Driver safety products are gaining in popularity every year here at Ralph’s Radio. As more vehicles come factory-equipped with these technologies, it raises the awareness for the category. It also seems that you can’t turn on the television without seeing a vehicle manufacturer promoting one of their new vehicles equipped with driver safety products. Ralph’s has been involved in this category since the beginning, many years before you saw them in new cars. One of the things we like best about these products is their focus on keeping you safe. Since Ralph’s is a family business, keeping our loved ones safe is a high priority for us.
Nowadays, there are a lot more vehicles on the road than in years past. When you couple that with people often being distracted while driving, these products just make sense.
Camera systems are among the most popular safety products at our stores. They come in four major areas.
Camera Systems – Backup Cameras
Backup cameras are designed to protect your loved ones and your vehicle from damage while the vehicle is in reverse. If your vehicle came with a colour screen in the dash, we can often integrate a backup camera to display right on that screen. We also have replacement rearview mirrors, standalone monitors and replacement stereo systems with integrated colour screens. The cameras themselves come in all shapes and sizes, from license plate mount to lip mount, to commercial cameras designed to take the daily abuse of life on service vehicles.
Camera Systems – Forward-View Cameras
Forward-view cameras are designed to allow you to park your vehicle easily without damaging it or something near and dear to your heart.
Camera Systems – Night Vision
Night vision cameras use military-grade technology to pick out people, animals and other key objects in complete darkness, helping you avoid an accident.
Camera Systems – 360-degree View
Cameras with 360-degree views allow you to see all the way around your vehicle, giving you the ultimate in driver safety when you are parking or driving your vehicle.
Parking sensors are small devices that get flushed into your front or rear bumper and do a great job of alerting you to a person or object that is in your blind spot. The audible sound changes as you get closer to the object, so they are great all by themselves or paired with a camera system.
Advanced Collision Warning
Advanced collision warning systems are designed to alert you of a threat in front of you, warning you to slow down so you can avoid an accident. They also alert you if your vehicle is drifting out of your lane, protecting you from a potentially lethal accident.
Blind Spot Detection
Blind spot detection systems are designed to alert you of vehicles in the lane to your left or your right that are in your blind spot, reducing the chance of an accident.
Video Recording Devices
DVR and NVR video systems are designed to protect you, your vehicle and your company from needless lawsuits and potential liability by recording your vehicle and the area surrounding it. These devices can be crucial to proving innocence on your part and guilt of another party.
Dash cameras are also designed to video your vehicle when you’re driving up the road and have the option of recording while it is sitting still. The video can be used to find someone who has damaged your vehicle, as well as prove innocence in a traffic altercation.
Bluetooth systems are extremely popular here at Ralph’s Radio and we have systems that do hands-free calling and music streaming. For many vehicles, we have kits that will integrate with the factory stereo system in the vehicle. We also have replacement stereo systems with integrated Bluetooth that can give you other useful integration features, such as USB ports, satellite radio, navigation and backup cameras.
GPS tracking is another product category that is getting more popular every day. For fleet owners, we have systems that let you see a “breadcrumb” trail or record of where the vehicle has been, as well as how long it has sat in one spot. This helps you maximize the efficiency of your fleet. For consumers, our systems can be controlled and accessed from your smartphone, allowing you to easily keep an eye on any of your vehicles, where they are being driven, how fast they are going and when they are being used. For the ultimate in control, you can even set up notifications to your phone when a particular event happens so you know instantly of a problem, potentially creating the option of avoiding something more serious.
All of these products are great, but to have them work in a consistent manner, they have to be installed properly. The installation team at Ralph’s Radio receives constant training and is regarded as having some of the finest technicians in Canada. When you are ready to have any of these safety products installed in your vehicle, we invite you to stop by our stores or contact us HERE.