Cameras for mobile applications and 3D sensors are used to monitor blind spots around mobile machines and commercial vehicles. They can be directly connected to graphic dialogue modules with colour display or to control systems. The cameras are enclosed in a sturdy metal housing rated IP 69K so that they can be mounted outside of the vehicle or machine. The units offer increased EMC levels and hold an e1 type approval. Applications include rear area and blind spot monitoring on construction machines, agricultural machinery and municipal vehicles.