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Helpful family products at SEMA

Posted at 2:05 PM, Nov 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 21:50:29-04
The SEMA Show is in town and families might get more out of it than expected.
"There absolutely is a product for anybody who's got a car or wants a car," said Peter MacGillivray, a SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) coordinator.
There is a lot going on at SEMA. Some of it might be a bit hardcore for the average driver. It's not all about fast cars though. There are also some safety features that can really help families. One of them is a camera that will hook on to the back of your car and give you that rearview image right on your phone while you're moving in reverse.
"I don't want her to be distracted so giving her the most visibility so that I feel safe and she is actually safer in the car -- that's a big deal," said Diana Cartwright, a mother and vice president of marketing for Pearl, the maker of RearVision.
There's no drilling or hammering. You just put your license plate in the frame and download the app on your phone. Then clip your phone onto a magnetic plate for easy access.
"Driving is a scary thing, right? You're letting your kid go out into the world and so I want her to be able to have all the tools available to her to have the safest ride ever," said Cartwright.
You can buy RearVision online now for almost $500. Another good find for new parents: an electronic car seat monitor. This one also connects to your phone, letting you know if your child is roaming unbuckled or even too hot.