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Hopkins Backup Sensor System - Audible Alert - License Bracket Mount

Hopkins Backup Sensor System - Audible Alert - License Bracket Mount

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Mounted behind the rear license plate, the NVision Back-up Sensor System detects objects up to 5-1/2 feet away and alerts you with an audible alarm. 1-800-940-8924 to order Hopkins backup camera part number HM60100VA or order online at Free expert support on all Hopkins products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Hopkins Backup Sensor System - Audible Alert - License Bracket Mount. Backup Camera reviews from real customers.
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Hopkins Backup Camera - HM60100VA

  • Alerts and Sensors
  • Hardwired
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Mounted behind the rear license plate, the NVision Back-up Sensor System detects objects up to 5-1/2 feet away and alerts you with an audible alarm.


  • Detects objects, and starts to beep, up to 5-1/2 away
    • Left and right sensors
    • Audible warning alarm beeps more frequently as objects enter each of 3 alert zones
    • Mounts behind license plate
  • Cable length: 8'
  • Draws 620 milliamps


  • Includes:
    • Mounting bracket with 2 sensors
    • Audible alarm
    • Installation cables
  • 3-Year warranty

Protect your vehicle from rear-end collisions, eliminate blind spots, and increase visibility. A recent phenomenon is an increase in non-traffic incidents involving children, with backovers accounting for 44 percent of fatalities attributable to the larger size of today's vehicles, which have bigger blind spots. Mounted behind the rear license plate, the NVision Back-up Sensor System detects objects up to 5-1/2 feet away with three alert zones.

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Hopkins Backup Sensor System - Audible Alert - License Bracket Mount - HM60100VA

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (67 Customer Reviews)

Mounted behind the rear license plate, the NVision Back-up Sensor System detects objects up to 5-1/2 feet away and alerts you with an audible alarm.


Installed on 2015 Kia Sorento. My particular installation was simple . I new it would be , that is why I chose this product. My backup lights are located on the back door hatch. Removed three small opening covers and exposed the opening to the light wiring and gained access to " fish wire and connector through, without removing paneling. Connections were literally a "snap". All was achieved within the back door panel. The unit seems to work fine but is lacking corner activation, which is to be expected with only two sensors. My particular application will not sense a small dog even when sensors are pitched lowest possible.( high licence plate). Had to disconnect and reconnect connector with white alignment dots numerous times before unit worked properly. Overall, I would say it functions very well . It is very adequate for my needs and at a reasonable price. I Couldn't give it 5 stars because of the connector problem. How it does in the future. only time will tell .

Guy A.


It it not perfect because it is limited to certajn degree. It would work better if my placement would have allowed for it to be a little bit lower. I am still very happy with the purchase and would definately recommend it. It is still a great help to me.


Product works well. After installation, followed directions to make adjustments as needed. Backed up towards a fence and alarm went off. Repeat 3 more times and then walked off footage between. Sensors read at least 6'.


First of all etrailer is great; prompt shipping and immediate e-mail notifications throughout the purchase process. The unit was easy to install once we figured out the backup light color code for my 2011 Dodge Challenger (white w/light green stripe). It works great! Almost invisable; does not detract from the looks of the vehicle.

Felicia C.


I purchased this backup sensor to install on my sons 2010 Dodge Challenger SE. We havent installed it yet. How has the unit worked for you? Any problems and any additional info you could offer on the install?Thank you, Felicia


Great product. Easy installation. Excellent instructions and good price. I've used e-Trailer's products before and enjoy their simple but important application````protecting things behind you while you're backing up.


I really like the audible alert license bracket mount. Good price and works great. Easy to install.


My wife loves this addition to her car.


I'm a car guy for over 40 years, with a long history of show Corvettes. So I'm very particular and I do all of my own work. I bought this backup alert frame from late last year and installed it on my wife's 2011 Ford Fusion along with a backup camera on top of the license plate. It all fit together perfectly. And it works beautifully, just as a factory backup alert would. I just bought a second one for my 2015 Malibu LTZ that has a factory backup camera, but no alert! So this is the quick and easy fix, without drilling holes in the rear valance for those other types of sensors.

