Top 7 Backup Cameras

By 2018, a rear backup camera will be legally required in all new cars. This requirement was part of the 2007 Driving Safety Act, and was spurred on largely by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The NHTSA brought about this requirement as a response to the high number of traffic incidents that were caused as a result of vehicles reversing. There are many variations of backup cameras on the market today; many use Bluetooth technology to transmit video to the driver’s in-vehicle monitor, and others opt for a wired connection. While backup cameras will be standard in new cars, many of us want the extra convenience and safety than backup cameras offer. For car owners who want to upgrade their current vehicle, there are a wide range of options available. There are many variations and features to consider, so it is worth doing your research before committing to a particular camera; after all, you don’t want to be stuck with a camera that isn’t the best choice for your particular vehicle and its unique needs. With this information in mind, here is a list of 7 of the best aftermarket backup cameras available for vehicles on the market today.

1. Review Safety Wireless RVS 091406

The physical camera on the Review Safety Wireless RVS 091406 is completely waterproof, meaning it has the durability to last on long road trips. It has a connection range of up to 70 feet; this long range allows you to use a trailer with no issues and no loss of connection or visibility. The camera system comes with a 4.3” LCD monitor that allows you to view the road behind you. This monitor connects to your vehicle’s cigarette lighter and mounts with a suction cup for an easy install. In the dark, the camera’s infra-red lights allow it to see up to 30 feet. The camera has an ultra-wide viewing angle of 130 degrees, which minimizes blind spots on the camera’s monitor. This camera system is also shock resistant with an impact rating of up to 10G. One thing worth keeping in mind: This system uses your vehicle’s rear backup lights to power the camera, which means it only functions when your car is in reverse. For most consumers, this will not be a problem; however, the system will not allow you to view the road behind you while driving forward for those who want to keep an eye on their trailer.