What are the differences between your radar detector models?
Our current models that include the GPS module can automatically learn and block out fixed position false alarms and incorporates an updatable safety camera (red light and fixed position speed cameras) database. They can vary radar sensitivity based on your vehicle's speed, permanently Block out false alerts by location and specific frequency, and you can Mark locations in its memory to provide a reminder as you approach those locations, and other great features.
The Passport 9500ix, Passport iQ, Passport 8500 X50 and the Smart Radar have similar detection range. While range depends on environmental factors, under most driving conditions, the powered detectors provide significantly longer range on K and Ka band radar than our cordless detector, the Solo S3. The cordless Solo S3 offers the best radar detection range of any cordless model on the market. Laser performance is essentially the same on all models.
The following models are not compatible with the Escort Live social networking system: Passport iQ and the Solo S3top
Are radar detectors legal?
Yes! Radar detectors are completely legal to use in non-commercial vehicles in 49 states. Virginia and Washington DC are the only places in the United States that currently ban radar detectors. Radar detector use in commercial vehicles has been prohibited in the U.S. since 1995 and radar detectors are also illegal in most Canadian provinces. We do not track detector regulations in other countries.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provides these definitions for commercial vehicles:
Gross combination weight rating (GCWR) means the value specified by the manufacturer as the loaded weight of a combination (articulated) vehicle. In the absence of a value specified by the manufacturer, GCWR will be determined by adding the GVWR of the power unit and the total weight of the towed unit and any load thereon.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) means the value specified by the manufacturer as the loaded weight of a single vehicle.top
Should I be concerned about radar detector detectors?
U.S. non-commercial drivers should not be concerned at all unless you drive in Virginia or Washington DC. If you do drive in either of those places, are a commercial driver, or drive in Canada, please note that while all of our current detector models are immune to the VG-2 radar detector detector (RDD), all of our radar detectors except the RedLine and Passport 9500ci can be detected by a newer RDD named Spectre.top
Do you ship radar detectors outside the United States?
We do not ship outside the U.S. and Puerto Rico. If your billing address is outside the United States, we can take your credit card order by telephone if you can provide a shipping address within the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Please call us at 800-964-3138 to place your order.
Escort Inc. does not monitor radar or laser frequencies outside North America. Please contact our
international distributors for information on international speed measuring laws and frequencies.
For products designed for use overseas, please use the following link to find the International Distributor closest to you other than the U.S.
Can I mount my detector on my sun visor?
We generally do not recommend mounting detectors on the sun visor because the dark tint at the top of most windshields significantly reduces laser detection range, and the GPS-powered features of the Passport 9500i will not function if satellite reception is blocked. So, we do not include a visor mount as a standard accessory. While not recommended, we do offer an optional visor mount that can be seen by clicking this visor clip link.
As a rule of thumb, a lower detector mounting position is better for laser and a higher position is better for radar. But, in most vehicles, the difference in height between the top and bottom of the windshield is not enough to make any perceptible difference in radar reception.top
Does your factory warranty apply if I do not purchase directly from Escort?
Warranty does not apply to your product under any of the following conditions: