Theia remote wireless kill switch

RussS

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Obviously not at launch, but I would love to buy as an accessory a remote wireless kill switch for Theia. With Bluetooth it should be possible. No wires needed and simple install (double-sided tape?) / placement. Great for areas where RDs are illegal and when stopped on the roadside as a "customer".

Anyone else interested?
 

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Theia is supposed to be a windshield mounted detector, so if you’re caught with it in an illegal area, I doubt it would make a difference if it’s off.
 

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Theia is supposed to be a windshield mounted detector, so if you’re caught with it in an illegal area, I doubt it would make a difference if it’s off.
Very true. If is tucked up high, turning it off I would think makes it much less obvious. Also, if stopped at the roadside I would rather hit a discreet kill switch than fumble to try and turn the RD off or unplug it. Anything I could do to make the officer more comfortable (without a RD going off with them at the window) would help the outcome.
 

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Not to dissuade this concept, but let me throw this out there;

A good practice is to wire the detector to shut off with the ignition. (If hardwiring a detector, that's an obvious choice) I've done this for 33+ years.
If/when stopped, the detector would already be off as most LEOs would expect your ignition off and dome light on by then anyway.

An extra switch could be used to cut power prior to turning off the ignition and that would have two benefits; The detector can be shut off anytime before the stop occurs, and the detector won't light up as the ignition is turned back on.

A wireless button might make it easier to accomplish this, but then you have to make sure it's going to work when you need it. Low battery, interference, etc. If it can go wrong, it might go wrong. A hardwired extra switch is much more dependable.

According to Jon, Theia will come with a direct-wire power supply that terminates as USB-C at the other end of the cable. You will probably have to run the cable to the fuse area. Just finish the job with an extra switch and enjoy.

If though you still want a wireless button arrangement, there are already devices that you can wire in at the power supply to accomplish this. Search Amazon. :)
 

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