AntiLaser Priority Review: The Best Laser Jammers on the Market

AntiLaser Priority Review: Best Laser JammerUpdated: November 2017

It’s time for the AntiLaser Priority review. ūüôā While radar detectors are great against helping you avoid speeding tickets from police radar, they’re virtually useless against police laser. Radar detectors also have¬†laser detectors built in, but against laser¬†they’re little more than ticket notifiers. As soon as they go off, your speed has been acquired and you won’t get any warning ahead of time. Additionally, because a laser beam is so small, there’s a good chance that your radar detector may not even go off at all if an officer is shooting your license plate or headlights and your radar detector is up on your windshield. If a police officer is using laser (and laser is used all over the country), you need to¬†pair¬†a laser jammer with your radar detector.

A laser jammer is designed to fire back at a police laser gun, jamming it, and preventing it from displaying a speed. When your jammers go off, you slow down to the speed limit, quickly turn off your jammers, and allow them to get a reading off your car doing the speed limit. They have no idea that anything weird happened, they see you doing the speed limit, and they shoot the next car in line. Simple.

There’s several laser jammers on the market from a variety of companies. Everyone wants to say that they’re the best, they can jam all the lidar guns out there, and so on… but which one really is the best?

AntiLaser Priority Review

If you want the quick answer, the best jammer on the market is the AntiLaser Priority. They’re the ones that countermeasure enthusiasts are all buying and they are the most effective jammers when it comes to jamming all the different lidar guns on the market, including the latest guns with sophisticated anti-jamming technology. Additionally, unlike many other companies which provide very limited support in terms of updates over time after they sell you a jammer, AntiLaser is very good about staying on top of things and issuing updates to make sure that your jammers stay current and able to jam all the known guns out there which is critical. They spend tens of thousands of dollars every year buying new laser guns so that if something changes in terms of laser guns, you’ll quickly get an update for your jammers to keep you ahead of the curve. Laser jammers are something that need to be updated periodically as things change and so long term updates are very important.

AntiLaser Priority Review: Best Laser JammerCompared to the previous generation laser jammers out there, the ALP¬†is also more sensitive at detecting lidar than other jammers which means that¬†they’re better at protecting your entire vehicle,¬†the increased sensitivity means you’re less likely to have a weak spot on your vehicle far from the jammer that a gun can get a reading off of, you have more options in terms of placement of the jammer heads on your car while still maintaining solid protection, plus¬†they’re more forgiving of less than perfect installs or heads moving over time which can lead¬†to punchthroughs (a lidar gun getting a reading off your car while your jammers are trying to jam it). Because the ALP’s can run up to 6 heads instead of 4 (up to 3 per side of the vehicle), it means that if you need more than 4 heads (common for larger vehicles), you can simply add an additional head rather than having to buy another system entirely which is more expensive and leads to more unnecessary duplicate hardware in your vehicle, dual kill switches, and so on. Being able to plug additional heads¬†into a single ALP brain is great.

The ALP also has a bunch of accessories available that helps add a lot of useful functionality. For example,¬†you can¬†integrate it with a variety of different radar detectors to have just one setup for both radar and laser, you can get voice alerts with the HiFi module, you can pair it with your phone over bluetooth if you don’t want the control pad installed in your cabin, and so on. If you want a fully integrated radar/laser setup, there’s now also the Net Radar available which is a very good radar detector so you can have a complete radar and laser system for your car that’s good in both departments.

These are the jammers that just about¬†everyone in the enthusiast community is now running, myself included. When it comes to laser jammers, there isn’t really the same level of competition that there is with radar detectors.

Find out how the AntiLaser Priority compares to the best laser jammers of 2016.

Find out how the AntiLaser Priority compares to the best laser jammers of 2017 / 2018.

ALP installed in a 911 with arrows

ALP duals installed on a 911, image courtesy of BRD & JK Automotive Designs

What About The Other Laser Jammers?

The previous top jammers were the Blinder HP-905 Compact and the Laser Interceptor.

