MEET THE LOOK-IT WIRELESS BACKUP CAMERA
The LOOK-IT Wireless Backup Camera transforms your smartphone into a handy display for viewing what’s behind you, providing added safety and peace-of-mind while you reverse out of a parking spot or your driveway.
As a do-it-yourself (DIY) system that anyone can install, it includes both a camera and monitor solution, with various camera angles that allow it to fit vehicles of different sizes.
Once set-up, use an iPhone or Android device as a wirelessly connected backup camera, helping to improve backup safety, reduce blind spots, and assisting in the way drivers park their vehicles. Smart gridline calibration aids in better backup manoeuvring.
The rugged license plate frame employs an IP67 certified waterproof-molded design with a built-in camera and replaceable battery that powers it for up to four years.
YOUR PHONE BECOMES A DISPLAY
Your iPhone or Android smartphone becomes a smart and useful display, showing what’s behind you as you back up. This can help you avoid a pet scurrying by, or a child running behind the car as you back out of the driveway, for example, as well as passers-by or other cars backing out or driving by in a parking lot.
It adds safety and security, and uses technology you already have versus having to install a complex camera system. It’s a great solution for those with older vehicles, or cars that don’t come with backup cameras installed.
And the smart adjustable gridlines can help with things like parallel parking too, helping to judge your distance from obstacles and other vehicles.
GET A QUICK VIEW
Using the patent-pending QuickView wireless remote, mounted on the steering wheel or dashboard, you can instantly unlock and open the app on your smartphone, which is mounted on the magnetic universal smartphone holder, and see a live image behind the car. All it takes to activate is a quick push of a button.
Back up with confidence as you focus, and keep your eyes on the road. Back up cameras have been proven to be very effective at helping drivers avoid hitting objects, especially people, while driving in reverse. In a 2014 study by the insurance institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), backup cameras reduced the blind zone, on average, by approximately 90 per cent. This technology is particular useful when young children and other people are in a driveway, on the sidewalk or anywhere behind a vehicle and not readily visible to the driver. Back up cameras are even more effective than parking sensors, which tend to be poor at discerning people.
As an added benefit, the remote comes with a pair of auxiliary buttons that are pre-programmed to launch Google Maps and Apple Maps. But soon, you’ll be able to launch other preferred apps instead, if desired.
There’s no need to hire an installer, or wait for that tech-savvy relative to come help. It’s easy to set up the LOOK-IT wireless backup camera, as, unlike many other aftermarket cameras, there’s no hardwiring required.
The set-up is quick, and not only free of complicated wiring, but you don’t need to drill any holes in your vehicle either, which is ideal for those leasing a car. It’s as easy as switching out your license plate—the wireless and adjustable camera is built right into the license plate holder.
Because the camera communicates with your smartphone over wireless, there’s no need to connect any wires at all.
In addition, LOOK-IT may be configured to switch on automatically every time the vehicle is placed in reverse: though this requires a more detailed installation.
LOOK-IT securely protects the video it captures. Firstly, a user account must be created and accessed to view the footage. Secondly, the unit must be paired with an authorized smartphone to operate. Along with the included installation hardware, these integrated anti-theft features make LOOK-IT useless to would-be thieves.
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I was planning on using this system to mount the camera on the back of my trailer
Will the Bluetooth ranch cover an extra 20 ft to the back of 5he trailer?
Is 5here a way of keeping the camera on as I drive to act as a rear view mirror? Towing a trailer leaves a blind spot and makes the rear view mirror in my truck useless
I sent your questions to the team in charge of that product at Best Buy Canada’s head office and will let you know when they send a reply.
I just received the answers to your questions:
a) Bluetooth range is approx. 30 feet, so depends on the total length of their trailer, from placement of the Smartphone to the license plate.
b) No it cannot act as a rearview cam while driving; it times out.
Let us know if you have more questions,
I don’t have a data plan for my phone. I have a black berry. Will this still work if I do not have a data plan? My phone’s plan is just for calls and texting. I can use wifi if it is available wherever I am.
If this camera is wired into the reverse light, is it also powered by this connection? Does this eliminated the need for a battery?
Does this use data up on phone?
I asked the automotive tech department at Best Buy’s head office and they replied that this device does not impact your cellular data plan.
Let me know if you have any more questions.
What powers it?
I contacted the automobile accessories team at Best Buy’s head office and they sent this reply:
First, the steering wheel control can be powered in 2 ways.
1. Coin cell battery
2. Can be wired to the reverse light for automatic activation of the camera
Second, the license plate camera includes a a set of Lithium metal non-rechargeable batteries which is user replaceable, located inside the license plate frame. The batteries that come with the Look-It should be good for a minimum 2 years, and would typically only need replacement in approx. 3 years. However depending on usage and smartphone platform could possibly even last up to 4 years.
The Look-It replacement battery for the camera will soon be available to purchase from Best Buy.
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