Feeding the wire up through the license plate lamp is easy, then just tapping it into either backup lamp wire. And a ground is easy to find. I ran the alert speaker wire around the back seat and laid the small speaker up on the corner of the rear shelf. Depending on the height of license plate bracket, the sensors are adjustable up and down also for accuracy. After my wife backed into two neighbors cars at two different homes we've lived at, this solution was long overdue!!!



Still works fine. Sometimes alerts briefly when backing up for no reason. But its not an issue.


Had to modify the bottom plastic area to fit between my bumper and tailgate. Shaved off about 1/8" - 3/16". Installation not too bad. Would like to see a larger notification area, about 8 to 10 ft for a slow intermittent beep. Right now it is between 5 to 6 ft. Also, I have had times I get a low steady sound when I put in reverse with nothing behind me. Goes away when I put in forward. When I do get a low steady sound, the until still notifies me when I get close to an object. I disconnect the horn when I tow my boat or ATV trailer. A good safety kit for the price and have recommended it to friends.

John N.


After a small modification to installation, your product has worked well. Sometimes get a low sound when I do an automatic unlock or lock by my key fob but it is intermittent. Still recommend the product.


I have purchased four backup camera systems over the last three years or so. Only one time has a system malfunctioned. Customer service took care of the issue immediately and without need for explanation. As long as I can purchase these systems manufactured by Hopkins and sold by, I will continue to purchase them as needed. They hold up great. I’ve had one system for over two years. Never had an issue with it. Way better than the cheap ones. These backup camera systems are priced very reasonably on etrailer. Each system I’ve purchased is installed on a separate vehicle (total of four). Easy to install as well.


I’ve had this back up camera and alarm system which has worked great , I especially like the sensor system with the audible beep , set up an installation are relatively easy and instructions are very good ,only one hiccup the sensor stopped working after a few months. I contacted e trailer and their customer service was fantastic extremely helpful and sent me out a brand new unit No questions asked and it has worked flawless ever since !! If you’re looking for an economical way to have a back up camera and back up sensors this is definitely the way to go. Thanks again to E trailer for the fantastic customer service


Dear Customer Service,
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would not accept a mark, but I place the product as excellent. It was easy to install as the instructions are straight forward, and I have now installed the Hopkins system on two of my Ford F-150s. I have a factory unit on my latest Ford F150, which had a camera only. I missed the sensor system, and I had to install it on my 2015 F150. The Hopkins Backup Camera and Sensor system is comparable to the factory system, but a lot less expensive. I would not be without it on any of my vehicles. Thanks etrailer for your support and excellent service.
Larry B.


Package arrived in good condition. The product is well constructed. Delivery from etrailer was great. Will not have time to install product until spring here in the NE. Will follow up later.

Pete K.


Still working great. Saved me a number of times from almost hitting something. Very accurate.


Extremely fast delivery. Simple installation on my 2005 Nissan Altima. I like the
product because it eliminates drilling holes in the bumper. I found the audible
alarm cable to be about 6' shorter than I needed. I easily spliced in a cable extension.
Product worked well. Well worth the price.

Hopkins S.


Roy, Hopkins appreciates your business and is grateful you purchased our Backup Sensor System. If you have any concerns or questions, please get in contact with etrailer customer service.


The back up alarm works great. The best feature is the volume control. Up high it gets your immediate attention even over the loud radio.


I installed this product in a 2017 Camry, which has a backup camera but no proximity sensor. I just finished the installation and haven't fully tested. I mounted the alarm in the trunk lid to minimize wiring; set it on Hi. If it is not loud enough I may need to move it further forward. I found the incandescent backup lights in the trunk lid and wired the power leads into them. One problem I had was connections in the splices. Per the note in the instructions, I doubled the lead wires in the connector, and now everything works.


I had purchased front parking sensors for my 2018 Mercedes Benz 300 GLC (why in the world on this car, no front parking sensors) and it cost me $265 to have them installed. I found the HOPKINS backup sensors on [another site] and because of shipping (so I could return if needed) I purchased it, even though more expensive for my 2018 Honda Ridgeline for the front (the rear had sensors installed). My local auto shop charged me $50 for installation. Total...a little over $90. ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. I have since bought another set from etrailers for the front of my 2014 Nissan 370Z. It is so low to the ground that I installed a wireless camera from GARMIN on the front license bracket. Because the HOPKINS worked so well on my Ridgeline, this seemed like a great solution for when I do not take the time to hook up the Garmin GPS in my vehicle. BIG difference in price of sensors.