AL Head Comparison

The LI’s were the previous top jammers on the market and they were the best for many years. They were the jammers to get. After some time, the heads started showing their age, especially as new anti-jamming lidar guns like the DragonEye started coming onto the market and the LI’s weren’t able to respond accordingly due to them using older hardware. That was around when AntiLaser stepped in with their far more sophisticated hardware with the ability to jam these new guns while LI basically threw in the towel. The US distributor is now no longer even involved with LI’s and is now involved with Stinger. Stinger makes what is currently the second best jammer and I’ll talk about them in just a moment.

When the LI was popular there was also the Blinder HP-905. These were similar in capability to the LI’s and their main advantage was the fact that they offered smaller heads. This meant for a less visible install and also made it easier to install the jammer heads in grills where the LI’s were too large to fit. This was the reason I went for HP-905’s over LI’s and they saved me every time I needed them. I’m glad to have run them. The main drawback is that Blinder’s history of updates is pretty lousy and they would claim to be able to jam certain lidar guns like the Poliscan when in reality they couldn’t. They’re just not very good at keeping their jammers updated over time (there hasn’t been an update for several years now) and this is something that you really do need to look for when selecting a jammer. So the lack of updates along with the inability to jam some of the newest guns on the markets is what is having people move away from the Blinder units. It’s why I switched.

To save some cash, you could always get one of these other systems, especially a used one. Generally though, I wouldn’t recommend it. There’s two reasons. Number one, you often have to drill holes into your grill for the jammers¬†and potentially your interior¬†for the controls. That’s not something that’s easy to undo and change once you need to switch systems. Additionally, the install can be a PITA when it comes to running the wires through your firewall, mounting the heads on your car, potentially having to remove your bumper, and so on. You can do it yourself which takes a lot of time, or you can have it done professionally which takes a bunch of money. I’ve seen some people doing professional installs where the install costs more than the jammer itself! Uninstalling down the line to switch over is a pain and it’s for that reason that I’d recommend that you do it right, right from the get-go. The peace of mind of knowing you’re protected is a big part of it too.

When it comes to good jammers that would be worth installing, the only other company that’s producing laser jammers that can deal with the latest lidar guns is¬†Stinger. The Stinger VIP radar detector is an advanced radar detector and it also offers laser jammers that are designed to pair with the radar detector (unlike the ALP’s which are designed to be standalone but also have the ability to integrate with several different detectors). The Stinger’s laser jammer heads are smaller than the ALP, about the size of a dime, and they even offer ridiculously tiny fiber heads that are only 2.6mm wide so they’re easy to conceal and almost impossible to spot.

Stinger VIP, fiber, ALP heads front, side labeled

It’s more expensive for the Stinger system, but¬†these tinier heads make for a popular choice among those who want the stealthiest install possible where the jammers don’t take away from the aesthetics of the car as much, especially with those who drive higher end or exotic cars. Stinger uses separate transmitters/receivers so while each head is smaller, you have twice as many of them. The main limitation right now with the Stinger jammers, and why they’re not the best, is that their software is still in development and their jamming capabilities are not yet totally solid. There’s users who are still reporting that they can’t completely jam lidar guns on a consistent basis, especially at closer range. The Stinger engineers have been pretty good with¬†issuing updates which is awesome so I do expect them to be solid down the road, but they’re just not there quite yet and it’s for that reason that I’d recommend the ALP’s today by default.

As for the other jammers out there, you’ve got the Escort ZR5 and ShifterMax jammers (what they use with the Max Ci and Max Ci 360) which is a step forward from Escort’s previous ZR4’s and LSP’s, but still lags behind the ALP in terms of jamming effectiveness (most importantly) and support for more heads for larger vehicles. The K40 Defuser Optix is using last gen¬†hardware that also doesn’t have the ability to jam the latest guns out there either.

If you’re looking to buy a jammer these days, the ALP’s are the go-to solution. The only other ones that would be worth recommending would be the Stinger VIP if you want the smallest heads possible and are also getting their radar detector. Other than that, the ALP’s are the ones to go for.

How Do They Perform?

