“Escort Live! will make you the most intelligent and safest driver in history” – Radar Roy 2011
You’re driving down the highway without a care in the world and all of a sudden out of the corner of your eye you spot an officer pointing some hand held device right at you.
Instinctively you jam on the brakes just as your radar detector begins alerting, but it’s too late….
You just been shot and got with either laser or an instant on radar gun.
Now sitting there on the side of the highway as the officer pens out your speeding ticket you think to yourself:
“Why hasn’t someone come out with a device that we could simply plug into our radar detector that would not only share radar and laser alerts with other users, but also enable drivers to warn each other of impeding speed traps?”
Well today there is such a device and it is called Escort Live!
Escort Live! is a Bluetooth device that is installed into a power cord that plugs into your cigarette lighter and your compatible Escort or Beltronics radar detector.
Escort Live! then interfaces with your iPhone or Android mobile phone through a free Bluetooth application that then connects you to a worldwide community of drivers just like yourself.
As a member of the Escort Live! community you share alerts from your radar detector while also sharing “cop spotted” alerts, mobile photo enforcement cameras and other speed traps in real time.
Your radar detector and smart phone is also interfaced with Escort’s Defender database of all the fixed photo enforcement cameras in North America.
Setting up Escort Live! with your smart phone and Escort/Beltronics radar detector is very easy and only takes minutes.
First you plug it into your cigarette lighter and connect the power cable to your compatible Escort or Beltronics radar detector.
Next, you download the Escort Live! application either for your iPhone or Android phone then activate the Bluetooth connection between your Escort Live! and Smart Phone
Now launch Escort Live! and you joined Escort’s army of the most intelligent and safest drivers in history.
Here are some of the most notable features of Escort Live!
The ability to share radar and laser alerts in real time with other members of the Escort Live! community.
The ability to share “cop spotted” alerts in real time with other members of the Escort Live! community.
The ability to share mobile photo enforcement and other speed traps with other members of the Escort Live! community.
The ability to forever lock out known false alert locations from your radar detector.
GPS technology for your non GPS featured Escort/Beltronics radar detectors such as the Escort 8500 X50, the Bel STi, the Escort Redline, the Beltronics Magnum.
Interface with Escort’s Defender database of fixed photo enforcement cameras through North America.
The ability to program, update your compatible Escort/Beltronics radar detector through the Escort Live! program.
Voice alerts through your smart device, warns you of impeding threats.
No need to purchase a new radar detector! Just download the application and connect your compatible Escort/Beltronics radar detector.
And much, much more…
Frequently Asked Questions About Escort Live!
Why is Escort Live! so different from Cobra’s iRadar. Well I can basically answer this in one word, performance. Cobra’s radar detector products are notorious for having low performance and poor filtering while Escort’s products are known for having high performance and great filtering. What does this mean for the driver? Well the ability to respond to alerts in sufficient time and not being bothered by a barrage of false alerts. Escort Live! also shares its information with other Escort Live! users in real time, joining you into a community of like-minded drivers who are all watching out for each other. Escort calls it “Social Media for the road” while I call it “becoming part of a community of the safest and most intelligent drivers in the world”.
Wouldn’t my iPhone or Android screen become littered with alerts from all these other drivers and their alerts? No, because Escort understands that just because an officer is there now, chances are he isn’t going to be there in another hour.Fresh alerts are marked in red and then change to orange and then yellow before they disappear off the screen in an hour. However if another Escort Live! user encounters the officer at this same location within this time frame they can make an update by simply pressing the “cop spotted” button on the smart cord or on the smart phone screen.
Is this information all anonymous? Yes, at this time all the information Escort is collecting is anonymous. However at some point as the network grows Escort may allow users to log in and mark their locations with their usernames and then the ability to share this information on other social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter. However I don’t expect this to happen for at least another year.
Does Escort Live! have a Direct Wire cord yet for my dash mounted radar detector? Not yet but this is coming soon, perhaps after the 1st of the year.
I have a remote Escort/Beltronics radar detector; will Escort Live! have something for me too? Yes, but again not during the initial launch. I suspect that your remote mounted radar detector would be supported within the 2nd quarter of 2012
What is my bottom line recommendation for Escort Live!?
I have tested hundreds of speed counter measure devices during my 40+ year career and I have never seen a product such as Escort Live!.
Escort Live! will forever change how you think and will use a radar detector forever.