Jan 27

ALP Setup Guide Part 1: Why AntiLaser Priority?

There’s several different laser jammers on the market. Currently the top pick is the AntiLaser Priority. In this article, we’re going to cover why the ALP is currently the best option as well has how it compares to the other options on the market. There’s a ton of things we could say and there’s lots of little differences, but I’m going to focus on the main stuff that really separates the different jammers.

One of the biggest differences is that some of the previous generation detectors are unable to jam some of the latest lidar¬†guns with anti-jamming technology and some jammer companies are unable to keep up. So while those jammers will work against the older guns which are still widely in use around the country, they’re not exactly future-proof if updates have basically stopped.

If you buy an older product that’s no longer being updated, it may be less expensive in the short term, but once you consider the costs and time it takes to uninstall then reinstall, the fact that you may have to deal with the holes you’ve cut into your vehicle’s interior and exterior and that you can’t just put the new jammer in the same hole, not to mention knowing that you’re driving around with a product that doesn’t work against all the guns in use, you may decide that it’s better to spend a little more money up front and do it right, right out of the gate.

If you’re curious about the other options out there and want to understand the differences, feel free to read over them. If you just want to take my word for it that the ALP’s are the one to get, you can go ahead and skip to the next section. ūüôā

Different Laser Jammers

Here’s the jammers we’ll be covering, along with the retail pricing for dual head coverage (front of a standard sized car¬†only) as well as quad head coverage (front and rear for a standard sized vehicle). Click on any one if you want to skip to that jammer.

AntiLaser Priority – Duals $750 – Quads $1250

Stinger VIP – Duals (3 Tx, 2 Rx) $900 – Quads (6 Tx, 4 Rx) $1800

Laser Interceptor – Duals $700 – Quads $1100

Escort LaserShifter Pro – Duals $600 – Quads $1100

Blinder HP-905 Compact – Duals $600 – Quads $900

K40 G5 РDuals $750 РQuads $1450

Rocky Mountain Radar – $350 or less

AntiLaser Priority (ALP) Pros

  • Top jammers on the market.
  • Features the ability to jam every known lidar gun currently on the market, including the newer and¬†tougher¬†guns with anti-jamming technology.
  • Constantly receives updates as new guns are coming out.
  • Excellent customer service available for installation support,¬†fixing problems, and adding new features.
  • Tiny heads for easier and more stealthy installation in your vehicle.
  • More sensitive heads which provides for greater coverage and is more forgiving of¬†imperfect installs or heads moving over time.
  • Optional accessories available like bluetooth, GPS, and radar detector integration for increased functionality.
  • Can differentiate between front and rear lidar shots.
  • Allows for 5 heads per CPU (3 front, 2 rear) which means you can get more protection without having to buy multiple systems.
  • Transmitter and receiver are integrated in one package so there’s fewer heads to install.
  • Standalone package that can run on its own or alongside any other radar detector.
  • Can integrate with several¬†popular radar detectors to cut down on needing multiple controllers and displays in your cabin.
  • Can easily be switched to parking sensor only mode with laser jammer functionality disabled entirely for banned areas.
  • Easily updatable with a USB drive so you don’t have to bring a whole laptop out to your car.
  • Offers a customizable and automatic jammer kill option.
  • Offers the¬†ability for laser detection¬†only mode so you can kill your jammers as soon as you see the officer, but the jammers can still tell you if you get targeted, how long you’re targeted for, and what gun you’re being shot with.
  • You can use the Bluetooth option to avoid having to run wires through your firewall and into your cabin.
  • You can keep different profiles with different settings on USB keys in your car for jamming mode, parking sensor only mode, etc. You also have the option of loading multiple configuration profiles into your ALP and switching on the fly.
  • Fantastic customer service.

AntiLaser Priority (ALP) Cons

  • More expensive than most older¬†systems.
  • Some options like¬†an external speaker for voice alerts are included for the price with other jammers, but it’s an optional extra with the ALP.
  • It’s recommended to run 3 heads for full protection against VPR (variable pulse rate) guns. We can do that without needing to buy an additional and separate system which is great (5 heads per ALP), but we can only do that for one side of the vehicle. So you can do 3 front / 2 rear or 2 front / 3 rear, but you can’t do 3 front / 3 rear.
  • While it can integrate with many different radar detectors, you don’t always retain full functionality of different features that¬†you would get if you ran the radar detector standalone, ie. GPS lockouts.

Stinger VIP Pros

  • Currently the second best jammers on the market.
  • Very capable jammers that integrate with the Stinger VIP radar system.
  • Very small square-shaped heads.
  • Optional fiber heads which are insanely tiny, offer a stealthier install, and are virtually¬†impossible to see¬†so they’re the best if you’re concerned about the look of your vehicle.
  • Smaller heads mean less of chance that you’ll have to drill into your car to install them.
  • Can jam the newest anti-jamming guns.
  • Can differentiate between front and rear lidar shots.
  • Very active engineering team aggressively working on updates and development.
  • Can install up to 4 Transmit and 4 Receive heads on both sides of the vehicle which means you won’t need to purchase additional CPU’s if you need more heads than a single system will allow.
  • Optional side-facing lasers for ENRADD system used in PA.
  • Only have to run one wire into your vehicle’s cabin, not one for each head like other jammers.
  • Independent transmitters and receivers means you have more control over placement and protection.
  • Offers a customizable and automatic jammer kill option.
  • Updatable via USB.
  • Fantastic customer service.

