I have always been scared about backing up when driving. It’s the area of my driving that is the weakest. Perhaps an incident a couple of years ago became some sort of a trauma for me, when I accidentally hit my baby brother as I was backing up our very own driveway. I still thank the heavens I hit him very gently, and he was not hurt but just shaken, but the experience unnerved me enough to get a rear view camera installed in my car.
The first rear view camera I installed produced a rather grainy black and white picture that didn’t last long. I think it lasted only about six or seven months. Although it served its purpose, I can only wish it lasted longer than it did. I’m just hoping this Peak Wireless Back-Up Camera System with 3.5-Inch LCD Color Monitor that I bought off the Internet a week ago would last so much longer.
Unlike the first wireless backup camera equipment that I bought, this one has a color LCD screen which can be mounted on the visor, the dashboard or the air vent. With the old camera, I had to drill some holes in the back to mount the camera. This new one, however, can be mounted on my license plate screws. The images are crisp and clear too, unlike the grainy ones produced by my old rear view camera.
The one thing I really love about my new reversing camera is the fact that it has night vision capabilities. That means I will never have problems backing up in the dark ever again. Parking in the dark places has also become somewhat safer, because of the camera and its night vision. Even when visibility is poor, you can clearly see what’s happening right behind you. No one can sneak from behind your car and do bad stuff. At the first sign of trouble, you can gun your engine and speed off before bad guys can make any sort of move.
It’s been seven months since I bought this camera, and it has served me well within that period, without any glitches. Only time will tell if it’s going to last for far longer than the old camera I had.