Jeep owners rejoice! As C2Vision are now offering a pair of new Jeep reversing cameras suitable for use on Wrangler JK models from 2007 to 2018.
Since the global pandemic essentially shut the world down in 2020, people were struggling to fulfil their holiday needs, so rather than looking abroad they turned their sights to the UK and when lockdowns allowed took to the sandy beaches of the UK for a good old-fashioned staycation. Figures from the National Caravan Council state that sales of campervans and motorhomes was up nearly 10% in July 2021, when compared to pre-pandemic 2019 figures.
However, with an increase of Campervans and Motorhomes on the roads also comes a number of inexperienced and possibly nervous drivers. Many new van owners won’t have experienced a vehicle that size with some motorhomes stretching more than 7 metres long and over 3 metres tall making manoeuvring such large beasts in the tight country roads and villages of the UK a difficult prospect in itself.
With a safety range to cover 99% of vehicles on the road today we take a look at some of our top safety cameras and accessories that will improve the all-round safety and visibility of your motorhome.
We start off with one of our best-selling universal cameras the CAM-32. This universal surface mounted camera, with a 1099 HD CCD sensor, 560 TV Lines and 0.1 lumen minimum illumination level gives drivers a high-res colour image, even in low light conditions, with the 50/60 fps electronic shutter ensuring a smooth video feed. The CAM-32 is also IP68 rated, meaning it is protected against all standard weather conditions Britain can throw at it and will continue to operate in temperatures ranging from -20 degrees C to +75 degrees C making it a great all-round camera whatever your vehicle.
For those of you that want something a bit more vehicle specific our range of brake light cameras allow you to change your original 3rd break light for and combined camera and brake light in one. We take a look at the CAM-FT6, a product that allows you to retain the vehicles original aesthetics whilst updating your technology with a five in one reversing camera. Designed specially for use with 2006 to 2014 Fiat Ducato X250 vans and 2014 to 2021 Ducato X290 vans, this exciting camera allows use of five different viewing angles including, Birdseye View, Wide Angle Reversing, Reversing View, Left Blindspot and Right Blindspot along with the standard Drivers View.
We have a broad selection of manufacturer specific Dual lens brake light cameras for a whole range of vehicles including the 2006 to 2016 Mercedes Sprinter (CAM-MB8), 2006 to 2016 Volkswagen Crafter (CAM-VW12) and the 2012 to 2021 Ford Transit (CAM-FD13). These excellent cameras give you comfort in your reversing by sending you a clear image of the rear of your vehicle. Featuring a 648×488 resolution and 145 degree viewing angle these cameras offer spectacular assistance when manoeuvring larger vehicles. But also offer a larger view during normal driving conditions due to the second lens and live stream feature.
Similar to our CAM-FT6 our CAM-40 and CAM-42 are multi view cameras that offer various viewing angles to enhance your perspective however these universal cameras are suitable for almost any vehicle. The CAM-40 is a wide-angle universal brake light camera, whereas the CAM-42 is a flush mounted wide view camera. Both cameras feature a resolution of 720 x 480 and a field of view of 210 degrees giving the driver a clear view of the rear of the vehicle. The CAM-40 and CAM-42 also utilise several different camera views to assist the driver in manoeuvres including, Birds eye, wide angle, reversing blind spots and standard driving mode. The cameras are also IP67 rated so are capable of withstanding standard weather events.
For more information about any of the cameras mentioned and any of the other motorhome safety equipment we offer, feel free to get in touch with our team.
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.
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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.
Devon and Cornwall Police have seen more than 1,300 prosecutions over the past two years since the introduction of their new Dash Cams project called Operation Snap. The operation involves members of the public reporting dangerous drivers with video footage courtesy of their dashboard mounted cameras.
In the first 6 months of 2021 alone Devon and Cornwall Police received 779 submissions through Operation Snap, resulting in 408 notices of intended prosecutions and 144 official warnings issued, all through footage given forward by the public.
Operation Snap has been so successful, Devon and Cornwall police have distributed 170 Dash Cams to a number of organisations whose motorists travel the most troublesome roads across the region.
Alison Hernandez, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall, and the Isles of Scilly stated, “We have specifically chosen the organisations involved to receive these cameras as they operate vehicles which regularly travel on some of the most problematic roads across the Southwest. This gives us 170 extra pairs of eyes on our roads to capture dangerous drivers and take action against them through Devon and Cornwall Police’s Op Snap initiative.”
Devon and Cornwall are just one of many regions accepting dash cam footage to aid in the prosecution and policing of the UK’s more than 13,670 miles of roads. So the more cameras out there the better policed our roads can be. Dash cam footage has already been used as key evidence in the incarceration of several individuals. The first UK jail sentence handed out off the back of incriminating dash cam footage was in 2015. The dangerous driver wasn’t caught red-handed by police, but instead was only arrested after police were shown dash cam footage from a concerned citizen.
If you are still unsure on the benefits of a Dash Cam please view one of our previous articles “Why you need a Dash Cam in 2021.”
If you would like more information on our range of dash cams currently available feel free to get in touch with our team who will be more than happy to help.