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The Phantom ICU Car Camera is a Full-time REAR VIEW Driving Camera and Video monitor, this is not a backup camera! Now you can see behind you and your blind spots when driving. Includes a Phantom ICU Car Camera, the ICU 9.66" Rear View HD Touchscreen Video Monitor with built-in dashcam/dvr. cigarette lighter power adapter (3.5m), and silicone monitor mounting straps, and camera cable (6m).

The Best Car Camera in the world just got better!

The ALL NEW Phantom ICU Car Cam System™ is here, and it kills! Now you can get the best car camera with the best mirror monitor all in one system, with built-in dash cam and DVR functions. The ICU streaming video monitor has a beautiful 9.66″ IPS touchscreen with a plethora of functions including; G-sensor for collision detection file lock, adjustable camera angle view, HD resolution, Rear camera input, microphone, and much more. The Phantom ICU Car Camera® is not a backup camera, it’s a FULL-TIME rear view camera that mounts on your vehicle’s roof for the best view of blind spots and behind your car, truck, van, or SUV. The front and rear cameras have HD resolution and record simultaneously to the monitor’s DVR, so if you ever get in an accident you can bet you will have in on video. You can even turn off the video screen and use it as a standard mirror. The ICU Car Cam System™ is the only system in the world with this rooftop design and features. This car camera product is priced better than any other on the market and has more benefits too.

Do I need a backup camera?

YES! Every vehicle should have a backup camera to help back out of the driveway, avoid obstacles behind your vehicle such as small children and pets, and to help parking in tight spots. Most vehicles manufactured after 2005 were offered with a backup camera system, and some of the luxury brands even came standard with one. Nowadays, backup cameras are pretty much a standard feature on all cars, so the manufacturers of the world met the demand because the general car buying public could see the benefits.

For years there have been after-market backup camera systems you can add to any car, truck, van, or SUV. There are literally hundreds and hundreds of manufactures and they all offer different types of systems such as license plate cams, trunk installed cams, and even front bumper cams.

Now automobile manufacturers are adding even more safety and convenience to vehicles, a REAR VIEW CAMERA is a new type of technology that is replacing the rear view mirror which has been used in cars for a 100 years.

Factory Installed Rear View Mirror Monitor System
Factory Installed Rear View Mirror Monitor System

The benefits to this new technology is just revolutionary, rear view cameras let you see more behind your vehicle when driving and can even eliminate blind spots. Some of the best features include having a clear view behind you in rain or bad weather, when you have passengers, your vehicle has a very heavy tinted window, and low light vision for darker driving conditions.

This new type of video system for vehicles is expected to be available in every new vehicle over the next 5 years, it’s just another step forward in the evolution of smart cars. Just like the backup camera, this new technology will be in great demand and a vital part of every day driving.

You should not feel left behind though if you have an older car with only a backup cam, or no camera at all. There is a full-time rear view camera system on the market, and it’s been available since 2014, it is the ICU Car Cam System.


The Blackbird ICU Car Cam System
The Blackbird ICU Car Cam System

The Blackbird ICU Car Cam System lets you see traffic and your blind spots when driving. This is not a backup camera system, but a FULL-TIME Rear View Camera System. Includes the Blackbird ICU Car Camera® DualCam, ICU 7″ Rear View Video Monitor Kit with wire harness, remote control, and a 2M camera extension cable. The Blackbird features 2 HD cameras, one for wide-angle view, one for a standard angle view. It is mounted to the roof of your vehicle just like a satellite radio antenna. If you have a factory installed satellite antenna that is not in use, simply replace it with the ICU Car Camera®. If you have no pre-existing mounting hole on the roof of your vehicle, it will be necessary to drill a new one (professional installation recommended). The Video Monitor clips on to your standard rear view mirror and and connects to the ICU Car Camera®. Even at night the ICU Car Camera® has low light sensitivity to give you a nice bright view of traffic, parking lots, the driveway, other objects around you, and especially pedestrians behind your car. If you have tinted windows it can be very difficult to see your surroundings especially driving at night, the ICU Car Camera® is the best solution for that problem. When it rains it can really hinder your vision out of the back window, the ICU Car Camera® gives you a much more clear view of the rear than a standard rear view mirror.
The ICU Car Camera® is the perfect companion for your old or new car even if you have an existing back-up camera.

How to install the Blackbird ICU Car Cam System

The installation procedure is actually pretty simple if you have the right tools. This information is for The Blackbird ICU Car Cam System which is mounted on the roof. First make sure you have a screw driver(type may vary depending on car manufacturer), a trim removal tool, wire crimp tool, a step drill bit (if there is no factory hole for the camera), and vehicle manual (for electrical system schematics). The hardest part of installation is removing some of the vehicles trim to get access to inside the roof liner, where you have to run the camera and monitor wires. The entire installation process may take 1-2 hours.

