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Sticky mount or Bolt mount

Sticky Mount or Bolt Mount ICU Car Camera?

The Phantom ICU Car Camera is the Premium rear view system, but recently we designed The Cylon ICU Car Camera for a new C8 Vette, C7 and C6, as well as other exotic coupes with minimal spacing on the roof between the targa top and rear hatch. They Cylon incorporates the exact same camera system as the Phantom. There are two installation type of ICU Car Cameras: “Bolt” Mount and “Sticky” Mount. “Bolt” mount means you need a hole on the top surface of the roof or trunk for the bolt to secure and run the wire into the vehicle. We also have the “Sticky” mount type of camera that can installed on a rear hatch/trunk with 2-way tape in order to mount the camera next to a gap between the body and the hatch/trunk lid, by running the wire from outside the vehicle surface down the gap into the interior, no need for any holes. Below is a pic of The Cylon ICU Car Camera installed on an 2021 Chevrolet Corette (using the “Sticky” mount system). At the bottom is a picture of a 2007 Nissan Frontier with a Phantom ICU Car Camera (installed using the “Bolt mount system).

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The Phantom ICU Car Camera is a Full-time REAR VIEW Driving Camera with wide-angle lens for the best view of traffic behind you and in your blind spots

Which ICU Car Camera is right for my vehicle?

Most vehicles will have different needs and configurations to consider when it comes to choosing a Rear View Car Camera. We have wide variety or ICU Car Cameras to suit most vehicles and drivers, such as smaller or larger sizes, and even wired or wireless systems. Some vehicles may require the removal of their Rooftop Antenna, inwhich case you have some options as well. For instance, if you don’t actually use your vehicle’s radio because you use a smart phone as your entertainment system, you can actually remove the rooftop antenna and install the ICU Car Camera in it’s place. Same will apply for a satellite antenna that is mounted on the roof near the rear window. Not all vehicles come with a factory roof antenna, but those that do have one will vary in size and mounting holes. For those vehicles with No Factory Roof Antenna or Small Factory Roof Antenna, we recommend installing our standard Phantom ICU Car Camera. For those with large Factory Roof Antennas, we recommend the PhantomW ICU Car Camera (wide body), which has a wider footprint to cover more area that may have a large mounting hole or multiple holes. For tall vehicles such as utility vans like the Ford Transit, we recommend the PhantomX ICU Car Camera, with it’s taller stance the camera angle allows you to see over the end of your roof and down closer behind your vehicle. See Dimension Diagrams below to give you an idea of which can fit your roof top best for installation.

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Change Your Car’s Antenna to a Camera Antenna

A new Antenna Camera replaces your current antenna on your car, truck, or van. The ICU Car Camera is the first ever antenna camera which provides the best view of traffic and your blind spots. This antenna camera has a wide-angle lens that can see cars next to you while you drive in traffic or you can even use it for parking spaces. There are three options when changing your current “shark fin” antenna to a new antenna camera: Option 1 would be to completely remove your old antenna and and simply install the ICU Car Camera in it’s place. Option 2 would be to move your old antenna to the inside of the vehicle such as between the roof liner or other location. Option 3 would be to drill a new hole in the roof for your old antenna and move it to the new location then simply install the new ICU Car Camera in the old antenna’s roof hole. Email ICU Car Camera or call us at (657) 220-2064 for details on installation options.

ICU Antenna Camera

The ICU Car Camera Antenna Camera

What is the Best Car Camera?

See all the lanes in your blind spots on freeways when have the ICU Car Camera.

ICU Car Camera is the FIRST and still the BEST FULL TIME REAR VIEW Car Camera in the World! The All NEW Phantom ICU Car Cam System is ALL HD and you get a big beautiful crystal clear 9.66″ IPS Touchscreen ICU Video Monitor to see your blind spots and behind your car, truck, van, or SUV. The video monitor easily attaches to any rear view mirror and it has a built-in Dash Cam with DVR that records BOTH front and rear cameras when driving. The REAR Camera is the only ever that mounts to the top of the vehicle roof like a satellite antenna to give you the BEST view of the road and blind spots when you drive. The DVR automatically records when you drive and even has an automatic record function if your car gets hit while parked. Get more information on the Phantom ICU Car Camera at CarCamSystem.com/product/phantom

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The Deluxe ICU Car Cam System includes a Vulture ICU Car Camera, your choice of backup camera, and the ICU Video Monitor

Deluxe Rear View Car Cam System Solves Blind Spot Problems

Thee ALL-NEW Deluxe ICU Car Cam System comes with the Vulture ICU Car Camera and a backup cam for a really complete rear view system to improve any car’s blind spots. First of all, the ICU Car Camera is the greatest idea since the backup cam was introduced years ago as an aid for backing up and parking your vehicle. Rear view mirrors are difficult, if not impossible, to see most of your blind spots while driving. The ICU Car Camera is a new type of product that’s a wonderful and innovative replacement for your vehicle’s rear view mirror. When driving and using your car’s rear view mirror, the view of the rear is so limited it makes driving safely a difficult task, since you are looking at a tiny mirror to see behind you. The Vulture ICU Car Camera and ICU Video Monitor replace all that so that you can actually see ALL your blind spots due to the wide-angle lens and being mounted on top of the vehicle which gives you the best possible view of traffic behind and to the side of you. Then you get a back up cam to also help when backing up or parking your car, truck, SUV, or van. Both cameras included in this Deluxe system will connect to the 7″ ICU Video Monitor for a really fantastic view of the road and surroundings. The Deluxe ICU Car Cam System is also great when driving in rainy or bad weather because the cameras are virtually not affected by it so you have much more clear view of the road than trying to see through wet and blurry windows. Even at night the ICU Car Camera and backup cams have low light sensitivity and give you a brighter view.

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Vulture ICU Car Camera® is a Full-time REAR VIEW Driving Cam, it is NOT a backup cam
Vulture ICU Car Camera® is a Full-time REAR VIEW Driving Cam, it is NOT a backup cam

ICU Video Monitor shows the rear view camera view
ICU Video Monitor shows the rear view camera view

After-market Backup Camera - Installed on the trunk of a vehicle
After-market Backup Camera – Installed on the trunk of a vehicle

Factory Installed Backup Camera View
Factory Installed Backup Camera View

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

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