The higher priced models also include GPS technology enabling your detector to filter out those pesky false alerts, warns you in advance of fixed photo enforcement cameras and automatically adjusts its sensitivity for highway and city driving.
As police aim the beam of their laser gun at the most reflective areas of your car, they will typically aim for your license plate and/or headlights.
And as the beam of the laser gun is only 18” wide, chances are your detector will never alert you and if it does, it’s too late, the officer has already captured your speed.
Because of this you would need to equip your car with a laser-jamming device to foil this type of technology.
Nationally, officers shooting the front of approaching vehicles account for 95% of laser enforcement citations.
Therefore to be protected in these types of ambushes, your laser jamming heads will need to be installed in the grill area of your vehicle for them to be effective.
If you don’t like to gamble and want rear protection too, you would then need to install 1 or 2 additional heads to the rear of your car.
Putting the Equipment to the Test
During this test featured in this video, Radar Roy’s car was equipped with a dual head Blinder Laser jamming system in the bumper area of the car and Roy shot the vehicle with a Kustom Signal ProLite laser gun.
As Craig approaches Roy’s position you can hear the Blinder Laser jamming system activate.
During this test, which was recorded and overseen by the Hulu TV film crew and an trooper from the Washington State Police, Radar Roy’s car was able to foil the laser gun.
The final result as demonstrated in this TV segment is that to have 100% protection you would need both a radar detector and a laser jammer.