One of our regular clients from here in Anchorage recently brought in his 2012 Ford crew cab truck for a F-150 backup safety solution. The camera system had been a gift, and the client was just getting around to having it installed. He wanted the cameras so his wife would have an easier time driving the truck.
An Integrated Video Solution
The client had an Optix RVM430NTBG rear view mirror and an Optix RVCLPMB bar-style rear view camera for the truck. The rear view mirror looks very similar to the factory mirror and measures 10 inches in width for great viewing. As soon as the driver of the vehicle puts the transmission into reverse, the image from the camera appears on a 4.3” LCD screen built into the mirror. When not in use, the screen is invisible.
The RVM430NTBG mirror mounts directly to the factory mirror mount. This mounting method makes the installation very reliable.
Using a rear view mirror monitor provides clients with a natural location to look at when backing up. Looking at the rear view mirror reduces the learning curve associated with adding new technology to the vehicle.
Low-profile License Plate Camera
The Optix RVCLPMB rear view camera is slim and installs using the license plate mounting holes. We mounted it to the top holes to provide the driver with a large view of the area behind the vehicle. We adjusted he angle of the camera so the very edge of the bumper is visible.
The camera has a low-light sensitivity specification of 0.1 Lux. This rating means that it can almost see in the dark. The bright-white factory reverse lights are more than enough to illuminate everything behind the vehicle.
Our technicians took the time to add plastic split looming to the wiring coming from the camera to give it added protection against the elements. We ran the power and video signals to the interior of the truck and connected them to the monitor. We acquired an accessory power source, as well as the reverse light trigger for the monitor. As with all the connections we make, our technicians used solder to ensure reliability. We wrapped the connections and wiring with Tesa cloth tape to ensure they won’t buzz or rattle.
F150 Backup Safety Solution Satisfies Client
The owner was very happy with the installation and operation of the camera system. The client’s wife feels much safer driving the truck.
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