INFORAD V4E Speed Camera Detector + battery £17.99 @ Amazon
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INFORAD V4E Speed Camera Detector + battery £17.99 @ Amazon

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Found 19th Jul 2012
Hi there guys,

I've been searching for a speed camera alerting device for a while now, I stumbled upon this great deal on Amazon, it is £2 cheaper than on the INFORAD website.

INFORAD link: buyinforad.com/ind…ale

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You could just not speed and then you wouldn't need this device.

Original Poster

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These things should be illegal.

Do they pick up mobile units?

Going to get cold in here...

It does make me wonder though; lots of people have sat nav and many sat navs now provide a database of known camera locations.

Do all the people who disagree with this device disable this functionality, or better still, refuse to purchase a sat nav that has this function?
Edited by: "Calldean" 19th Jul 2012

welshman10

Do they pick up mobile units?



As this works on GPS it might alert you to the fact that a mobile unit has been there in the past.

This is a passive device... it doesn't "detect" cameras, it just alerts you to the known locations based on GPS (Sat nav).
Edited by: "Calldean" 19th Jul 2012

Original Poster

Calldean

Going to get cold in here...



yh looks like it...

Although I have a sat nav with a safety camera feature I prefer to drive under the speed limit but there are times when you like to be forewarned when such revenue making devices are around. Plus as this is a DEAL the purpose of the site I add my few temps of heat

Gball

You could just not speed and then you wouldn't need this dev:pice.


You could just sit at home trolling HUKD then you wouldn't even need a car, let alone a speed camera detector!

Edited by: "Aliwoo18" 19th Jul 2012

This one look good for my bicycle.

Hmm misleading to label it a detector as it is not. Better to save your money as this won't stop you getting done by the mobile units.

It doesn't register all cameras, but may save someone from the sneaky downhill ones, you know the ones I'm talking about.
Edited by: "Mev" 19th Jul 2012

numb3r9

Hmm misleading to label it a detector as it is not. Better to save your … Hmm misleading to label it a detector as it is not. Better to save your money as this won't stop you getting done by the mobile units.



Exactly, it doesn't actually "detect" anything. Looks like a throwback from the 80s. Cheap rubbish

great find, are these the ones halfords sell for about 25 quid? th only reason gball doesn't want one is because he drives a mobility scooter & can only go over 8mph when he finds a steep hill

CHEEPSTUFFRULES!

These things should be illegal.



They are in France. If you are travelling there remember to disable the French alerts if they are on your sat nav.

How do they work. I am guessin it is via siftware and gps. If that is the case, couldnt you have this on your mobile then?

leeparsons

How do they work. I am guessin it is via siftware and gps. If that is the … How do they work. I am guessin it is via siftware and gps. If that is the case, couldnt you have this on your mobile then?



Yes there are plenty for iPhone users* - Road Angel safety Camera Locator is free and probably very good as it is backed by R.A.

** and Android etc but I have an iPhone so cannot comment on what others may have before I get blasted.
Edited by: "numb3r9" 19th Jul 2012

Banned

just use camera locations on satnav. saved me from getting flashed loads of times

Or just drive with your eyes open. They are all hi visibility yellow FFS!

If you can't spot them you shouldn't be driving let alone driving in excess of the speed limits.

Better to find a lazer detector version imo but i think slightly illegal

Gstar2006

Or just drive with your eyes open. They are all hi visibility yellow … Or just drive with your eyes open. They are all hi visibility yellow FFS!If you can't spot them you shouldn't be driving let alone driving in excess of the speed limits.


But it's surely safer to be forewarned (my satnav warns me before the camera is visible) than to see it late and perhaps suddenly have to brake if your speed has crept up? Plus, on the mobile sites (which are sometimes tagged on gps systems) they come up with all kinds of novel ways to conceal themselves. Last week a policeman was standing down the road from me with his car hidden behind bushes, whilst he stood behind another hedge on the apex of a kink in the road, so he could get a line of sight with a speed gun but was not visible to drivers approaching. That said, I wouldn't fancy his chances if he stepped out to stop a speeding motorist!

hi vis yellow doesnt help you if the are behind a tree or facing you when you come over a hill or round a bend, they r nothing to do with safety just there to make money & thats been proven, road signs & warnings are the only things put up for your safety. driving safely is about driving acording to your surroundings, having good reactions & investing in good brakes & tyres.

Can i suggest somethink to you guys. Maybe if youkept within the speed limit, you wouldnt need these gadegets to combat the problem. These kind of things, are for motorist who continuely speed, and need uptodate detao;s of where the traps are, ?If you reguarly drive places, you know where they are at. It cant do anythink about mobile ones. Stay in limits within the law, they are there for a reason

The thing is any GPS device is pretty much pointless IMHO. So many locations have come and gone yet they locations live on in these devices so you end up with a near endless set of beeps as you drive down the road.

Personally, if I know a road well I might be prone to going a bit faster along it if I think it safe to do so. Along with this is the knowledge of where there are any scamera vans likely to hide. If I don't know a road well enough to know where they might be hiding, then I probably shouldn't be going that fast in the first place.

As for identifying fixed cameras, well if you aren't able to spot one of those and slow down enough in time then frankly you deserve the points as you definitely wouldn't be able to stop for a child or a lemming pedestrian who has stepped into a road whilst looking at their phone rather than where they are going.


leeparsons

Can i suggest somethink to you guys. Maybe if youkept within the speed … Can i suggest somethink to you guys. Maybe if youkept within the speed limit, you wouldnt need these gadegets to combat the problem. These kind of things, are for motorist who continuely speed, and need uptodate detao;s of where the traps are, ?If you reguarly drive places, you know where they are at. It cant do anythink about mobile ones. Stay in limits within the law, they are there for a reason



Actually, these are not even speed camera location by GPS. That wouldn't be any more legal than a radar/laser based detector. What they report is accident blackspots. Of course, speed cameras happen to be located at accident blackspots (that's the government justification for them) so the information coincides, but technically it is the blackspot you are being warned about. What's wrong about that?
Edited by: "LongPockets" 19th Jul 2012

leeparsons

Can i suggest somethink to you guys. Maybe if youkept within the speed … Can i suggest somethink to you guys. Maybe if youkept within the speed limit, you wouldnt need these gadegets to combat the problem. These kind of things, are for motorist who continuely speed, and need uptodate detao;s of where the traps are, ?If you reguarly drive places, you know where they are at. It cant do anythink about mobile ones. Stay in limits within the law, they are there for a reason



Which school taught you to put a K instead of a G at the end of "nothing" and "something"?

Houstieboy

Which school taught you to put a K instead of a G at the end of "nothing" … Which school taught you to put a K instead of a G at the end of "nothing" and "something"?


Again another little boy saying something, that has already been mentioned.. Sorry my English gramatics isnt always perfect, epsically when i dont bother to check allways. Iam to busy to do silly little things like that, I really dont no why I having a pointless argument with a person who doesnt even have a profile, and has been on site for 5minutes.

There is a lot of uninformed chatter in this thread. I can't believe people are still squabbling about the rights and wrongs of speed camera warning devices. Anyone who doesn't approve just doesn't need to install one. The police say that those with speed camera warning devices tend to have less accidents than people without them.

There are radar detectors, which tend to be susceptible to many false alarms from automatic doors and other devices in the average urban environment, and those that use GPS and a database of known camera locations. This Inforad is a GPS type. In this case it's all down to the accuracy of the database, what types of cameras it contains, and how easy it is to update it. The best database is hosted by pocketgpsworld.com (my opinion) and the subscription costs about £20pa. It can be used in quite a few stand-alone satnavs, and in their iPhone app. It is updated most weeks. I have a Pogo device, and this nags me if it hasn't been updated in a fortnight. The different types of cameras one might worry about are: fixed, average speed (called SPECS), mobile, temporary and red light. Inforad don't go into details. Then different warning devices have different functionalities. For instance some don't trouble you with cameras on the other side of the road while others are not direction sensitive. Some warn much more actively if you're speeding as you approach the camera.

My opinion is that a warning device of this type is only as good as the database it uses, and frequent updates are necessary because cameras come and go so frequently on the roads, especially in road works.

DennyL99

The police say that those with speed camera warning devices tend to have … The police say that those with speed camera warning devices tend to have less accidents than people without them.



They should, of course, say fewer.

leeparsons

Sorry my English gramatics isnt always perfect, epsically when i dont … Sorry my English gramatics isnt always perfect, epsically when i dont bother to check allways.



It is worth taking the time to get it right. Correct grammar and spelling makes you sound more intelligent and causes people to give your posts more respect and attention. No one in a forum knows you personally. They can only go on what you type, and if it is full of errors they will assume that your thinking and opinions are similarly ill-formed.

LongPockets

It is worth taking the time to get it right. Correct grammar and spelling … It is worth taking the time to get it right. Correct grammar and spelling makes you sound more intelligent and causes people to give your posts more respect and attention. No one in a forum knows you personally. They can only go on what you type, and if it is full of errors they will assume that your thinking and opinions are similarly ill-formed.



My thoughts exactly

LongPockets

It is worth taking the time to get it right. Correct grammar and spelling … It is worth taking the time to get it right. Correct grammar and spelling makes you sound more intelligent and causes people to give your posts more respect and attention. No one in a forum knows you personally. They can only go on what you type, and if it is full of errors they will assume that your thinking and opinions are similarly ill-formed.



I was just about to say the same thing (or words to that effect).

cheddarman

They are in France. If you are travelling there remember to disable the … They are in France. If you are travelling there remember to disable the French alerts if they are on your sat nav.



Don’t they do you even if you only have English alerts?

Gstar2006

Or just drive with your eyes open. They are all hi visibility yellow … Or just drive with your eyes open. They are all hi visibility yellow FFS!If you can't spot them you shouldn't be driving let alone driving in excess of the speed limits.



Really so they don’t hide them BEHIND road signs overgrown vegetation FFS

LongPockets

It is worth taking the time to get it right. Correct grammar and spelling … It is worth taking the time to get it right. Correct grammar and spelling makes you sound more intelligent and causes people to give your posts more respect and attention. No one in a forum knows you personally. They can only go on what you type, and if it is full of errors they will assume that your thinking and opinions are similarly ill-formed.



t002236

My thoughts exactly



CHEEPSTUFFRULES!

I was just about to say the same thing (or words to that effect).




I am sick to death of members pulling people up about their spelling and grammar. As this is an open forum it’s considered as impolite as shouting

jumpinoffthbed

great find, are these the ones halfords sell for about 25 quid? th only … great find, are these the ones halfords sell for about 25 quid? th only reason gball doesn't want one is because he drives a mobility scooter & can only go over 8mph when he finds a steep hill



Wow, this is humour to you? Bet you're a riot at a party!

Gball

You could just not speed and then you wouldn't need this device.



I guess that you must break all the speed limits, or you would not be looking at the comments here.



I am sick to death of members pulling people up about their spelling and grammar. As this is an open forum it’s considered as impolite as shouting [/quote]

r u sik$ u b b8r l8r

t002236

I am sick to death of members pulling people up about their spelling and … I am sick to death of members pulling people up about their spelling and grammar. As this is an open forum it’s considered as impolite as shouting



r u sik$ u b b8r l8r[/quote]


Can you SPELL it out for me please
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