There have been countless new developments in the automotive industry since the car’s invention in 1886. Each year since, cars have become increasingly more advanced, more luxurious, and even safer.
One of the latest advancements is the backup camera.
So what, exactly, is a backup camera? To put it simply: It's a camera that helps you not bump into things when you are backing up your car. Like a tree, fire hydrant or stray dog.
The backup camera made its debut in models around 2010, and now car manufacturers big and small have started integrating these cameras into their newly released automobiles.
You might be wondering, “what if my car is one of the older models that have no backup camera installed?” Worry not, because we got you!
Because the backup camera is one of the latest features in newer cars, the percentage of the cars that don’t have a backup camera is far greater than the percentage that do. The good news is the market is being flooded with products from companies that desire to rectify the situation.
But before you add one to your cart, to help you, we’ve devised a little list of things to consider:
Wires or No Wires?
There are pros and cons to both. If you’re going to go wireless, the installation will be easier, but there will be times when the signal will be spotty. Opting for the wired camera means a higher cost for the camera and installation. And be sure you’re using the services of someone you truly trust!
Batteries or No Batteries?
Costs on battery powered wireless systems can build up over time. If you want it wired, though, these types of cameras can get their power from your car’s battery.
Clear or Not Clear?
One of the most important things to consider when buying a backup camera is the resolution. This is especially important you’re planning to buy online. You can read reviews that will help you make the most informed decision. If you’re buying in-store, make sure you test the camera as much as you want and get a money-back guarantee.
No matter what you choose, we know you’ll choose wisely once you heed this advice!