Friday, December 27, 2013

The Importance of Rear-View Assistance and the PEAK Back-up Camera

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Among the many things that my husband and I tease each other about, we often bring up the not-so-bright "incidents" we've both had while driving.

Is it humorous that I backed into the garbage can and broke a tail light on my van? Not as much as the time that he forgot a bowl of yogurt on the top of his car and, 15 minutes later he realized it, pulled over and found that it was still there and a bit frozen — and then proceeded to eat it.

However, as much as we might joke, we both know that the importance of driver safety is not a matter to be taken lightly. When it comes to visibility, caution and the all-around seriousness of the dangers that a vehicle can lead to, I'll do everything in my power to make sure that my family is protected.

Which is why I agree with the necessity of rear-view camera assistance in all cars to help eliminate blind zones when backing up. But what do you do if you drive a vehicle that didn't come with a camera installed? You turn to the experts at and bring a PEAK 3.5" Back-Up Camera into your life instead.

PEAK Back-Up Camera

Perfect for families with children or pets, the PEAK Back-Up Camera can be installed on cars, SUV’s, Trucks, RVs or campers in less than 15 minutes. The result is a full LCD color monitor (which securely affixes to your windshield with a suction cup mount) and a water-resistant color camera attached to the back of your vehicle's license plate for complete rear view coverage.

No more blindly backing into parking spots, running over bicycles left in the driveway or, worst case scenario, not knowing when your child or grandchild is behind your car with this simple, cost-effective option.

Considering that my minivan has a built-in camera that eases my worries about my own driving, I love the idea that we could put the PEAK Back-Up Camera on my husband's or mother's car so that I could rest a little easier every time they get behind the wheel.

car back-up camera

While there aren't too many pieces involved in the setup of this handy camera, I appreciate that PEAK realizes that there are many people that would be a little intimidated by the thought of running wires and locating power cords.

Therefore, they have a convenient, step-by-step backup camera installation how-to video for more clarification and to ease your worries!

After removing the rear license plate and reinstalling it with the camera hooked right behind the plate, the wiring must then be connected to the backup lights of the car. After a little more assembly and placement of the transmitter, the monitor is stuck to the front window with a strong suction cup holder.

Then just plug the whole thing in and know that it is even easier to place the safety of your children as your top priority – especially when you are behind the wheel.

vehicle back-up camera

Many parents have already taken safety standards into their own hands, with a lawsuit recently being filed demanding that the Department of Transportation (DOT) set rear visibility standards for vehicles, as required by a law passed in 2008. Families understand the importance of rear-view camera assistance for their cars in helping them eliminate blind zones as they back up.

While it is still uncertain when the DOT will begin enforcing this regulation, parents can be prepared by installing a wireless back-up camera to their own vehicles. People often don't realize how simple the installation is (takes less than 15 minutes to install!) and with brands like PEAK it's a cost effective option, too.

The PEAK 3.5" Back-up Camera retails around $99.99 and is available at Walmart, from Amazon and at auto retailers nationwide. Head over to (and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter) to find out much more information as well as to see their full line of products that can help improve your life today.

As a PEAK brand ambassador, I have been provided with product and compensation for my time. However, all thoughts and opinions in this post are honest and my own.


J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

This looks great! My SUV doesn't have one of these built in & I could sure use this! Thanks for sharing!

raveandreview said...

I didn't know you could get cameras for vehicles that didn't already have back up cams! It was one of the things we've loved the most during our new vehicle test drives and I'd love to retrofit our cars - for convenience AND safety!

Carole Ingram said...

I can't see a darn thing when I backup with my van and I absolutely HATE it since I have a lot of kids in my neighborhood. I always have to backup with extra caution, and I walk around the car before backing up...yeah, call me paranoid but I don't want to be sorry. I would really like to purchase one of these someday!

slehan said...

I didn't know they made post-factory installed cameras like this. I think they are a very good thing.

slehan at juno dot com

Anne said...

I didn't realize that a back-up camera was available as an aftermarket product. Good to know--thanks for the review. It certainly is something important to have for safety.

Stephen Alexander said...

Wow that's a real nice camera. Thanks for sharing it.