Radar detectors are primarily used to detect whether there are police cars or radar guns in the vicinity. Many motorists use them to give them warning of any speed controls and in that avoid any speeding fines. These are especially useful if you are a person who travels a lot like a sales person and goes through lots of small towns. It will give you a warning if there are any radar devices in the vicinity and in that way save you a lot of money over a period of time. Not having to pay lots of speeding fines not only saves money but also keeps your record clear.
Buying a radar one needs to be careful what its capabilities are and how sensitive it is. Some radar detectors will have lots of features and will be quite technical making them difficult to use. It is advisable that they are simple to use and easy to attach to the windshield of the vehicle. Strong in construction and easy to take off for overnight or storage while being parked.
- Price is important because generally the higher the price the more accurate the radar detector will be but at the same time you do not want to pay the highest price and at the end of the day, a less expensive model will do the job just as well.
- As mentioned earlier the features must be simple and easy to use for most motorists.
- Having a cop radar detector is a bit like having a mobile phone it is always easier to use the system one is familiar with.
- Make sure the dimensions are suitable for the vehicle or vehicles it will be used in
- Some upgraded models come with extra features so establish if it is worth the extra price
Escort RedLine 0100025-1
This radar detector is one the best radar detectors in 2017 regarding the sensitivity due to the twin antenna system. It also has one of the best shielding programmes making sure that it will not be detected by radar detecting equipment even the highly rated Spectre system. The Escort RedLine is fitted with a safety warning system and will alert you if there is any construction or maintenance on the highway, slow traffic and weather related hazards. It comes with a red led screen with 5 different brightness settings. The screen will display the radar frequencies including the signal strengths. It has the capability of detecting radar in front and at the back.
The Escort Redline 0100025-1 has a very good range and on the open road will give a good 2 to 3 minutes warning but unfortunately having this ultra-sensitive radar detector in a town gives quite a few false alarms. It does not have any false radar lockout mechanism so is not ideal for town driving.
Beltronics 15007-6 STi Magnum Radar Detector
Beltronics supply some of the best radar detectors on the market. The total shield technology that Beltronics use is also the extremely good and it makes the Beltronics 15007-6 totally invisible to other radar detecting equipment. The radar detector is fitted with an auto scan feature and filters out any signals that would normally sound a false alarm making the Beltronics 15007 very reliable. It has multiple laser sensors that are strategically placed which allows it to give the maximum range and early warning. It comes pre-set for that North American market but has nine features which can be used to customise it to your specification. The Beltronics 15007-6 comes with a clear digital voice alert which allows the driver to keep their attention firmly on what’s happening in front.
For added comfort, it has an auto mute and the alarm’s sound gets softer with time so that it does not become annoying. With the two inbuilt filtering systems, it is accurate both in city mode and on the open road.
Beltronics PRO200 Radar/Laser detector
Some users rate this as the best police radar detector on the market with its ability to detect any radar or laser guns that are in use in the US. It is pre-set to have the best protection but you are able to change these with the simple easy to use selectable options. The clear digital voice alerts allow you to keep your attention firmly on the road and it has a traffic sensor rejection system which reduces the number of false alarms. The display is easy to read from any angle and has various brightness levels making it visible in any light.
The Beltronics PRO200 is very reasonably priced and is under $150,00 and the users of this product are very pleased with the radar detector especially with the very few false alarms that you get driving through a city or town. With its low price, accuracy and ease of use, it is a radar detector that needs consideration if a person is looking to replace one or is a first-time buyer
Beltronics RX65 – Red Professional Series Radar Detector
With its wide range of radar detection, this is rated as one of the top radar detectors. It has both front and rear detection and with the digital signal processing (DSP) gives it an excellent long range detection ability. The detector comes with a SmartPlug power cord making it easy to control right from your fingertips. The installation is very easy with the quick release mount which attaches to the windshield of the vehicle. If you do not want to leave it in the car overnight it removes easily with a snap and Beltronics supply a carry case for it to be stored in overnight or while you are on foot.
It is fitted with the safety warning system to let you know of any road construction, bad weather hazards and fast or slow moving vehicles. One of the advantages of the Beltronics RX65 is that it comes with a choice of LED light red or blue. This allows you to make choice of which colour would suit you.
Escort Passport 8500X50 Black Radar Detector, Red Display
The manufacturer calls this vastly improved model the X50 and it comes in black, red led lights and a SmartCord which can all be fitted into the travel case for your convenience. It is a vast improvement over the older 8500 model and with the improved wide range signal detection gives it a superior range. It is fitted with Traffic Rejection Software which recognises signals from interstate traffic signals and only sounds an alarm if a real threat is detected. This makes the X50 very quiet to own and operate and is rated as a good police radar detector for cars. The display has 3 settings and the display a standard bar graph, exclusive expert meter and Escort Passport’s unique SpecDisplay.
The very bright display allows you to see clearly the information for the alerts, signal strength and for the programming that is required for you to customise it to your settings.
It is relatively cheap with the price below $200,00 and even though there are a few false alarms it is deemed a worthwhile buy.
Uniden LRD950 Laser Radar Detector with GPS and Red Light Traffic Camera Alert.
The Uniden LRD950 is rated as a good police radar detector for a car because of the very good price of less than $350,00 and its long range ability. It comes with a built-in GPS where you can record common radar alerts that you encounter warnings such as schools, red light cameras and where the police often monitor traffic speed. It will sound a voice note telling you that you are approaching such a point. The brand is not well known but they have been making radar detectors for a long time and in fact were the first manufacturers. The Uniden LRD950 is also easy to update from a USB and the installation time is about 1 minute.
For the price, this is a very good radar detector which has all the features that you need and that work very well. The sun does not shine off the unit and the GPS locks in very quickly. Well worth consideration.
Escort Passport 9500IX Radar Detector – Red Display
This is a better model than the 8500 and is an excellent speed radar detector. It gives warning of radar devices from a very long way with its superwide Ka-band and POP modes. It provides a 360-degree laser protection and it also has a wide field view. The main advantage of the Escort Passport 9500IX is the built-in GPS system allows you to lock out permanently any places where false alarm have been detected and including automatic door openers. The radar detector comes preloaded with thousands of red light and fixed speed camera positions in locations throughout the USA.
The radar detected has been compared side by side with other older radar detectors or competitors models and in these cases, from the radar detector reviews, the Escort Passport 9500IX gave a far better performance and customer satisfaction. It is priced slightly higher than some of the radar detectors mentioned but at less than $350,00 it is still good value for money.
Valentine One Radar Detector
The Valentine One Radar Detector comes with 360-degree laser detection, a rear radar antenna, Ku band detection and arrows to indicate the direction. This is the best police radar detector on the market. What makes it one of the best is the fact that it has one rear antenna and one mounted on the front. This gives very accurate radar signal and it will also show with the arrows where the radar detection is coming from. The great feature, if you have been a Valentine radar detector customer you can take it to the manufacturer, who will upgrade the hardware. The Valentine One Radar Detector not only has superior radar detection capabilities but it will also never be obsolete with it being able to be upgraded.
It is on the expensive side with it being just under $500,00 dollars but then it will be a one time purchase. With its superior quality and performance coupled with the manufacturer’s ability to upgrade it must make it the best radar detector.