Are you looking for the good entry model radar detector that will detect these newer digital radar guns, so you can avoid getting an expensive speeding ticket?
Police departments around the world have been updating their old analog radar guns to these digital radar guns, which are much harder to detect.
This is because these digital guns use a lot less power and measure a cars speed based upon a 12 inch travel distance instead of a 10 or 15 car length distance of those older analog radar guns.
And this technology enables the officer to target your car as much greater distances, in some situations as far as two miles away.
Because of this the engineers over at Escort have borrowed technology developed by NASA to communicate with their equipment in deep space called digital signal processing and integrated it with their newer radar detectors.
The result is that Passport radar detector from Escort, is able to sniff out real police radar based on the DNA profile, while also filtering out all those annoying false alerts.
This enables the Escort Passport radar detector to have over 4 times the capture distance of a police radar gun!
Now here is another big benefit of Escort’s patent DSP technology.
Snuff’s Out those Adaptive Cruise Control Falses!
Many of the newer cars today come equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control, which uses the same K-band spectrum police radar uses.
Because of this many radar detectors are almost rendered useless because of the over abundance of false alerts.
Here is an example.
In January of 2014 Car and Driver Magazine reviewed the more expensive Valentine One and here is what they had to say:
“One annoyance is incessant false alarms—the Valentine’s filtering isn’t very effective. On our 22-mile loop, the V1 called out 53 threats”
Think about that for a moment, that’s over 2 false alerts per mile.
Now here is what a user from Portland Oregon had to say about the Passport in his 5-star rating.
“I’ve only had this detector for a little over a month, but so far I have been very pleased. This doesn’t false on some of the new cars like my much older passport detector was.”
Now here is what the Texas Speed Demon from the Dallas Forth Worth area had to say after rating the Passport with 5-stars.
“This M4 antenna blows the 9500ix away in my opinion – I will also say that the off axis is improved as far as the unit I’m using. “
Another feature that sets the Passport apart from all the other entry model radar detectors out there is it’s internal Bluetooth chipset that enables it to connect directly to the Escort Live Community.
This enables your detector to share real time alerts from other members of the Escort Live community and this clip shows one of them where I was alerted of a VASCAR speed trap, between Phoenix and Flagstaff in August of 2014.
And another advantage the Passport, when connected to Escort Live or detector uses the GPS capabilities for your phone.
This enables your Passport to automatically filter out known false alert locations based upon the exact location and frequency of the false alert.
And Escort Live also provides you access to the Escort defender photo enforcement database, which will provide you with alerts as you approach fixed photo radar and red light camera locations.
And updating your Passport is a snap, just download Escort Live to your computer, plug it in using a USB cable and your detector will be updated with the newest firmware and photo enforcement database.