Radar is an object-detection system that uses radio waves to determine various parameters such as range, altitude, direction, or speed. Developed by a number of countries prior to and during World War II, radar has become a commonplace tool in a variety of applications today. It can be used to detect and gather spatial telemetry on aircraft, ships, spacecraft, motor vehicles, weather formations, and terrain.
A radar detector is an electronic device typically used by motorists to detect if their speed is being monitored by law enforcement using a radar transceiver. The intent is to gain advanced warning of radar deployment and reduce the vehicle's speed before being ticketed for speeding. Most of today's radar detectors detect signals across a variety of wavelength bands - usually X, K, and Ka.
Radar gun and detector technologies have evolved alternately over time to counter each other in what can be best described as civilian electronic warfare. For example, if a new radar frequencies is introduced, radar detectors are initially ‘blind’ to it until their technology, too, has been updated. Conversely, the length of time and strength of transmissions is then lowered in radar guns to reduce the chance of detection. And so it goes…
Communication Center staff certainly does not advocate speeding, as this could result in accidents, fines and legal hassles. However, radar detectors can prevent many of these maladies by keeping you driving slower than you usually do. Having the ability to know when you are entering into a radar ‘speed box’ or being actively scanned is typically reminder enough to observe your speed and comply with posted limits.
Being ticketed on a motorcycle is just as likely as being ticketed in a car or truck. We sell some unique radar detection products that are designed specifically for motorcycles - even systems that can be installed into your helmet – TRON bike not included…
With a number of advanced radar detection solutions from the best names in the industry including K40 and Beltronics, Communications Center is your go-to resource for this technology. From professionally installed hidden solutions to window mount portable units, we provide the best radar detection money can buy. Come down to our shop today to find out more about radar detection and how we can help save you money in the long run. Remember, the cost of one ticket can pay for the cost of a radar detector – so drive smart and drive safe!
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