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Old July 15th, 2020
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I have a question on state updates to the Defender Database...
I live in WI is travel a lot between WI and MN.
I recently came across Escort Radar's sticky on states included in the weekly updates and it looks to me like the last time WI was updated was back in Aug, 2018 and no indication MN has ever been updated.
So while I see some states (like OH and IL, etc) updated al the time, states like WI or MN rarely or never.
Am I reading this right? (If this is so, I could be paying for a DB subscription and never get any benefit from it).
Could someone confirm or correct my thinking on this? Thanks
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Old July 15th, 2020
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Currently there seems to be no traffic enforcement cameras in Minnesota or Wisconsin.

From what I understand there are traffic enforcement cameras in 24 states.

https://www.iihs.org/topics/red-ligh...-light-running

Automated enforcement laws

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I have a question on state updates to the Defender Database...
I live in WI is travel a lot between WI and MN.
I recently came across Escort Radar's sticky on states included in the weekly updates and it looks to me like the last time WI was updated was back in Aug, 2018 and no indication MN has ever been updated.
So while I see some states (like OH and IL, etc) updated al the time, states like WI or MN rarely or never.
Am I reading this right? (If this is so, I could be paying for a DB subscription and never get any benefit from it).
Could someone confirm or correct my thinking on this? Thanks
Some states have very few updates, some lots. You will get an email notice when your state does.

If you use EL's cloud database you RD will utilize the most recent database without paying as long as you are hooked up, but it will not update your onboard database for those instances where you don't connect to the cloud.

Whether or not you state has updates, you can still update every couple of weeks to update the entire national database including states that surround you.
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Thanks for the replies. I probably was a little confused when I asked the question, but am a lot clearer now what DD is and isn't
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Iíve noticed that there hasnít been any updates to the sticky weekly posts for any states since the beginning of March. Is this in fact true or am I missing something?
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Old August 16th, 2020
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I’ve noticed that there hasn’t been any updates to the sticky weekly posts for any states since the beginning of March. Is this in fact true or am I missing something?
Ever since Escort employees began working at home that thread hasn't been updated every week as it was pre-pandemic.

I haven't bought a Defender subscription for several years, cameras where I drive have been removed, so I can't check but I'm thinking the database itself is more than likely still being updated weekly.
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Be mindful, too, that Defender updates are released every Monday. If you have a subscription, you can install the latest version using Detector Tools, or via the EL app, or via WiFi if you have a "connected" detector model.

Finally, if you are using Escort Live, the app uses the Defender database's information while the EL app is connected.
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