Choosing the best backup camera for heavy duty vehicles is vital when helping the drivers achieve easier and safer reversing manoeuvres. The rear blind are is difficult to manage and makes parking, towing and reversing both dangerous and difficult. A reversing backup camera is the perfect solution to avoid the issue, saving costs, vehicle down time in the event of an accident and most importantly, lives.
Many features are overlooked by businesses before committing to fitting its entire fleet with reversing cameras. In this blog we will talk you through what to look out for when thinking about installing reversing cameras.
With many camera options to choose from, the most important aspect to consider is the cameras ability to function properly every day without fault. This may seem obvious but there are many inferior products on today’s market that can not stand extreme weather conditions or mechanical shock and vibration that occur throughout a vehicle’s daily journeys. A broken camera defeats the purpose of installing one in the first place and means you will have to go back to the drawing board.
Two aspects that can quickly point you in the direction of a quality reversing camera are IP ratings and warranty periods.
IP Ratings – will my backup camera keep moisture and dust at bay?
The Ingress Protection rating (IP rating) of a camera will give a good indication of how well the camera will perform in harsh environments. These ratings are used to define levels of sealing effectiveness of electrical enclosures against foreign bodies such as dirt and moisture. This system for measuring ingress protection was formed by International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and can be found in standard EN 60529 (British BS EN 60529:1992, European IEC 60509:1989). See our guide “IP ratings explained” to find out more.
Ultimately, purchasing a camera that is highly IP rating will mean you have a waterproof and dust proof product, that will work no matter what you throw at it.
Warranty Periods – will my reversing camera stand the test of time?
A long warranty period is also a good sign that a product will last. Warranties act as a good measure of the amount of confidence a manufacturer will place in its own products and safeguard you from any faults if they were to occur. More than 90% of the Chinese supplier provide 12months warranty, but Lintech Kysail is 18 months.
Which cameras have high IP ratings and long warranty periods?
Kysail/Lintech cameras are specifically designed to perform as best in class reversing cameras. Our Rear and Side mount type cameras all hold an IP69K rating and 18months warranty periods respectively.
Infrared LEDs split from the lens area, to avoid IR lights halo
Wide view Range horizontal 100~120 degrees.
Infrared LEDs Ball Type Camera easier to adjust the view area directions.
Vehicle safety products for construction vehicles and machine Construction & Quarries
Industry Statistic: The second most common cause of fatal injuries in construction is being struck by a moving vehicle.
In Construction and Quarrying (Mine), dust is rife and can be a serious issue for camera systems that lack ingress protection. Apart from blocking the lens, dust can play havoc with the internal wiring of a camera. The best reversing backup cameras will ensure your driver can safely go about their job without having to worry about a dangerous rear blind spot. Which camera can clean the lens when dust is covered?