  1. Remove all trim necessary to allow partial removal of the roof liner on one side of the vehicle, typically this will be the driver’s side due to the location of a power source such as your fuse box or electrical wiring. Trim removal usually includes front and side pillar, sun visor, coat hangars, roof grab handles, etc.
  2. Once the roof interior is accessible, you can access the Sirius/radio antenna and remove it (if applicable), or carefully drill a hole for the ICU Car Camera on top of the roof near the rear window.
  3. Once you mount the camera connect the extension cable to it and run the cable all the way to the rear view mirror and leave about 4 inches of cable dangling from the roof where it connects to the video monitor.
  4. Attach the ICU Video Monitor to the face of your rear view mirror with the spring loaded fingers that will grip the mirror.
  5. Connect the video monitor cable to the monitor, then run the cable down to the location of the power source, typically this will be along the front windshield and down driver’s side front pillar to the side of the dashboard.
  6. Then connect the ICU Video Monitor cable to a power source by connecting the power wires using the provided splice taps to a 12V switchable source such as your radio, A/C, etc. Optionally you can connect the power wires to a 10A-20A fuse with a fuse tap adapter.
  7. Once all the cables are in place you can replace the roof liner and all trim that was removed.

After installation your ICU Car Cam System is ready for use and should turn on automatically when you turn on your vehicle’s power.

Rear View Mirrors: Yesterday’s Technology…

This is what you see on a rear view mirror… but this is what you see with the ICU Car Cam system

Safely driving with a Vulture ICU Car Camera® and a backup camera

If you are thinking of adding a backup camera to your vehicle, then here is what you need. The ALL NEW Vulture ICU Car Cam System™ solocam is a full-time rear view car camera and video monitor that you add to any car so you can see your blind spots. You can also connect any after-market backup camera to the included ICU Video Monitor and switch back and forth between the Vulture and your backup camera on the fly. Using these two types of cameras together will give you the best possible view of your blind spots and rear when driving or parking. The wide angle camera on the Vulture is ideal for your rear view as you can see traffic all around your vehicle while driving, specifically in your blind spots. The Vulture gets mounted to the top of your car for the best possible view behind your car or truck. Typically when driving you need to turn your head all the way around to look out your windows to see in your blind spots, which is very dangerous because you are taking your eyes off the road in front of your vehicle for an extended period. Using the ICU Car Camera® allows you to keep your vision right in front of you where it should be, you don’t even need to use your side mirrors or turn your head to see your blind spots anymore. The Vulture ICU Car Camera® also has low-light sensitivity for driving in dark areas where there is very little light to help you see. See this wonderful product at

Vulture ICU Car Cam System™ (SoloCam)

DRUNK DRIVERS are so dangerous, here’s a way to protect yourself…

The other night I was driving on the freeway, in my ICU Video Monitor I could see a car coming up behind me in the next lane on my left. He was going about 90 mph and I could tell he was slightly drifting into my lane. All of a sudden I felt my car being pushed to the right like a very strong wind was pushing me. Sure enough that car was passing right next to me almost side swiping my car, it scared the hell out of me! So I swerved away as fast as I could to avoid him and luckily he missed my car by inches! He was going so fast I couldn’t catch up to him in traffic to get his license number and report him to the CHP. It’s driving situations like this that really call for a new type of protection when you drive, at least a way to prove the actions of other driver’s at fault. So I have developed a new type of car camera system that can record 360 degrees at the same time to protect a driver in case of an accident. The Blackbird ICU Car Cam System can record video to a DVR for video evidence of the rear view, and The Dragon ICU 3-way Dashcam can record video of the front and side views to a DVR. When combined the two Cam Systems can record to a mobile 4 video channel DVR for complete protection in case of an accident providing proof of another driver at fault.

The Dragon ICU Car Camera is a 3-way dash cam with FRONT (HD Low-light wide-angle vision), LEFT (wide-angle), and RIGHT (wide-angle) CAMERAS
The Dragon ICU Car Camera is a 3-way dash cam with FRONT (HD Low-light wide-angle vision), LEFT (wide-angle), and RIGHT (wide-angle) CAMERAS
The Dragon ICU Car Camera 3-way Dash Cam - Driver side camera
The Dragon ICU Car Camera 3-way Dash Cam – Driver side camera
Dave Ruiz - Inventor of the ICU Car Camera
Dave Ruiz – Inventor of the ICU Car Camera
Roof mounted rear view car camera
Roof mounted rear view car camera