Laser and radar detectors are a growing category of car safety products and, if you live around Jacksonville, Audio Designs & Custom Graphics is your local expert on buying and installing them. We have been selling and installing this exciting technology for years now.
Many clients don’t realize some of the benefits that these products offer. They can give you time to adjust your speed and avoid a ticket, and alert you to where radar is being used, among other advantages.
Laser and radar detectors come in two distinctly different styles: portable and custom-installed systems.
Portable Laser and Radar Detectors
Portable systems get installed on your dash or mounted to your windshield. Custom-installed laser and radar detectors become an integral part of your vehicle. Portable radar detectors are less expensive and don’t need installation, but they offer no protection from laser-based radar, known as LIDAR. They are also a popular target of a smash-and-grab if you forget to remove them from plain sight when you get out of your vehicle.
Custom-Installed Laser and Radar Detectors
Custom-installed laser and radar detectors are the highest-performing systems available. On radar, you will get the longest detection range available, giving you the most time to adjust your speed. Our K40 systems even have the option of a second, rear-mounted radar receiver so you know exactly where radar is being used. You may go from one operator aiming at the rear of your car to one aiming at the front, and the K40 will let you know that, so you can keep a close check on your speed.
With a custom-installed laser and radar detector, you don’t have to remember to get it out of your glove box, plug it in and mount it on your dash whenever you’re in your vehicle. You just get in your vehicle and go. The detector will turn on and off with the vehicle ignition.
Protect Yourself From Laser Tickets
Our custom-installed units go way beyond laser detection. If you own a portable detector, all the laser part of the unit can do for you is just confirm you are getting a ticket – if you have been shot with laser, it’s too late. Our custom systems address that by using laser shifters. When these sense laser, they instantly fire back beams of light at a pulse rate that the laser gun can’t understand, enabling you to avoid a ticket.
On-Board GPS Drastically Reduces Radar Falsing
The systems at Audio Designs & Custom Graphics also employ GPS technology to help eliminate false alarms. This way, when the detector goes off, you know it is a real threat. This will make you a more conscious driver, keeping you more focused on the road ahead, which means you may avoid a potential accident that would otherwise be caused by distracted driving.
Custom Alerts For Even More Safety
Audio Designs & Custom Graphics has systems that can alert you if you are driving over a certain speed, so you know to slow down. They can also be set up not to alert you under a certain speed, which is great in residential areas or city driving.
Network With Other Radar Owners
Our Escort 9500ci system can network you with other drivers using Escort units. If the detector goes off in the vehicle of someone in front of you, you will be notified when you get close to that location. That helps you avoid a ticket, and potentially avoid an accident, as we have all seen accidents happen around police cars because of people rubbernecking.
We invite you to stop by Audio Designs & Custom Graphics with your vehicle. Let’s look at your vehicle together and talk about the different systems and your unique needs. At that point, one of our team members will design a system that is best suited for you. And rest assured, we employ some of the finest installers in the area, and will treat your vehicle with the utmost care while it’s in our possession.
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