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    I was wondering if anyone had been caught by a camera recently. I am aware of some detection products currently available; any top tips on or advice about systems that are in use out there?

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    And what did you say?

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      Re: speed cameras

      Originally posted by adamvxrspecialist
      I was wondering if anyone had been caught by a camera recently. I am aware of some detection products currently available; any top tips on or advice about systems that are in use out there?
      I have the "safety camera database" uploaded on my Acer N35 GPS system which identifies fixed cameras, red light, and mobile camera sights - the database is updated monthly with new and removed sites. Additionally I have a snooper S5-R which detects frequencies used by cameras and mobile laser units - it does not detect truvelo cameras as these measure speed over a set distance.
      The only problem with this set up was the number of wires in the cabin but I have just run all of these behind the dash making things much tidier.

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        Re: speed cameras

        Originally posted by Stephenlugg
        Originally posted by adamvxrspecialist
        I was wondering if anyone had been caught by a camera recently. I am aware of some detection products currently available; any top tips on or advice about systems that are in use out there?
        I have the "safety camera database" uploaded on my Acer N35 GPS system which identifies fixed cameras, red light, and mobile camera sights - the database is updated monthly with new and removed sites. Additionally I have a snooper S5-R which detects frequencies used by cameras and mobile laser units - it does not detect truvelo cameras as these measure speed over a set distance.
        The only problem with this set up was the number of wires in the cabin but I have just run all of these behind the dash making things much tidier.

        The forward facing Truvelo camera system is designed to take photographs of the front of a passing vehicle. This allows the picture taken to show the driver of the vehicle as well. In countries such as Switzerland, Germany and the Scandinavian countries driver recognition is a required factor to enable a successful prosecution of a speed or red light offence.
        A single front photograph, taken just after the vehicle has crossed the piezo sensors used for speed measurement, includes all the secondary check information required.
        More Info Here
        http://www.ukspeedcameras.co.uk/guide.htm#Truvelo

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        • #5
          Re: speed cameras

          Oops
          Didn't mean Truvelo - it was the SPECS system that I was refering to, although if the Truvelo doesn't emit a radar signal then the Snooper won't pick it up (that's where the GPS system comes into its own IMO).
          Far too many camera types out there these days - and too many cameras!

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            great advice; thanks guys. The truvelo cameras are truly awful. I was whizzing along and luckily spotted it ahead. I was in sport mode with c.d.c. and had to slow down to 30mph super quickly. I will check out the systems you mentioned. adam.

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            • #7
              I use TomTom with a camera DB loaded
              And I have ..
              www.lidatek.com
              To fit.
              Anybody know of decent car eletrical installers as I also need to fit a Parrot car kit.
              Just don't seem to have the spare time.
              2007 Audi RS4 - sold 2008

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              • #8
                I've had an Origin B2 with laser and the optional radar fitted to mine, it's a great system, needs to be kept updated as it also uses the GPS camera database system, however as default it's set to only show directional cameras, so never alarmed at the front pointing truvelos, needless to say I've set mine to go off no matter which way the camera points! It's also got a nice large speed readout which shows that the car speedometer is over-reading by 1 or 2 mph at 30 and 3 or 4 at 70 and by 5+ at 140.. opps!

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                • #9
                  Hi people, just got the new road angel, picks up all the cameras and blackspots, gives plenty of warning but over 130mph says slow down, allegedly !!!! lol. even weirder picks up where temporary cameras normally sit, do they leave a residue?? dunno. or do the cops leave radar beam to slow us down??? Only happens where known camera vans sit from time to time.
                  johnny
                  Arden Astra j , nav 600, afl, full leather, aero pack, power fold mirrors, infinity sound system.

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                  • #10
                    Apparantly the new Road Angel is also now available as a wireless product. I don't know if it mean wireless from a point of the updates or wireless with regard to the power supply (I guess that would mean it's battery operated).

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                    • #11
                      yeah, lasts for up to 8 hrs, supposedly on full recharge. found out just after had mine hardwired, doh!!
                      johnny
                      Arden Astra j , nav 600, afl, full leather, aero pack, power fold mirrors, infinity sound system.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by johnnyvxr
                        Hi people, just got the new road angel, picks up all the cameras and blackspots, gives plenty of warning but over 130mph says slow down, allegedly !!!! lol. even weirder picks up where temporary cameras normally sit, do they leave a residue?? dunno. or do the cops leave radar beam to slow us down??? Only happens where known camera vans sit from time to time.
                        johnny
                        LOL! No residue, no laser. It uses GPS to pinpoint the locations of cameras in its database, hence the warning about temporary cameras - there could be one there afterall!
                        Nova 1.6 16v TB's DTA 1/4mile 14.8s

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                        • #13
                          cheers for that phazer, i guess camera vans only allowed to sit at certain locations then. good to know .
                          johnny
                          Arden Astra j , nav 600, afl, full leather, aero pack, power fold mirrors, infinity sound system.

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                          • #14
                            camera vans can sit were they choose,as long as there are signs to say speed cameras operate most sat nav systems have a function to input mobile vans based on your gps posistion you can then amend them as you see them.

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