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At least you can look online and see where each poliscan unit is POTENTIALLY located. Automated Speed Enforcement in Work Zones - Enforcement Locations
FIFY.

The list is of the countless potential places where poliscan units may be located. Like The Little Boy Who Cried Wolf, most listed locations are false alarms. There are not nearly enough poliscan units to cover all of the locations on the list at the same time. Poliscan units are moved around every few weeks, like a shell game, to other listed location that either haven't seen a unit in a while, or a location that is a known good performer.
 

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Ok so I've had a similar issue. I was confronted with a front facing Poliscan speed trap. My four-head (2 front, 2 rear) ALP did what it was supposed - however after I passed the threat the HiFi voice alert continued alerting in Pro mode as if I was continuously being hit - which I was not as I was past the speed trap which at this stage was facing away from me not at me.

I rebooted the system and after a minute it then repeated an "Error 2" code saying either a cable is disconnected or a faulty sensor.

I rebooted the system again (because that error just kept repeating.) Then turned around and went back through the speed trap. The ALP worked correctly however after the threat had passed it did the same thing as before - just kept on alerting as though I was still being targeted. Which I definitely was not.

Rebooted the system again and went home. I then did a "save to USB" and read the stats. It showed that an Error 2 had occurred but it, interestingly, said:

"Last error 2 - Check sensor connection, sensor error or laser interference in vicinity. Error may be neglected if it does not happen too often."

I've done just that and ignored it for now. Since then I have gone through two more Poliscan speed traps and the ALP worked fine.

So I don't know if I have an issue or if I should simply ignore it. I just want to ensure that the ALP is working 100% as I need to have confidence I am being protected. Any insight?
 

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Yeah first of all i was getting the exact same scenario ... all the way down to the Poliscan alerts False of course as I too discovered and also the error 2 Falss as well. The only reason i am telling you this is so you can realize some of us are also having this issue. I finally turned my Poliscan OFF. Obviously you can't snd I shouldn't. Try the new FW Flash 5.52
I am turning my Poliscan back on and verify it is indeed fixed. The reason this is so bad IMHO is because while in Pro Mode you get HAMMERED !!
So your issue is Legit and hopefully fixed e this new FW.


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Yeah first of all i was getting the exact same scenario ... all the way down to the Poliscan alerts False of course as I too discovered and also the error 2 Falss as well. The only reason i am telling you this is so you can realize some of us are also having this issue. I finally turned my Poliscan OFF. Obviously you can't snd I shouldn't. Try the new FW Flash 5.52
I am turning my Poliscan back on and verify it is indeed fixed. The reason this is so bad IMHO is because while in Pro Mode you get HAMMERED !!
So your issue is Legit and hopefully fixed e this new FW.


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Yes I am already on 5.5.2 - for all I know it could be this updated f/w version that's the issue. From my limited knowledge, I understand ALP have made some improvements on Poliscan and maybe it's a bit too sensitive. I don't know.

Although it can't be sensitive enough imho - especially with the newer low-powered Jenoptiks using the same lidar pattern as Poliscan that are soon to be back in use here.

I've logged a call with ALP locally in my country and see what they determine.
 

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Good Luck my friend. I guess ill leave my poliscan OFF.

Let us know when yours is fixed so i can turn my poliscan back ON.


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Ok so I've had a similar issue. I was confronted with a front facing Poliscan speed trap. My four-head (2 front, 2 rear) ALP did what it was supposed - however after I passed the threat the HiFi voice alert continued alerting in Pro mode as if I was continuously being hit - which I was not as I was past the speed trap which at this stage was facing away from me not at me.

I rebooted the system and after a minute it then repeated an "Error 2" code saying either a cable is disconnected or a faulty sensor.

I rebooted the system again (because that error just kept repeating.) Then turned around and went back through the speed trap. The ALP worked correctly however after the threat had passed it did the same thing as before - just kept on alerting as though I was still being targeted. Which I definitely was not.

Rebooted the system again and went home. I then did a "save to USB" and read the stats. It showed that an Error 2 had occurred but it, interestingly, said:

"Last error 2 - Check sensor connection, sensor error or laser interference in vicinity. Error may be neglected if it does not happen too often."

I've done just that and ignored it for now. Since then I have gone through two more Poliscan speed traps and the ALP worked fine.

So I don't know if I have an issue or if I should simply ignore it. I just want to ensure that the ALP is working 100% as I need to have confidence I am being protected. Any insight?
Your system is fine. Current firmware made changes to poliscan and some other cameras like traffic observer and incresed sensitity on those threats. There is a bug that will keep alerting once killed which is being addressed with an update shortly.

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Your system is fine. Current firmware made changes to poliscan and some other cameras like traffic observer and incresed sensitity on those threats. There is a bug that will keep alerting once killed which is being addressed with an update shortly.

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Ok great. Can't have enough sensitivity on poliscan so that's great. Will the improvements also benefit the Jenoptiks Trafficstar s350?
Thanks for the awesome support!

I have been through five other poliscan speed traps since and ot seems to have worked fine.
 

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Ok great. Can't have enough sensitivity on poliscan so that's great. Will the improvements also benefit the jenoptiks s350 (I think that's the one) ?
Thanks for the awesome support!

I have been through five other poliscan speed traps since and ot seems to have worked fine.

I am not sure of the units used overseas. I believe the issue with most speed cameras is that ALP will fire all heads front and back unlike regular guns so a vehicle behind you can bounce back and cause a loop with the increased sensitivity.
 

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I am not sure of the units used overseas. I believe the issue with most speed cameras is that ALP will fire all heads front and back unlike regular guns so a vehicle behind you can bounce back and cause a loop with the increased sensitivity.
Yes this is what I have been told and its apparently necessary because with a rear facing Poliscan the ALP can initially pick up the scatter from cars in front before getting hit from behind - so having all sensors firing is kind of necessary. And yes the instance the issue described above happened to me there may have been a car behind that caused the rear facing sensor to pick up scatter off that car and cause this "loop". It only seemed to happen in that one setup - I've been through 3 other Poliscan speed traps and went through them a couple of times to test and they worked fine. So it may be limited certain setups/instances.

Regardless I am thankful of the continuous improvements that ALP does, really awesome job.
 

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