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Mounting Your Radar Detector

The Best Way to Mount Your Radar Detector

A radar detector is best mounted as high up in the vehicle as possible so that the detector has a good range of radar detection. The most common and the standard location for mounting the radar detector would be on the front windshield of the vehicle, near or around the center of the rearview mirror. If you're pairing your radar detector with a dash camera, we would recommend mounting your radar detector beneath or beside the dash cam so that your dash cam video footage doesn't get impacted by the radar's line-of-sight, still near the rearview mirror. Most importantly, make sure that the radar is hidden or concealed is helpful for your protection, so other locations to consider could include behind the steering wheel or lower on your main console. These two devices can work hand-in-hand together to offer you the best protection.

You can tuck the power cord through the headlining of the vehicle so that it's kept out of place. Keep in mind that there are a few vehicles that have metallic tint across their windshield which will act as a barrier for your radar detector detection capabilities. This metallic tint will severely impact the performance of your radar detection so you want to avoid placing the radar detector near metallic tint. Ceramic tint does not affect radar detectors (but may affect laser detection and laser jammers).

An easy way of determining if your vehicle uses metallic tint or not is to drive to an area that has false alerts and then drive your vehicle until the radar signal is weak. From here, move your radar detector to the tinted area and see if the signal strength decreases. If it does, that means your vehicle does have metallic tint that will negatively impact your radar detector’s performance.

Suction Cup, Windshield Mount or Sun Visor Radar Detector Mount?

The way you mount your radar detector is also important. You can use a suction cup, windshield mount or an optional visor mount but just ensure that you have the detector aimed forward and as evenly levelled as possible for maximum performance. The visor If the radar detector is positioned unevenly, its performance will be negatively impacted. Mounting the radar detector out of your line of sight may be preferred by some people so that they do not have any distractions while driving.

One tip that we can offer in regards to using your visor mount is that while it's a great place to mount your radar detector, that if you keep important documents there, there is a strong possibility of police officers discovering your device when you are asked to pull over.

Setting Up the Display Mode

The following instructions are specifically for Radenso radar detectors. By default, the radar detector is set on high brightness. This is great as you’ll be able to clearly see what is being displayed, but this will also attract unwanted attention. Thus, we do recommend you set the radar detector to the dim mode so that, while brightness will be low, all visible alerts will still be on. The best mode, however, is called “smart dark”. In "smart dark", the display is essentially off except for a single pixel on the screen and, when a threat is detected, will show the alert on the display. This allows for a discreet radar detector that otherwise won’t bother you or others unless there is a real threat detected.

Auto-City Preferred Speed Settings

The following instructions are specifically for Radenso radar detectors. With a GPS-equipped Radenso radar detector, the default setting will be in “auto-city” mode. This mode filters out alerts at low speeds (default at 30 mph) and at high speeds (default at 60 mph) so that, when you are driving at low speeds, the radar detector will not alert you and when you are driving at high speeds, the radar detector will automatically enable alerts again to warn you against any threats. In this mode, the radar detector will also increase sensitivity as your vehicle speed increases - for example, if you’re driving at 40 mph you will still be alerted but not as early as if you were driving at 60 mph.

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