Escort Radar Forum  

Go Back   Escort Radar Forum > Installed Detector Systems > ZW5 and ZR5

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old December 9th, 2017
denutter denutter is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 4
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?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old December 9th, 2017
TBNTX's Avatar
TBNTX TBNTX is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Topeka, KS
Posts: 6,262
Default

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.
__________________


Countermeasures:

Radar Detectors: Max 360c, Redline EX, Max 360, & others plus Escort Live!
LIDAR Defense: Escort LSP + Veil G4
Phone: Apple iPhone 6s (128 GB) + AT&T
CB: Midland 75-822
HAM: Yaesu FT-7900R, Baofeng UV-5R, UV-3R
Scanner: GRE PSR-500 (Triple-trunking)
GPS: iPhone 6s with GPS Plus and Waze
Dashcam: Thinkware F750 (backup: DOD LS430W)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old December 9th, 2017
denutter denutter is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 4
Default

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?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old December 11th, 2017
EscortRadar's Avatar
EscortRadar EscortRadar is offline
Official Escort Rep
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 16,082
Default

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.
__________________

Escort Radar customer service is available from 9am-5:30pm Eastern Time Mon-Fri at 1-800-543-1608 or by live chat
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
zr5 - 9500ix

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2018 Escort Inc.