Cameras that keep you safe while driving

Cameras are now everywhere, times have passed when we could not own them. Today, they are on our phones and we can capture beautiful moments easily. 

Cars are the same, they require cameras that will help them stay safe on the roads.  From reversing cameras to night vision cameras, you ought to learn what each camera does and why it’s important to have them. 

Reversing cameras

Also known as parking cameras they have been used since the early 2000.  Today, new vehicles are coming already fitted with these cameras as it is mandatory to have them by 2018.  They are equipping every driver with the ability to park and reverse with ease. 

Reversing cameras come with their own dedicated screen that informs the driver of the happenings around the vehicle.  Having a clear view of what is behind you clearly gives you a significant advantage when backing up.  Today if your vehicle lacks the reversing cameras you can still install them easily at Reverse Safe.

Blind spot monitoring

These cameras are installed on the door mirrors which is able to scan the blind spots and through its computer based system analyze these images.  Once a blind spot is detected, a red light appears on the windscreen warning you of the pending danger.  The blind spot monitoring cameras use sensors on the back of the car to warn you of oncoming vehicles

Night vision cameras

Night vision cameras are becoming a common option to many who want to be safe both day and night.  These cameras allow you to see your rear clearly in the dark and warn you of any looking danger or blind spot.  Any object detect will clearly reflect as a white object that you can clearly tell what it is making it easier for you to drive safely in the dark.

Types of Reverse Cameras

There are plenty of options for reverse cameras to choose from.  Each of them has an advantage that is important to learn before you can choose which one best suits your needs.

Wireless kits

This is a popular option as it is wireless with many people preferring to have no cables running through their vehicles.  As sleek as it looks, it has its disadvantages and is not a risk worth taking.  The wireless kit consist of a camera, a screen and a wireless transmitter. The camera is wired in to the reversing lights for power and to activate the system every time the reverse gear is engaged.  The wireless might end up costing you money for no reason due to their easy loss of connection often times.  

The rear view mirror systems

This is also a popular type that replaces your normal existing rear view mirror with one that has an integrated LCD screen and it appears every time you select reverse gear.  This rear mirror requires power which is supplied either via a concealed cable or via a cable that is connected to the cigarette lighter.  Make sure only you only give professionals to install your cameras.  They are most suitable for small cars and SUV’s.

In-dash systems

These are standard cameras fitted as monitors for a reversing camera systems.  This system consists of a vehicle specific interface that is designed to plug into an existing screen with the camera mounted at the rear of the vehicle.  The in dash system can also be installed into the double DIN dash space that replaces the existing car stereo.

Dash/window system mount

Monitors of different sizes are mounted inside vehicles of various sizes including heavy commercial vehicles, 4WDs etc.  They are generally LCD screens that look like the TFT type and gives the best image under all light conditions.  They are mounted on the dash board or attached to the windshield or roof.  In trucks and buses they can be mounted permanently where a review mirror would normally be attached and used as a review mirror while driving.  

Sharing the road with oversize vehicles

An oversize vehicle or load is one that exceeds the normal maximum dimensions for vehicles operating on the road in different countries.  These vehicles and loads vary in size from the slightly larger ones to the normal sized ones to extremely larger ones that can entirely block the road.

Forklifts safety at the workplace

Safety in the workplace is consistently discussed to ensure the staff are working in a conducive environment.  However, material handling industry is prone to devastating accidents almost every day.  Doorways, corners and limited visibility are some of the major challenges that operators and pedestrians face.  We can refer to these challenges as blind spots that the forklift operators face.

Buses and the risk they pose to other road users

Most of us have come to the age of enjoying a smooth bus ride that allows us to enjoy the efficiency of travel without having to think of driving or parking.  Today big buses have been manufactured to comfortably accommodate a large number of people and make commuting easy.