose a lens that is fog-proof, otherwise you will have to get out and wipe the lens before use.
An infrared mode, or night vision, is also a must for using the camera safely in the dark for reversing. Some cameras come with automatic switch-on when you shift into reverse as standard, but it's worth looking out for. Its absence can make using the camera very cumbersome.
How do I mount a reversing camera?
The choice of camera itself carries with it the choice of how it can be fitted. If you want to install the whole system yourself, you should choose a wireless version. Surface-mounted and number-plate mounted cameras are recommended in this case. Even then, however, there are still tasks such as dismantling the upholstery or removing and installing the bumper. Without the necessary experience, it is better to leave the job to professionals.
DND Telecom's reversing camera range includes both audible and universal reversing cameras.