An aftermarket wireless backup camera system provides all the benefits of original equipment installations, but you install it yourself and have complete control over the features you want and price you pay. One big benefit of a wireless backup camera system is the promise of easy wireless installation and operation.
There is a dirty little secret in the backup cameras industry that a wireless backup camera system. Wireless backup cameras are not truly wire-less. While it’s true that wireless backup cameras eliminate the difficult wiring that runs from the automotive backup camera to the display, as long as the car back up camera needs to be hooked up to power and your backup lights, it can never truly be wireless.
So now that we have that out of the way, we can talk about the difference between a wireless and wired reverse camera system as far as picture quality. While wired systems are more difficult to install, in almost every case, you can expect to get a better picture with less interference from a wired rear camera system.
That’s because the wires are mostly shielded from electronic interference and video quality will be the same using all of the wire to run between the camera and display possibly for a large SUV, as it would be using a very short run like for a compact car.
Wireless backup camera systems, although not having wires running from the camera to the video display, still have the problem of signal strength and noise over that distance. Of course there is no way to predict how bad the interference will be, but you can be sure that all of them suffer from some degree of interference and signal loss.
That’s not necessarily a showstopper. Even with some interference, a wireless rear view camera system may still perform at a level equal to or nearly equal to a wired system. It depends on the quality of the camera, quality of the camera’s transmitter, and the quality of the video display’s receiver. The bottom line is that you should buy the best quality system you can find rather than being disappointed by inferior quality vehicle backup camera that only save you money on the front end.
Just a few words about displays. Although the larger displays can take up space on your windshield or dash, we recommend that you get a rear view camera system with at least a 4.3 inch diagonal display. That’s because if you get one any smaller, it can be very difficult to distinguish objects behind you and can make it very difficult to detect objects in motion. The camera system we’re reviewing has a 7-inch monitor and like OEM systems, that is a great size to see everything behind you.
Always remember that backup cameras are safety systems that will be mandated on all new cars sold in the U.S. in the not too distant future. That means that the government has taken the problem of blind reversing seriously and you should too. So if the camera system is going to be used as a safety device, you need to buy a quality, reliable system that will keep you and the people or pets behind you safe.
So how do you find such a system? We believe based on numerous reviews and articles we’ve researched online that we’ve found a high-quality system, delivered by a well-known automotive accessory company, which also has good value for what you get.
See if this wireless backup camera system is the perfect model for your safety needs!
Wireless Backup Camera System: Best Rated Rear View System
Pyle is a well-known manufacturer of automotive accessories and is best known for their car audio systems. They were one of the first manufacturers of quality backup camera systems and the Pyle PLCM7500 7-Inch Rearview Backup Camera System is a perfect example. It is a true system including in the kit everything you need to install and enjoy the safety it provides. It includes a feature not available on all backup cameras systems, but one that can really be helpful in tight situations. We’re talking about its distance-line mode that shows you how far away you are from objects in the camera’s viewfinder. Check out all of its great features.
- Full 7-Inch TFT/LCD 16:9 widescreen mirror monitor with True Color reproduction and auto white balance
- Waterproof, low light-equipped, rugged, and durable universal license plate mount color rear view camera outputs crystal clear video (656 x 492 pixels) even in low light conditions
- Wide viewing angle camera (170 degrees) is mounted in a slim-bar style housing and is both IP-67 waterproof and fog resistant
- System is perfect for reversing in tight situations with limited backwards visibility
- Equipped with a distance-line mode, the system can show you the distance your are from other objects in the camera’s viewfinder
- Display has two video inputs so you can use it to watch DVDs or other video sources that output composite video in addition to viewing the backup camera
- Wireless remote control provides easy access to menu system without have to touch the display
- System should be wired to your backup light system so that it turns on automatically when you reverse
- Comes with a universal windshield suction cup mount for windshield mounting of display
- 17-foot male to male RCA Video connection cable
- Power cables
- Wireless remote control for display monitor
- Mounting instructions
- Universal windshield suction cup mount
- Excellent quality picture
- Easy to install
- Good value
- Large 7-inch display
- RCA video cable could be longer
- Suction cup mount can loosen
- Poor instructions
Wireless Backup Camera System Comparison Chart
|Title||Peak PKC0BU4 (4.3'') Wireless Back-up Camera Kit||Peak PKC0BU7 (7'') Wireless Back-up Camera Kit||Rear View Safety 7" LCD Color Backup Camera System with Audio||Pyle PLCM7500 7-Inch Window Suction Mount TFT/LCD Video Monitor with Universal Mount Rearview Backup Camera and Distance Scale Line||Yada Digital Wireless Backup Camera with 4.3" Dash Monitor|
|Feature||Wireless back up camera kit|
4.3 inch color monitor
Easy to install system
License plate mounted camera
Comes complete with all components
|Wireless back up camera kit|
7.0 inches color monitor included
Easy to install system
License plate mounted camera
Audio/video input jack to act as a DVD or video game monitor
|Commercial grade - weather & shock resistant|
7" THIN COLOR LCD monitor - Mirror image capability
3 channel multiplexer which allows you to add 2 additional cameras
130° ccd camera with 18 infra-red illuminators night vision
Automatic system switch - Microphone - See & Hear whats behind you
|Monitor: - High resolution - License plate mount back up rearview color camera - Total pixels: 656 x 492 - Low light capable|
7'' TFT-LCD monitor - Wireless remote control - Black zinc aluminum die cast chrome - Resolution: 420 TV lines - Power supply: DC12V
With window mount bracket - Two video inputs - Distance scale line - Viewing angle: 170 degree - 17 foot male to male RCA video cable
16:9 wide screen - Power supply: DC12V - True color reproduction - Auto white balance - Dimension: 10''W x 1.3''H x 1.26''D
Pal/Ntsc system - Dimension: 7.60''W x 5.24''H x 0.98''DCamera: - Low luc performance of 0.2 lux night vision - Water proof, fog resistant
|The Backup Camera is easy to install over the license plate, includes night vision, and is waterproof with an IP67 rating|
The 4.3" LCD Monitor clearly shows the live picture from the back of the car, and comes with a suction cup mount for easy placement
Designed specifically to help reduce blind spots
Sharp picture with parking assistant
|Price||$76.44||$80.00||$219.99||Too Low to Display||$124.87|
|Warranty||One year limited||If during the 1 year warranty period your new product is found to be defective, Winplus North America will repair such defect, or replace the product, without charge for parts or labor subject to the following conditions:1. All repairs must be performed by Winplus North America.2. All warranty claims must be accompanied by a copy of the sales receipt or bill of sale.3. The equipment must not have been altered or damaged through negligence, accident, improper operation, or failure to follow the product instructions for installation, use, or care. 4. The replacement of parts is excluded from the warranty when replacement is necessary due to normal wear and tear.5. Repair or replacement parts supplied by Winplus North America under this warranty are protected only for the unexpired portion of the original warranty.6. This is a "repair or replace" warranty only, and does not cover the costs incurred for the installation, removal or reinstallation of the product, or damage to any mobile phone device or vehicle.|
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