All the Android headunits are compatible with a backup camera. Only a few of the cameras purchased are wireless.
While the Android backup cameras are called ‘wireless,’ this doesn’t mean they have no wires. This sounds odd, but true. The strange advertising of the so-called wireless Android headunit backup cameras means they are only partly wireless. The camera needs the power to operate the sensor and the transmitter, often wired directly to the reversing/backup warning light at the vehicle’s rear. The actual wireless bit is the long cable run. From the camera at the car’s rear to the head unit up by the driver, the wireless can negate the need for this cable.
There is an actual wireless backup camera system that doesn’t rely on installing an Android headunit first. Accessing the vehicle wiring is unnecessary to find this elusive backup light wire, and no warranty issues with adapted wiring or removing plastic trim to connect the wires.
Easy to fit
The actual wireless camera for backup is straightforward to fit. The truly wireless nature of the camera needs no cables or harnesses, plugs and sockets, and no wires to work. It is the same as the screen at the front except for the power cable to the front phone charging power socket.
How easy is easy?
Fitting the wireless backup camera system can take as little as five minutes. This is primarily due to no cables to find and connect; the rest is due to a well-designed system. The wireless cameras have an internal rechargeable battery, and this is how the camera gets power and can be 100% wireless without a connection to the car.
The screen with its base acts as a display for the wireless backup camera and as the master controller of the wireless cameras. The screen can connect to two wireless backup cameras (a second wireless camera is available here – Amazon).
Suppose you don’t need the extra hassle of changing your headunit to get a wireless backup camera. In that case, this AUTO-VOX wireless backup camera system (on Amazon) is what you need. It is easy to install and gives an awesome wireless picture, making parking safer and less troublesome.