Bottom line...Buy it, you will really like it....


The original backup sensor was defective but was replace very soon by Hopkins once notified. The replacement has been working well for over a year and is sensitive and has good range. I am extremely pleased with it.

Frederick B.


It is working very well. Money well spent!


Needed a parking sensor for the front of my 2017 Ford F250 FX4. It is hard to judge the distance from a vehicle in front when parking. I did not want to drill any holes in the bumper. This is the perfect solution. Sensors and controller simply bolt to the front license plate holder, picked up power from one of my upfitter switches under hood and ran speaker wire through the firewall grommet. I mounted the speaker under the driver-side dash. So far the system is working great.


Directions somewhat vague.Wires to backup lights would not be long enough for some installations. Were fine for my Dodge Durango.

Scott H.


rk, sorry that you werent completely satisfied with the directions. We have taken note and will improve them going forward. As always, feel free to contact our Technical Support Line with any questions. 800-835-0129Thanks! Hopkins Mfg. Team

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Rachael H.



Installing the back up alarm was easy , directions were very clear . The alarm works great loud , clear, and very reliable. Does exactly as advertised. All good hear

Mark A.


Works great still. Im sure it saved me from damaging my car a few times. No complaints , works evey time


Product is useful. I bought it to help get the distance when backing up to a smaller car with my SUV. It works pretty well for that purpose. Occasionally I get false alarms when backing up with nothing close to my vehicle. All and all it served my purpose.

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Heather A.


Raymond,Thank you for your review.This back up system has sensors that are made to be able to adjust the angle. The mounting location of the sensors may be an issue. If the sensors are detecting parts of the vehicle then you may be getting false alarm beeps. This may be happening if the angle of the sensors are detecting the sides of the mounting location or the angle of the sensors are detecting the bumper. It is possible to mount the unit upside down so the sensors are on the bottom but that will block some of the range of the sensors.


installed license plate backup sensor today, easy to install on my 2016 silverado. tried backing up to various
objects seems to work well. only one complaint the wire to alarm is too short for truck application, some splicing required, not every shade tree mechanic has tools for this.


I received the Hopkins Backup Sensor System HM60100VA within 4 days. That was very fast. I installed the Backup sensor on my front license plate, because I have factory installed rear sensors. I am going to install a switch so that I can turn it off when I don't need it. When the sensor is mounted in the front it is very sensitive, it beeps a lot. I will only use it when I park.


Works great! I installed it on my 2014 Ram truck. Only suggestion is to add a toggle switch to turn it off so it doesn’t drive you crazy when backing a trailer! Easy addition. Important to remember to turn it back ON after so it will warn you again.


Everything works as expected. Very nice. Very easy splice/crimping device included for tying into the reverse light wire. Wish the cable for the audible alarm device was longer. Pretty much has to remain in your trunk (sedan). Maybe that is the intended location?, it is loud enough to hear it in trunk when you turn the volume to high.

