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PASSPORT Max wins the 2013 SEMA best new product. Drive with the best radar detector worry free for 30 days and take ticket protection to the max!

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Add on 24 additional months of Service Protection

Upgrade your DEFENDER Database to receive weekly speed trap and camera updates


Artificial Intelligence Protection

Intelligence is also packed into this ticket-protecting marvel. Our patented AutoLearn technology uses the power of GPS and the exact frequency to learn and automatically reject unwanted door openers and other fixed position false alarms. The result is the most accurate long-range protection in the industry and a permanent solution to false alarms.

Compatible With ESCORT Live!

PASSPORT Max is compatible with ESCORT Live, our award-winning app and exclusive real-time ticket-protection network, which warns you of upcoming alerts received and reported by other users in the area, and gives you access to local speed limit data for over-speed alerts.

Optional SmartCord® Live for $39.95 with detector purchase. Download the app for free.

DEFENDER® Database

Speed traps and camera locations are everywhere! We've addressed the increasing number of "safety" cameras installed throughout the U.S. and Canada by pre-loading the PASSPORT Max with our exclusive DEFENDER® Database of active red light and speed camera locations throughout North America. As you approach these locations, the Max will alert you in advance, you can even add your own "hot spots" using our exclusive Mark Location feature.

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Fastest Response & Remarkable Accuracy

Our all-new receiver incorporates advanced military technology called Digital Signal Processing (DSP). This unique method of scanning enables the PASSPORT Max to identify real threats faster and more accurately than any other detector. Quicker response time means more advanced warning against instant on radar threats.

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Web Ready

Keep up-to-date with the latest changes in North America. Download our Detector Tools program, connect the MAX to a PC with an active internet connection and then download the most up to date locations. You can even back up your data or update the detector's operating software.

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Clear Voice Alerts

PASSPORT's unique voice alerts provide crystal clear communications for alerts and menu options. Now you can keep your eyes on the road without unnecessary distractions.

Operating Bands

  • X-band 10.525 GHz ± 25 MHz
  • K-band 24.150 GHz ± 100 MHz
  • Ka-band 34.700 GHz ± 1300 MHz
  • Laser 904nm, 33 MHz Bandwidth

Radar Receiver / Detector Type

  • Superheterodyne, Varactor-Tuned VCO
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

Laser Detection

  • Quantum Limited Video Receiver
  • Multiple Laser Sensor Diodes

GPS Receiver

  • SiRFstar III

Auto Calibration Circuitry

Mute, AutoMute and SmartMute

Display Type

  • Graphic Multi-Color OLED
  • CruiseAlert™
  • Bar Graph
  • ExpertMeter™
  • SpecDisplay™
  • 5 Levels of Brightness with Full Dark Mode

User Preferences

  • Language: English / Spanish
  • Display Color
  • Speed Display (On / Off)
  • Cruise Alert
  • Over Speed
  • Meter
  • Tones
  • AutoMute: On / Off
  • AutoLearn (On / Off)
  • Units (On / Off)
  • Voice On / Off
  • GPS On / Off
  • Auto Power
  • Bands (Selectable)
  • Markers (Selectable)
  • Clear Locations

Power Requirement

  • 12VDC, Negative Ground
  • Escort SmartCord® Included

Sensitivity Control

  • Highway, Auto and Auto No X

Compact Size

  • 1.3" H x 3.2" W x 5.3" L
What is included with the Max?
The PASSPORT Max comes complete with a soft-sided travel case, new "Sticky Cup" windshield mount, 12-volt SmartCord® and quick reference guide. If you would like a more permanent installation for your PASSPORT Max, check out the DirectWire SmartCord® or the more basic DirectWire kit for hardwired installations.
What is AutoLearn?
Autolearn uses the GPS feature to identify sources of false radar and memorizes location and frequency of each radar signal. Our AutoLearn software then compares signals received over time and eliminates audio alerts for non-police sources. The display will identify that a signal is present but no audio alert will be sounded. If a new source of radar or laser appears in the area you will receive a full audio and visual alert.
Will AutoLearn block out true police signals?
No. The sophisticated software will prevent automatically blocking out true police signals.
What is the Defender database?
Defender is a database of North American red light and fixed speed camera locations that can be updated weekly from our site.
What is the USB port for?
The PASSPORT Max is web ready and the USB port can connect to a PC for software downloads and Defender updates.
What is Variable Speed Sensitivity?
We recognize if you are driving at slower rates of speed that you do not need full sensitivity. The PASSPORT Max is able to increase sensitivity as your traveling speed increases.
Can it be used overseas?
We do not monitor frequencies used overseas, but many customers travel abroad with their PASSPORT.
How do you Mark a location?
To mark a particular location, press the "MRK" button. The display will read: "Mark?" Press the "MRK" button again to assign a label to it. There are four (4) labels: Red Light, Speed Camera, Speed Trap and Other. To scroll through the labels, simply press the volume (+) or (-) buttons until you reach the desired label. Once you've selected the label, press the "MRK" button again to confirm.
How do you block a false alert?
To lockout a false alert, (X, K or Laser only) press the mute button three (3) times, (either on the detector or the SmartCord®) during the alert. Pressing the mute button the first time will silence the audio. Pressing it a second time will generate a prompt on the display that will read: "Lockout?" Press it a third time to confirm that you want to lock this signal out by location and frequency. A "Stored" message will be displayed.
What is Expert Mode?
Expert Mode will show you up to 8 radar signals at the same time and will show relative signal strength and associated Band of each signal.
Where are they illegal?
Radar detectors are completely legal to use in non-commercial vehicles in 49 states. Virginia and Washington D.C. 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.
Do you pay for tickets?
Escort Inc. does not condone breaking posted speed limits and has never offered to reimburse speeding citations issued when using our products.
What is the warranty period?
All our products ordered factory direct come with a full one-year factory warranty. We also offer an Extended Service Plan on select models that will provide two additional years of warranty for $29.95.
I have GPS in my car. Why do I need it in my detector?
The GPS feature is not used for navigation. The PASSPORT Max allows you to Mark locations of interest, Block false radar and laser alerts, tracks vehicle speed in real-time, and allows sensitivity based on the vehicle speed.
Why do I have to pay for updates?
Due to the increasing use of red light and fixed speed cameras in the US, the locations and operation status of these devices change all the time. This database is collected from a number of sources. There is a very small annual charge for customers that want to keep the Defender database current for camera threats.
What is the Defender Database memory capability in the Max? Will it run out of space?
The PASSPORT Max has more than enough memory to hold all your locations as well as the camera locations used in the US.

Still Have Questions? Call 800-964-3138


A Windows Version of Detector Tools supports Firmware, Location Database Updates, Detector Software Updates and Defender Updates for the PASSPORT Max, PASSPORT 9500ix, PASSPORT 9500i, PASSPORT 9500ci, and PASSPORT SC55. Computer must have an active Internet connection (operating on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 only). A Beta version of Detector Tools for Mac that will work with the PASSPORT Max is available via the Escort Forum.

The PASSPORT Max, PASSPORT 9500i, PASSPORT 9500ix and PASSPORT SC55 require an USB A to Mini USB cable (USB printer cable required for PASSPORT 9500ci) not included with detector - before you can install location database updates and detector software updates.

Not intended for use outside North America.
For products designed for use overseas, please use the following link to find the International Distributor closest to you other than the U.S.