Radar detector plus radar locator, all in one.
We invented Radar Location back in the 90’s.
Now we’re taking it to the next generation…
Red arrows instantly point to every threat
Tells how many threats, reads instantly
LED identifies laser or radar band
Front and rear antennas scan all around your car
Shipped straight to you.
"At the beginning of Gen2 development, I told my engineers, ‘We want the best radar-seeking engine this side of the military.’ In fact, we adapted a component from military CHIRP radars—used to find fainter targets farther away with higher precision.”
Frequently asked questions
Here’s the fallacy with GPS detectors—they can’t block a signal at its source because they don’t know where that is. They know only where your car is, so they block a zone all around your car. This may be okay in a weak detector, but a long-range detector may find that signal a mile away. Now GPS works against you because the block covers a huge zone. Worse yet, the block doesn’t pinpoint a single frequency, it blocks a wider band of frequencies that includes the offending signal. Now if traffic radar sets up within that blocked territory around your car, on a frequency within the blocked band, you’ll get no warning.
We think blocking signals we can’t pinpoint is too risky. Instead, V1 Gen2 characterizes every signal we find using our patented high-speed signal processor, then weeds out the ones that don’t fit the pattern of speed radar. V1 Gen2 combines long range with lowered risk.
Radar detectors are legal in passenger cars throughout the U.S. except for the state of Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Trucks have different rules: Federal law bans detectors nationwide in commercial vehicles over 10,000 pounds; Illinois and New York state laws ban detectors in big trucks operating within their borders.
Safety Warning System was created decades ago as a way of using radar detectors as warning devices for hazards that lie ahead on the highway. The idea was that police and emergency vehicles would be equipped with SWS transmitters to broadcast hazard signals that would be received by motorist using detectors. The idea never attracted much of a following and now seems to have been abandoned.
Detector makers frequently change models, often on an annual basis. Which means, if you don’t have the latest model, your detector is obsolete. Valentine Research, through its two-decade history, has made only one model change; that was earlier in 2020 when we introduced Valentine 1, Generation2. Instead of regular model changes, we practice continuous improvement, and when we make a breakthrough we offer the same to existing customers as an upgrade to their older model at a lower cost than a replacement detector. In fact, with V1 Gen2, most upgrades will be much easier than before. They’ll be downloadable on your smartphone through a free app. We’re counting on a long future for V1 Gen2.