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Currently in the US, all new cars must be sold with a reversing camera by law. This legislation was brought in in 2018 as an attempt to help save lives and prevent injuries by reducing the risk of so called “backover” crashes, when a pedestrian or a cyclist is struck by a vehicle moving in reverse.

Should this legislation be mirrored in the UK? A report in 2010 from the UK’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) stated that 28 children had been killed on, or near, the driveways of their home between 2008 and 2010. This reflects the results of a 2010 study by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which prompted the introduction of the legislation in the US. It concluded that of the 292 deaths and 18,000 injuries caused by ‘backover’ accidents about 44 percent of the deaths are children younger than five years old.

However, the UK has yet to introduce a law to force car makers to include reversing technology in vehicles, the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) reported that parking assistance technology, including cameras and sensors, is available as standard on 21.9% of new cars, and as an option on a further 36.9%. The SMMT goes on to says these innovations have helped reduce road accidents in the UK by nearly 10% over the past five years.

A reversing camera is an excellent addition to any car and increases the visibility of the rear of the vehicle providing additional safety and reassurance to drivers when they are manoeuvring the vehicle. Whether or not the government brings in legislation to enforce the inclusion of reversing cameras in new vehicles, C2Vision offer a variety of cameras for a broad range of vehicles ranging from larger commercial vehicles to smaller passenger vehicles. We also offer a selection of mounting options to ensure you are happy with the placement of your camera on the vehicle so you can get the most of your new purchase.

To view our full range of reversing cameras please click here

If you would like more information on our entire range of reversing cameras currently available feel free to get in touch with our team here who will be more than happy to help.

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Reversing manoeuvres are one of the most dangerous regular actions many drivers take when behind the wheel of a vehicle. Many people don’t think they have any issues with reversing however research from the University of Huddersfield reveals that a quarter of all reported collisions occur from vehicles reversing. And further research has shown that almost 60% of all commercial accident claims involve reversing. So, taking any actions to minimise these circumstances is a smart move by drivers and fleet managers. Such as purchasing a reversing camera to help reduce blind spots, increase visibility and overall give drivers more confidence in where their vehicle is on the road.

C2Vision have put together 5 top tips to make sure you get the best reversing camera for you.

5. Check whether we supply a boot handle replacement or brake light replacement camera

This will replace your factory boot handle or brake light with a camera/handle or camera/brake light combination which gives you all the advantages of a reversing camera whilst retaining the factory aesthetics of the vehicle.

4. Check the IP Rating for the camera

Make sure you get a reversing camera suitable for your application, there’s no point purchasing a camera far more robust than your usage. Why not check out our IP Ratings breakdown for more information. While a higher rated camera will still work just as well you may find a higher purchase cost, when a more suitable camera could be much more affordable.

3. Dynamic Parking Lines are your friend

Many of our reversing cameras now come with Dynamic Parking Lines, these will appear on the screen when reverse gear is selected and give the driver a basic outline of where the vehicle will be going. The lines allow the driver to better gauge the distance of obstacles and have more of an idea of the vehicle trajectory.

2. How easy will fitting the camera be

When purchasing a reversing camera, it’s always a good idea to double check how the camera can be fitted to your vehicle, is it a simple process or will you need an automotive electrician to complete the fitment. Our range covers both simple plug and play offerings and fully integrated solutions. We recommend getting a professional to fit any electrical product that requires full installation.

1.  What kind of mounting options are there

There are a number of different mounting options available for our reversing cameras including flush mount, surface mount and bracket mount, each of these have their own strengths so make sure you research which mounting option is best for you, if you are unsure why not check out this breakdown article. (Click Here)

C2Vision has a wide range of reversing cameras that have exactly what you’re looking for. From dynamic parking lines to multiple mounting solutions, we have the right reversing camera for you. If you have any questions about reversing cameras or any of our products, feel free to reach out to our support teams.

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Categories: Blogs, Tech Tips

There are many different options when it comes to cameras to fit to your car, whether it be the rear-view cameras to assist you in reversing manoeuvres, Dash cameras to ensure you capture any incidents that happen in front of you and even parking sensors fitted to number plate holders. Connects2 Vision are determined to deliver you top quality products at reasonable prices that help you stay safe on the roads. We want to make sure you get the best of our products when using them so here are our top tips for you to use our cameras to their full potential.