How well do the ALP’s jam lidar? Well they’ve been tested very thoroughly by this point. At first testing was done¬†to see if the ALP’s actually lived up to their claims of being able to jam the tough guns that other jammers couldn’t. Then as more and more people started picking them up for their own vehicles, they’ve been tested even more and we see them tested regularly in different testing events. Because they’re so good, they’re often the only jammers you’ll see at testing events.

As far as their effectiveness is concerned, they are good at jamming both the older easier guns and the newer tougher guns. Take a look at some sample test results from a lidar test meet.

Test results from GA Lidar Test 8-30-15

Source: https://www.rdforum.org/showthread.php?t=46533

You’ll notice that everyone is running ALP’s there, and for good reason. You’ll also see that it’s mostly green on the chart. Dark green means that the lidar gun was never able to get a reading whether they’re driving towards the gun (Jam To Gun, JTG) or driving away from the gun (Jam From Gun, JFG). This is what you want to see in testing, but you never actually want to do this in the real world. You want to slow down and let them get a reading off you at some point.¬†See here for more info on using your jammers properly.

You’ll also see that some people had punchthroughs where the gun was able to get a reading. This is usually due to heads not being aligned straight. It can also be due to heads not being placed on the ideal location on their vehicle to provide full coverage. It’s for this reason that proper installation is key and testing is important. My ALP setup guide covers all of this.

In any event, as you can see, when the jammers are installed well, they perform great. In some of the cases where punchthroughs happened, they were at pretty close range meaning that even in those situations, the driver would have enough time to slow down and kill their jammers anyways so they would help the driver avoid a speeding ticket.

A Closer Look at the Jammers Themselves

So we’ve looked at the performance of the jammers which is the most important part. Let’s take a look at the jammers themselves.

When they’re installed in your car, there’s not really much to see. You’ve got the jammers themselves which you install in the front as well as the rear if you want full protection,¬†you have a control pad with two buttons and a little status LED, and an additional external LED you can place somewhere¬†easy for you to see. Let me show you how it looks on my car.

Dual ALP's in the grill of a Miata

Two jammers in the upper grill of my Miata

Two rear ALP heads

Two rear ALP heads on either side of the rear plate

Inside my car I have my control pad placed right in front of my shifter. It makes it super easy to get my hand to it quickly without looking, find it by feel alone, and press the buttons to change settings or kill my jammers as needed. The external LED I’ve placed in my instrument cluster so I can see it lighting up without taking my eyes off the road. I’m thinking of moving it up on the dash where it meets the windshield so that my dashcam can see it too.

ALP inside my Miata

ALP control pad blue

Overall I really like the system. I’ve had it installed in my car for a few years now. Since I bought it,¬†it’s had a number of really nice upgrades and AntiLaser keeps adding new features, adding support for new guns, and the product keeps getting better and better.

I really like that you can do all the configuration on your computer, copy your settings over to a USB drive, and plug that USB drive into your jammers. So much better than before! With previous jammers¬†you had to take a laptop out to the car and update it there. With some you even had to have an internet connection to download updates (you couldn’t download them ahead of time) so you had to park somewhere close to where you could get WiFi. Some also used a serial port instead of USB, something many modern computers didn’t have so you’d need a USB to serial port adapter. The new method with the USB drive is so much better.¬†If you get the Bluetooth module, you can even change settings or update the jammer’s firmware through your phone which is awesome.

There’s also some nice accessories you can pair with your ALP. I use the HiFi module which includes an external speaker which is not only louder, handy if you’re out on the highway with the windows down and the music up (it can automatically mute your stereo too if you wire it up¬†to do so), and¬†it also gives you voice alerts to make it much easier to navigate the menus. You’ll also¬†get notified of what gun you get shot with when you get shot. Super handy. Some other jammers include the speaker as part of the standard equipment, but with the ALP it’s an optional extra.

Another option is the ability to add a Bluetooth module and pair it with your phone for a visual display. Here’s a video comparing the ALP using the Bluetooth option on both iOS and Android, as well as the HiFi module.

Two updates after this video was released:

  1. If your phone is not connected, the jammer now falls back to the control pad so your system is always up and running. It no longer shuts off altogether if the app isn’t running.
  2. You can now use the BT module and control pad simultaneously to a certain extent. You can be connected via your phone and use the menu button on the right side of the control pad to JTK when you get shot so you always have a dedicated JTK button. Awesome.

