Nophoto 2.0 or ProDB

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  1. RADAR VINCE

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    I'm interested in buying the NoPhoto for my car. I've also heard of the Pro DB system but looking at them I think the NoPhoto would fit better on my Mercedes E350 then the ProDB. So, my question is: Does this product work and will it last (looks like cheap plastic on the nophoto)? I would also like to know which system you think is better? I heard these systems only work on speed and red light cameras, no toll cameras. is this true?

    Anything you know would be helpful. Thanks, Guys
     
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    Can you still even get the ProDB? I’m not sure if they’re still even around and I haven’t heard from them in ages.

    I’ve run and tested both and the noPhoto is better, most notably in the false filtering department.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    I tested one similar to that. It had virtually zero filtering so it falsed a ton and no safety features either so it could be a big hazard that could potentially start a fire, especially in case of an accident.

    This one has a different controller than the one I tested so it may be better, but the same style flash heads is what reminds me of that system.
     
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    The sensor is right next to the flash head itself.

    Here's a pair of videos from 5 years ago now (whoa) where I was putzing around with another set of Chinese flash protectors with the same style flash heads.



     
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    Do not buy chinese version it is a crap device.

    Prodb is a copy of an old US photoblocker version
    which is not effective against photo radar.

    If you want to buy a photo blocker take nophoto is the latest of all plus the filtering of falses
     
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    ScorpionJ did you buy these and they didn't work? I just wish the nophoto was cheaper. It hurts paying $399 for a piece of plastic. If nophoto was only alittle cheaper.
     
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    I have bought it the same as your link,but after a few tests one of two smoke and finaly fried.
    My opinion is don’t waste your time and money,speed cams have the tech to avoid photo blockers.
     
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    What to you think of nophoto?? You think they work?
    --- Double Post Merged, Sep 30, 2018, Original Post Date: Sep 30, 2018 ---
    Vortex,

    Have you ever seen these and do you think these work?

     
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    I doubt they’re bright enough in practice, especially in the daytime. Even the noPhoto which focuses all of its light for just one super bright flash doesn’t work 100% of the time in the sun. There’s a reason that video clip shows it in a dark(ish) garage... There were posts and discussions about it years ago if you search the forum and there’s a reason it’s not used or discussed today...
     
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    --- Double Post Merged, Oct 1, 2018, Original Post Date: Oct 1, 2018 ---

    I saw a Fox News broadcast (I don't know how long it was taken) .were they claim this spray works. Link below



    Street Vision Svpblockspray License Plate Camera Blocker Spray 6 Oz

    Did you hear anything on this?
     
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    There are a lot of good threads in the Passive Countermeasures Forum. Pros and Cons to each. Unfortunately the only 100% effective solution to hiding your plate from cameras is to just remove it. Anything less than this is only effective to some degree. Take a look in that forum and you’ll find lots of good discussions both for and against each of the known counter measures.


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    I guess there's always this.. LOL

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    I have A LOT of these gadgets. I bought one of almost everything I could find to play with. I’m wanting to make a short video or post to go over some of the pros and cons. The more I studied it, the more I realized that you sort of have to zero in on what specifically you are trying to accomplish. RedLight cameras, speed cameras, speed in green light cameras, mobile ALPRs, fixed ALPRs, and building security cameras are very different in their purpose, technologies used, and deployed installations. Trying to focus on one alone would mean being left vulnerable to the rest. Looking into solutions all depends on the problem you want to solve.


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    Possibly works for photo radar/lidar that use only IR flash (invisible) only, or ALPR with IR only illumination.

    If the cam uses visible white or visible red/range flash there is a possibility of it running an IR cut filter, and your plate will still be clearly visible. I have a ticket to prove it with the snaps as well, vs a Poliscan at night, when I ran these :)

    Often the IR cut filter is an optional extra, so you might get lucky.
     

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