Backup safety accessories are one of the most important automotive accessories we sell here at Pinnacle Autosound in Lake City. We choose only the highest quality products in this category. We realize there are cheaper products out there, but when safety is concerned, we only offer the best.
The most common safety accessory at Sound Line Design is the backup camera. Backup cameras come in a variety of models. They range from small, less than 1″ cubes, to replacement license plate frames with a camera built in. Let’s look at the popular methods of installing a backup camera in your vehicle.
Using Your Existing Factory Screen With A Backup Camera
Many newer vehicles feature a full color screen in the dash. We have the ability to use that screen as a backup camera display in many of these vehicles. The task of integrating the backup camera with the OEM display is handled by an interface module. These devices allow us to send the video signal from the camera to your factory monitor.
Rearview Mirror Monitors
For those who do not have an in-dash screen, but want to retain a fully factory look, we offer rearview mirror monitors. This mirror replaces your factory mirror with one that has a LCD screen in it. When the backup camera is not being used, the mirror looks completely stock. When the vehicle is put into Reverse, the screen comes on and the backup camera is visible in the mirror. Many of these mirrors also offer integration of Bluetooth and even Navigation features.
One of the most cost effective ways to view the backup camera signal is with a stand-alone video monitor. These are small, free-standing screens that typically will mount in the corner of the dash. They offer ease of installation and flexible mounting options, at the expense of taking up some room on the dash.
Over the years car manufacturers have begun to offer more and more safety accessories. One of the more common items in the last few years, is the backup sensor. Backup sensors are small, quarter-sized, sensors that mount in the rear bumper of your vehicle. The sensors emit ultrasonic waves that reflect off of objects behind the vehicle. The information is then sent to a processor that converts the distances into audible “beeps”. The closer you get to an object when backing up, the closer together the beeps become. When you get within a little more than a foot away, the beeps turn into a solid tone. Backup sensors can be installed in most vehicles. For a factory look we can even paint the sensors to match the paint on the bumper.
If you are interested in learning more about our backup safety offerings, stop by our facility in Lake City, Florida today. We will look over your vehicle and let you know all of the safety solutions we offer, and what is best for you. You can also contact us here for more information.