How easy is it to install the Blinder Laser jammer and can I move it from vehicle to vehicle? On a scale of 1 to 10 I would rate installation at a 7. I would recommend that you have had experience installing other 12 volt automotive devices such as car stereos or a CB radio. If you do not feel qualified to install the unit I would recommend contacting your local Best Buy store or other independent 12 volt installer and obtain quotes. Installation typically takes a few hours, so I wouldn’t recommend moving it from car to car.
My radar detector says it detects laser so why would I need a laser jammer? “When you’re shot your got” Laser is instant, if you don’t have a laser jammer and your laser detector goes off and your speeding the officer has already clocked your speed, just pull over. And in most cases, your radar detector will never alert to a police laser gun. At 500 feet the width of the laser beam is only 18” inches and police officers are trained to shoot the most reflective parts of your car which are the front license plate and your headlamps. Typically your radar detector will be outside this window of the laser beam and will only activate if there is “splatter” from the officers laser gun.
Do I need laser jammers for the front of my car and the rear? Nationally, 97% of all police laser attacks are aimed at the front of your car. The only region that I am aware of that focuses on rear laser traps are the Dallas Forth Worth area, where they shoot laser from overpasses. Are you taking a risk by not having rear protection, yes but unless you live or drive around the DFW area, the odds are in your favor.
I have a full size SUV/Pickup; will the M27 be sufficient to protect the front of my vehicle? No, the M27 would not be sufficient; you would need the four heads of the M47 system. On large profile vehicles I typically install one head close to each headlamp and one sensor high center and the other low center. The best way to make sure that you have the frontal section of your car/SUV protected is to cut out an 18” circle and put the center of this circle over each sensor making sure that you have the most reflective portions (front plate and headlamps) of the front of your vehicle protected.
Is Laser Jamming Legal? Unlike radar jamming which is illegal in the US and carries hefty fines levied by the Federal Communications Commission, there is no federal law prohibiting laser jamming. In fact laser is not regulated by the FCC but by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). However there are states that do have laws that prohibit jamming of police laser guns, these states include: Nebraska, Minnesota, Utah, California, Oklahoma, Virginia, Colorado, Illinois and Washington DC.
I live in a state where laser jamming is illegal what can I do? In my entire 15 year career in the speed counter measurement industry I have only heard of one instance where someone was issued a citation for operating a laser jammer and that was from a motorist in California. Now I’m not recommending that you break any laws, but here is a thought. If you’re driving in a state where laser jamming is illegal and your laser jammers active, slow down and turn the unit off. That way as you approach the officer you will be at the speed limit and the officer will be able to get a speed reading on your car. I also recommend that you use this same practice when driving in states where laser jamming is legal.
Can I mount the M27 on a motorcycle? Yes, in fact I have a pair installed on my Harley Ultra Classic.
What are some of the top states that use police laser enforcement? California, Colorado, Florida, Texas, Arizona, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Ohio are the big states. Laser enforcement is growing in popularity each day, if laser is not in your community yet, it will be soon.
Potential Issues with the Blinder M27/47
Proper installation of any laser jamming system is critical for it to work properly. Each laser jamming head must be level to the roadway and pointed straight ahead. You can position the heads either vertically or horizontally, however in my testing I find for best performance in frontal attacks to position the heads horizontally and for best protection from overhead shots (overpasses) position them vertically.
My Bottom Line Recommendation for the Blinder M27/47
Low power LED’s = Longer bulb life (Laser Interceptor does has lifetime warranty)
Blinder holds the US patent for laser jamming in the USA.
The main advantage of the Blinder system over the Escort ZR4
Better jamming performance on the Stalker police laser gun
Ability to update the Blinders firmware via USB port
This Based upon my 20 years in law enforcement as a certified police radar instructor and 15 years being involved in the speed counter measurement industry.
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