How frequently is the database for redlight/ speed cameras is updated on a regular basis?

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Also in comparison to Escort live, which one is better?
 

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My personal opinion is the paid escort live app is updated more frequently
 

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My personal opinion is the paid escort live app is updated more frequently
I would have to agree w you on that, and besides that radenso also did a good job with updating the pro m as well.
 

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No worries my friend. What’s your opinion on the escort ixc ?


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maybe close to the 9500ix maybe a little better on instant on ka. Filtering was ok, typical escort.
 

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maybe close to the 9500ix maybe a little better on instant on ka. Filtering was ok, typical escort.
So it should be sufficient for my mom right considering it’s on sale right now, or should I get her the x80, which is a step below?


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So it should be sufficient for my mom right considering it’s on sale right now, or should I get her the x80, which is a step below?


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really depends on her driving area, if she just runs to the store, etc the x80 would be fine, if she does more traveling then the ix would be a step up. Does she mind programming? If she doesn't want to mess with that, find something less complicated or have you set it up
 

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Also in comparison to Escort live, which one is better?
That is a good question and not one I can recall seeing being discussed in detail. There are a number of factors to consider in accessing a database. I will list some factors with respect to the paid Escort Defender Database to which I have access and perhaps others who have access to the Uniden and other databases can likewise address what they observe so that they can be compared and more fully understood.

With respect to Escort's Paid Defender Database:
1. Update Frequency? Weekly on Mondays
2. Directional Alerts? Yes. The Database alerts only in the direction being monitored to eliminate unnecessary alerts. Also, there is a GPS arrow displayed (separate from directional band signal arrow if you have those on your model) pointing to the threat (as the crow flys) plus a countdown in feet to the threat as you approach. Speed limit data is also provided by the database for GPS camera alert locations even if you are not connected to EL or the cloud.
3. Cummulative? Yes. You can skip any number of updates, and when you finally do update you will get all previous updates.
4. Procedure To Install & Simplicity? One click install using Detector Tools on a WIN PC. It takes about 5 seconds to complete on newer models. Can also auto-update wirelessly with the connected "c" models. There is MAC update compatibility on certain models but you must check website to confirm which.
5. Cost? Yes. 1 year $25 or 3-year $50. A free version is available while using EL or while connected to cloud but it will not update your RD's on-board database as it is only available while connected.
6. User Feedback Accepted? Yes and errors or omissions in the database can be emailed to Escort. They will submit comments to the vendor for verification and any valid changes are implemented within 2 to 3 weeks normally.

Hope this helps and hope we can get the full scoop on all databases out there.
 
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That was a very informative and through response. Thanks a bunch for responding to my post once again, as I really appreciate it, and now I plan on acquiring a used max 360c from my friend thanks to you for my mom, as she needs a good radar for red-light detection capabilities.


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I wish we could target getting a Sticky under each Manufacturer's Thread to describe in depth their RD's Database features.
 

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Here is a random question. Do you have to have k band enabled to get redlight/speed cameras alerts?
 

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Here is a random question. Do you have to have k band enabled to get redlight/speed cameras alerts?
I currently have the valentine gen-2, and I didn’t change any settings on it. The k band verifier is on, to filter out false k band. I was near a speed camera and it briefly went off.
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I wish we could target getting a Sticky under each Manufacturer's Thread to describe in depth their RD's Database features.
That would be ideal.
 

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So it should be sufficient for my mom right considering it’s on sale right now, or should I get her the x80, which is a step below?


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IMO stay away from the iXc.
Read Vortex reviews to sum up many reasons why.
I bought my dad this so he could upgrade from 9500ix.
He loves it.
Similar internals and performance of the Max 360 series in a single horn design.
Easy to set up and operate.
Quieter than most other detectors.
Brand new detector (refurbished) from Escort eBay store. Full warranty.
Highly recommend it.
If I had seen it before I bought new for myself I may have never ended up with Pro M, R3, R7.
Might have been 2 of these.
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