A quality backup camera like the Garmin BC 30 can significantly enhance rearward visibility for drivers and, thus, help minimise the risk of “blind zone” accidents whenever your vehicle is moving in reverse.
When paired with a compatible sat nav, the BC 30 wireless backup camera helps you easily spot vehicles, pedestrians, pets and other hard-to-see obstructions behind your vehicle. If the camera is wired to your reverse lights for power, your sat-nav can automatically display camera footage every time the vehicle is shifted into reverse – and go back into navigation mode when shifted into a forward gear.
As another option, you can wire the system to constant power, which allows you to toggle between the navigation display and backup display modes at the press of a button. The transmitter will send camera footage to your sat-nav’s receiver mounted up to 10 metres away (range varies based on installation; some vehicles may require an extension cable, sold separately).
For installation, Garmin recommends taking the BC 30 to your dealer. But if you’re a diehard do-it-yourselfer, that’s an OK alternative as well. You’ll need to mount the camera on the rear of your vehicle and connect it to a power source, such as the rear lights. The BC 30 is rugged enough to withstand even the harshest of weather. And up to 4 cameras can be used together in 1 system, for multiple viewing angles.