When it comes to defending yourself against police laser radar guns, the team at Extreme Audio in Midlothian and Mechanicsville offers the best protection available. While premium hardware solutions from prestigious brands like Escort and K40 are a key element in ensuring that you arrive at your destination without getting a ticket, the way those products are integrated into your vehicle is crucial. Let’s discuss some of the primary factors in preventing speeding tickets.
How Do Laser Radar Defense Systems Work?
When police target your car with laser (also called lidar) guns, they are shining a narrow beam of light at your license plate or headlight assembly. The laser gun calculates your speed by measuring the time it takes the pulses of light to leave the gun and be reflected.
A laser defense system detects these light pulses, then instantly starts broadcasting a similar, but scrambled, signal that prevents the gun from being able to calculate your speed.
The Importance of Proper System Design
Our top priority is to ensure that we equip your vehicle with an adequate number of laser transceivers. Whether we’re installing the Escort ShifterMax or K40 Defusers, we need to take into account the front area of your vehicle. A Ford SuperDuty pickup truck has significantly more frontal area than a Porsche or an Alfa Romeo. As such, we need more transceivers to provide reliable protection.
Manufacturer-Specified Installation Guidelines
Once we’ve determined an appropriate number of sensors for your vehicle, our technicians set to work integrating them into the front grille and air intakes. The placement of the sensors relative to the ground and one another is crucial. Each manufacturer has strict placement guidelines to ensure proper functionality. Our team is acutely aware of the guidelines and requirements for each brand.
After we chose mounting locations, we create a reliable and secure mounting solution. If we need to fabricate a bracket, we’ll use corrosion-resistant materials and fasteners to keep the installation reliable for the life of your vehicle. We complete the installation by aligning the sensors perfectly parallel to the ground and in line with the center axis of the vehicle. Anything less will reduce long-range sensitivity.
Thorough Customer Training
Another important part of maximizing the performance of a laser defense system lies in using it properly. When we have completed the installation in your vehicle, a member of our team will explain the jam-to-kill process and its importance. In short, once your laser defense system starts transmitting, you will want to slow to a safe speed quickly, then cancel the transmission. This process allows the police officer to take a second speed reading that is within a safe speed range. If you allow the system to continue transmitting (a process known as Jam to Gun), the officer will know you are using a defense system and may choose to pursue you in hopes of finding a reason to issue a ticket.
Protect Yourself with a Custom-Installed Laser Radar System
Protecting yourself from speeding tickets is easy with a laser radar defense system from Extreme Audio. We invite you to visit our store in Mechanicsville or Midlothian to learn what it will take to ensure that you can drive ticket-free. For more information or to schedule a personal consultation, give us a call or send our team an e-mail using our online contact form.