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Are Wireless Reversing Cameras Any Good?

wireless reversing cameras review

What Are Wireless Reversing Cameras?

A wireless reverse camera is a special type of camera that doesn’t require a wired connection to retrieve a picture and is usually much cheaper than a wired reverse camera but even tho the picture quality isn’t as good as a wired reverse camera, it will still aid the driver in reversing or backing up the vehicle with much more ease.

Over the years the technology in wireless reverse cameras has improved to provide a clearer picture and fewer drops in connection.

Are Wireless Reversing Cameras Any Good?

A wireless reversing camera is adequate for the job and will fulfil most needs of car owners. Wireless reverse cameras, are a lot cheaper and much easier to install, meaning you can fit them yourself. However, if you want better quality and reliability then go for the full wired type.

They are a bit more difficult to fit but you will find the picture on the screen to be consistently clearer and you won’t risk losing the connection between the camera and rearview mirror.

If budget is your biggest concern by all means go with a wireless reverse camera, over the years the technology has improved and will more than likely get the job done.

For 4×4, Caravans and those needing a more complex rearview setup with built-in dashcams then wireless cameras will not be your best option and we 100% recommend going with Wired Reverse Cameras.

How do wireless backup cameras work?

A wireless backup or rearview camera has the benefit of being able to be installed with much more ease than that a wired backup camera.

For their installation, a wireless backup camera consists of generally two main parts; a display monitor and a small backup camera is required with transmitters and receivers attached with them.

Wireless Reverse Camera DiagramAs soon as you put your vehicle into the reverse gear, the backup camera automatically turns on. Because the backup camera is generally wired to the reverse lights which are also its main source of power. So whenever the reversing lights turn on so does the backup camera.

The transmitter will send a signal to the receiving end on the display monitor. Thus sending an image which is then displayed on the display screen or monitor mounted on top of or into the dashboard of the vehicle

Why Choose a Wireless Reversing Camera?

If you want to avoid running cables between the camera and monitor and want a cheaper solution? A Wireless reversing camera might be the best fit for your needs. Digital Wireless uses a secure digitally paired technology similar to wi-fi to send and receive the signal. This means no snowy picture and long-range transmission. Don’t get these kits confused with the old analogue wireless which because of the dirty signal is restricted to a low 10mw of power, Digital wireless can use 100mw and hop frequencies several times a second

But if you want quality, reliability and more advanced systems then Wired Reverse Cameras are a much better option in the long run.

The Difference Between Wired and Wireless

Learn more about the difference between a wired and wireless rearview camera.

Wireless Camera

The wireless cameras have a transmitter at the camera and a receiver at the screen on the dash. You don’t have to connect the screen to the camera so you don’t need a wire routed right through the vehicle. As the picture is being transmitted there can be problems with interference, the distance from the transmitter and the receiver can be an issue as well as the electrical equipment between both units.

Wired Camera

Wired backup camera systems are known for their reliability and high picture quality and even though they’re a little more complicated to install and cost more, the pros outweigh the cons and should be your much-preferred choice over a wireless camera.

Pros Include:

  • More Reliable
  • Better Picture Quality
  • Peace of mind when it comes to safety
  • More Options Available

Final Thoughts

For those that are on a tight budget and would like a quick solution when it comes to getting a reverse camera then a wireless backup camera could be your best option, but if you’re looking for quality, reliability, greater options such as integrated dashcams, larger screens, or multi-camera setups then Wired reverse cameras are 100% the way forward.

With that being said, whichever option you go with, it always comes down to your needs and budget.

If you like to learn more about our reverse camera installations options, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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