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Old 05-06-2016, 10:02 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by GCS View Post
I have no problem is using a camera as a backing aid. Have one in my vehicle and it's clear as a bell. Not sure about the wireless units though. Will have to research. I would like to see Escape offer a fiberglass tire cover that I could use to mount the camera. I will think of something. I'm pretty sure though that this is the way I will go. Even if I have to go aftermarket or have one made. I would install around hub with a smoke cover to protect it and prevent theft.
If I am reading you correctly, you are suggesting that you would cover a back up camera behind a transparent smoke cover. Just be aware that most of these cameras employ infrared lights controlled by a electric eye to allow vision after dark, and they will reflect off of glass or plastic back into the lens, rendering them useless after dark. In order to work properly at night, the camera cannot be mounted behind glass or plastic.

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Old 05-06-2016, 10:33 AM   #22
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Ever notice that whenever you pull up to a bank or go to Walmart even you will see these little smoke bubbles mounted on the wall at eye level. These are cameras that transmit both regular and infrared images. This is what I am researching and would like to do.

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