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      01-28-2009, 09:50 AM   #1
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Speed Camera Detectors...

What units have people got and where have you mounted them.

I've had in the past a RoadPilotMicro, RoadAngelCompact and currently have a RoadAngelPlus..... but want to install something that doesn't make a mess of the dash (I hate dash clutter)

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      01-28-2009, 10:02 AM   #2
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I have a Road Angel compact, though never use it and should really sell it!

Good piece of kit and was previously hard wired into my mini so only a tiny bit of wiring showed through and no need to messing about with cigaretter lighters etc.
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If you want something non-intrusive and small then I got a K1 InfoRad:
http://www.gpsinforad.co.uk/default.asp

Works well
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Presumably you're already using the 2009 Nav DVD with Speed Camera locations highlighted?
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I am using a Pogo Alert and although its quite pricey it's worth it
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Presumably you're already using the 2009 Nav DVD with Speed Camera locations highlighted?
Yeah there handy for normal driving, but no good for pressing on im sure you will agree.
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pogo alert. has to be! origin db is unbeatable.. and ofcourse if you have front parking sensors fitted (who wouldn't want them) then it can become a nice accidental jammer too (with kill switch hidden well behind the dash for if you get pulled for it )
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Do Jammers really work?
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Do Jammers really work?
YES YES

It has saved me a few times

Have not installed in my 330 yet :-(
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How do you know they do? the copper may not have pulled the trigger?
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Do Jammers really work?
You mean my garage door opener?!
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Presumably you're already using the 2009 Nav DVD with Speed Camera locations highlighted?
yes, but unless you drive looking at iDrive all the time, it doesn't warn you.
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      01-28-2009, 04:20 PM   #13
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If you want something non-intrusive and small then I got a K1 InfoRad:
http://www.gpsinforad.co.uk/default.asp

Works well
How does it work? Does it just beep at you when you get to a camera? Is it directional?

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I have a Road Angel Plus - I stuck the small magnetic mount on the dash near the right hand vent on the dash - doesn't fall off and the mount is fairly inconspicuous when not in use
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Are the detectors illegal?
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Are the detectors illegal?
Detectors, no. they are safety devices. Jammers? yes.
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Are the detectors illegal?
Detectors in the UK are not illegal, they are in France and other mainland European countries.

Jammers are mega illegal and if caught and proved to have been used your in for a serious fine. Last chap I heard of got a 5000 fine ! This was after trying to open his home garage door with them in front of the officers and not being able to (naturally! as they use RF technology, not laser/infrared!)
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Is that a Pogo Alert in your ciggie tray? I am looking for somewhere better to put it and hard wire it in..........
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Is that a Pogo Alert in your ciggie tray? I am looking for somewhere better to put it and hard wire it in..........
+1 would like to know also

and ... does it still work ok. Its not exactly in view of the sky for satelite reception ?!

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I have a Road Angel Plus - I stuck the small magnetic mount on the dash near the right hand vent on the dash - doesn't fall off and the mount is fairly inconspicuous when not in use
Ditto, Road Angel plus is chargeable and lasts a whole weeks commute 6 hours or so, so no need for wires. Charges up off the usb when you update. Just use the ciggy lighter for longer journeys.

I stuck the magnetic pad on the dash in the valley between the speedo hump and the sat nav hump, just sits in there perfectly and its inthe centre of the car where it needs to be for best laser detection. never falls off and no naff windscreen mounts that you can't reach.
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Have though about getting one for ages for those days when the right foot gets a bit heavy

Anyone tried the INFORAD K1 it looks tiny? i don't want a massive thing on my dash!
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