Mobile Dynamics of Bradenton, Florida offers custom installed radar and laser detectors. The purpose of a radar detector is to detect the invisible radar waves in the air that are used to get a speed measurement of your vehicle. When a radar detector encounters the invisible radar waves, it will give you an audio and visual alert so you can decide what to do with that information (for example, you can slow down!). Used properly, a radar detector can be a very powerful tool for not only preventing speeding tickets, but for being aware of other radar-emitting hazards on the road ahead such as construction zones, law-enforcement officers, and EMTs rendering aid to other motorists.
While there are many different models of radar detectors on the market, they can generally be divided into two categories – dash or window mount radar detectors, and custom-installed or remote radar detectors. Window mount detectors are just what they sound like – small electronic devices that fit in the palm of your hand that are attached to a windshield with suction cups. There are several benefits to this form factor, including the ability to easily and quickly transfer the detector from one car to another. This comes in handy when traveling as well – you can easily take a window mounted detector with you on an airplane, or use it in a rental car. Almost all manufacturers offer several accessories specifically designed for window mount detectors, including a direct wire kit (hides the power cord), visor mount clip, and extra suction cup mounts. One disadvantage to dash mount is there is a visible expensive electronic on your dash for potential thieves or cops to see.
Custom installed or hidden radar detectors function similarly to dash mount radar detectors, but are a very different formfactor. While a dash mount detector has the antenna, control circuitry, display, and speakers all built into a single physical unit, a custom-installed detector typically has them separated into several different modules. This allows the modules to be hidden and integrated into the vehicle OEM-style. Usually, the antenna modules will be hidden behind the front and rear bumpers, while the display can be flush-mounted into an area of the car interior for easy access.
Custom installed radar detectors also offer the advantage of laser shifter integration for defense against modern LIDAR guns that police officers use. Finally, the custom-installed detectors offer a much cleaner look and feel to the user. You don’t have to deal with a radar detector hanging in your field of vision, there are no visible cords, the display is small and can be integrated cleanly into the interior of the car.
Regardless of which form factor is right for you, if you are someone who likes to drive and dislikes getting unfair speeding tickets, a radar detector is a wise investment. In addition to saving money and increasing your enjoyment while driving, a radar detector will help you become a more aware driver overall. We are an authorized Radenso dealer offering their full line of products.
Our staff is highly trained and experienced in all aspects of radar and laser detector installation and take pride in the quality of their work. Call us at (941) 567-6525 or contact us to make an appointment today!