Integrating the Net Radar radar detector

Net Radar detector packageIf you¬†want a fully integrated radar/laser installation, they make a radar detector specifically designed to pair with the ALP called the Net Radar. Not only do you get a cleaner looking cabin and a more OEM look with less clutter, but there’s no detector to put up or take down, nothing on the windshield to potentially get stolen, nothing visible to police officers, and so on.

The Net Radar offers very good performance, excellent blind spot filtering, has the option of adding a second rear antenna for improved rear detection and arrows, and even a third antenna specifically for the MRCD for people in Alberta or Quebec where this new low powered radar gun is in use. It also comes with some of the additional accessories you need like the GPS antenna for low speed muting and the Radar/GPS (RG) module to plug the antenna into the ALP while the other antennas require you to purchase the accessories separately at an additional cost. If you also pick up the Bluetooth module, you’ll also be able to do manual GPS lockouts using your phone so that¬†you can teach it where the false alerts are located and it will automatically mute them for you in the future.

You can purchase the Net Radar here.

If you like, you can watch a quick demo of both radar and laser alerts on the ALP. This setup¬†shows you what you’d see if you pair your phone to the ALP with the Bluetooth module. The audio alerts are exactly the same if you were using¬†the HiFi module.

Conclusion

These are the most effective¬†jammers on the market these days. They’re the ones that people¬†who know about laser jammers buy. They’re the ones that people who use previous generation jammers are upgrading to. If you want to know what the best jammer is, it’s the ALP. I wish recommending a radar detector was this simple. It would make my life so much easier, lol… ūüėÄ

The jammers are able to jam all the known guns on the market today, they are continually being updated as new guns are released and when there’s helpful new features and accessories to be added, their customer service is top notch, the heads are pretty small¬†so they’re not very noticeable, and with the ALP’s you’ll be set up for both the short term and the long term as much as possible.

A Couple Quick Laser Jammer FAQ’s

A couple quick frequently asked questions for those of you looking to get these jammers now.

Q: How many heads should you get?

A: Depends on your car, where you drive, and if you want just front or both front/rear protection. See this section of my ALP setup guide.

Q: What if jammers are illegal in my state?

A:¬†You can look here to see if they are. I understand that’s a concern for people. I don’t recommend breaking the law of course, but remember that speeding is illegal too. In fact the penalties for speeding are far worse than having jammers (higher ticket prices, insurance hikes, potential court costs, etc.). The penalty for having a jammer is typically the equivalent of a “fix it” ticket, similar to having window tint that’s too dark or missing a front plate if you need one. Additionally, if you use your jammers properly as explained here, they won’t know you have them¬†in the first place and you’ll be able to drive away just fine after you get shot.

Q: How do I install these jammers?

A:¬†You can do it yourself or hire a professional. It takes some time to run the cables through your car, wire everything up, power your jammers, find a suitable location for your jammers, and install the controls inside your car. Some cars are easier than others. If you want a professional to help, make sure you’re both on the same page as to how you want the install done. ūüôā See this section of my ALP setup guide for more important installation info.

Q: What happens when I get shot with laser?

A: An alarm will go off in your car using the ALP’s speakers. The LED’s will also light up. They’ll be red when you get shot in the front. If you have the rear jammers, they’ll light up yellow. If you have the HiFi module or Bluetooth module, the jammer can also announce which gun you’re being shot with and if you’re being shot in the front or in the rear. Your goal then is to slow down to the speed limit as quickly as possible and kill your jammers, allowing the officers to get a reading off your car doing the speed limit. This process is called JTK, or jam to kill. You jam them until you kill your jammers.

You can kill your jammers manually by pressing either button on the control pad, by tapping on the phone’s screen if you’re running the app, or by letting the ALP automatically kill the jammers for you.¬†When configuring your ALP, you can select how long it will jam for before automatically stopping jamming. You’ll want to get this process down to about 2-3 seconds. Most people set their jammers to automatically kill after 4 seconds, maybe 5 seconds max, as a backup to manually killing their jammers. When the alarm goes off, brake, and when you are down to the speed limit, kill your jammers.

