Car VideoDecember 26, 2018
Dash Cam and Car TV Monitor Kits
Discover the best dash cam kits, aftermarket backup camera sets, and car sensors. There are also all kinds of headrest TV and car TV monitor sets including roof and mirror monitors.
When in-dash car DVD players aren’t enough for your entertainment, you should think about providing a car TV monitor. These can be viewed from all the seats of your vehicle. For the passenger in the front you can put in a central console monitor but for those in the back, there are headrest TV screens or roof monitors. A 15″ roof monitor would normally be suitable for a bus, so in a normal car you’ll have a truly impressive sight.
Car TV Monitor and Car Camera: Entertainment & Safety for your Auto:
Car TV monitor sets and cameras can make your life much easier, and could potentially save you money and even your life. If you have trouble parking, you could purchase a rear view monitor and backup camera to help you reverse into the tightest gap. Or you could fit a headrest monitor to your vehicle. This increases the resell value and helps to keep your passengers entertained on long car journeys.
The idea of fitting cameras in vehicles is not new, of course. Planes have had black boxes for years, and cameras are often used in emergency vehicles and lorries. As prices fall, car digital video recorder (DVR) devices often call a dashcam, are getting ever more popular. Especially with business travelers or anyone who drives for a living, making this a hot product for retailers and re-sellers.
Even a cheap DVR from Image IT can do quite a lot. This sort of dash cam can be fitted to your windshield and powered from your car’s cigarette lighter. Most car dash camera have an auto start and stop feature that is triggered by the vehicle’s movement or when you turn the key in the ignition. So you don’t need to remember to switch them on. A wide angle lens captures a full view of the road ahead while high-quality CCD or CMOS sensors gets maximum detail in FHD 1080P. This gives you a valuable record of your journey. Such data could be vital in case of an accident or fraudulent insurance claim. Having concrete proof of events as they unfolded can make all the difference when it comes to making or refuting a claim.
Aftermarket backup camera kits and car dash camera systems not only protect your car but also your legal rights. The best dash cam systems can bear witness to false police allegations, or fraudulent insurance claims. You can even monitor your car when parked. So if someone clips or bumps your parked car you’ll have a record of events and probably their number plate as well.
Whatever your driving needs, Image IT has a car video solution to meet it. The gadgets in this category are high on features on low on price. We are careful to source only the best quality items. Every product you see on our website is fully tested and available in our warehouse right now, ready to be shipped to you today.
Car TV Monitor and Dash Cam Subcategories.
Our wide range of car TV and car camera gizmos is divided into four main categories:- Car DVRs, rear view car cameras, mirror monitors, and roof monitors.
Our car DVRs enable you to keep a record of a car’s journey. They are quick and easy to install mounting on your dashboard or windshield. With a rear view camera parking is made easier and safer by giving you a clear image when reversing. This reduces the risk of damaging someone else’s vehicle or hitting hidden or low objects like bollards or low walls.
The best Rear view mirror monitors can add the power of GPS navigation and Bluetooth right in front of you. So you can keep your eyes on the road and not on the Sat Nav or car stereo. And you can relieve the boredom of long journeys or traffic hold-ups with one of our range of in-car DVD monitors. Having a TV monitor in your car is a great way to keep the kids entertained and stress levels under control.
Car Dash Camera: Supporting Insurance Claims
Car DVRs and dashcam units are one of those gadgets you hope you won’t ever need. But in the unlikely event of an accident, even a low-cost product could save you from having to pay out for an expensive legal case. Dual camera dash cams can record outside and inside views throughout your journey. They will store the time-stamped recordings on a memory card that make them easy to transfer to your PC. Not only will you have a record of your journey and events inside the car, you will also have access to acceleration data, hard-braking events, sharp corners, and collisions, as well as GPS data. Hopefully, you will need none of this, but in the event of an accident, such detailed information could be invaluable. Especially if it can prove that an accident wasn’t your fault.
Backup Camera: Lets You Reverse With Ease
Parking is a problem for some people, especially if they find it difficult to turn around in their seat or are driving a large vehicle such as an RV. Having a car rear view mirror backup camera puts an end to parking blues by giving you eyes, in the back of your head. The handy backup camera clips easily to your existing mirror or comes with a dash or windshield mounted monitor. The best backup camera systems connect monitor and camera via Bluetooth (so there are no wires to worry about). There are also plenty of wired backup camera options to chose from. But if you’re looking to buy an RV backup camera then the wireless options make for effortless installation.
