Are you considering purchasing a remote mounted radar detector?Several reasons that you maybe considering purchasing a concealed radar detector arethat it is stealth to the eye and a remote install affords you a much cleaner and professionalinstall with less clutter.
However there are some important factors that you should take into consideration when selectingthe concealed radar detector that is just right for you.
SensitivityYour most important consideration is the overall sensitivity of the detector.
As the antenna of a concealed detector is typically mounted behind the grill, the antennais mounted much lower then if mounted on the windshield and you have the engine of yourcar right behind it, which will reduce its performance to detection to the rear.
FilteringYour second most important consideration is the filtering capabilities of the detector.
Several years ago car manufactures have been installing anti-collision sensors into newcars and soon these devices will become mandatory.
However the problem with these anti-collision devices is that they operate on the same K-Bandradar frequency police use.
Thus, most radar detectors sold today are nothing but “new car detectors”, alertingyou to each new car that is within close proximity.
Because of this you need to make sure that the detector you select has the newest digitalprocessing software, and that you can update the software of your detector when new updatesbecome available.
GPS IntegrationSelecting a concealed detector with GPS integration enables your detector to:• Alert you in advance of approaching fixed photo enforcement cameras• Manually mark known speed trap locations and/or other points of interest• Filter out known false alert locations by the exact frequency• Can automatically adjust the detectors sensitivity based upon speedPolice Lidar ProtectionNationally, it’s estimated that police lidar enforcement now accounts for over 15% of the112,000 speeding citations issued each day by police and this statistic is growing greatereach day.
A radar detector by itself is completely worthless in protecting you in a police laser speedtrap as when it alerts, the officer has already captured your speed.
Because of this the only way you can protect yourself in these types of ambushes is tojam the officer’s laser gun.
Thus an important consideration when selecting a concealed detector is its ability to eitherinterface or work with an external laser jamming system.
Social InteractionOne of the newest trends in the speed counter measurement community is the ability for yourradar detector to share real time alerts with other radar detector users within your areaand one of the best social media applications for the road is Escort Live.
With the optional Escort Live interface for Escort/Beltronics remote detectors you willbe alerted to:• Real time radar/laser alerts in your area • Real time speed trap alerts• Real time police spotted alertsRadar Roy’s Top Concealed Radar Detector Picks#1 – Stinger VIP Radar and Laser Defense SystemThe Stinger VIP was the 1st place winner of our 2015 Radar and Laser Shootout “Dualin the Desert”.
Granted, the Stinger radar and laser defense system is the most expensive radar detectorand laser jamming system in the world but you do get what you pay for.
The Stinger VIP is not a radar detector in the old fashioned sense of the word.
Partly due to legal issues surrounding the use of radar detectors in Holland where theyare manufactured, and partly due to important performance advantages.
The Stinger VIP was developed as a car computer with a spectrum analyzer, programmed to sweepthe radar bands used by police.
And because the Stinger HD antenna is a closed and flat Patch Antenna, it is fully stealthto all radar detector detectors (RDD’s) including the Spectre.
Another advantage of the Stinger HD antenna system is that it is extremely sensitive toeven sniff out the low powered vertically polarized K and Ka band mobile photo vans.
Another advantage of the Stinger system is that they have their own laser jammer thatwill interface with their system.
Benefits of the Stinger VIP System• The best performing concealed radar detector available today• Best filtering of all radar detectors made today• Ability to configure your system with different options• GPS enabled – Photo enforcement camera database & GPS filtering• Stealth to all radar detector detectorsCons of the Stinger VIP System• No social interaction interface offered • Overall price of their systemRetail Price $2995 to $5995 – (NO VIP Discount)#2 – Beltronics STiR Plus Radar DetectorThe Beltronics STiR Plus utilizes Escort’s patent M3 antenna, which is also used withthe Escort 9500ci, the Escort REDLiNE and the STi Magnum.
Because of this the performance of the STiR Plus is equal to that of the more expensiveEscort 9500ci, but it does NOT include Escort’s Laser ShifterPro.
Because of this you are afforded the opportunity to install a better performing laser jammingsystem such as the Anti Laser Priority.
Benefits of the STiR Plus Radar Detector• Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for extreme range performance• Traffic Safety Rejection (TSR) filtering • GPS enabled – Photo enforcement cameradatabase & GPS filtering • Stealth to all radar detector detectors• Escort Live compatible • Can be installed with any other laserjamming system sold today • Can also interface with our Radar DetectorMirror DisplayCons of the STiR Plus• Susceptible to false alerts from Anti-Collision Avoidance sensorsRetail Price $1295.
95 – (Before VIP Discount)#3 – Escort 9500ci Radar DetectorThe Escort 9500ci radar detector is basically the same radar detector as the BeltronicsSTiR Plus except that it has a blue display and also includes the Escort Laser ShifterPro.
The company that actually makes the Laser ShifterPro for Escort is Laser Interceptorand they have not offered any firmware updates for their laser jamming system for sometimeand it’s unable to jam the newer pulse rate laser guns now being utilized by police nationwide.
Benefits of the 9500ci Radar Detector• Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for extreme range performance• Traffic Safety Rejection (TSR) filtering for false alerts• GPS enabled – Photo enforcement camera database & GPS filtering• Stealth to all radar detector detectors • Escort Live compatible• Can also interface with our Radar Detector Mirror DisplayCons of the 9500ci• The poor performance of the Escort’s Laser ShifterPro• Susceptible to false alerts from Anti-Collision Avoidance sensorsRetail Price $1995.
95 – (Before VIP Discount)#4 – Escort 8500ci PlusThe Escort 8500ci Plus utilizes Escort’s M4 antenna design which is also used in thePassport, Escort 8500x50 and the Passport 9500ix.
One of the main drawbacks of the 8500ci Plus is that it utilizes similar DSP technologyused in the older 8500x50.
Because of this it is rated as a 4-star detector with four times the capture distance of apolice radar gun.
Benefits of the 8500ci Plus Radar Detector• Good range and sensitivity • Most affordable remote mounted detectorin its class • GPS enabled – Photo enforcement cameradatabase & GPS filtering • Can be used with any laser jammer soldtodayCons of the 8500ci Plus• Dated DSP technology similar to the 8500x50 • Susceptible to false alerts from Anti-CollisionAvoidance sensors • Is NOT Escort Live compatible• Not stealth to radar detector detectorsRetail Price $799.
95 – (Before VIP Discount)Now if you do have any questions or concerns as to which remote mounted radar detectoris just right for you I welcome you to contact me 24/7 at my personal email address of RadarRoy@RadarBusters.
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