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Crimestopper Front and Rear Parking Assist System with LCD (CA-5020)

Front and Rear Parking Assist System with Dash Mounted LCD Display


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Crimestopper CA-5020.MATT.2

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Front and Rear Parking Sensor System

The Backstopperâ„¢ CA-5020 is a front and rear impact warning sensor system designed to aid the driver not only when backing up the vehicle but also when pulling forward. The system includes a colorful dash-board mounted LED digital display with a four sensor direction indicator and (8) ultra-sonic sensors for front and back signaling. The crystal-clear LED digital display comes with a four-sensor direction indicator which will also indicate when it is the front or the rear sensors detecting the obstruction.

The sensors wide detection angle will alert the driver of any small children, pedestrians, animals or small unseen objects such as bicycles or parking poles in the front or the rear of the vehicle

The system is also equipped with Intelligent Detection to allow to system to be compatible with vehicles that are equipped with tow-hitches and spare tire racks or other protrusions on the rear of the vehicle. The intelligent detection can be calibrated to learn where these protrusions are on the bumper and will not send false-alerts to the driver when the vehicle is in reverse.

CA-5020 Features

  • Front and Rear Parking Assist System
  • Colorful Blue Dash Mounted LCD Display
  • 8 ultra-sonic sensors with "quick disconnect" waterproof connectors
  • Can be used as a 6-sensor system (2 front & 4 rear)
    • Sensor cable length: 25 feet
  • Precise detection up to 0.1 ft.
  • Anti-false alert technology
  • Selectable voice/audible alerts
  • Self test function
  • Intelligent learning function accounts for tow-bars, spare tires or other protrusions on the rear of the vehicle
  • Sensors can be painted to match the color of the vehicle
  • 21mm Hole saw bit included for installation of the sensors
  • Also available with Windshield Mounted Display
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Crimestopper CA-5020.MATT.2)

Parking Sensor Specifications

This means that the item is wireless. It transmits its signal to the receiver without the use of wires.

If the value is no, then the item requires a wire to transfer the signal.

Many items and accessories are universal. These pieces are not brand specific and are compatible with all, or most brands.

For example, a universal television remote will work with all brands of televisions.

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Parking Sensor Protection
These are the directions that the parking sensors are intended to be used.
Number of Front Sensors
This is the number of parking assist sensors that are intended for use in the front of the vehicle.
Number of Rear Sensors
This is the number of parking assist sensors that are intended for use in the rear of the vehicle.
Total Number of Sensors
This is the total number of sensors, including both the front and the rear sensors.
Minimum Detection Distance
This is the minimum distance that the parking assist sensor is able to detect.
0.1 feet
Maximum Detection Distance
This is the maximum distance that the parking assist sensor is able to detect.
8.4 feet
Number of Parking Assist Displays
This is the total number of displays that are included with the parking assist sensors. Depending on the model, they can display information such as distance, alerts, and other warnings.
Parking Assist Display Type
This is the type of display that the parking assist system uses. The most common is a LED or a LCD display. Please refer to the product image to see more details concerning the display.
Alert Types
This is the manner in which the system alerts the user.
Audible Warning Tone
Adjustable Alert Volume
This means that the volume of the alert can be adjusted to the users preference.
Includes a Rear View Camera
This means that the item includes a rear view camera with the purchase of the item. The rear view camera helps the user to safely reverse their vehicle by knowing what is behind them.
Includes Tooling Bit
A tooling bit or cutout drill bit is often required for the installation of the parking assist sensors. If the item includes a bit for the installation, it will be indicated here.
Radio Mute Output
If a parking assistance system features a Radio Mute output, compatible stereos will be muted automatically when the system is activated.
Video Output
This specifies the type of video output the parking assistance system features, if at all.
Paintable Sensors
Whether or not the sensors can be painted to match the exterior of the car.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Sherwood, OR

Nice aftermarket addition

November 25, 2014

These look like they're from China but the quality is not bad. The install can be time consuming if you want to do it right (hide and tie down wiring, use grommets, etc.). I put it on my 2014 Subaru XV both front and rear and it took about 2-3 days only because I took the interior bodywork off and made sure it was neat and clean. The wiring length to the front and rear is sufficient for most vehicles and the control box is about 4.5 x 3.5 x 1 inches that will have a bundle of wiring going to it. I used braided wire cable sleeving to run the main wires to the control box and adhesive cable tie mounts where wires might hang.

The sensors have to intalled into the control box in a particular order (A-H) so I offset each main wire through the sleeve so I would know which wire went to which sensor. I recommend you use the highest vertical distance you can when you mount sensors...I had mine about 2-3 inches below the maximum height and was still getting false hits on the pavement. The sensors are sightly directional (wire down points the sensor slightly down) so I rotated mine 180 degrees and now they work perfectly.

Been using it for about a week now and appears to work really well. Its great at picking up curbs, brush, walls and the graphical and audible display are helpful. Very few false hits (since I adjusted the sensors angle) The distance seems to be about right and when you're withing a foot or so the audible will tell you to "stop" (female voice in english). Sensors show graphically how close the object is to each sensor and displays the shortest numerical distance. My only complaints: doesn't seem to work very well on higher bumpers (SUV's & pickups) and the display can only be mounted one way (can't mount it upside-down and rotate the display). Otherwise I'm pretty happy with this purchase.

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Jacksonville, OR

Works Very Well On My Dodge RAM

April 19, 2015

I agree with most of Ward's Nov. 25, 2014 review. However, I installed this system on my 2004 Dodge RAM 2500 pickup with good results. After using the CA-5020 for a month, I have no complaints. The prescribed sensor installation height specification is 1.3 ft. to 2.0 ft. above the ground.

