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Backup Camera Upgrade for PiLink

Backup Camera Upgrade for PiLink

SKU: backup-camera upgrade for pilink

Pre-order now your soon to be released Backup Camera upgrade for PiLink!  Expected to be available Jan 2021.

The backup camera is a 160 degree FOV camera that you add-on to your PiLink.  It comes with circuitry for detecting when you are in reverse to automatically display, as well as an option to manually enable the camera.  

Requires a display (of course).  I recommend our 7 inch 1920x1200 Touch Screen HDMI Display

Video demonstration in a vehicle running the OpenAuto upgrade:  Backup Camera Demo Video

One caveat about the camera:  It has a red tinge to it due to increased night time sensitivity.  This is due to it not have Infrared filters on the lens.  This is a design choice to get the best all around camera for all lighting conditions.

Mounting is a license plate mount that uses your existing license plate bolts, very simple.  Passing the camera's cable through the trunk area can be done via wiring grommet.  Note this might be difficult with the bumper cover on the car and may require removal.  Mounting does require trimming of bumper cover material above the license plate (not visible) but a template is included to make trimming easier.


  • License Plate Mounting bracket with 3M exterior tape for camera attachement
  • Backup Camera with integrated 15ft. HDMI cable
  • Reverse detection circuit

Tentative Feature - Always-on video recording.  Testing has proven this rather difficult but I'm exploring adding this feature to the product.  This feature would be made available for free via a software update.

Requires a software update of PiLink to v1.1 or greater.

Note this product page is rather... sloppy but I'm rushing to make this available for the Thanksgiving sale