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The ICU Car Cam System includes a Rear View Camera and Video Monitor

Cyber Monday Sale on ANY Rear View Car Camera System

One day only get 25% off of any ICU Car Cam System, “The BEST Rear View Car Camera in the World”, which includes our all-around favorite – The Blackbird ICU Car Cam System, this sale also includes The Blackbird-X Car Cam System, The Vulture ICU Car Cam System, The Drone ICU Car Cam System, The Scorpion ICU Car Cam System, The Hornet ICU Car Cam System, and The Deluxe ICU Car Cam System. All of the ICU Car Cam Systems help you see all your blind spots while driving and even help you see better when driving in bad weather or at night. Use coupon code “cyber”. This sale will run all day on Monday, November 26th 2018 until midnight.

Installed The Blackbird ICU Car Camera on my 2007 Cadillac Escalade

Got the Blackbird ICU Car Camera installed on my 2007 Cadillac Escalade and I can tell you I can see behind me so much better than in the rear view mirror. I feel much safer knowing I can see cars all around me now, even in my blind spots. Plus at night I can see way more in parking lots when back out than with just my backup camera. I love it!

2007 Cadillac Escalade with a Blackbird ICU Car Camera installed
2007 Cadillac Escalade with a Blackbird ICU Car Camera installed

I also got the ICU Trap Door so I can change out the camera for different designs whenever I want. The trap door makes it fast and easy to change ICU Car Cameras which is cool since I will be getting a Star Wars custom cam very soon!

2007 Cadillac Escalade with ICU Video Monitor
2007 Cadillac Escalade with ICU Video Monitor for the Blackbird ICU Car Camera
The ICU Trap Door for the ICU Car Camera can be added to your vehicle roof liner right under the ICU Car Camera® to give you ease and fast access to the mounting hardware.
The ICU Trap Door for the ICU Car Camera can be added to your vehicle roof liner right under the ICU Car Camera® to give you ease and fast access to the mounting hardware.

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)


Drill a hole in a vehicle using a Step Drill Bit. This will drill a hole larger and larger in increments

How to drill a hole on the roof of a vehicle for the ICU Car Camera

Drilling a hole on vehicle is not difficult or damaging to your vehicle if done right.

Drill a hole in a vehicle using a Step Drill Bit. This will drill a hole larger and larger in increments
If your vehicle has no factory hole for an XM Antenna, drill a hole using a Step Drill Bit.
Drill a hole in a vehicle using a Step Drill Bit. This will drill a hole larger and larger in increments
Drill a hole in a vehicle using a Step Drill Bit. This will drill a hole larger and larger in increments.
Drill a hole in a vehicle using a Step Drill Bit. This will drill a hole larger and larger in increments
Cover expose metal with touch up paint, nail polish, or model paint. Use the same color as vehicle paint if possible.
Drill a hole in a vehicle using a Step Drill Bit. This will drill a hole larger and larger in increments
Once the hole is ready for installation, insert the ICU Car Camera and secure with mounting hardware.
Drill a hole in a vehicle using a Step Drill Bit. This will drill a hole larger and larger in increments
Once the ICU Car Camera is secured with the mounting hardware, your vehicle will be weatherproof because of the rubber base.
Step Drill Bits come in kits like this one, or you can buy them individually. They come in a variety of sizes and drill holes larger and larger in increments. Use cutting fluid while drilling to ease allow easier cutting.
Step Drill Bits come in kits like this one, or you can buy them individually. They come in a variety of sizes and drill holes larger and larger in increments. Use cutting fluid while drilling to ease allow easier cutting.
Pro's and Con's of using these two ICU Car Cameras

The Blackbird ICU Car Camera vs. the Drone Wireless ICU Car Camera

The Drone Wireless ICU Car Camera is very stable and strong, as the super magnets hold it onto the vehicle like it is bolted on. Strong enough to withstand 100 mph speeds, yet it can still be removed easily by pulling on it. The Wireless and removable feature is very handy and nice to have since you can place it anywhere on your vehicle. The only 2 things of concern are:

1. You will need to periodically charge the Drone (approximately 1-2 times a month), and I recommend to turn off the camera power whenever possible to conserve battery life. The Li-on Battery has a typical life of 3-5 years with minimal use. The Drone does include a power remote so you don’t have to remove the Camera just to turn it off and on.

2. Due to possible theft you don’t want to leave it on the car outside over night, but parking in a private garage would be fine, and you wouldn’t want to just leave it on your vehicle if you go inside a store or something for a long period of time. As this is a totally new product It is very probable almost no one will know what it is and won’t even realize it is removable camera.

Other than those two things the Drone Wireless ICU Car Cam System is a great product and will surpass your expectations.

As for the Blackbird ICU Car Cam System this is a product of more convenience for a user in the long run, which you can install and never really think about it again because you don’t have to charge a battery and the Camera securely mounts to the vehicle with a bolt for anti-theft. The Blackbird will turn on and off with your vehicle’s ACC power so basically every time you start your car and turn it off the Blackbird and monitor will correspond. Also the Blackbird has both a wide-angled lens (120 deg.) for blind spots and a standard angle lens (75 deg.) for “real world” view directly behind your vehicle.

The installation for the Blackbird is not complex but it is time consuming if you have never installed this type of product. Installation is comparable to a backup cam but I have designed it to install even easier than that. Installation will entail removal of the vehicle roof liner so that the underside of the roof is accessible to run the cable from the antenna hole to the rear view mirror. This may include removal of one side of the vehicle’s interior paneling, door weather stripping, etc. and connection to power source such as the fuse box or cigarette lighter wiring. Typical installation could be 2-4 hours depending on experience and knowledge of such installation.

Installation of the ICU Video Monitor will be the same for all ICU Car Cameras with one exception, The Wireless System includes a cigarette lighter adapter so you can power up the Video Monitor from your cigarette lighter. Otherwise you can connect the included Video Monitor power to a power source such as the fuse box or cigarette lighter wiring.

Either camera is a great choice, I would say that convenience is the main factor for choosing. Remember also that the Drone only has a wide-angled lens (120 deg.) for blind spots, while the Blackbird has both a wide-angled lens (120 deg.) for blind spots and a standard angle lens (75 deg.) for “real world” view directly behind your vehicle.

Change look of your car with custom Rear View Car Camera

The ICU Car Camera has a patent pending “Quick-change” connector that lets you change camera designs fast and easy with one of our ICU Car Cameras or have us design a CUSTOM Car Camera just for you! See the video below for some samples of cameras we can design for you. (Custom design fees vary. Some restrictions may apply)

Star Wars Custom ICU Car Camera from David Ruiz on Vimeo.




ICU Car Camera System Demo Video


This video shows the ICU Car Cam System in action on the streets and parking lots. This video gives you a great demonstration of how necessary and convenient the ICU Car Camera really is.



ICU Car Camera Kickstarter Campaign

I recently posted a campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds that would enable ICU Car Camera to create a marketing campaign with TV commercials and internet advertising, unfortunately we were unable to raise anything much more that a couple $100! Oh well!

Here is the campaign video: