Stinger Radar Detector
HIGH Performance Protection for the HIGH Performance Driver
If you’re a high performance driver who wants the very best in radar and laser protection, the Stinger is the system that is best for you.
You are looking for the best protection technology can offer but you want it to be hassle free. Welcome Stinger. Fully integrated protection against every kind of electronically enforced speed traps with the thinnest, most modern, and most effective antenna. The Stinger’s alerting is revolutionary in its simplicity. Quiet but loud and clear when it has to be, allowing you to fully focus on driving. Simple pictograms and color coding. At anytime, green means ‘relax’, yellow ‘suppressed alert’ and red ‘full alert’.
Tested during our 2015 radar detector and laser jammer shootout, the previous model, the Stinger VIP detected 33.5 police Ka-band radar 3,300 feet earlier than its closest competitor, the Beltronics STiR Plus.
Is the Stinger a Radar Detector?
A family owned business from Holland, Stinger began development of its first radar detector over 25 years ago. In 2004, Stinger pioneered the first Patch Array antenna. More recently, Stinger developed its state of the art Stinger VIP, the culmination of nearly three decades of RADAR Detector manufacturing expertise. No Stinger has taken the design of the VIP and improved upon it further in both radar and laser capability.
The Stinger is not a radar detector in the old fashioned sense of the word. Partly due to legal issues surrounding the use of radar detectors in their country, and partly due to important performance advantages, the Stinger was developed as a car computer with a spectrum analyzer, programmed to sweep the radar bands used by police.
And because the Stinger HD+ antenna is a closed and flat Patch Antenna, it is fully stealth to all radar detector detectors (RDD’s) including the Spectre.
Another advantage of the Stinger HD+ antenna system is that it is extremely sensitive to even sniff out the low powered vertically polarized K and Ka band mobile photo vans.
Stinger LCD Spectrum Analyzer Touch Screen Display
Another unique feature of the Stinger system is their touch screen display. Their standard credit card sized display measures only 3.27” x 2.09” x 0.28” and affixes to the Stinger display holder. The display holder can be mounted to your dash, center console, or other area within the cabin of your vehicle. Also available as an option, The Stinger can be ordered with the laser large View display.
Reflecting Stinger's desire for ease-of-operation it offers simple and effective color coded screens:
Green Display: When not alerting the display is green, displaying the direction you’re traveling, your speed, the time and the operating mode(s).
Yellow Display: Once the Stinger picks up a signal that it considers as not direct threat it , alerts yellow, identifying the exact frequency, band, signal strength and the direction of the source. A button on the bottom right of the screen then allows you to lock this alert out based upon the frequency and location if it’s a false alert.
Red Display: Here the Stinger system is in full alert mode, identifying the threat level as serious, indicating signal strength, direction and exact frequency while also displaying your speed. A button on the bottom right of the screen then allows you to lock this alert out based upon the frequency and location if it’s a false alert.
Target View Screens
Experience target view screens and you
will never have to wonder where exactly the speed trap is. It shows
whether radar comes from ahead, the side, or the rear (requires front
and rear HD+ Antennas on your car), laser is shot at you from ahead or
behind (requires front and rear Lasers on your car), and has a proximity
indicator for SpotList alerts.
New & Improved Stinger HD+ Antenna
Years ago already, Stinger made an interesting technological decision that clearly sets the
European company apart from the pack. Whereas other manufacturers still produce horn antennas, not unlike the ones used since the introduction of the first radar detector some 50 years ago, Stinger found such technology too limiting. The European company decided to pioneer and master more advanced patch antenna technology instead. And their efforts seem to have paid off.
Physically, it has allowed Stinger to make an antenna that is flat (not thicker than a smartphone) and therefore easier to install in the space challenged bumper area of modern performance cars.
More importantly, however, are the performance gains Stinger managed to achieve thanks to the new technology.
The sensitivity of the Stinger HD+ antenna has become record breaking and now more than compensates for the disadvantages (of the lower mounting position) that remote installation detectors have to deal with. Like no other product, the Stinger is able to deal with the most modern, low power, police radars around.
Better yet, is the revolutionary accuracy that the HD+ antenna offers: a measurement precision of 0.0001 GHz is unheard of in traditional radar detectors. Stinger uses this accuracy to better recognize and filter out those pesky false alerts caused by e.g. the K-band Adaptive Cruise Control systems (without resorting to ignoring broad ranges of radar band at the risk of missing a genuine speed trap). Stinger can even safely be installed in many cars where traditional radar detectors would get confused by an in-car radar system such as for Adaptive Cruise Control or similar applications.
Stinger attributes several other advantages to their unique antenna design, including optimization for multiple radar polarizations.
The Stinger Computer Center
The brains behind the Stinger is the controller which mounts under the dash measuring 5.551” x 2.543” x 1.102”. Here is where all the power cables, radar detector antennas, the display and optional laser jammer system all connect.
Stealth to All Radar Detector Detectors
Because the Stinger is a radio frequency spectrum analyzer, which is programmed to scan the police radar bands, it is 100% stealth all radar detector detectors and to the eye.
And another benefit is that at the press of a button on the LCD screen, you can immediately erase the Stingers ability to detect police radar.
Advanced K-Band Filtering
Car manufactures have been installing Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot sensors that operate on the same K-band frequency police use.
Most radar detectors are unable to filter out these signals and as a result there is an over abundance of false alerts.
Because of this Stinger has integrated technology called "In-Car RADAR" which enables their system which is able to block these type of false alerts out.
Why is the Stinger So Expensive?
The Stinger is specifically designed for the high performance driver, driving a high performance car, who wants the assurance that the speeding ticket defense system is the very best money can buy.
Because of this, the Stinger system is developed using the same military grade technology and components used by our government to intercept sensitive, low power microwave radio signals and analyze the data.
The result is a remote mounted radar detector that is stealth to all radar detector detectors and to the eye, which can detect and the alert you of the presence of police radar further than any other radar detector.
Various Models for Different NeedsThe Stinger Radar & Laser system comes in three different configurations:
1) The Core system is the least expensive system designed for center mass coverage only. This system includes one HD+ patch array antenna, one laser fiber transponder (for detection and jamming functions), and one low-profile strip display.
2) The Plus system is the mid-priced model designed for complete frontal coverage which includes one HD+ patch array antenna, three fiber transponders, and one low-profile strip display.
3) The Extreme package is the highest priced model designed for full vehicle--both front and rear--protection which includes two HD+ patch array antennas, six laser fiber sets (three for front and three for rear), and one strip display.
Your Stinger system comes shipped to your door with everything you need, however if you have special mounting needs or if you wish to add additional capability, an EVP-X (extended vehicle package for the Extreme Stinger system includes extension parts required for long wheel base vehicle. This optional package includes a laser center, extension box and extended USB cable.
Installation of Your Stinger System
Your Stinger system will come with simple to follow installation instructions for the DIY installers. However if you choose to have your system professionally installed you can contact your local 12-volt accessory shop and bring your system to them for installation. It's important to state the professional installation is recommended to ensure the most optimal performance. Head alignment can be critical to ensure the best jamming performance.
Install times/costs vary to the type of installation and vehicle.
Warranty and Support
Your Stinger system has a factory warranty and full customer support is provided both through the Stinger US representatives and by Radarbusters.