Stinger VIP Cons

  • More expensive than any other option.
  • Tiny fiber heads are an additional cost over the standard heads.
  • Not a standalone system: Must be integrated with the Stinger VIP radar¬†detector.
  • Software is still under development and being fully refined.
  • Doesn’t offer quite the level of protection and jamming performance as the ALP.
  • Separate transmitters and receivers means you’ll have more individual heads¬†in your¬†grill.

Laser Interceptor (LI) Pros

  • Used to be the best jammers on the market.
  • Does a great job against most of the guns on the market, particularly older technology guns.
  • Can jam some of the early¬†generation anti-jamming guns.
  • Option to customize voice alerts.
  • Offers a customizable and automatic jammer kill option.
  • Can be found used for cheap.
  • Updatable.

Laser Interceptor (LI) Cons

  • Updates have ceased¬†for new guns.
  • Unable to handle the newest anti-jamming guns.
  • Updates require taking a laptop out to your vehicle.
  • Updates require a serial port.
  • Heads are physically larger than the competition.
  • The US distributor is no longer involved with LI.
  • Replacement parts are no longer available should something go wrong down the line.
  • Doesn’t differentiate between front/rear shots.
  • Less sensitive than other options so they struggle against some guns like the Poliscan.
  • Only supports 4 heads per CPU so you’re limited to 2 front / 2 rear or 4 heads on one side¬†with a single CPU.

Escort LaserShifter Pro (LSP) Pros

  • Repackaged Laser Interceptors, sold under a new name.
  • You can buy used LI’s cheap, rewire the pins, and plug them in to your LSP system to add more heads inexpensively.
  • Integrates with Escort’s radar detectors.
  • Heads are physically larger than the competition.
  • Performs well against older generation guns.
  • Offers a customizable and automatic jammer kill option.
  • Customer service is generally pretty good.

Escort LaserShifter Pro (LSP) Cons

  • Have never been updated, ever.
  • LSP’s have not been updated even to the point of where the LI’s are currently.
  • Only supports 4 heads per CPU so you’re limited to 2 front / 2 rear or 4 heads per side with a single CPU.
  • Doesn’t differentiate between front/rear shots.

Blinder HP-905 Compact (HP-905) Pros

  • Heads are more compact than LI’s and can integrate in your grill more easily.
  • Can handle older guns in use all over the country quite well.
  • Can jam some of the early generation¬†anti-jamming guns.
  • Control switch lets you not only kill jammers altogether, but also put them into receive mode.
  • Very easy to switch into parking mode.
  • Offers a customizable and automatic jammer kill option.

Blinder HP-905 Compact (HP-905) Cons

  • Updates have stopped.
  • Doesn’t adequately handle the newest anti-jamming guns.
  • Doesn’t differentiate between front/rear shots.
  • Can’t jam some guns like the Poliscan that other guns can.

K40 G5 Pros

  • Can integrate with K40’s (low performing and relatively overpriced) radar detectors.
  • Jams older guns only.
  • Has a wireless remote control so you don’t have to install a controller in your cabin.
  • Great customer service.

K40 G5 Cons

  • Very large heads that use many older LED’s instead of a newer laser diode so it’s older tech and harder to hide.
  • Not effective against the newest anti-jamming guns on the market.
  • Their automatic jammer kill option is 10 seconds long which is far too long and that’s not adjustable.

Rocky Mountain Radar (RMR) Pros

  • Costs less than anything else.

Rocky Mountain Radar (RMR) Cons

  • Complete and utter garbage product. I’m not kidding.
  • It doesn’t actually jam (aka “scramble”) lidar at all. Totally ineffective product that does nothing in practice.
  • They prey on unsuspecting users who don’t know any better and believe their inaccurate claims.

So as you can see, some jammers are really good, others are kind of in the middle, and some just suck. The standard recommendation these days is to go for the ALP. Some go for the Stinger VIP’s if they want the tiniest heads possible, something that’s especially popular among exotic cars, and there’s still some people¬†left¬†driving around with LI’s and HP-905’s, but if going for a new system these days, the ALP is generally the way to go.

You can purchase your ALP’s at ALPriorityUSA.com.

There’s also a number of different helpful accessories available as I mentioned. You can learn about the ALP accessories here.

Continue on to Part 2: Deciding How Many Heads You Need 

ALP Setup Guide Sections:

  1. Why go with the AntiLaser Priority?
  2. Deciding how many heads you need
  3. Proper head placement
  4. Proper head installation
  5. Register your system
  6. Update to the latest software
  7. Configure your settings
  8. Get your setup tested
  9. How to use your jammers
  10. Installation & setup checklist

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