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Hi from another Vancouver member, good advise from above. For radar you will face K and Ka from the RCMP, as well as and other departments such West Van/City of Vancouver/Delta cops etc. @Run4donut is right laser is in heavy use here, and no RD is effective against it. You will need a good LJ setup such as TMG or ALP. We don't have MRCD here, but as noted all the marked red light cameras have been converted to speed cameras. My R7 with MRCD On has not alerted to any of them and others RD’s have not either. Waze can help, I run it on my M2 with apple car play, but dont rely solely on it as there are not many active wazers here. For now you may want to go with an R3 to get started, no phone 3rd part app required, it has the longest range, is physically small and includes lifetime free FW updates, but you willl have to configure it properly, they also sell used quite easily. Blendmout and mirrortap are excellent additions for a clean and worry free setup. Note. we are expecting a brand new RD from Radenso, that could be an amazing unit...not sure when though...
 
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Thanks for the detailed reply. I was about to order the Radenso Pro M but will hold on for a new version.

The other thing that concerns me (the more I research, the more I’m learning) and it is echo’d in your reply, is the extensive use of laser here and the fact that I ought to think about investing in it if I’m to do this setup properly. The janmer just seems to expensive! I’d convinced myself $700ish was okay to spend on a RD and then I googled the price of the LD. Correct me if I’m wrong but they start at over $1k?

If I’m right, laser guns used by the RCMP are held up to their eyes as opposed to the radar guns which are at arms length. If so, the majority I’ve encountered are laser.
 

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I think the new Radenso is a while away yet, so in the meantime if you drive alot you probably should get something for now, the R3 or the Radenso would be fine. Yes laser is the cop pointing his gun at you, and stationary at the side of the road hiding behind something usually. Radar here is generally pretty easy to defend against with the right RD, and circumstances unless instant on which is scary. Laser is a whole different challenge that even with a good setup, you need to be very cautious.

Below are links you can learn more about two that are currently available. Each have there differences and I considered both before choosing TMG. You will need a 3 head setup, front only, for the lower mainland. Feel free to PM me after you have done your research.

Kmph is the authorized dealer for Alp.


 

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I think the new Radenso is a while away yet, so in the meantime if you drive alot you probably should get something for now, the R3 or the Radenso would be fine. Yes laser is the cop pointing his gun at you, and stationary at the side of the road hiding behind
Lidar uses a red dot site that the Leo has to look and aim on the flat spots of your car. Just like a rifle scope. It'll be up against his face

A radar gun, if handheld will usually be held at arms length while he monitors the LED screen.
 

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I wouldn't rely on the detector to try to detect RLC or SpeedCams. Personally I'd go with a combination of the GPS alerts from the detector + Waze.

If you don't need the Pro-M's MRCD detection or Redflex, you could go with an re-conditioned R3 ($448CAD), or try to find a used one for $400.

If you want laser defence.. there's no getting around the fact that it's not cheap. Especially if you need front AND rear. (although you don't have to get it all done at once)
 

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I wouldn't rely on the detector to try to detect RLC or SpeedCams. Personally I'd go with a combination of the GPS alerts from the detector + Waze.

If you don't need the Pro-M's MRCD detection or Redflex, you could go with an re-conditioned R3 ($448CAD), or try to find a used one for $400.

If you want laser defence.. there's no getting around the fact that it's not cheap. Especially if you need front AND rear. (although you don't have to get it all done at once)

I know we aren’t talking about Edmonton

But I’m going open up a discussion about laser detection with a stand alone

If someone didn’t have the money for front and rear laser detection in edmonton. Which would be the best route to go. Front first or rear first

My buddy did rear first
 

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I know we aren’t talking about Edmonton

But I’m going open up a discussion about laser detection with a stand alone

If someone didn’t have the money for front and rear laser detection in edmonton. Which would be the best route to go. Front first or rear first

My buddy did rear first
Rear.

I get more photo Lidar than actual cops running out front.
I also see overpass rear Lidar hits 2 to 1.

I also ran into that little blue Hyundai by Hardisty school grounds the other day. Rear hit with Dragon eye. The guy was actually sitting in the back seat behind the drivers seat so you wouldn’t see him if you looked over. I had to drive around a 2nd time to see where the dragon hit came from.
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Even though really none of the detectors the OP is looking can really do a good job of detecting MRCT RLC’s, how long before it’s not followed up with the other types?

Maybe never, but once they get a taste of the revenue, it’s addictive. We’re not in the states where judges and police chiefs are elected officials.
 
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I wouldn't rely on the detector to try to detect RLC or SpeedCams. Personally I'd go with a combination of the GPS alerts from the detector + Waze.
I’ve recently discovered Waze and like it. I use apple CarPlay so reporting on the fly with the touch screen is ideal.

When you say gps alerts from the detector, may I ask exactly what you mean by this?
 

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I’ve recently discovered Waze and like it. I use apple CarPlay so reporting on the fly with the touch screen is ideal.

When you say gps alerts from the detector, may I ask exactly what you mean by this?
Most of the RLC’s will be in the detectors red light camera database.
As you approach the intersection, you’ll get an audio and visual alert that your approaching an intersection that has a reg light camera.
It’s an option usually on by default.

They’re pretty good and you’ll be alerted 95% of the time. The only way the detector knows where you are is by GPS.
 

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