One of the categories that continues to grow in popularity at Driven Audio in Abbotsford is backup cameras. Every day, more and more people come to realize that this technology can save lives and protect property. One of the sad realities of this trend, though, is the introduction of low-quality wireless backup cameras. Not only do these come with a low price, they promote “super-easy installation.” We have all heard the saying “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”, and, in this case, that is correct. Let’s explore why a wired camera is almost always the best choice for your backup camera system.
Wired Systems For Highest Reliability And Quality
Right out of the gate, wired systems always work, and the images they provide are clear and legible. When you are buying a product designed with safety in mind, you shouldn’t have to guess at what you are seeing. While it is true that a wired system is going to cost more and require professional installation, do you really want to gamble when it comes to safety?
Here are some facts about wireless systems.
- They don’t transmit well through metal, the primary material used to make cars, trucks and trailers.
- They use the same frequencies as lots of other technologies in your vehicle and where you park. That means interference in the signal quality, resulting in video noise.
- They are subject to signal delay, so the image you are seeing isn’t live. By the time the image gets processed, transmitted, received and processed back to you, you get a delay.
- Wireless systems sold at a big-box store or over the web are very low-quality. They take on water, wash out in the sun and have limited lifespans.
In short, wired systems cost more upfront, but you get rewarded with a more-reliable, better-performing system. Wired systems don’t have the latency or signal delay of wireless ones. Since a split second may be all you need to avoid an accident, wired systems have a clear advantage.
Wireless Backup Cameras And When To Use Them
Is there ever a time to use a wireless system? Yes: if installation restrictions make it too complex to run cabling to the camera, or in heavy equipment, where vibration, movement or cable exposure can be a hazard. If you have to go wireless, make sure you select a product from a trusted manufacturer, and understand that it may not always be 100% reliable. If someone is promising that, the price tag will likely be higher since that system will have powerful transmitters and advanced antennas.
Stop By To Learn More About Our Backup Camera Options
We invite you to stop by Driven Audio and speak to one of our safety experts. Our team will work with you to find the best solution for your needs. You can also contact us here for more information about our backup camera systems.