5. Get our car cameras installed by a professional

Of course, you want to get the best out of your camera when purchasing from us, which is why we recommend getting your car camera fitted by a professional installer to ensure you get the best experience from your camera. A professional installer will ensure that your car camera is wired in correctly and angled to give you the best possible view making reversing manoeuvres as easy as possible.

Reversing Cameras

4. Get car cameras that are suitable for your application

We can all get over excited when looking at new technology and want the best possible version we can afford. But it’s important you don’t go overboard and purchase a camera full of features that you’ll never use. You might find some of our cameras are fully IP69K rated (If you are unsure what that means check here) but if your vehicle doesn’t receive any hard use, you might find one of our IP68 or even IP67 rated car cameras more suitable and more affordable for your application.

Car Camera

3. Clean the lenses regularly

A reversing camera is only any good if it can show you a clear view behind you, unfortunately when you are out on the roads dirt and grime can often cover the lenses of cameras making it extremely difficult for them to do their job to the best of their ability. Making sure the lenses are clean gives them the best opportunity to give you a clear view of what’s behind you and making reversing manoeuvres a simple operation.

Dash Camera

2. Ensure Dash Cameras have a clear view ahead

To make sure your dash camera can do its job properly it needs a clear view of the road ahead so it can record any accident in front of you and ensure you have the evidence ready to view whenever possible. The last thing you want is to get into an accident go to look at your footage and find all you can see is the fluffy dice hanging from your rear-view mirror. It’s important to make sure the camera is facing the right way, with nothing blocking its view and the windscreen in front of the lens is as clean as possible.

1. Look at upgrading your car camera setup further

If you’ve already installed one of our cameras and found the experience to be more than fantastic and are now looking to expand your vehicle’s technology offering why not take a look at our Dash Cam selection which can make sure you keep all the evidence in the event of an accident. Or look at one of our reversing cameras that feature dynamic parking lines and make reversing manoeuvres easy. You could also look at our Parking Sensor Number Plate holders which can improve reversing experiences even further.

If you have any questions about dash cams or any of our products, feel free to reach out to our support teams.

For more information on any of C2Vision’s products feel free to get in touch either through social media or drop us an email through our contact us page.

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Categories: Blogs, Tech Tips

There is a lot of complicated information and industry jargon that goes with working in the world of cars, sensors and all things cameras. We here at Connect2Vision we are determined to make sure you understand what you’re purchasing for your vehicle. The IP ratings system for weatherproofing is attached to any camera system worth its salt and is a seal of quality ensuring it will be capable of withstanding anything you throw at it.

But I’m sure a quick look through our wide selection of cameras throws up even more questions. Most of our camera systems are rated IP67 and up but there are a whole host of ratings that we do not use because they simply do not reach our high standards for quality. So, lets break down the numbers to explain why.

IP simply stands for Ingress Protection, meaning how much stuff is stopped from entering an object. Therefore an IP Rating is a code for protection by mechanical and electrical casings against intrusion of dust and water.

Now we come to the numbers, the first number is a rating for foreign object ingress ie: dust and debris, it is graded from 1 to 6.

  1. No objects larger than 50mm
  2. No objects larger than 12.5mm
  3. No objects larger than 2.5mm
  4. No objects larger than 1mm
  5. Dust protected, not sealed
  6. Dust tight, no ingress

The second number in the IP Ratings determines the amount of liquid ingress the product is protected against, it is rated between 0 and 9K.#

0. Not Protected

  1. Vertical Dripping Water

2. Dripping water when tilted up to 15 degrees

3. Water spray when tilted up to 60 degrees

4. Water splash

5. Water jet 6.3mm

6. Powerful water jet 12.5mm

7. Immersion in water up to 1m

8. Immersion beyond 1m

9(K). Close-range high-power water jets

On some products you may see an IP69K rating, this was the previous highest possible rating given under the previous regulations, this has since been superseded by the IP69 rating which includes all the testing held under the IP69K testing only with more specific water jet placement.

If there are any more industry terms like the IP Ratings system you do not understand feel free to reach out to our customer support team who will be happy to help.

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