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    How do you mount the camera in the keyhole? Is there a guide for this?
    Step 1: Remove lock from keyhole.
    Step 2: Insert camera in keyhole, duct tape liberally
    Step 3: Wire camera
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    I like the camera you guys have. Any suggestions on how to install/wire it so that the camera view comes on in the monitor when the reverse lights are activated?

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    This might be what you are looking for :
    http://www.lashen.com/vendors/elyssa/pc_camera.asp

    One thing that you should look before buying a IR camera for night vision is the viewing distance.
    From what I've read, there's a number of factor you need to take into account that might affect the viewing distance of the camera, like the number of leds, the intensity of the leds...

    It seems that most IR camera offer short viewing distance at night, 10~30 meters. Those distance are fine for a home solution but not really usefull for a car where distance is what you would likely want to have as far as possible.

    So before buying one, I'd personnaly try to find a product that has a long range for the IR illumination.

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    i just leave mines on this way i can look at girls walking behind my car on redlights. becasue

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    You can always buy more IR LEDs, and mount them liberaly in the lights on the rear of your vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mako
    It seems that most IR camera offer short viewing distance at night, 10~30 meters. Those distance are fine for a home solution but not really usefull for a car where distance is what you would likely want to have as far as possible.
    I was thinking about going with IR as well. The only thing is, I can't think of a reason for having longer distance at night. You're already seeing more with a regular IR camera than you would with a rear-view mirror. Why would you have need to see really far in complete darkness, behind you? My back window is tinted dark, and aside from changing lanes and backing into parking spaces, I seldom use my rear view.

    I've also heard that headlights blind the IR cameras anyway.

    I'm not trying to shoot down the idea, since I'm planning on doing it too, but I'm just curious why I would need that kind of distance.

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    Probably why I was putting emphasis about having a longer viewing distance is because I'd set it up to have a camera where I can see farther ahead. And in my setup, it would be mounted upfront to see ahead of the road rather than for seeing in the back.

    But true, if it would only be used for reverse driving or a quick look in the back, distance might not play a big factor.
    I guess it goes to what extent you'd like to see in low-light condition.

    I remember an add from Cadillac (i think) where you had a Heads-up Display on the windshield for the nightvision while driving at night and you could see a deer on the road and the surronding road-forest where, with the headlights, you only could see a fraction of what was possible with the night vision.

    Basically, I always found the idea of seeing better at night really really cool.

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    I think the caddy used thermal imaging for this. Like the police use on helicopters at night. It picks up a heat signature, like the deer. I have to imagine this kind of setup would be ubber-expensive.

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    First of all, there've been a number of threads on this already.

    Second, to recap the other threads, the Caddy has an IR projector/detector in the grill which is how it gets its image. The HUD image is projected onto specialy coated windshield glass. It's all night-vision, just a lot more powerful than a few measly LEDs.

    Basically, the conclusion in the other threads was that it's too expensive to make a system like the Caddy's.. thought I'm sure some have tried and succeeded.

    As for using a screen to display the image, it'd distract you from the road more than help you.

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