Car Camera and Video Terminology
DVR stands for Digital Video Recorder. DVRs work like the old Video Cassette Recorders (VCRs), except they record video in a digital format onto a hard drive high capacity memory card or USB flash drive rather than onto a cassette. Often called a dash cam these car video systems record events on the road in front of you. Now you have indisputable evidence in case the worse should happen. They are also excellent for recording scenic road trips.
- Black box
Black box recorders monitor how and when a vehicle is driven. They were first used in airplanes to record aspects of the plane’s performance and instructions sent to the electronic systems in the cockpit. These days they are becoming increasingly popular with motorists and can be used to record things like a vehicle’s speed, acceleration, and braking, as well as the time of day a car is on the road. Having a black box in your car can encourage you to be a safer driver. Many insurance companies now offer insurance with a lower premium for drivers whose cars are fitted with a black box.
GPS stands for Global Positioning System. It is a navigation system that uses a network of 24 satellites orbiting the planet to provide location and time information anywhere on earth. The system sends signals to and from the satellites to your GPS device and uses this information to calculate your position. The software in your GPS receiver can take this information and combine it with map data to display your position. The technology also enables you to plan routes, find out about nearby locations and approximate your speed and journey time.
Bluetooth technology enables you to transfer information over short distances without the need for a wire. A Bluetooth chip can be fitted in a computer, mobile phone or digital camera. They are used to transmit file data, such as music, photos or documents, to another Bluetooth enabled device without having to use a cable. The same technology makes it possible to link mobile phones with hands-free headsets and is a vital part of connecting controllers and peripherals to computers, tablets and games consoles.
- Region-free DVD player
Most DVD players sold in a country or region will only play in that country or region. For example, you cannot play a Region 6 DVD, made for the Chinese market, on a Region 1 American DVD player. Image IT’s region-free DVD players let you play DVDs from any country or region.
Comparing Retail Car Dash Cam, Backup Camera and Car TV Systems to Wholesale Sources
When it comes to this category, there aren’t actually many big name manufacturers. Although you can buy a small range of car DVRs and in-car monitors from companies such as Philips, Audiovox, and Prestigio. You can read product reviews in blogs such as Engadget or Gizmodo, or check out sites such as Techmoan for hands-on reviews of the latest products. In print, you could try Which or Auto Express or read customer reviews on Amazon for first-hand testimonials. However, when it comes to this category, Image IT is one of the major players. We offer a comprehensive range of low-cost, high-quality products to suit every need and every budget.
At Image IT, we test all the products we source to make sure they meet the same high standards, no matter how much they cost. However, higher priced DVRs are likely to have better camera resolution and screen size and will come with extras such as dual cameras, night vision, and GPS. They may also have extended battery life. The same goes for our monitor players, where larger screens and higher resolution will increase the price. They will have extra features such as a touchscreen and inputs for games consoles.
Car TV Monitor Installation
Headrest TV, DVD monitors, and Car TV monitors can be fitted in almost any vehicle. The installation is quite straightforward, provided you have a basic set of tools, including pliers, screwdrivers and a wire stripper. Most of our headrest TV monitors run on a universal +12V DC power supply and have standard video inputs and outputs. The cables can be run through the poles of the headrest, into the seat and connected to your car’s +12V power supply and the video source.
If you are not confident about your practical skills or uncertain about the wiring, there are plenty of “how to” videos on the internet. Of course, you should contact a garage if you have any doubts about your ability to install a headrest monitor. It is not a major job for a competent technician, and should not be expensive.
Tips For Sellers of Car Gadgets
Retailers and drop shippers of car video systems should consider selecting good titles and description keywords to attract more customers. There is no harm in adding titles and keywords that match the keen bargain hunter, either. Of course, re-sellers should point out that Image IT-sourced products are high quality as well as highly affordable.
Unless otherwise stated, all the car video products here will work in any country in the world.
Editor’s Note: Car Video Installation is not for the faint of heart. Rewiring and connecting all the audio/video wires in your car seats, floor, or headlining is a task that should be undertaken with care. However, the end result is well worth the effort. If you aren’t sure about it, check out the Image IT.com.au Car DVD Player Installation, and consult professionals for the actual installation process.