The Escort Redline is Escort’s most sensitive and effective radar detectors. With superior range on all bands, with laser included, this is Escort’s most technologically advanced detector available.
Every radar detector user knows that range and sensitivity are what set apart normal from extraordinary detectors. The Redline is no exception. With range that is superior to almost every other detector available, users of this device will not be disappointed.
With the brand exclusive dual antenna design, this device has amazing radar detection range. Forward-facing radar against the Redline is easily detected from miles away. Early detection is extremely valuable to all drivers, and this device will provide ample warning to any upcoming threat.
As with most other Sivas Escort detectors, Laser sensitivity is lacking compared to other detectors in their class. The Redline however, is again, one of the best at laser detection. Through independent testing, the Redline will destroy the competition and will remain in the top few radar detectors to have such great laser sensitivity.
Another great feature is the RDD stealth. Virginia and Washington DC are the only two states in the US where radar detectors are not allowed in passenger vehicles. In these two states, police will utilize a device called an RDD (radar detector-detector) such as the Spectre. The Redline is fully stealth to all RDD’s including the Spectre. This is extremely helpful for drivers who may often cross state lines who are unaware of the laws of the state. For example, a driver is using the Redline for a road trip. He unknowingly crosses into Virginia where radar detectors are illegal. Instead of waiting to get pulled over, ticketed, or having the device confiscated, the Redline will go completely unnoticed under the eye of an RDD. This will save the user from speeding tickets, as well as possible tickets for owning a banned device.
A feature loved by many enthusiasts is the ability to fully program and customize Escort Redline radar detector settings. The main setting which is altered is the display meter. From the factory, the display will identify the strongest band and alert. Switching the meter to “ExpertMeter” allows the display to show all bands which are being detected, all at once. This is particularly useful if there are multiple false radar sources in an area, but there happens to be an officer on patrol at the time. While most other detectors would falter in high source areas, the Redline will simply display all bands in the area, and let the user decipher between the threats and non-threats.
The display is also easily changed to a mode known as “SpecDisplay”. This is like the original “Bar Graph” display, but instead of signal strength, the band frequency is displayed. Only experienced users should use this setting though because if the level of radar knowledge that is required to rule out a false alarm from a threat.
Unfortunately, this Escort radar detector uses the same window mount as all the others from this company. Most users find that while the weather and temperature fluctuates outside, the suction cups tend to become loose and fall off. Using the original suction cup bracket is basically putting an expensive, high quality at risk of falling with a possibility of breaking. Escort does offer other bracket types which are recommended to protect your investment.