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All you need to know about Wireless Backup Camera for Truck


A wireless truck rear-view camera (also known as backup) is one of the few special types of video camera that are specifically produced for the sole purpose of being attached to the back of a truck so that it helps the driver in backing up as well as aiding him in seeing blind spots that normally would not be in sight. It is designed mainly so as to avoid any sort of collision when reversing, with the area behind the truck when backing up often described as being a “kill zone” due to the damage it can cause. The rear view camera or back up cameras for trucks are usually connected to a head unit display for the convenience of the driver in the front interior of the truck. The design of wireless rear-view camera is very distinct from that of other cameras as the image is horizontally flipped so that it shows a mirror image. As a result, the mirrored view will show a consistent display which is same as the driver since without it, the camera would be showing left, which would be the drivers right and vice versa. It is also consistent with the display of the vehicles’ mirror making it easier to use both at the same time. The camera, most of the time pointed downwards in a very fish lens wide angled so that the driver is able to potentially view obstacles on the floor as well as walls, parking lines and so on.


AUTO-VOX M1W Wireless Backup Camera Kit IP 68 Waterproof LED Super Night Vision 

Made by AUTO-VOX, it is another one of the newest and most innovative brands around.


Pros and Cons

The pros of this back up camera is that it is really easy to understand the instructions and install it. Like most truck backup cameras, one the gear is set to reverse, the display will automatically switch from navigation (GPS) to the camera view. The camera is also mirrored, meaning no problem for the driver in backing up. Being IP68 for waterproof rating, means you don’t have to worry about driving on rainy days. The wireless equipment also works for about 100M which is pretty good among backup cameras. Finally, the monitor can be mounted just about anywhere onto the windshield or dashboard which is extremely convenient for ease of access.

The only con we found (can also be bypassed) is that the wiring can take some time to set if you’re not so good about it.


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Wireless Backup Camera System, IP69k Waterproof Wireless Rear View Camera 

This one manufactured by Yuwei is another one of the emerging brands.


Pros and Cons

The pros of this wireless backup camera is that since it is made from heavy duty metal. With the latter having properties such as anti-vibration, anti-corrosion and the waterproof rating up to IP69, you can now drive your car into really bad weather and your camera will still work as good. The angle is also about 140 degrees wide view, meaning it is pretty over average in that department. The screen can be easily installed too if you follow the instructions and as advertised, it really won’t take you more than 2 minutes to set it. As a plus, the wireless maximum distant is 200ft which is pretty good.

The con we found was that sometimes there may be some issue with the color while sometimes the kit might come without installation instructions.


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ZSMJ Wireless Backup Camera and Monitor Kit 9V-24V Rear View System For Car 

Made by ZSMJ, this product is pretty innovative.


Pros and Cons

The first and foremost pro of this rear end wireless camera is that it is waterproof meaning you won’t have to worry about driving in the rain. Most of other camera aren’t waterproof so the fact that this one is waterproof is a testament in itself. Next, end switching to reverse gear, the camera will automatically alter its display to show the back of the car to help in backing up and parking or even getting into the garage. The monitor is powered by plugging it to a cigarette lighter or a fuse box depending on what you prefer. The screen itself is bigger than most at 4.3 inches and is in LCD which can be attached to any surface with the provided pedestal. The pedestal is also removable for replacing or changing the mounting options you might have. The monitor having two inputs mean that you can also connect another camera to it for the front of your car. As you see, this camera is pretty innovative as the manufacturers has already thought of the different ways you might want to use it.

As a matter of fact, we couldn’t find any con with this one.

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Digital Wireless Backup Camera System IP69 Waterproof Wireless Rear View Camera 

Made by ZEROXCLUB, it is one of the best cameras around.


Pros and Cons

This camera is an upgrade from the previous generation as there is no interference when using the wireless. It has contains infrared lights to help backing up at night. In addition to that, it is IP69 waterproof meaning you can drive in the worst weathers. Extremely easy to install as we found, it won’t take you over a maximum of 3 minutes to install it as long as you follow the instructions. And lastly like most rear camera, it does the job of switching the display when gear is in reverse so as to aid in backing up.

As a matter of fact, we found no cons with this one.


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Now that we’ve reached the end of this review, it is time to reveal our pick or the one we would most likely bet on. Well without any further ado, our pick was the Digital Wireless Backup Camera System Wireless Rear View Camera. The reason for this is that is does all the things it advertises for very well. In addition there are really no interference with the wireless, and overall, it is easy to install and practical for use.<>