Picking Your Backup Camera

Picking Your Backup Camera

Best Backup Cameras For Trucks

How to Pick The Best Backup Camera For Your Truck

Picking the best backup camera system for your truck or heavy equipment can sometimes be very confusing, especially now days since it seems like everyone and their brother has started selling all kinds of camera systems.

Backup Camera Comparison List

  1. Who Are You Buying From and Will They Be There For You In The Long Run?
    Our camera systems all have a One Year Warranty minimum, and we stand behind that. And if you do have a problem, we're not going to make you jump through hoops. We're going to send you a replacement for the faulty component, then ask questions later. Period.
  2. What kind of warranty is offered?
    Warranties may range from "none", 30 days, 90 days, one year, 3 years, 5 years or 8 years. You'll need to decide what number is the best value for you.
  3. What was the camera system manufactured for regarding use?
    Is the camera system designed for cars? Is it designed for trucks? Is it designed for heavy equipment? Is it designed for commercial use? Usually the intent of design and manufacture will influence the quality and more importantly, the durability of the product. We only sell commercial quality backup cameras and blindspot cameras.
  4. What chipset is used in the cameras?
    In backup cameras, there are typically CMOS, Sharp CCD and Sony CCD. CMOS is very cheap and has the lowest quality image. We won't sell those, sorry. Sharp picture quality tends to be lower, colors not as clear and in low light, picture can be very grainy. Nope, sorry, we don't sell those either. Sony offers the highest quality picture, color and clarity of all the choices. According to statistics in 2009, over 30% of manufacturers that claimed to be using Sony Chipsets were actually using Sharp to increase their profits or reduce the price of what they claimed to be better products. We sell ONLY REAL Sony CCD backup cameras and blindspot cameras.
  5. Low light illumination.
    Low light illumination, in other words "night vision" is affected by the number of LED's used for illumination, quality of the LED's and the optical sensor that senses light levels to determine exactly how much illumination is optimum.
  6. Monitor electronics.
    This can cause some confusion here, especially since most people think of an electronic display being a digital device, but there is a difference between a color "analog" monitor and a color "digital" monitor. Analog monitors generally use the 49 mHZ or 900 mHz frequency, and it's a little like a radio channel in that you might get a lot of static and interference from other things nearby that are trying to use the same channel, like cordless phones. Digital monitors are usually quite a bit more expensive, but the frequency they use is encrypted, so they are not nearly as succeptible to interference from outside sources. We only offer digital monitors.
  7. Wireless backup cameras versus wired backup cameras.
    Wireless backup cameras have come a long way since their introduction, and MobileAwareness is the leader when it comes to solutions for wireless backup cameras and wireless blindspot cameras. New digital technology has allowed MobileAwareness to extend the range of wireless backup cameras to over 60 feet with excellent reception and video quality. If you're looking for a wireless backup camera solution, you may want to have a look at these here.

Extra Large 9 Inch Monitor

We now offer our backup camera systems with an extra large 9 inch monitor that has built in quad screen functionality. What does Quad Screen mean? It means that the monitor has the ability to allow you to choose whether you display your backup and blindspot cameras one at a time on the single large 9 inch screen or split the screen in half, three sections or all four cameras at once. See the backup camera monitor comparison chart below as well as the split screen Quad Screen configuration diagram.

If cab space is a concern for you, we also offer all of our backup camera systems with a 7 inch monitor with built in quad functions. Give us a call if you have questions. 877.360.PART (877.360.7278)

Backup camera system monitor size comparison

Backup Camera System Monitor Size Comparison Shown Above

The chart above shows a 9 inch monitor with a 7 inch monitor and an iPhone just for comparison to help you see the size difference between monitors. 7 inch monitors are the most popular, but the 9 inch monitors definitely allow a better view of what your backup cameras and blindspot cameras are showing you, with greater detail. Usually cab space is the determining factor in deciding which monitor is right for you.

9 Inch Quad Screen Configuration Diagram

As mentioned above, you may configure our 9 inch quad screen in many different combinations. The image below shows just how many ways you may view your backup cameras and blindspot cameras.
Backup camera system quad monitor configuration diagram