Ralph’s Radio in Vancouver and Victoria is proud to offer advanced camera systems for automobiles, specifically designed to make you a safer driver. Every year, it seems that more and more vehicles are on the road, coupled with distractions that seem to target us from multiple areas, all leading to the potential for accidents.
360-degree Advanced Camera Systems
Our first style of advanced camera systems is the 360-degree model. It gives you a bird’s-eye view of your vehicle. Four strategically placed cameras work with sophisticated software to let you see all the way around your vehicle. Imagine how much easier it will be to park your vehicle in a crowded lot. Trying to squeeze into that parallel parking spot won’t seem so intimidating.
These systems also give you several other neat features. You will gain a backup camera that automatically engages whenever you go into reverse, making it a lot easier to see the blind spots behind you. While driving up the road, you gain blind spot camera functionality. When you activate your left blinker, you will see the blind spot on your left side, so now you know if it is safe to change lanes. Should you activate your right turn signal, you get to see what is in your blind spot on the right side. When you are doing face-in parking or trying to pull out into a busy street where your view is blocked, the front camera is a great feature as well, helping you make better decisions.
Blind Spot Camera Solution
When you are driving up the road and someone comes up behind you into your blind spot, it could be dangerous. It is possible for you to merge into their lane and never know they were there. As you can imagine, the results can be tragic.
The good news is our blind spot camera solution solves this problem for you. Our highly trained technicians install a small camera underneath each of your sideview mirrors, aimed at the blind spot itself. When you activate either turn signal, the camera comes to life, giving you a visual indication of anything that may be present.
Display Options for Our Camera Solutions
Our team has three distinctly different solutions to display these camera solutions. We break them down into three categories.
1. Integration with Your Factory Screen
If your vehicle came equipped with a colour screen in the dash, the chances are good that we can integrate the camera systems to display on this monitor for you.
2. Replacement Rearview Mirror
Another popular option is a replacement rearview mirror that has an embedded LCD monitor. Under normal conditions, the mirror looks like your original model, but any time the camera needs to be displayed, the monitor springs to life, displaying the image in an ergonomic location.
3. Upgraded Stereo System
Maybe your car, truck or SUV was a base model, or has some age to it. In this case, we can often upgrade your existing stereo system in the dash to a colour touchscreen model that can display the camera image. Another benefit of this option is the ability to upgrade other technologies at the same time. Some of our popular options include GPS navigation, CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB ports and satellite radio.
Once the right camera system is chosen, our team of highly skilled technicians will perform an installation with standards that meet or often exceed those of a vehicle manufacturer. We believe that your finished product should look as if it came as a factory-installed option, and should be reliable for years and years.
Driver Safety Consultation
The final step in getting the best driver safety solution for your vehicle is to have a consultation with one of our team at either convenient Ralph’s Radio locations. We will help you find the best advanced camera system for your needs. You can also click HERE for more information about any of our products and services.