If you have spent any time riding in or driving a car, you are aware that there are a number of things you have to pay attention to, all the time. When driving there are other cars, road conditions, and all your car gauges. Even when parked you still need to pay attention to make sure there aren’t people in your blind spots. You may have noticed, the last 10 or 20 years… maybe even longer… vehicle manufactures are designing cars with more and more blind spots. Cars are now designed bigger, better, stronger, and perhaps heavier, but at the fault of safeness for blind spots. The design of cars directly affects their sales, and at the same time they need to achieve more gas saving efficiency. More aerodynamic and higher rear deck, wedged shape designs are becoming more popular. If you compare from a car that you might have bought 25 years ago, the trend is a little bit troubling.
There are an estimated 284 million registered cars in the United States as of the middle of 2022, which means there is an extremely high possibility that you or someone you know may be involved in some type of vehicle related accident. Statistics show that every day, more than 90 people die in car accidents in the United States, which is why it is important to be safe and take cautionary measures.
Are rearview cameras really that great?
Rearview cameras play a vitally important role in maintaining vehicle safety now. While they aren’t meant to be a 100% replacement for defensive driving and being careful, they have managed to have a large impact on reducing vehicle accidents, particularly those that involve backing up and involving unseen pedestrians or objects that might be below the field of vision through the back window. The added visibility from a low angled camera is a great addition to safety practices that are already being done.
Do I have to have a rearview camera in my car?
All new vehicles made from May 2018 and onward are required to have a backup camera. If you are purchasing a new vehicle, this is nice because it takes the headache away for you. If you have an older car however, it gives you a couple of options. With the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS 111) “Rear Visibility” in place, RYDEEN has created two new model cameras that will be compliant for heavy duty trucks and utility vans that require visibility to meet this standard.
While not being a requirement, having a backup camera or rearview camera in your older vehicle can make it feel newer, and add some nice features that you might only get in a brand-new car. Of course, there is also the added bonus of the fact that installing a third-party rearview camera will cost nowhere near what a new car does, so you can get a lot of the same benefits at a fraction of the cost.
Putting a Rearview Camera in an Older Car
With most older vehicles you have a lot of options when it comes to rearview cameras and extra safety features. At the most basic level, a simple camera attached to your licensed plate that runs to a standalone monitor or touch screen third party radio will get you up and going for easy use.
There are virtually no downsides to adding a rearview camera to your older vehicle either. In a survey, it was found that most drivers were more likely to want to add a camera to their older vehicle after driving a car or truck that had it already installed.
TOMBO 360, Above and Beyond
Getting a rearview camera installed into your car or truck is easier then you think. They offer a great level of added safety if you are looking for a simple camera with a standard view. But what if you want something more advanced that offers more features?
That’s where an advanced safety and security product like the TOMBO 360 comes in. Marketed as more than just a rearview camera, the entire system is integrated within a backup mirror that has an enclosed 360 surround view dash camera, coupled with an additional external digital camera that can be used as a backup camera, an extra camera for your cab if you transport products, or as an extra view if you do ride sharing.
What does 360 mean? It means the camera is recording in all directions, at all times, and you can change that point of vision at any moment. This is particularly useful if you have limited physical ability to turn your head, as the camera can show you what is to your left and right sides, and what is in front or behind you at the same time. With the added proximity sensor for night time while parking and automatic safety recording, you will always know if and when something happens to your vehicle or if someone gets too close.
The entire camera system acts as a full-service dash cam and rearview safety camera at the same time, giving you an unparalleled amount of added visibility that you will only find in brand new vehicles on the market.
The TOMBO 360 system can also be integrated with Blind Spot Rader systems as well, giving you the ability to see LED indicators and hear audible warning for additional driving safety.
To get a better idea of how the system works, check out this video review over at What the FAQ is in the box?
Top Tier Safety for Almost Any Vehicle
While having a rearview camera might seem like an unnecessary luxury, we believe that the added safety features more than make-up for the initial cost (which is fairly low compared to investing in an entire car). Think about what happens if you get into an accident. The cost of auto repair can be very expensive, and your insurance would probably go up as well. It goes without saying, it’s always better to try and prevent accidents and be prepared.
Additionally, when you add on the benefit of having a system that is recording in all directions, at all times, you can get out on the road knowing that IF something does happen, you will have the ability to see exactly what occurred and where. During any scenario, an accident, traffic stop, or a family trip, KEEP YOUR EVIDENCE FOR ANY REASON…
We know that driving can be dangerous, which is exactly why we do what we do and utilize technology to make your driving experience not only better, but safer.