A radar detector is a compact electronic device that detects and informs the user about the presence in the field of action of radars that emit radio waves or laser beams that it is configured to detect. A radar detector is essentially a passive receiver that does not drown out signals.
What is a radar detector (anti-radar)?
Unlike a radar detector, anti-radar (anti-radar) is an active device designed to generate high-power interference in certain radio frequency spectra or modulate a response signal that is superior in power to the original from a direction finding radar.
As a result, nothing will be displayed at all on the direction finding device (traffic police radar) or the result that the radar detector modulated. These devices are prohibited in all countries of the world, and for their use face either criminal liability or a large fine with confiscation of the device. You can go for the k40 radar detector review now.
Laser radar detectors or shifters
There are also laser radar detectors or shifters, they modulate the response signal (shifting the frequency band “down” (in English Shift) as a result, not the real speed is transmitted in encoded form, but reduced) and transmit it to the traffic police RADAR. These devices have not yet been banned by some countries, and as we know, they are not banned in Russia either. But the obvious minus of these devices is that they are very expensive. A typical representative is the complex radar detector + laser detector + shifter from Escort.
What are the most famous global brands of radar detectors?
- Globally, there are only a few brands of radar detectors, deservedly occupying a leading position in all respects.
- The leaders are primarily Whistler, Beltronics, Escort, Valentin, Stinger, Crunch, Sho-me and Cobra. These are the oldest manufacturers whose brands have become almost common nouns.
- Secondly, there are lesser-known, but quite popular brands, such as Uniden, PNI and Rocky Mountain.
The SuperCat brand of the Japanese company Jupiter (Youpiteru) stands out separately, devices under this brand are widely advertised, but alas, they are fully functional only at home.
Whistler is still better known in Russia, a brand that constantly competes in technology with Cobra. Recently, Cobra surrendered its position under the onslaught of pulsed radar traffic police.
But in Russia, since 1999, their own brands have formed, which are cheap clones of the American Rocky Mountain brand, PNI and old Cobra models. At present, the popularity of the Radartech brand is growing rapidly, innovative technologies used to detect are one of the biggest trump cards of this manufacturer.