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  • Will Hopkins License Bracket Mount Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA Fit 2014 Ford F-150
    The Hopkins License Bracket Mount Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA is a universal-fit item intended to fit a wide range of vehicles. Its fit is not specific to one type or style of vehicle. It mounts using the standard hole spacing for your license plate. I have linked a photo of this unit showing its overall dimensions and also a video showing a typical installation.
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  • Will the Hopkins Backup Sensor system # HM60100VA Fit a 2014 Ram 1500 and Clear Trailer Wiring
    The Hopkins Backup Sensor system # HM60100VA should fit as it is designed to fit standard mirror plate dimensions, but to be sure you can compare the measurements of this with the current license plate frame you have to see if it would be too big. The overall width of the unit is 13-1/8 inches, see photo, and the height is 5-15/16 inches.
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  • Can The Hopkins Backup Sensor System Be Wired To Factory Tow Package on 2023 Ford Maverick?
    While I do not see any reason connecting the Hopkins Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA to the factory tow package wiring on your 2023 Ford Maverick would not work, this is something you will want to test first. You can see the power and ground terminals on the 7-way connector in the image below. This will allow you to connect to the terminals in the connector to test the connection and ensure it will not confuse your Maverick into thinking a trailer is connected.
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  • How Wide is the Alert Zone on Hopkins Backup Sensor System
    Each sensor on the Hopkins Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA can detect objects approximately 5-1/2 feet away with about a 45 degree wide angle. The sensors are designed to alert you when an object is directly behind your vehicle, so if it's off to one side, they may not work as well. While you can adjust the tilt of the sensors to compensate for the angle of your license plate, there isn't a way to adjust the width of the alert zone. I've attached a helpful video that shows how the system...
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  • Does the Hopkins Backup Sensor System Connect to the Reverse Lights on a 2008 Acura MDX
    The Hopkins Backup Sensor System, # HM60100VA, does come with detailed installation instructions. The unit actually gets wired to a reverse light wire behind one of the tail lights on the vehicle. When you put the vehicle in reverse it will activate the system. Once you take the vehicle out of reverse, the system shuts off.
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  • What Are the Dimensions of the Hopkins License Bracket Mount Backup Sensor # HM60100VA
    The base of the Hopkins License Bracket Mount Backup Sensor, part # HM60100VA, measures 1/2-inch thick overall. The two sensors at the top corners extend 1-1/2 inches forward from the back of the unit. At its widest point (at the pivot pins that allow vertical adjustment of the two sensors) the unit measures 13-1/4 inches wide from end to end. These and other dimensions are shown on the photo provided. Note that depending on your vehicle and how deeply recessed the mounting location is...
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  • Can Hopekins Backup Sensor System HM60100VA Fit 2020 Honda Ridgeline
    Yes the Hopkins Hopkins Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA that you referenced can fit your 2020 Honda Ridgeline RTL as it's a universal sensor system. While we don't have an install video for this on a Ridgeline like yours I did attach a link to a page that shows it install on a similar vehicle.
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  • Installation of Hopkins Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA in 2012 Toyota RAV4
    The product you referenced, the Hopkins Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA, is designed as a universal-fit item intended for a broad range of vehicles. I checked through the customer comments and questions posted regarding this product and saw nothing related to your vehicle, and certainly no installation issues on the RAV4 have been brought to our attention. I have linked an installation video for your reference.
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  • Will Hopkins Backup Sensor System Work on a Truck with a Step Bumper
    The Hopkins Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA should still work with the step bumper. You will probably need to adjust the angle of the sensors so that they are not picking up the bumper and giving a false alert.
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  • Can the Hopkins Backup Sensor System Be Mounted Upside Down
    Yes, the Hopkins Backup Sensor System item # HM60100VA, can be mounted upside down. However, if your rear bumper protrudes out below the license plate, then the backup sensor will not be able to pickup items that are low to the ground. The sensor might then need to be adjusted upward, creating a larger blind spot, to keep it from sensing the bumper. You will also be exposing the sensors to more weather and road debris in the lower position. You will want to have the sensors pointed in...
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  • Will the Hopkins Backup Sensor System, # HM60100VA Fit a Chevy Silverado LTZ
    I am not sure what would interfere with the Hopkins Backup Sensor system, # HM60100VA, considering that it mounts in the same place as the rear license plate. The overall width of the unit is 13-1/8 inches, see photo, and the height is 5-15/16 inches. It sounds like it will just fit if your measurement is slightly above 13 inches and not slightly less than 13 inches.
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  • Will the Hopkins Backup Sensor System, # HM60100VA, Fit a 2004 Ford Expedition
    The Hopkins Backup Sensor System, # HM60100VA, is a universal fit type of item. It mounts to industry standard license plate hole spacing on vehicles so it will fit on your 2004 Ford Expedition. The unit wires into the reverse light circuit on the vehicle. When the vehicle is placed in reverse, the sensors will power on and if an obstruction is located the alert will beep. The sensors can be adjusted a little to point up or down more. If the license plate area on the vehicle is recessed,...
