Vision Techniques

Fit a reversing camera for maximum visibility

Vehicles with long bodies often have poor rear visibility, and struggle to get into tight parking spaces.

Reversing camera systems will save you from expensive damage.

Many high-end vehicles have reversing camera systems pre-fitted.

The idea is to show the driver an image from the rear of the car showing obstructions that might not be visible in the mirrors, and it is easier to tell the distance.

Reversing camera kits are now available for vehicles where they do not come fitted as standard.

This guide will help you to understand some of the options available, and how they can be fitted to your car, van or truck.

Reversing cameras and are designed to discreet, embedded in the bodywork, or attached at some suitable mounting point.

Although the type selected depends on which type and size of reversing camera system to choose depends on your vehicle and personal preferences, but ideally they should be as unobtrusive as possible, and provide a clear view behind you.

There are even some kits that include both a reversing camera and parking sensors to make parking even easier.

 

Fitting the Reversing Camera

The best place to put a reversing camera is in the middle of the vehicle.

Being fitted in a lower position will give it a better field of view – or high up looking downwards.

For example, the rear bumper is ideal – but on some vehicles above the rear doors can also be suitable.

These can replace a number plate light fitting or rear light cluster.

Some reversing camera systems come with built in lights.

This is fantastic if your reversing lights are poor.

For more information on reversing camera systems visit the main portion of the website.