Most new cars these days come equipped with a reversing camera. If your car is a little bit older and doesn’t currently have a reversing camera the good news is they are very affordable and easy to install in most cars.

In this article, we will explain what reversing cameras are and how they work, the benefits of installing one, and the different types of cameras that are available.

Let’s get started.

What is a Car Reversing Camera?

A car reversing camera is made up of the camera unit that you install at the back of your car and the display monitor unit that you put in the front of your car on the dashboard or the rear-view mirror. Some monitors will also display information such as distance indicators and various warnings but for the most part, the point of them is to give you a clear view of what’s going on behind your car.

Benefits of Having a Reversing Camera

  • Gives you improved visibility behind your car.
  • Makes parallel parking much easier.
  • Makes reversing much safer.
  • Helps if you suffer from impairments that make turning around hard.
  • Helps to reduce accidents.

The Different Types of Cameras Available

There are many different types of reversing cameras and display setups that you can install, including:


  • Built-In Displays – if your car has a built-in display unit then sometimes you install a camera and then hook it up to the existing display unit.
  • Rear-View Mirror Displays – these display units are installed onto your rear-view mirror – either your existing mirror or you can install a new mirror/ display unit. The benefit of these displays is that you don’t have to look down at the dash to check the camera.
  • Dash Mounted Displays – these displays are attached to your dash and are usually the least expensive option. However, unlike the rear-view mirror display units, you have to look down at the dash to check what’s going on behind you.
  • Multi-Function Display System – a multi-function display screen unit allows you to do more than just view the camera, you can also do things like run your stereo system through it. Most of the time these types of displays come pre-installed but there are some aftermarket options too.


  • Mini Butterfly Cameras – this is a small camera that is installed in the car bumper unit by drilling a small hole in it. The main benefit of a mini butterfly camera is that it can be adjusted up and down and side to side so you can get a complete view of what’s going on behind your car.Reversing camera unit
  • Bumper Cameras – these are small cameras that are attached to the bumper by drilling a small hole into it and then installing the camera in it. There are many different brands and some of them offer infrared functionality for more advanced displays.
  • Number Plate-Mounted Cameras – these are small cameras that are mounted onto your number plate. The best part of these types of cameras is that they can be fitted onto the number plate using the existing screw holes (which also makes them easy to remove).
  • Heavy Duty Cameras – If you have a large vehicle then a heavy-duty camera might be required. These types of cameras are bigger and more sturdy so that they can withstand the elements.

Different Types of Car Reversing Camera Hamilton

Are you thinking about installing a reversing camera in your car? The team at Grimmer Motors can help! Book your vehicle in and our expert team will be able to talk with you about all of the different reversing cameras available. If you’re happy with your choice the team can then install it for you. For reversing cameras in Hamilton at a great price, contact Grimmer Motors today.

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