Are you looking for a high performance remote mounted radar detector that will not break your budget?
A few of the main advantages of having a remote mounted radar detector is that you don’t have your dash and windshield cluttered with devices and also that you’re not advertising to other drivers, police and even thieves that your car has a radar detector.
High performance units such as the Escort 9500ci Bodrum Escort can cost you close to $2000.00 by the time you buy the unit and have it professionally installed. And then those cheap remote mounted radar detectors sold by other companies well they lack the sensitivity and performance that you need to avoid those costly speeding tickets.
Escort QI45 to the rescue!
The Escort QI45 is Escort’s newest remote radar detector system that was developed by you, the consumer.
Let me explain, folks just like yourself have been asking radar detector manufactures for years for a remote mounted unit that was affordable, easy to install but yet affordable. Well Escort listened and they have integrated all of those features people like yourself have been asking for.
The combination radar detector and laser sensor antenna mounts easily in he grill area of your car. You then only plug in one cable that you run through the firewall into the easy to connect interface which mounts under your dash.
Plug in the display and controller; connect the interface to a 12-volt power supply such as your fuse box and your done!
A typical install can take less than 45 minutes and in fact that is why they named the unit QI45 for Quick Install 45.
Now lets cover the performance of this unit.
If your familiar with Escort’s high performance with the Escort 8500 x50 you will not be disappointed because the QI45 was developed using this same platform and in our testing we have found that the range, sensitivity and filtering are the same.
And in our testing the QI45 against lower priced remote mounted detectors from Whistler and even higher priced remotes sold by some of those 12-volt installers the QI45 left them all in the dust.
My wife has been so impressed with the QI45 she selected it as her radar and laser defense system in her Toyota Sequoia.
As laser enforcement is now gaining more acceptance by police agencies throughout North America, you’ll be pleased to know that Escort also has an optional ZR4 Shifter pack that you can plug into the QI45 that will jam all police laser guns, making your car invisible to this type of enforcement.
Each of the two front facing shifter heads simply plug into the rear of the radar detector antenna again making the install of this unit very simple.
Some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from clients who are interested in the QI45 are;
Is the QI45 immune to those radar detector detectors that police use such as the Spectre?
No it isn’t so if you live or drive in Virginia or Washington DC or in Territories in Canada where radar detectors are illegal, I wouldn’t recommend the QI45. Instead I would recommend the Escort 9500ci, Escort Redline or the Beltronics STi all of which can defeat the Spectre.
Another frequently asked question regards 360 degree protection of the QI45.
The radar antenna that mounts in the front does have full 360 degree protection meaning that you will receive alerts if police are using radar enforcement infront, or to the rear of your car.
However, the optional laser shifter pack that installs with the only has two heads, both of which should be installed to the front.
Therefore, the rear of your vehicle would not be protected against laser police enforcement.
However, in 95% of all laser enforcement police typically use the front of your car as a target point.
If you do desire front and rear protection for laser, you do have other options however, such as installing a separate Blinder or Laser Interceptor system.