If you live in the Jackson area and are looking for a premium laser-based radar defense solution, we invite you to visit Street Smart Automotive Services. Preventing police laser (also called lidar) guns from measuring your speed takes a combination of the right products and accurate installation to ensure reliability, especially against the dreaded DragonEye devices. Let’s look at how laser guns work and how we protect our clients’ vehicles.
How Do Laser-Based Speed Guns Work?
Laser speed measurement devices direct a narrow beam of light at your vehicle. The gun measures the time it takes for the light beam to reflect off the vehicle and back to the receiving sensor in the gun. The beam is so narrow that the operator can choose to specifically target a headlight, front grille or bumper, even at distances of 1,000 feet. This precision allows law enforcement officers to be selective about which vehicles they measure, even in dense traffic.
Another challenge associated with defending against police laser guns is the time they take to measure the vehicle speed. Most guns will display a speed reading in about 0.3 second, making it impossible for you to react.
Because the laser beam is so narrow (roughly 0.15 degree), there is very little scattered light that can be detected if your vehicle isn’t being measured. This precision is in stark contrast to conventional radar-based systems that have relatively wide 12- to 13-degree transmission beams. As such, you are unlikely to get an early warning about police laser use until your vehicle is being measured.
How We Protect Clients Against Laser-based Radar Guns
Our laser defense solutions use multiple sensors to efficiently detect laser signals. Once a signal is detected, each of the laser defusers begins to transmit a powerful signal that confuses the laser gun and prevents it from calculating a speed measurement. The entire detection and transmission process happens in the blink of an eye.
Once the system detects a laser signal, a blue LED in your instrument cluster will light up and the system will provide a verbal warning that laser is in use. You can slow down, cancel the signal transmission and allow the officer to measure your vehicle’s speed. When this is executed quickly and efficiently, officers will never know how fast you were going.
In most applications, we use three sensors on the front of the vehicle. If you drive a large truck or van, we may suggest adding a fourth sensor for additional coverage. We can also add sensors to the rear of the vehicle for added protection. Our team will let you know what’s required during your consultation.
Why Proper Installation Is Crucial
Each of the laser sensors we install needs to be mounted securely to the front or rear of your vehicle so they don’t vibrate or move as you drive. The sensors must be aligned perfectly horizontal to the ground and be aimed directly forward. If a sensor is off by 1 degree, the transmitted beam can be off by more than 17 feet at a distance of 1,000 feet.
How we integrate the wiring for the control system into your vehicle is also important. Once we’re done with an installation, you won’t see an unsightly bundle of cables beneath your dash or in the kick panel. Where we make electrical connections to the vehicle ensures that the system will activate reliably when you start your vehicle. How we make those connections keeps the entire installation reliable for the life of the vehicle.
Visit the Experts at Street Sounds Today
If you’re interested in protecting yourself against laser-based radar systems, drop by Street Smart Automotive Solutions in Flowood today. A member of our team would be happy to explain the products we have available and provide you with a detailed quote to protect your vehicle. You can also reach us by e-mail using our contact form for more information about any of our premium products and services.