But the Beltronics STI radar detector is the only one that does not emit the signals that the radar detector detectors (or RDD's) are able to pick up.
The laser detection on a radar detector is useless if you are the lead car. If you get hit with laser, your detector will tell you that you are about to get a ticket. If you are not the lead car, you may get laser scatter, but I still think laser warning on a RD is not a good counter measure.How exactly are these 'laser detectors' supposed to work, I was under the impression that the laser guns have a very narrow beam and it's a instant return as soon as it hits your car.
Is your foot faster than the speed of light?
The Beltronics website sells them for about $499.95 US but from what I've read they will not ship to provinces where they are illegal. I picked mine up used (but looks like new) for around $350 shipped with the direct wire smartplug accessory.how much do these STi units go for?
The laser detection on a radar detector is useless if you are the lead car. If you get hit with laser, your detector will tell you that you are about to get a ticket. If you are not the lead car, you may get laser scatter, but I still think laser warning on a RD is not a good counter measure.
Nope, the "basic" radar detectors do not come with a jammer. Some of the radar detector systems that you hardwire into your car (install the sensors, jammers and everything behind your bumpers and stuff) have them but they can cost thousands!do these come with a radar jammer?
If a cop tries to radar gun you and he can't seem to do it, wouldn't it be quite obvious you have a radar detector?
I'm a total nood at radar detectors so not quite sure how they work with the K band and KA band and what not
Well luckly not too many cops us laser guns because they require a very steady hand and that is why many times you see them mounted on tri-pods. Also they only mostly use them on clear days since the laser's range decreases in crappy weather (and who wants to stand outside with a tri-pod when it's raining?).Thats my thinking too, if the cops in your region use Laser guns your radar detector is virtually useless.
Hey Tony, if you end up getting the STI you will not have to worry about having to turn on and off the radar detector since they will never be able to detect or even suspect that you and one as long as they don't see it. And the basic ones are not able to jam the signal so the detector will only give you a early warning that there is a cop using radar ahead....Whether I get caught with a radar jammer/detector/laser interceptor, I would ONLY turn it on if I decide to speed. I am not going to leave it on if I am just cruising around town and doing a little spirited driving to work....
...Remember, you usually only get nailed with a detector if you are the only car on the road, so a jammed reading will point out you have a jamme/detector... Or the other possibility is that you received a warning beep, but you kept the detector on and didn't turn it off immediately...