Often a good giveaway are the large painted white lines on the pavement. Given the cost-effective pricing on this model, consumers should have modest expectations about range from the beginning. Laser Enforcement: A growing trend today are police departments moving to laser (lidar) enforcement and it is estimated that there are over 50,000 police laser guns in use today in the USA. These guns transmit a beam of infrared light at a frequency of 330 terahertz. Mount Your Detector Properly The Number 1 Question I receive from clients is how to properly mount their radar detector in their vehicle. The closer the officer, the higher the signal strength.
Whistler makes no claims on the effective range of the Whistler XTR 130, but numerous consumers have noticed that the detector was capable of effectively identifying police signals from as far away as two miles. Pressing QUIET during an encounter with radar/laser signals mutes the device and provides you with visual cues to keep you informed. Whistler’s XTR 130 includes the company’s patented VG-2 cloaking technology.