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  • Will the Hopkins Backup Sensor System, # HM60100VA, Fit a 2005 Mercedes C 240 Sedan
    I looked at some images of the 2005 Mercedes C 240 sedan and the Hopkins Backup Sensor System, # HM60100VA, should work just fine on your vehicle. Because of the angle of the factory mount and the overhang above it, you will need to point the sensors down so that the system does not sense the rear of the vehicle by mistake.
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  • Is the Hopkins Backup Sensor System Part # HM60100VA Easy to Install
    Yes, the Hopkins Backup Sensor System part # HM60100VA can be installed on your 2011 Acura TSX but the term easily will be relative to your experience and I cannot speak on that. It will be easy for some and hard for others which all depends on your experience. Unfortunately, we have not yet installed this unit on a Acura TSX so I would not have step by step instructions but if you take a look at the install video on a similar vehicle, you can get a better idea of what all is needed.
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  • Is the Hopkins Backup Sensor System, part # HM60100VA, Waterproof
    I spoke with my contact at Hopkins and he informed me that yes, the Hopkins Backup Sensor System - Audible Alert - License Bracket Mount, part # HM60100VA, is waterproof and should not encounter any problems from the weather or from washing your car. This product also has a 3 year warranty, and if you were to encounter any problems from water damage they would take care of it for you.
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  • Can License Plate Light of Vehicle be Used to Activate Back Up Camera
    It's very possible to use the license plate light circuit as a way to activate a backup camera. This style of install is more common than you'd think and is a great way to allow you to see behind you whenever you want. All you have to do is activate the running lights and camera comes on. The Hopkins Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA can be installed like this no problem.
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  • Can the Hopkins Backup Sensor System Be Tied Into a Factory Backup Camera System
    The Hopkins Backup Sensor System part # HM60100VA will install independently of the factory backup camera system. It does come with its own speaker but there is no way to integrate this into the vehicle's stereo if that is what you are asking nor am I aware of another system with this feature.
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  • Backup Sensor Recommendation for a Vehicle that Does Not Require Dash Display
    A better solution for you would be the Hopkins Backup Sensor System part # HM60100VA. This will replace your license plate frame and will give you an audible sensor for backing up that does not require a display like the part # BU500. Or you can hide the display of the # BU500 after you install it.
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  • Can The Hopkins Backup Sensor System Part # HM60100VA Be Used On The Front Of The Vehicle
    The Hopkins Backup Sensor System - Audible Alert - License Bracket Mount part # HM60100VA is designed to be mounted on the rear of the vehicle. It can be physically mounted to the front of your 2007 Chevrolet Suburban, however, the installation instructions are for the rear of the vehicle and will need to be adjusted by the installer to install on the front of the vehicle. The Hopkins Backup Sensor System will come with a set of instructions included in the kit. I have also included an...
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  • How Would the Hopkins Backup Sensor Install on a Toyota Sienna 2012
    To install this Hopkins Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA on your 2012 Toyota Sienna you will need to locate the reverse light circuit. The wires that go to your reverse lamps will be the ones to use. You will need to use a circuit tester like our part # 40376 to determine which wire has voltage when your 2012 Toyota Sienna is put into reverse. Once you find the correct wire you will need to use the included quick-connect connectors to tap into this circuit. This will tell the sensors when...
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  • Will Hopkins Backup Sensor System Work With Metal License Plates
    Yes, the Hopkins Backup Sensor System - Audible Alert - License Bracket Mount # HM60100VA will work with metal license plates.
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  • Can the Alarm on Hopkins Backup Sensor System # HM60100VA Be Easily Turned Off
    The Hopkins Backup Sensor System - Audible Alert - License Bracket Mount, # HM60100VA, is designed to be wired in with the reverse light circuits so it will only be operating when in reverse and not while towing or parked. If you are still concerned about that annoying alarm, what you can do is to mount the actual alarm in an easily accessible location. The wire lead on it is not very long and has a connector on the end that connects to a longer strip of wiring that goes back to the sensor....
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  • Does Reverse Light Circuit Provide 12 Volts for any Circuit Attached to It
    The reverse light circuit of a vehicle will have 12 volts on it when the vehicle is put in reverse. You would want to be careful using this circuit to power just anything though as it does have an amp rating that if you exceeded would blow a fuse. Quick splice connections can sometimes be hit or miss. I would recommend you check that the circuit you quick spliced to the reverse light circuit is actually getting 12 volts when your vehicle is put in reverse. If not, then the problem is the...
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  • Specifics on How to Install Hopkins Backup Sensor System on 2007 Ford Edge
    Because the Hopkins Backup Sensor System you referenced, part # HM60100VA is a universal fit item, there are no vehicle specific installation instructions available. You would need to remove the interior panels and trim from the liftgate, to route the wire up to the top of the liftgate, following the wire for the license plate lamp. If there is a trim piece on the headliner at the liftgate, the wire can run under there to the D-pillar (see photo) where it's routed down to the area behind...
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