[Please help] Looking for the right radar detector

Discussion in 'General Radar Detector Discussion' started by Yojirex, May 14, 2018.

  1. Yojirex

    Yojirex Learning to Drive General User

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    Hi!

    First off, I'm a complete and utter newbie to everything regarding radar detectors, lasers, and anything of the like, so please be gentle x)

    So, after researching for hours on how to avoid getting tickets, and looking through bs like sprays for the license plate, stickers you put on it, or even an attachment that hides your license plate on the press of a button, I have finally found a potentially useable way to avoid getting tickets. The website I landed on was radenso.com, and I was fascinated with the idea of radar detectors from the get-go. However, before I buy one of those detectors for myself, I have to make absolutely sure that I explore all possible options and choose the right one in the end.
    This is why I created this thread -- to hopefully get the help of some experienced people in this field.
    Now, please don't laugh if I'm completely wrong here, but the thought came to me that - maybe - you need different kinds of "frequencies" to detect speed-traps depending on the region/country you are in. If this is correct, then I would like to ask you guys if you know of any radar detector that works in EU-Countries, specifically Germany. Of course, if every detector works there then this question is unnecessary, but I figured I'd ask just to be safe.
    Also, I'd prefer a detector that is fairly small, so that I can place it strategically in a way that I can hide it when I get pulled over for control by the cops.

    I hope I didn't forget anything. If you guys need any further information just let me know. Thanks for reading and I'm looking forward to your responses. :)
     
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    Welcome to RDF!

    Radenso is the US sister company (?) of Genevo, who specializes in radar detectors for the EU market.

    I would definitely check them out as their detectors would be much more likely to work with EU-spec radar than models build for the US market.

    GENEVO.COM | Best Radar Detectors
     
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    Yojirex Learning to Drive General User

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    Cool! I will check them out, thank you. ^^
     
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    Yojirex Learning to Drive General User

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    I read about them for a bit now and the one thing that I noticed is that the portable units (which are the most stealthy ones already, to my knowledge) need to be placed on the windshield. This is quite a big minus point for me because this would bust me out in a police control pretty much instantly. Do you know of any detectors that could be put in more "vision-protected" places? Or maybe I just wrongly assumed that they have to be placed on the windshield and you can place them anywhere?
     
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    The Genevo Pro (GENEVO.COM | Genevo PRO) is a remote mount unit similar to the Radenso RC-M.

    I'm not sure what other remote mount options are available for Europe, hopefully some other members will chime in soon with more advice.
     
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    Yojirex Learning to Drive General User

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    I talked a bit more with the guys from Genevo and they said they can install the Genevo Pro & Genevo FF (laser jammer) for me if I drive to their HQ or to one of their partners. They said that it'll be a custom installation tailored to my car so that the jammers and antennae are practically invisible. I'll be getting some big cash in a few months so I'll probably wait until then and buy the Pro and FF with installation for ~2500€ total. But of course, if you (or anyone else reading this) thinks that this custom installation is a bad idea for some reason, please do let me know. Genevo also seems to be partnered with a website called radarfriends.net and they have some photos of their custom installations which are fairly promising. I could probably pass off the laser jammers front and back as parking sensors and - according to the radarfriends website - you can also permanently disable the radar detection function with the click of a button (restorable afterwards via PC), which would mean that I'd be completely safe in case of police controls seeing how it's apparently legal to have a radar detector in your car as long as it's not operateable [Edit: In my country]. I'll investigate this further to find out if it's really true.
     
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  7. benzr

    benzr Been there done that !! Original V1 user !! Advanced User

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    Great choice !!

    I looooove my RC- M American Version
    Steathy and powerful. TINY DISPLAY yet very readable. Totally optimizable Filters etc etc.

    Good Luck with your choice(s) !!

    Benzr

    Yes Go with Genevo for your Euro Needs !!


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    If the Genevo Pro is similar to the RC-M, I think you'll be happy with it. They have done an excellent job with the filtering, and have been releasing firmware updates fairly regularly.

    As for the FF jammers, I've only read some reports on here from a year or two ago, and they weren't very favorable (do a search here for "Genevo FF"). The much more common option here is running the Radenso RC-M with the Anti-Laser Priority system (it integrates into the RC-M system). ALP is the undisputed best jamming system at the moment, but I'm not sure what their availability is in Europe.
     
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    Thanks for your suggestion. I checked and it seems that Anti-Laser is available here aswell, so I will buy that instead. On their website I can choose how many sensors I want to buy. If I want front and rear protection, do I need 2 sensors total or 4? I presume I need 4 in total as in 2 in the front and 2 in the back, but I'm not 100% sure.
     
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    Great choice!

    I would read through here: www.rdforum.org: Laser Jammer Placement Suggestions and see if anyone has done an install on a similar car, or start a new thread with your vehicle (or a stock photo) and members will provide input.

    Some of our European members will have to chime in about whether rear laser is a threat in Europe, and whether you have any difficult stationary laser traps that require special installation considerations (eg Poliscan).

    You can read all about the ALPs here: www.rdforum.org: AntiLaser

    And might be able to find more European specific info here: www.rdforum.org: International
     
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    Yojirex Learning to Drive General User

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    Thanks a bunch! I will check them out. :)
    Installing the Laser Jammers shouldn't be a problem, since I'll be going to Genevo's headquarters in Praque to have them install the full system combo for me. I don't have a cost limit in regards to this stuff, because I value my safety from speed-traps very highly ^^

    Also, have you heard of the Genevo Assist Pro? I haven't seen this model on Radenso's website, so maybe it's a newcomer or something. Here the link: GENEVO.COM | Genevo Assist PRO (it's only availabe in german at the moment, but the pictures should suffice).
    It has the button I talked about earlier, which you can press in case you get into a police control. After pressing the button, the radar-detection function is permanently disabled (can be restored via PC and SD-Card), so you cant be legally charged for anything (in my country). I'm thinking of maybe getting this one instead of the classic Genevo Pro.