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Old December 9th, 2017
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Default Dragon eye vs ZR5

I have had Escort laser shifters on all of my vehicles for several years. They have save my arse many a times. I have two new vehicles coming and based on my research the ZR5's are not effective against the latest dragon eye lidar guns. I also read that Escort is updating the ZR5's to combat the newest threats.

Some of this could have come from "fake news" sites so I am here asking the experts. What would you recommend I install in new vehicles? I already have two 9500ix's. I don't mind spending the money to get the best ticket defense possible. Keep the 9500's or get an installed system? Wait for shifters to improve or go with the ZR5's?
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Old December 9th, 2017
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Per Escort, ZR5's are quite effective against the Dragon Eye and all other Laser speed guns. They use the same LaserMax shifter technology used with the Max Ci and Max Ci 360 installed detectors. Further to this, the ZR5's are firmware-updatable to address new Laser speed guns or their firmware.

Unfortunately, none of Escort's earlier shifter systems can be updated to address the Dragon Eye.

If you choose too purchase the ZR5's they will not interface with the 9500ix directly, but they are compatible with the Redline EX and the Max 360c.


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Old December 9th, 2017
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Am I correct in that redline has further KA detection than Max 360? Also redline is undetectable vs Max? Do cops typically leave their detector detectors on? Is that was causes them to pop you?
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Old December 11th, 2017
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It is fake or out-of-date news. Earlier this year we released an update to the ShifterMax sensors included with the MAX Ci system which addressed the newest DragonEye guns. The just recently released ZR5 ships with this software already installed. ZR5 will combat these DragonEye guns out of the box.

I have used ShifterMax sensors for well over a year now and highly recommend them.

Proper sensor installation is also key. The sensors must be mounted near the most reflective areas of your vehicle (headlights and front plate), as level as possible and straight forward for maximum performance.

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