I don't understand how the laser detection can be of any help in any of the units. It's basically useless as a warning. By the time the alarm sounds, the cop already has a printout of your speed. What good does it do except to tell you that you've already been targeted and measured?If they use a lot of laser in your area, get a Valentine V1.
If they use more radar than laser, get a Passport 8500 X50.
The only thing a valentine has over the passport is that it detects laser a little better.
I have two Passport 8500 X50s one in my DD and the other in the Corvette.:thumbsup::thumbsup:
My brother in law was a officer before he became chief. He was telling me about these and said the same thing. If your detector detects him he just tagged you. As long as the cars are equipped with the good equipment. The only advantage is usually smaller communities dont keep their forces with current technology just due to the cost. :cheers:I don't understand how the laser detection can be of any help in any of the units. It's basically useless as a warning. By the time the alarm sounds, the cop already has a printout of your speed. What good does it do except to tell you that you've already been targeted and measured?
yes this is very cool and installed myself about 10 minutes; google dashtronix and I think they are a vendor on here if not mistaken, I thought i purchased through or contact through this forum. But anyway the "Dashtronix" is what your looking forCan you elaborate further about the V1 being on your HUD?
The laser beams are extremely accurate. Just last night in the news there was a report of people blinding pilots in the cockpits of airplanes flying.... The laser needs to only point to a reflective surface to get a bounce back. It happens at the speed of light which is pretty damned fast. The target the cop is shooting is pretty big. I don't know about you, but I sure as heck do not rely on laser detectors for a warning... Also, many LEOs use overpasses to aim and shoot at cars going away. The detector wont even be in the line of sight of the laser gun.the reason of the lazer detection is the lazer being pointed is not very accurate after it is been sent a distance and what you detect before it is too late is the lazer bouncing off other vehicles. if you have ever seen the lazer unit they actually have a sight on them, the newer "Lidar" systems have further accuracy. many of my handguns have a laser sight and they work great at 9' to 20', but try and put that beam and hold it still any further distance and it is about impossible, and the further the target is away the more the beam is bouncing all over. something bouncing around at 20' is magnified when you are talking a football field. The next technology to combat the laser will be shifters, that will actually send or deflect the beam a different direction. Also the laser beam hitting a windshield will not only defract the beam but will go right though it.