An extremely light-sensitive camera is concealed behind the black glass plate. The wide observation range and backlight compensation guarantee a clear image and a good overview. The camera module also has a rotary coding switch. This enables the image sections to be set in nine different positions. The camera module contains a heating unit, which switches on if necessary and protects the camera from fogging up and cold. An additional connection allows a second heating level to be activated for use in very cold regions. Four infrared LEDs arranged around the lens perfectly illuminate the view in front of the camera. In night mode, infrared lighting enables a glare-free illumination of the field of view. The camera can be turned on at night without this being visible outside. If any strong backlight, such as car headlights, hits the camera, individual image areas often remain extremely underexposed. The backlight compensation brightens up these dark areas, so that they are just as easy to see.