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Why doesn’t my detector alert to certain speed signs

Speed signs on the side of the road aren’t built to the same tolerances and specifications as police radar guns so over time they may start to drift out of normal specifications. Radar guns need to be regularly calibrated and certified, especially because people often challenge their accuracy in court. Speed signs on the side …

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Where can I find a good installer?

While you can install your own laser jammer if you’re comfortable working on cars, many prefer hiring a professional, especially for luxury cars that tend to be harder to work on and/or when the install requires some custom fabrication or drilling. An important point to note is that there’s a lot of installers that are …

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I’m a manufacturer. Could you test and review my product?

Do you have an awesome radar detector or dashcam? If so, I’d love to check it out and potentially share it here on my website or on my YouTube channel! That said, I gotta be up front that I turn down 99% of the product review requests. It’s very time consuming to do in depth …

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What’s the story with VPR lidar guns like the DragonEye?

Variable pulse rate laser guns, or VPR guns, vary the timing of when they transmit each individual pulse so that laser jammers can’t easily predict when the next pulse will arrive and thus when they should send back their jamming pulses. VPR technology is being used by some laser gun manufacturers in an effort to …

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Where do police aim their lidar guns when shooting cars?

Since laser uses light, when officers are using laser guns, they’re going to want to target the most reflective spots on your vehicle including the headlights, front grill, and front plate (if applicable). Modern laser guns can get a reading off of most any part of the car and any color car, but those are …

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Are radar detectors helpful against laser?

Radar detectors do have laser detectors, but unfortunately they don’t offer any true protection against speeding tickets. Due to the way laser is designed, you generally won’t get any advanced warning from your radar detector. By the time it goes off, the officer already has your speed. In essence against laser, a radar detector is …

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Will I get false laser alerts?

False alerts on laser jammers are very rare. Unlike radar detectors, laser jammers need to carefully analyze the incoming laser signal and so they do a much better job of recognizing and filtering out false alerts compared to radar detectors.

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Why do I need a dashcam?

Dashcams continually record while you drive and, optionally, while you’re parked. They provide additional protection and peace of mind in case anything happens while you’re on the road. In case of an accident, you have the video footage to send to insurance to prove you weren’t at fault, saving you time and headache. Involved in …

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What’s a good dashcam memory card?

Dashcams put a lot of wear and tear on memory cards and so I generally recommend a proper high endurance card specifically designed for being written to constantly. The Samsung 128gb Pro Endurance cards and Sandisk 256gb High Endurance cards are two solid picks. Manufacturers often sell their own branded memory cards, but they tend to be …

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What’s the best laser jammer?

The best laser jammer is the AntiLaser Priority. Depending on your preferences and setup though, another jammer may be a better choice. Take a look at my recommended laser jammers to decide which one is best for you.

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