Buying the AntiLaser Priority

ALP 5 heads availableIf you’re looking to buy the ALP, make sure you buy it for your region. Prices vary in different areas, but ALP’s are region locked so they’re different if you buy them in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, etc. They’re only designed to work against the guns in use in your region and so ALP’s are only sold from specific dealers in your region.

You can buy them from a local dealer/installer in your area if they carry them, but what I did¬†was¬†buy online. I recommend Tom who’s the main guy here in the States for the ALP, knows all about them, and would be the man to talk to when it comes to customer service, warranty support, installation, answering questions, and so on.

If you live in the USA, you’ll need to order them from Tom at¬†ALPriorityUSA.com.

If you live in Canada, you’ll need to order them from Alex at KMPH.ca. (Save $50 with the coupon code “VortexRadar50”)

You can buy the ALP there, as many heads as you need, as well as any accessories you’ll want to pick up.

I have a comprehensive ALP setup guide¬†designed as a followup to this AntiLaser Priority review to help you buy what you need and get your jammers installed properly so that they can work most effectively. Definitely check that out. Before you buy, check out the section of the guide going over how many heads you need¬†as mentioned earlier, that way you know how many you’ll need.

Enjoy your jammers, get them installed properly, use them correctly, and they should treat you well for years to come.

Happy driving! ūüôā

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    • Carlos Guerra, Jr., M.D. on February 13, 2016 at 11:49 am
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    Loved the review. For a Porsche 911 GTS, would you recommend 4 or 5 jammers? Also, I own an iPhone. I was thinking of purchasing the HiFi since you stated it is the easiest and fastest option to turn off my jammers. Do you think it is still beneficial to purchase the Bluetooth for other functions? Thanks

    1. Where do you drive? You can sometimes get away with 4, but 5 is becoming the new standard recommendation based on what we’re seeing in testing and what we’re seeing with new guns coming out on the market.

      I really like the hifi module and it’s my personal preference. It means you have a control pad visible somewhere in your car, but I greatly prefer it to having to pair your phone (it’s better with Android than iPhone). The Bluetooth is handy, but the HiFi module is really the best option, IMHO. BT is nice if you want to update your jammers from your car, but it’s not a big deal to update with a USB drive.

    • Chase on March 17, 2016 at 10:25 pm
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    Vortex on a 2015 accord v6 coupe should I use 2, 4, or 5 heads?
    Please tell me the best place to install the heads for 2, 4, or 5 heads?
    Do I even need 5 heads vs 2 or 4 heads?

    What else do you recommend to stealth my car from lasers? Do you use or recommend Veil?

    [email protected]

    1. Regarding placement and the number of heads you need, check out my ALP setup guide. ūüėČ https://www.vortexradar.com/2016/01/everything-you-need-to-know-to-set-up-and-use-your-antilaser-priority-laser-jammer-system/

      Running the ALP’s solo is generally the way to go. I don’t recommend Veil whatsoever.

        • Chase on March 19, 2016 at 9:58 am
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        Thanks for such a quick reply

          • Jerry on March 7, 2017 at 7:08 am
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          I used a 120 grit sandpaper block from home depot to remove the clear coat on my license plate. The plates are painted and clear coated with paint specifically tuned to reflect the laser beam wave length. You can test this theory using a green laser pointer next to your eye pointing at your plate vs. A plate on a car next to your car. It reduces the effective range that LiDAR can see….and it.cost like 3 bucks.

    • David Sammartino on March 31, 2016 at 3:24 pm
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    Can I ask for your help with my new ALP install. I used your great video on updating firmware,hifi speaker voices, and config. I just wanted to know if I do the reset for the 1st time does usb plug in before reset or after? When the install is all done from the stick how do I know this is done? When using BT after install with the Stick do you just hit firmware update and your done? Does it do the hifi speaker to? How you know when the hifi has an update?

    1. If you program your ALP and then reset it afterwards, you lose everything you just programmed… Reset first to memorize how many sensors you have, update the firmware, then upload the settings in that order. The LED blinks different colors while it’s updating and then goes back to normal (steady or blinking a single color, depending on how you program it). Have you registered your ALP’s yet? https://www.vortexradar.com/2016/01/alp-setup-guide-part-5-registering-your-antilaser-priority/ Once you do, you’ll get an email notification whenever a new update comes out for your ALP, the hifi module voices, etc.

    • David Sammartino on April 1, 2016 at 11:01 am
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    Thanks for your time I did everything you told me to In the video. I did register it. How are the parking sensors? I’ll make sure to reset then put the stick in that has everything on config, and firmware plus hifi. I’ll use BT after this ancient go to firmware update.

    1. I don’t use the parking sensors since I find them a little annoying.

    • David Sammartino on April 1, 2016 at 11:48 am
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    So when I plug in stick The Alp will know what to add I followed your video. Stick has following.
    1 VOICEPCK.ALP’S
    2 UCSTHFI
    3 U4658471
    4 config.alp

    First Reset
    Then put in stick it will take care of the rest.
    Will BT do firmware and HIFI updates voices

    • MARCELO on April 5, 2016 at 9:25 am
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    Vortex,

    Any discount code available for the ALP?

    tks
    marcelo

    1. Not on the ALP’s, no

    • david sammartino on April 9, 2016 at 11:54 am
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    My system is in but need some help please. I did reset loaded the settings you said to. I got blue light. When Test doesn’t matter if it’s front or back sensors it says name of laser gun plus interfence then unit turns green. Any ideas? I have to turn off unit or turn off car then goes blue again. Any ideas. I have stri plus but nothing else. Does it jam if this happens?

      • Tom Milone on April 18, 2016 at 11:54 pm
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      Your system is working properly. By default the system will only jam for 4 seconds (Selectable from 3 to 9 seconds in your setup) and after the timer expires it will automatically kill the jammer and then it will automatically come back online 60 seconds later.

    • Rodolfo Gonzalez-Galvez on August 29, 2016 at 3:58 am
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    Hello, I am very interested in purchasing the ALP system. I drive a 2011 bmw X3, I was thinking about placing two sensors below the kidney grills there is a horizontal grill in between the kidney and lower grill. Please let me know what you think about the locations and you recommendation, also if you think 2 would be enough from the front.

    • Hannu Soini on September 21, 2016 at 6:07 am
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    Hi there! Greetings from Europe! I have been receommended to combine the Escort 9800ci and ALP so that the sensors work as distance sensors which you can actually use as such – at least in the 911 where the front and back parking cam is not great.

    As I understood this could be guided by a SD card in such a way that if you have to demonstrate your car to the police the jammer part is turned of from the program and what is left is the parking feature? Well. to my understanding it would be difficult to prove that the system is jamming anything at least is you are able to remove the radar deterctor unit when you leave the car for inspection. In fact nothing should give any signal once the power is turned off.

    The worry here is the same as in States the updates? I wonder do you have a place to recommend in Germany or elsewhere to take care of the proper installation and the updates.

    Moreover at least the Escort is a different model as the American model – and should work from that point of view..
    Hoping to hear your advice and receiveing some useful addresses.
    Thank you in advance!

    1. Do you mean 9500ci for radar and ALP for laser? That could work well. You don’t want to run the 9500ci’s laser jammers with the ALP at the same time. Radar is fine though.

      By default the ALP ships as a parking sensor and can be deactivated at any time. Laws vary between countries so check local laws of course, but you can disable all jamming functionality at the press of a button as needed.

      As far as International Models of detectors, yeah Escort makes them and I would recommend the International models over the North American models. Things are different where you live and you do need your specific version to be able to detect radar guns we don’t have here.

  1. Interested on laters technology show me the difference between all and the best of the best

    1. Check out this video I just created on the topic: https://youtu.be/7bGEoBwI4oU

    • Rubens on March 20, 2017 at 11:36 am
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    Can you tell me if I made a mistake and buying the escort s55,it was only $109 on amazon.Now that I was on your tube I feel kike returning and buying the unidenlrd 850,please advise me what to do,I’ll appreciate.On their site it says it is discontinue,maybe thats why was so cheap.I mainly travel on us 95 .

