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Q: Do I need a laser detector on the Road Angel 9000 to download updates?
A: The Road Angel 9000 doesn't need a PC because it has an inbuilt sim card to do it's downloads, it updates itself every few minutes. You need some way of downloading, whether it's a PC or a sim card to keep the static speedtrap database up to date. The 9000 uses a sim card so you don't need a PC.
For the mobile speedtraps(laser) you need either a laser detector or a laser jammer. Laser Jammers are far more effective at protecting you but require installing into the car. They will detect and jam the signal so the laser gun can't get a reading. This gives you some time usually around 8 seconds to check and reduce your speed if necessary. They are not illegal to have on the car or even to transmit infra red from the car, however it is illegal to obstruct a Police officer in his duty and that is if they can prove 'primary intent'. It's extremely difficult for them as the Laser Pro Park can be shown to be a parking sensor.
Laser detectors are far less effective but can be added to a 9000 for positioning on the windscreen. A laser detector will only warn you if it is hit by a signal, so it could be scatter from another car being hit or it could be you who is being hit and so would be too late and you would still get a ticket.
Q: I am considering a speed camera detector unit but I'm unsure which one to go for. My biggest concern is the mobile camera vans. I was told the Road Angel was best but on investigation the general opinion is that its not very good at detecting lasers either reliably or in time to slow down. Can you offer me some advice?
A: It is a popular misconception that any laser detector
will pick up a laser gun before they are hit, this simply isn't the way
that laser detectors work. Much like a TV remote, your TV has to be hit
by the infra red signal before the channel will change. So your/any laser
detector has to be hit before it will give you a warning, and of course
by then it will be too late, laser detectors will only work in your favour
if you can pick up reflections or scatter from a car already being hit.
Other than that you will need to go for a 'garage door opener'. So for
the job it does the Road Angel is probably
the best, but yes the laser detector part does have limitations. Give
me a call for more info. Or have a look here. LT400
Which is the best detector.
Is there any defence against laser.
What are the bands I have heard about.
What if I have a heated windscreen.
What if I have a UV protected or climate control front screen.
Ultra Violet protected windscreens as seen on Renaults
and some other manufacturers will also cause a similar problem as the
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