WHAT IS DETECTOR TOOLS AND HOW DO I USE IT?
Detector Tools is an interface program which allows you to update your detector's Defender Database and software. This program also allows you to
back-up your data, and provides a redundancy for making program changes on the unit itself.
Once you have installed Detector Tools (following the instructions given below), you will need to connect your detector to the computer with a 5-pin USB A-B cable (or mini
USB cord). Once you are connected, you will then open Detector Tools. To update the database, you will click the top green box that reads "Merge your data (TrueLock
& Marked locations) with the latest ESCORT Defender database." This merges our current Defender information with what has been previously marked on your detector.
This is a cumulative file, which means that whenever you perform the update all previous updates are also installed. Clicking this box automatically begins the upload of
that information into your detector.
This program also allows updates of the detector's software. Software updates are released as needed. To update the software through Detector Tools, click the bottom green
box that reads "Update your detector with the latest software from ESCORT." If you click on this box and receive a message that "Your detector is up to
date," this just means that you already have the software which the update would have provided.
Detector Tools also provides you with the ability to back-up your data to your computer, using the Advanced Tab. You can also make program changes on your radar detector,
using the Advanced, User Preferences, and Options tabs. These features are included in Detector Tools as a redundancy – it is recommended that you make any program changes
directly on the detector itself. For information on how to make those changes, please consult the Quick Reference Card near the front of your owner's manual.
Activating the subscription is a multi-stage process. First, you must order the subscription. Upon receipt of your order, we will generate the
pertinent database subscription code and e-mail that to you within about 24 hours (excepting holidays and weekends). Once your receive that code, you must return to the
registration page for your detector, and click the link on the right side of that page that reads, "Click here to activate your Database Subscription." On the
subsequent page, simply input your serial number, e-mail address and the database subscription code. Wait 2-6 hours, and you will then be able to resume performing
DETECTOR TOOLS INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS FOR iQ OWNERS ONLY
Note: The instructions here vary based on whether you have XP or Vista/Windows 7
Mac Version of Detector Tools V 2.1.0 (for OS 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 only):
This Mac Version of Detector Tools supports firmware, Defender updates, Download of True lock and Marked locations and Upload of Alert and Marked Locations for the
Passport 9500i, PASSPORT 9500ix, PASSPORT 9500ci, Passport 8500ci Plus, SmartCord Live, SmartRadar and Passport iQ. Not compatible with PASSPORT Max at this time.
Click here to download the Mac Version of Detector
Mac Detector Tools with Passport Max