      • Jerry on March 20, 2017 at 5:02 pm
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      Don’t waste your money on radar detectors. If they detect laser at all its already too late.

        • Hannu on March 21, 2017 at 1:13 am
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        Well, You are right there! The earlier the warning comes the better!.
        If you are driving 90-50km/h over the limits you better have good brakes and even better reflexes to acid the discussion with the police who might even wonder why you stopped so fast:)? Best to get some practice and have jammers to go with your setup. Anyhow, being prepared never hurts, good reason with close to real explanation why you are speeding. The signs are there for reason – but in most cases they apply to just as warning as the speed limits are an average an so should be the fine. Reckless driving is a different matter and applies seldom especially if the limits are set in a clever way – which they very seldom are- as the basic reason is to collect tax – not to take care of road safety.

    1. Well it’s better than nothing…

        • Jerry Moody on April 7, 2017 at 9:53 am
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        I feel the same way about better than nothing BUT my 9500ix doesn’t even go off when laser is used. Ka band is great cuz many cops ride with their device on.

        1. Yep. Radar detectors are great for radar, but not so much for laser. ūüėČ

            • Justun Yates on September 1, 2017 at 10:39 pm

            Hi again, I watched most of your videos and truly value your input. I have already used your advice and programed my V1 as you recommended for CA earlier this year. My next question is what trusted site can I go to for my purchase of ALP and where in CA did you go for installation

            • Vortex on September 2, 2017 at 6:44 am
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            To purchase an ALP, you’ll want to get it direct here: http://bit.ly/1QbEP58

            As for where to get it installed, check out their dealer locator here: http://www.alpriorityusa.com/Dealer-Locator.html

            • Justun Yates on September 2, 2017 at 10:25 am

            Awesome! Thank you.

    • John on October 1, 2017 at 11:10 am
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    Great info. Have you heard anything about the new shifters from Escort? Supposedly similar performance to the ALP, and half of the price? I was told they release this month?

    1. Escort’s new ShifterMax jammers that they used in the MaxCi, they’re going to release as the ZR5 jammers. They cost $849 for a set of two heads (as opposed to $749 for the ALP’s), though the ALP would need a HiFi module to get the speaker so the price would be comparable. Escort basically copied AntiLaser’s technology without licensing it so there’s going to be some legal issues for Escort, but the new jammers are much more effective than what they had before. They can jam the DragonEye guns like the ALP, but not as well and as thoroughly as the AL product. The ALP also allows for more heads to be easily added which is important for larger vehicles while it’s an addon that we’re waiting on with Escort. In short, if you’re looking for an integrated radar/laser setup, the MaxCi with Escort’s new jammers is a very capable package, but if you’re looking for a standalone laser jammer, you’re still better off going with the AntiLaser product.

    • Eswar on November 14, 2017 at 7:44 am
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    Thanks for the review and guides you provided for setting up ALP. I just bought a 5 sensor ALP system and was wondering if the system integrates with a Escort Passport Max I already owned for the past 4 years. I just do not want to spend more money on buying the net radar.

    1. Congrats! So it doesn’t integrate with the Max directly, but there wouldn’t be much benefit to doing so since both are designed to be standalone units. The Net Radar is different because it is only an antenna and doesn’t have a set of controls, speaker, and a display the way your Max does so it’s reliant upon the ALP for the interface.

        • Eswar on November 14, 2017 at 11:03 am
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        Thanks for clarifying. Also do these works as regular parking sensors if i need them to when i’m backing up e.t.c? Do you have video of how they work as parking sensors? if so please share the link.

        1. They do work as parking sensors, yes, but I never use that feature and just turn it off. It’s only okay as a parking sensor, and I’ve noticed that shinier objects like reflective bumpers will give you a longer alert distance than less reflective objects like walls. It will also sometimes go off when you’re sitting in traffic, again especially if there’s shiny bumpers. So no, I don’t have any videos of it and I don’t use it at all. It does work though if you need it.

            • Eswar on November 14, 2017 at 11:13 am

            Thanks again.

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