A client from here in Anchorage recently contacted Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security to inquire about having a 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van camera system and alarm installed. Because of its size, being able to see objects or people around or behind the van is very difficult. Our client wanted a camera system that would make his van safer and easier to use. Once we had an understanding of where and how the client would use the van, we designed an appropriate camera and security system to meet his needs.
Sprinter Van Camera System Design
The Sprinter already has a dedicated rear-view camera built into the factory infotainment system. Our system would include three cameras, an additional camera for the rear and one on each of the rearview mirrors. All three cameras would be on all the time. We used a TadiBrothers digital LCD monitor as the heart of the system. This monitor accepts multiple camera inputs and display all three images simultaneously.
Camera System Installation
Every vehicle we pull into our bay is subject to a thorough pre-inspection. We test the functionality of all the electrical systems and note any abnormalities or warning lights. We give the vehicle a physical inspection to ensure there is no pre-existing damage.
We carefully measured the locations for the side-view cameras after confirming there would be enough space inside the mirror housing. Once the cameras were in place, we ran the wiring through the door, through the weather-resistant wiring harness boot and up to the monitor control module.
We mounted the rear camera above the license plate. As the truck already has a rear parking camera, we angled the new camera almost straight back to provide a different field of view for more coverage.
Compustar Security System
To protect the contents of the van, we installed a Compustar Prime G6 Security system. The system uses an FT-7300A-CONT control module, RD-1WG6-AM Remote control, and a DBALL2 interface module. A dual stage shock sensor, digital tilt sensor, and hood-pin and door-pin monitoring ensure the vehicle is safe. We mounted the siren under the hood. The system also provides keyless entry door lock control.
Comfort and Safety by Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security
With the installation complete, a second member of our team reviewed the installation to ensure it was perfect. The client was thrilled with the camera system! It makes it so much easier to drive and negotiate tight areas. If this Sprinter Van camera system or something similar would make your vehicle safer and easier to use, then contact Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security today. You can reach us by e-mail using our online contact form or call 907-563-8112.