Reversing cameras have grown in popularity over the years. Their primary use when first introduced was to aid in the reversing of large vehicles such as vans, lorries and caravans where the view of the back of the vehicle would often be restricted if not completely unobservable. Nowadays they are much more mainstream and are employed in a number of ways in the family car to in horse boxes.
Reversing cameras are now also known as reverse cameras, rear view cameras or Car Backup Camera. There are now many different varieties of reversing camera ideally it should consist of at least 1 camera if not more that should be placed on the rear bumper of your vehicle to provide a good vantage point. The display monitor should be in the front of the car providing you with a clear image of what is behind you. There should also be a recording device that can be accessed via a computer to play any footage back. The quality of the image varies according to the standard of the camera and logically the clarity of the picture varies at night time. The monitor’s size is usually between 3.5-7 inches. In the case of a system that uses more than one camera the monitor will provide a split screen so that you can see the images simultaneously.
A reverse camera primarily help the driver to view obstacles that are not normally visible through their rear or side view mirrors. Of course this mostly lends itself to being most helpful when reversing and avoiding hitting other cars in the process. The added benefit is that statistics have shown that pedestrians are often at greatest risk when cars are reversing this is emphasised in the case of small children who due to their height may not be visible over the back of the car. This is no longer a problem with the introduction of the reversing camera.