Custom-installed radar and laser detectors are a specialty for us at Handcrafted Car Audio in Chandler. When clients are in our store getting a tour of our facility, this topic often comes up. One of the most common questions we get is, “What are the advantages of a custom-installed radar detector?” It is a great question, so follow along as we explore the answers.
Performance is Better
When you buy a portable radar detector, you place it in a convenient spot on your dash or windshield. That means it has to be compact, or it would block your vision (as well as look ugly). However, that size and placement come at a disadvantage for you. When you opt for a custom-installed system, the front radar receiver itself is bigger than a portable unit. You get better sensitivity, as well as our strategic mounting locations, designed for better performance. If you are buying a product designed to help you avoid a ticket, don’t you want the best performance available?
Laser Defusers, Not Just a Detector
The single biggest advantage of a custom system is protection from laser-based radar, or LIDAR. This technology works very differently from normal radar, which uses radio waves. When you are driving up the road and someone in front of you gets hits by radar, your detector can pick up the radio waves that keep going past that particular vehicle. You now have time to slow down and avoid a ticket. The better the detector, the more time you get to react.
Laser works completely differently since it is a beam of light. At 1,000 yards away, the laser beam is approximately 30” wide. The premise is to allow someone to pick your vehicle out of a crowded road in a precise manner. The downside to you is that a laser detector only goes off when the laser is shot at your vehicle, and then it is too late. All your portable unit did was give you a notification that you are about to get a ticket.
Enter a laser defuser. When Handcrafted Car Audio installs laser defusers in your vehicle and they are shot by laser, they immediately fire back powerful beams of light that prevent the laser gun from getting a reading on you. Now you have precious seconds to slow down and avoid a ticket.
Completely Integrated into Your Vehicle
Once we place a custom-installed laser and radar detector in your vehicle, it looks like it came installed from the factory. The radar receivers are completely hidden from view, and the laser defusers are discreetly mounted in an almost invisible location. Inside the vehicle, we flush the front, or front and rear, radar indicators into the area around the instrument cluster, allowing you to see them easily while they look practically invisible when not illuminating. We hide the audible speaker behind the dash, and place any control option beautifully in an ergonomic spot. There are no unsightly cords plugged into a power port, and nothing is hanging from your windshield.
Factory-grade Installation Work
Handcrafted has become famous for the quality of our installations. We use stainless hardware and factory-matching wire loom, and mount every sensor securely in the optimum location. Every single thing we do is designed to give you the best-performing, most-reliable system available.
Come Experience Us for Yourself
When you are ready to upgrade to a custom-installed laser and radar system, come to the experts at Handcrafted Car Audio. Ask us for a tour of our state-of-the-art facility and see our current projects in different stages of completion. Let us show you why more and more people trust us with their vehicles every year.
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