When it comes to blind spot monitoring solutions, Prestige Car Audio and Marine near New Orleans is an expert. Our team has been selling vehicle safety systems for years. Our choice of products and expert installation will help prevent surprises from vehicles traveling where they can’t be seen. Let’s take a look at the options for blind spot detection systems and how they work.
Collision Avoidance Systems
The blind spot is the area beside your vehicle that can’t be seen in your side or rear-view mirrors or your peripheral vision. A car or motorcycle can easily occupy this space, leading to the need for an evasive maneuver if you change lanes without looking over your shoulder.
Electronic monitoring systems warn drivers when someone is driving beside them. The most common system uses sensors to detect a vehicle beside yours and turn on a warning light on your dash, A-pillar or side view mirrors. The second system uses cameras that display an image of the side of the vehicle when you activate your turn signal.
We can add either system to your vehicle, new or old, to make driving safer for everyone on the road.
Sensor-Based Blind Spot Monitoring Solutions
The first system we will talk about uses radar sensors mounted on the rear of the vehicle, pointing to the sides. These compact sensors are hidden behind your rear bumper cover and continuously scan the area beside your vehicle for objects. When the system detects something, a warning light will be illuminated.
In most installations, we mount the warning lights on your A-pillar. This location is easy to see in your peripheral vision without being too distracting. Individual warning lights are used for each side of the vehicle.
A secondary feature of the system is an audible warning that sounds when you activate your turn signal and someone is in your blind spot. This signal lets you know to look beside your vehicle before you change lanes or turn.
Blind Spot Camera Systems
A second option to alert you to the presence of someone or something beside your vehicle is a camera system. We will install a compact camera underneath your side-view mirrors. The cameras are aimed rearward and provide a wide field of view so you can see any vehicles or objects beside you. As soon as you turn on your turn signal, the camera image will be displayed.
Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, we can often integrate the image into a factory entertainment system display. If your vehicle doesn’t have a screen in the dash, we can provide a new rear-view mirror with an integrated LCD panel to show the camera image.
Expert Installation Services
Installing a blind spot monitoring solution is somewhat labor intensive. With the camera systems, we need to run wiring into your doors. With the sensor-based systems, we need to remove the bumper cover. In either case, the installation technicians at Prestige are more than up to the task. We have worked on everything from domestic cars and trucks to European luxury and exotic vehicles.
Our team will treat your vehicle with the utmost of care to ensure the system we install will function reliably for years. Our equipment mounting methods and locations, our wire routing paths and our electrical connection techniques are meticulously executed, based on industry standard practices that exceed most automakers’ requirements.
Vehicle Safety is Our Top Priority
If you’re in the market for a blind spot warning system for your vehicle, drop into Prestige Car Audio and Marine and speak with a member of our team. We will let you know what options are available for your vehicle and provide you with a detailed quote for installation. If you have any questions about our vehicle safety products, feel free to send us an e-mail using our contact form.