Radar and laser speed measurement
The most common method used worldwide to measure vehicle speed is by bouncing a radar or laser signal off the vehicle.
Law enforcement use that technology to check the speed of thousands of vehicles a day from one single location!
Motorists can opt to purchase a radar/laser detector to assist them to stay within speeding limits AND avoid losing their licence and paying expensive fines.
The question is what type of detector is required in your area?
Radar or laser speed detection. Do I need both?
There is a lot of misinformation around that radar detectors are not necessary in Australia, only laser protection is required. This is NOT true.
Yes, laser guns and cameras are the most common speed detection devices used by law enforcement, but radar is still used throughout Australia and New Zealand.
The latest radar threat in Australia is the MultaRadar CD, a new radar camera manufactured by Jenoptix in Germany.
This radar camera is the most advanced in the world with frequency hopping and multiple traffic lane monitoring.
The majority of radar detectors on the market cannot detect this radar camera due to the frequency hopping – it changes its radar frequency 100’s of times a second.
So as for the “so called” experts that tell people radar detection is unnecessary, they couldn’t be more WRONG.
In fact law enforcement use:
- Handheld laser and radar guns
- Vehicle mounted radar (on the police car)
- Temporary location laser and radar guns and cameras (mobile)
- Permanent (fixed) laser and radar installations
Detector Comparison Chart
Download our comparison chart of all current Escort and Beltronics models. Shows a brief summary of differences in performance and features.
Why can’t I just buy an Escort or Beltronics detector on eBay?
Escort and Beltronics creates unique products that are customised for numerous markets worldwide. These products perform to the standards that are required to best address specific threats that exist in foreign trading regions.
There are some rogue resellers who sell grey-market products from outside regions into foreign markets and create difficult situations where the end-user (consumer) may not have the correct product for their region.
Escort and Beltronics strictly prohibit trans-shipping of products from North America to foreign markets. They also prohibit trans-shipping from one foreign market to another.
To that point, the grey-market goods:
- Will not perform properly for the local threats
- May be obsolete or discontinued and no longer supported by Escort
- Will not have access to the correct regional camera database
- May be fraudulent copy products
- May be used or repaired products
This misleading behaviour creates a situation where the Australian buyer should be aware of the fraudulent actions of grey-marketers or parallel importers.
Neltronics will NOT cover warranty or offer any support on grey-imports or Escort and Beltronics products purchased from an unauthorised reseller. So, buyer beware.