The front bumper sensors install within the height specification at 21.5 inches, which is close to the maximum height. I get a very few false hits on the pavement (mostly when braking in forward progress and encountering significant dips in the road surface). It consistently picks up curbs and wheel bumpers, as well as other obstacles when parking nose in.

Mounting sensors on the rear bumper is a different story. The lowest I can install the sensors is at 27 inches, 3 inches above the designated spec. When I place the vehicle in reverse, the sensors do not pick up the curb or wheel bumpers (not an issue for a tall pickup). Taller obstacles are easily detected.

Having said the above, and noting that the sensors face straight out from my bumpers, it appears that the desired sensitivity places the sensors on the front bumper at around the max spec. I would guess the same for the rear bumper. Distance to obstacle is displayed very accurately.

Installation was performed by professionals at my RV service center. The kit comes with a drill bit suitable for the size of the sensor body. Drill a small pilot hole (if the bumper is metal) prior to using the supplied bit. The control box was placed behind the seat of my club cab. The truck is 21 ft. long and the cables are plenty long for providing a clean install. The sensors have pigtails roughly 6 inches long and connect to the cables by means of substantial moisture-resistant threaded connectors. This is great if the bumper ever needs replacing. I had all cables dressed inside wire looms and secured with cable ties to reduce flexing and movement. The display installs above the steering column by means of an adhesive foam tape for ease of visibility.

For its relatively small profile, the display provides good graphics. It displays a 3-D image of a vehicle and relative distance, and location markings for one or more obstacles. The screen is a light blue with white characters and very easy to read, both day and night. The display also features accurate numerical markings to 0.1 foot, registering the closest obstacle. The volume is adjustable and the sound substantial. This RAM has a fairly noisy Cummins diesel, however, the voice and beeps are easily heard above the noise of the engine and the radio.

Just like Ward, I'm pretty happy with this purchase.

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Memphis, TN

Awesome product! Better than own!

February 20, 2016

This kit is well designed and intuitive to use. The best part is that the sensors are very small making them less noticeable than the OEM sensors. I got it professionally installed and the system works flawlessly. The back sensors and front outward sensors turn on when the reverse gear is engaged making it easy to move in and out of tight spaces. While not in reverse, the front sensors turn on only if there is an obstacle 3feet or closer. Otherwise they stay off! The display is cool blue and high resolution and is bright enough to use in bright sun light. Over all I am extremely happy with this system so far. It has been a month and I appreciate that the system does its job when needed and fades away into the background without being a nuisance. The only feature I don't care for is the voice alert but I turned it off using buttons on the display. I will comment about reliability after a year or so of use.

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needed sensors for Jeep
Nishan D on Mar 17, 2017
Help my son (new driver) cope with small city parking spaces
John J on Aug 28, 2015
can you drill holes in a truck bumper that is plated without damaging bumper ?
A shopper on Sep 8, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, but You must use masking tape at each spot where you are going to place the the sensors before you drill the holes. Hope this help, good lock Robert.
Reply · Report · Robert K on Sep 9, 2014
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I purchased the 5020 a while back ago I already had backup sensors in my rear bumper which is Metal your sensors are smaller is there a way to get larger ones from you to match the syste. ?
Gary O on Feb 27, 2015
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Does this work with a manual shift vehicle?
A shopper on Dec 1, 2014
Best Answer: It would work as long as you have a backup light or a reverse switch. Triggers are needed from the backup light, brake switch and switched power. I think you could use the reverse switch with a relay but all the connections are tapped into the positive side of those triggers.
Reply · Report · Ward B on Dec 1, 2014
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Who is the manufacturer of this product?
Hendrik K on Dec 17, 2015
Best Answer: Hello Hendrik, Crimestopper IS the manufacturer, who is under the Rockford Corporation umbrella. (RF does NOT do the manufacturing, however.)
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Dec 17, 2015
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Image on the manual shows both in metric and feet units.
How can I cange LCD display measuring units (from feets to meters)?
Hendrik K on Dec 10, 2015
Best Answer: Thank you for the recent inquiry!

After researching this specific product, unfortunately we don't have the necessary information to assist you. Due to the limited information at our disposal, we're not in the position to provide you with the answer you're seeking. Therefore we invite you to contact the manufacturer directly for additional support. Since they have additional resources at their disposal, they're much better equipped to aid in your request.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Dec 10, 2015
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I read one review about some difficulty using this on a vehicle with a higher bumper. I would install in a steel metal bumper on a 1977 VW westfalia bay/transporter camper bus. The wheel rims are just 14". I don't think the bumper is particularly high, but if you have any thoughts please let me know. Any other potential conflicts that I should know about before purchasing?
A shopper on Dec 1, 2014
Best Answer: My experience: you'll want to put the sensors as high as you can (around 22 to 25 inches) but it also depends if your mounting surface is perpendicular to the ground (even 1 degree will make a difference). You'll get false readings off the pavement if they're too low or they're pointed downward. I saw some angle adjusters for the sensors on ebay that you might want to consider if it doesn't work even at your highest point. On your Westfalia you might want to consider putting them in the body above the bumper (??). They're surprisingly accurate (I have some scratches on my lower front bumper to prove it when I tested the "stop"
Reply · Report · strangebru on Dec 1, 2014
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will system work on metal bumpers and if you have on star on your truck ?
don y on Nov 1, 2014
Best Answer: Yes it will work on metal bumpers
Reply · Report · David A on Nov 2, 2014
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