“REDLiNE is the world’s best, hands down, dash mounted Supercharged Extreme Long Range Radar Detector!”- Radar Roy 2010
The Escort REDLiNE is the most sensitive long range radar detector on the road today! Its twin antenna design allows it to maximize performance by band and is completely stealth to all the radar detector devices used by law enforcement today.
Last Updated – 06/3/2011
Still My Top Choice as the Top Dash Mounted Radar Detector for Professional Drivers and Road Warriors utilizing North American Interstate Highways
Top Reasons to Consider the Escort Redline
Twin Antenna Design: Its dual antenna design introduces a new level of radar performance each tuned for each specific radar band allowing the REDLiNE the longest possible warning on all radar bands, including POP.
Dual Signal Processing: The REDLiNE antenna system analyzes all incoming radio frequency signals and automatically filters out false alarms. The result is the top performing long range radar detector ever made.
Off Axis Laser Detection: The REDLiNE’s multiple laser sensors are strategically positioned to detect even the smallest amount of lidar, including off axis
Stealth Design: Escort’s TotalShield Technology makes the REDLiNE completely stealth to all radar detector detectors including the Spectre. If you are a professional driver or live in Virginia, Washington DC or other Countries/Providences where radar detectors are illegal this detector is for you!
Easy Programming: Even if you’re someone like me who cannot program my own TV remote control I find the Escort Redline a snap in programming and set-up for its advanced features. The REDLiNE is pre-set and ready to go out of the box, but some of our power users may want to set the unit up to complement their own driving experience and personal preference.
Crystal Clear Voice Prompts and Alerts: Keep your eyes on the road, not on your detector! The Redline alerts you with clear and easy to understand voice alerts so you will immediately know what threats your detector is alerting you to.
Three Levels of Sensitivity: Choose from three levels of sensitivity; Highway (full sensitivity), Auto (filtered mode), Auto NoX (Filtered no X band)
AutoMute: My wife’s biggest complaint in having a radar detector in her car is the continuous loud auto alerts that some radar detectors have. The REDLiNE solved this problem in that it automutes its volume level during its alert. My wife is happy, so I am happy.
Brightness Control with Full Dark Mode: One of my tricks to catch truckers with radar detectors when I was a cop was to blast them with a radar gun at night when they were in close proximity and watch for the LED lights flashing on their windshield. The REDLiNE addresses this issue with auto dimming LED lights that is based upon the ambient light in your vehicle. You can also run totally dark, and use the smart cord LED’s and auto alerts to warn you.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Escort REDLiNE
Will Escort come out with a REDLiNE that incorporates GPS technology like their Escort 9500ix? No
Why doesn’t Escort honor their warranty from the detector I purchased on Ebay (or Amazon, Overstock and others)? Escort has a very strict Authorized Dealer Program and MAP policy to ensure that you, the consumer are getting the very best service and support, this policy is outlined in their manuals and on their websites. If you purchase an Escort radar detector from an unauthorized dealer and you have a problem with the unit or want to subscribe to their subscription service you may be denied or required to pay an expensive extra possessing fee.
My Escort radar detector is displaying Service Required, what is that and how do I fix it? The service required message can mean several things. Today radar detectors are basically complex mini computers, sometimes they need to be rebooted. Just unplug the radar detector and wait a few seconds and plug it back in. If this is a continual problem (very rare) contact Escort and speak to one of their customer service representatives for advice and information on warranty repair.
Does this detector have 360 degree protection? Yes, every radar detector manufactured by Escort and Beltronics has full, 360 degree protection.
Potential Issues with the Escort REDLiNE Radar Detector
As the Escort REDLiNE is a corded radar detector therefore it requires a 12 volt power source and the REDLiNE does come with a cigarette lighter power cord, however we do not feel that this is the best option. To address this issue consider purchasing either the Direct Wire cord or the Direct Wire SmartCord and watch my YouTube video here on how to direct wire your radar detector.
The REDLiNE is stealth against all police radar detector detectors but if you drive in areas where radar detectors are illegal don’t hang it in the middle of the windshield for all eyes to see. Consider using the visor clip and mounting it on your sun visor. Another trick I have used is to mount it on the dash and cover the unit with a baseball cap or placing the unit in a small tissue box, leaving an opening for the laser sensors to capture laser.
My Bottom Line Recommendation for the Escort REDLiNE
Based upon 20 year career in law enforcement and 15 years in the speed counter measurement industry I would rank the Escort REDLiNE suited as being the BEST dash mounted radar for those who spend most of their time driving on our North American Interstate Highway system.
Other radar detectors in this same category that you may also want to consider would be:
Beltronics STi Driver: Also Stealth the all radar detector detectors, slightly less range and sensitivity then the Escort REDLiNE
Valentine One: However, the Valentine One is not stealth to the Spectre RDD (radar detector detector) which would be an important consideration for our commercial drivers.
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.
My findings are also backed up by literally thousands of other reviews and feedback made by other automotive publications and happy Escort REDLiNE users that you will find online, a few of which are published at the end of this article.
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