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Old June 1st, 2017
Jon6565 Jon6565 is offline
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I have a concern that my Passport Max does not pick up Laser until, essentially it's too late. Literally it indicates laser when I am within about 10m of the camera. However, after I have gone past the camera it goes nuts with the signal for maybe 100m or more.

I live in Perth Western Australia. I haven't asked anywhere else but it may be that the camera is checking speed 'away' from the camera?

If it's not the 'away' from the camera speed (passed) being checked then I have serious concerns over the value of having the detector.

This is the mobile camera I refer to (top): https://www.police.wa.gov.au/Traffic...Mobile-cameras

If someone could advise.

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EDIT: It may be a setting? Currently I have the unit in Auto and not Highway or other.

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Old June 1st, 2017
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I have a concern that my Passport Max does not pick up Laser until, essentially it's too late. Literally it indicates laser when I am within about 10m of the camera. However, after I have gone past the camera it goes nuts with the signal for maybe 100m or more.

I live in Perth Western Australia. I haven't asked anywhere else but it may be that the camera is checking speed 'away' from the camera?

If it's not the 'away' from the camera speed (passed) being checked then I have serious concerns over the value of having the detector.

This is the mobile camera I refer to (top): https://www.police.wa.gov.au/Traffic...Mobile-cameras

If someone could advise.



Thanks

EDIT: It may be a setting? Currently I have the unit in Auto and not Highway or other.
I've run across a lot of PoliScan Laser cameras in the States. They generally hit you from behind as you are going away so you will not pick them up until it's too late. The permanent and semi-permanent ones are in the Defender Data Base here to provide a GPS voice warning since you cannot effectively pick up the laser. The mobile ones are of course not in the Database.
The Highway and Auto settings do not have any effect on the laser band (or on the Ka band). Those settings only effect the X and K bands in the US.
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Old June 1st, 2017
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I assume your running an international version of the Max I hope, a USA version detector does not cover certain threats in other countrys. My question would be is the defender data base supported in your country? If so you should get an alert as you approach telling you a speed cam or redlight cam is ahead. If this is a mobile set up then you might have to mark it and pay attention when you drive so when you observe a mobile set up you slow down. I know they do several thing on purpose so detectors dont get much range. For radar they switch the polarization of the radar waves. With laser they either shoot you in the butt or almost perpendicular to the road. This way you get very little notice. Thats why the gps based stored data base in a max helps out.

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