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Backup Camera Safety Systems
Backup cameras and backup safety systems have been around for awhile. Sadly, most vehicles on the road today either do not have them as an option, or you have to purchase a costly premium package and get features you may not want.

In 2010, the federal government proposed new safety standards for all new vehicles produced after 2014. If the measure goes through, all vehicles will have some type of backup camera system as standard equipment. Unfortunately, this still leaves millions of vehicles today without an important piece of safety equipment.

Statistics from the website: http://www.kidsandcars.org

Every year, thousands of children are hurt or die because a driver backing up didn't see them. These incidents for the most part take place in residential driveways or parking lots.

* The predominant age of victims are one year olds. (12-23 months)
* Over 60% of backing up incidents involved a larger size vehicle. (truck, van, SUV)
* Tragically, in over 70% of these incidents, a parent or close relative is behind the wheel.

The good news is that there are many different options available. Not only does it improve the overall safety of the vehicle, but it aids drivers to park more effectively without the fear of damaging their own, or someone else's car. And, it can be done in a way that it looks like the system came directly from the factory. Please stop by either location and browse our large selection of backup systems. From commercial to retail, Sound FX has the right solution for you. In the meantime, scroll below for a preview of what we have to offer.

There are several different types of cameras that we recommend. There are plate frame, flush mount, tailgate, surface mount, and commercial styles available. Cameras also come in different viewing angles. You can select 130 degree to 175 degree of viewing angle. Cameras are available in different finishes as well, such as black and chrome. Most of these are available for demonstration in our stores.

Once a camera is selected, a monitor to display the image is necessary. Several options can be performed. The most common option is to replace the factory radio with a new model which employs an LCD screen. The nice thing about this option is that you receive the largest image, achieve better sound through the audio system, and get potential upgrades such as navigation and DVD playback.

The next popular option is to replace the factory rearview mirror with a new one that has a monitor built in. The quality of the units we recommend are identical to factory models, and come from an OEM supplier, giving the customer the best image and performance. This option guarantees a factory fit and finish and stealth-like appearance. Options within this product include Homelink garage door control, compass, temperature, auto-dimming, and navigation.

Another option is to add a screen somewhere in the vehicle. Several different sizes are available and Sound FX can custom tailor a mounting solution to integrate it into the vehicle's interior.

The last option is that if the vehicle has a screen already, it may be possible to utilize the factory screen to portray the camera image. Most vehicles by Ford, GM, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, and late model German cars can be integrated with to use the original screen. There are products made that unlock the factory LCD panel not only to display the image, but also show DVD image. Our sales associates can inform you if it is possible for your car.

Backup sensors are another means of rear accident avoidance. We offer those that can be installed in the bumper of the vehicle, and offer a license plate version that requires no drilling. These can be combined with a monitor for double protection. Stop in for a demonstration.