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Which is the best laser jamming system?

LASER JAMMER HEADS

Radar detectors by themselves are completely worthless in protecting you during a police laser speed trap and because of this you may be considering adding a laser jamming system to your arsenal.

But, selecting the best laser jamming system that is right for you may seem a little confusing.

Because of this we created this concise handy guide.

Database vs. Computer Algorithm


Years ago, laser jamming was a simpler process and most laser jammers of that time used a database look-up table to identify the type of police laser gun is being shot and to identify the correct jamming sequence to transmit to jam the gun. Systems would quickly count the pulse rate of the incoming infrared laser light and then transmit the appropriate sequence to defeat the police laser gun.

What it mean though that if the police laser gun was not in the database table, the laser jammers wouldn't be able to send back the correct return pulse rate and would be rendered useless and not be able to jam during that particular encounter. It would be as if you weren't driving with a laser jammer at all and the police would be able to get an instant speed reading.

Developing new programming for these unknown laser guns can be a very labor intensive and expensive. First, laser jamming manufacturer would have to obtain these new police lasers, they would have to develop a jamming code sequence and then enter it into their database.

This entire process could takes months, if not years. But while the process could take time, it was actually a fairly simple and routine process.

Blinder was the first company to develop this jamming approach and they patented their technology. Other companies subsequently came along (often cheaply made Korean products) and violated Blinder's patent. Blinder ultimately succeeded in enforcing their patents and most patent-infringing companies were driven out of the market.

With the advent of online forums, such as Radar Buster's radardetector.net, the word spread quickly and sales of laser jammers took off. Unfortunately, the police laser gun manufacturers started taking notice that their products were easily defeated which lead to the introduction of police lasers that were resistant to jamming attempts.

The first company to introduce a "jam proof" police laser was Laser Atlanta. They added a "stealth-mode" feature which enabled officers to obtain speed readings despite the use of a laser jammer, but altering their pulse rate. For years, the jammer manufacturers had trouble cracking the sequence, but ultimately the leading models were successful at doing so. Fortunately, that feature had to be specifically selected in the menu system of the gun to enable it and most officers did not.

As jamming continued to become more popular, more police laser manufacturers began making jam-resistant guns and those features today are on by default.

The most advanced 5th generation police lasers are now implementing random or variable pulse rate guns. Dragon Eye was the first company to do so, but now larger manufacturers such as LTI and Stalker have followed suit.

The current police laser that use variable-pulse rate technology (what is referred to as ECCM) include:

  • DragonEye SpeedLaser
  • DragonEye Compact
  • Stalker XLR
  • Stalker RLR
  • LTI SXB
  • Traffipatrol (internationally)

Fortunately the leading laser jamming companies have risen to the challenge and are producing products that are effective against the very advanced police lasers. We have found Laser Veil to also be effective because it absorbs that infrared light, regardless of the pulse-train and often recommend using Laser Veil in combination with laser jammers as we have seen Veil improve jamming performance. sometimes dramatically so.

These models include:


Other manufactures, such as Laser Interceptor, a once very popular model, failed to crack these lasers and were subsequently driven out of the market.

The above listed jammers utilized advanced CPUs (computers) whose algorithms which quickly analyze the variable pulse rate trains and are able to jam them. Some are better than others.

The best jammer at defeating VPR police laser we found was the TMG Alpha-15.

Fortunately, these new jammers are designed to have their firmware updated at home so as police lasers evolve, so can the jammers.


Can I Move the Laser Jammer from Car to Car?


One common question we’re asked is if you can move your laser jammer from car to car. Technically yes, however it would be very time consuming, here is why.

Because laser is targeted to the grill area of your car and the narrowness of the beam, the jammer heads need to be installed in this area.

A typical install can take you 60 to 90 minutes.

How Many Laser Jammer Heads Do I Need?


The most common question we’re asked is how many laser jammer heads do I need.

Well the first thing you need to determine is if you want just frontal protection or both frontal and rear protection.

Nationally 95% of all laser ambushes are targeted to the front. However some areas like the Dallas Forth Worth area, police prefer shooting laser to the rear from overpasses.

Then another consideration you need to factor in is the laser jamming system you select as some are more capable than others.

If you are interest in achieving maximum effectiveness against variable pulse rate lasers, companies like TMG offer a third optional head designed to analyze the incoming pulse rates and use the other two for transmitting the proper return pulse rates.


Here is a comparison chart to help you.

Vehicle Type TMG Escort Stinger
Adaptiv
Motorcycle Front Protection NA NA NA
1
Motorcycle Rear Protection NA NA NA
1
Sub Compact Front Protection 2 2 2 NA
Sub Compact Rear Protection 2 2 2 NA
Mid Size Front Protection 2 2 2 NA
Mid Size Rear Protection 2 2 2 NA
Sedan Front Protection 2 2 2 NA
Sedan Rear Protection 2 2 2 NA
Large SUV/Pickup Front Protection 3 4 3 - 4
NA
Large SUV/Pickup Rear Protection 2 4 3 - 4 NA

For guaranteed protection against the DragonEye and Stalker we recommend the TMG with the optional third VPR head.


Ease of Install

A typical install of a laser jamming system will take about 90 minutes and we have a video here demonstrating how you can do your own laser jammer install.

However if you do not feel comfortable doing this install yourself, any reputable automotive stereo installer could do this for you.



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Radar RoyThis site was founded by "Radar Roy," a retired police officer and certified traffic radar instructor, who is considered a leading expert in the speed counter measurement industry.

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Dash Mounted Radar Detectors, Accessories, Mounting Systems: These products come with our 30-day money back guarantee provided that they are returned in resalable condition. This requires that all parts, accessories, warranty cards and packaging are returned.

Installed Products: Any radar detector/laser jammer product that requires installation is exempt from our 30-day return policy if the product is removed from the packaging and/or if the buyer installs and/or attempts to install the product on a vehicle it becomes a nonreturnable product.

This exception includes all laser jammers, installed radar detectors, and the Veil Stealth Coating.