With the ever-increasing use of police laser guns, the new Escort ZR5 from Ralph’s Radio in Vancouver and Victoria is a cost-effective protection solution. Unlike a portable radar and laser detection system that can only provide warnings, the ZR5 can prevent laser speed measurement. Let’s look at how this custom-installed laser defense system works.
How Lidar Works
Law enforcement agencies always want the latest technologies to assist them in their jobs. The use of Lidar systems for traffic enforcement has increased steadily since 2000; with Lidar’s speed and precision, it’s quickly replacing radar.
A police officer measures your speed by pointing a hand-held gun directly at your vehicle. The gun transmits a series of light pulses at the vehicle. Your speed is determined by calculating the change in time that it takes for the pulses to be reflected back to the gun. The measurement process takes less than half a second. Lidar guns offer accuracy within a few km/h and can work up to 900 meters away. Another benefit of laser speed detection is the ability to focus on a single vehicle – the light beam is less than a meter wide at a distance of 300 meters.
The Escort ZR5 Laser Defense System
Unlike a laser detector that warns you when Lidar has been used, the stand-alone ZR5 system will prevent police from taking a speed reading of your vehicle. When the system detects a laser signal, it transmits back a distorted message until you slow down and cancel the transmission. The system includes a pair of ShifterMax laser sensors, a compact control module and a system controller with an integrated warning speaker.
Expert Installation Services
Our team of vehicle integration experts can install the ZR5 into your vehicle, positioning the laser transceivers in an optimum location on the front of your vehicle and mounting the system controller under your dash. We will work with you to choose the perfect spot for the control module to provide easy access and preserve vehicle aesthetics.
All attention to detail continues with how we integrate the system into your vehicle. In most installations, it’s nearly impossible to distinguish our wiring from the factory wiring. We use the same loom and tapes as the factory. Each electrical connection is both mechanically and electrically secure to provide maximum performance and system longevity.
Most importantly, we will test your system using our very own Lidar gun to make sure it functions perfectly. This testing is an important step in ensuring you will be confident in – and comfortable with – your investment.
The system supports a pair of optional rear ShifterMax sensors to increase your protection level further. Alerts and information from the ZR5 can be displayed on the OLED display of a portable radar detector like the Max360 or Redline EX.
Upgrade Your Protection at Ralph’s Radio
If you’re in the market for a premium laser defense system, drop into Ralph’s Radio in Vancouver or Victoria. Our team would be happy to demonstrate the new Escort ZR5 and explain how we can integrate it into your vehicle. For more information about our laser and radar detector solutions, send us an E-MAIL using our contact form.