Is the radar detector hanging on your dash an invitation to thieves?
You would be amazed at the number of emails that I receive from radar detector users who had their detector stolen and were now shopping around for a replacement.
Another concern is that states such as California and Minnesota have enacted laws prohibiting you from attaching devices such as radar detectors and/or GPS’s to your windshield where they would impair your vision.
Till recently the only other alternative has been investing in a more expensive remote mounted radar detector such as the Escort 9500ci or the Bel STi R Plus.
Watch my Video Review of the Escort SmartRadar Below:
Escort Radar to the Rescue with SmartRadar: Out-Of-Sight High Performance Radar Protection
SmartRadar is a totally new way to bring concealed high performance radar protection right to your fingertips without having to add the expense of having to purchase a remote mounted unit.
You can attach the discreet radar detector antenna module to your sun visor or to the top of your windshield, attach the control module to your rear view mirror, plug the unit into the back of your mirror or to your fuse box for power and you’re done.
My install took less then 10 minutes!
Another great benefit of SmartRadar it’s Escort Live Compatible.
Interfacing your SmartRadar with your iPhone or Android smartphone taps you right into the Escort Live Community where you will have instant access to other drivers on the road sharing real time ticket protection alerts and photo enforcement alerts.
The Escort Live interface also makes advanced programming a snap by blocking out known false alert locations or even allowing you to deactivate bands not used in your area.
During This review of Escort’s SmartRadar I logged over 3000 miles.
Also during this review I also compared the SmartRadar to Cobra’s iRadar’s performance, sensitivity, filtering and smartphone integration and in each area SmartRadar won out.
There were several occasions that SmartRadar alerted long before Cobra’s iRadar even made a chirp on Ka threats.
Also Cobra’s iRadar was much more prone to reporting false alerts threats which can be very annoying.
To top it off, SmartRadar’s smartphone integration was much more intuitive and without a doubt the Escort Live community is definitely more committed to our radar detector community.
Frequently Asked Questions About Escort SmartRadar
Here are just a few of the frequently asked questions I receive regarding Escort’s SmartRadar.
How easy is it to Install Escort’s SmartRadar: Very easy! The hardest part of the install will be connecting the antenna to a 12 volt power supply and Escort makes this very easy with 2 options. Option #1 is using the rear view mirror power cord. If your mirror has a 12 volt connection just plug in the connector and you’re done. Otherwise use the fusebox cable that comes with SmartRadar and connect the ends into your fusebox. My install took less then 10 minutes.
Does SmartRadar detect radar from the rear: Yes, SmartRadar has full 360 radar protection.
If I purchase SmartRadar from a dealer on Amazon, Ebay or Overstock will I have a full warranty: No, to be eligible for Escort’s warranty you must purchase your unit from an authorized dealer. All the links here on RadarDetector.org are to authorized dealers. We do NOT sell radar detectors here on RadarDetector.org.
SmartRadar says it detects laser, is this enough to protect me against laser threats: No. If you rely on laser detection only you will get a ticket. To be 100% protected against laser you need a laser jammer.
Is the SmartRadar stealth to RDD’s such as the Spectre: No. If you plan on using your radar detector in Virginia, Washington DC or in a commercial vehicle I would recommend either the Escort Redline or the Bel STi R Plus.
My Bottom Line Recommendation for Escort’s Smart Radar
If you’re in the market for a high performance radar detector and don’t want to go through the hassle of removing it each time when you park or by going though with the expense of installing a remote this unit is definitely for you!
If you have a question or concern about Escort’s SmartRadar or any other question regarding speed counter measurement devices please use the comment area bellow.
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