USING A RADAR DETECTOR IN THE UK

HERE'S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT USING A RADAR DETECTOR IN THE UK

UK speeding fines in 2022:

*Serious offenders could face a fine of 175% their weekly income. This fine, however, is capped at £1,000, rising to £2,500 if you are caught on a motorway. Table data source: gov.uk, rac.co.uk


WHAT IS POLICE USING TO MEASURE YOUR SPEED IN THE UK?

The UK police usually use K-band radars, Ka-band radars in 34.0 GHz and 34.3 GHz frequencies and modern 3D radars such as GATSO and REDLFEX, which only the best radar detectors can detect. Variety of section speed cameras and red light cameras are being used throughout the country, such technologies do not emit any signal so we include them in our monthly updated GPS database. Portable laser guns are also common so for a 100% protection a Laser jammer is something to consider. Continue here to learn how radar detectors work.

IS THERE A GENEVO DISTRIBUTOR IN THE UK?

Yes! Our partner TTW Distribution Ltd is taking care of the local market, you can continue to genevouk.co.uk to order directly from them.

ARE RADAR DETECTORS LEGAL IN THE UK?

The use of a radar detector is legal on UK roads, there were proposals to ban the detectors in the past but it didn't take place - meaning that both laser/radar detectors and GPS safety cameras are still legal in the UK.

WHICH RADAR DETECTOR SHOULD I CHOOSE FOR THE UK?

UK is a region with modern types of radars including 3D radars and also many sources of possible false alerts. Therefore you will need a High-quality radar detector for best possible protection. From portable solutions we highly recommend GENEVO MAX. If you are looking for a complete protection or just to stay more discrete, we can recommend you the custom installed GENEVO PRO II M ideally with laser jammers, front or also rear, up to your preference.

WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED RADAR DETECTOR SETTING FOR THE UK?

X BAND K BAND K FILTER Ka BAND KA BAND 34.0 GHz KA BAND 34.3 GHz KA BAND 34.7 GHZ KA BAND 35.5 GHz KA FILTER LASER MRCT MRCD GATSO RT3 GATSO RT4 MR FILTER
OFF NARROW LOW NARROW ON ON OFF OFF NORMAL ON OFF OFF ON ON OFF

Need help setting up your detector? Visit our support center for help and manuals.


BEST RADAR DETECTORS FOR THE UK

PORTABLE RADAR DETECTORS:

GENEVO MAX

GENEVO MAX

£ 749
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£ 749
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GENEVO MAX comes with the most powerful 360° radar antenna among our portable radar detectors, a completely redesigned laser sensor with military laser reflector sight technology and new GPS antenna with database of the entire Europe. No surprises will be waiting for you on the road.


BUILT-IN RADAR DETECTORS:

GENEVO PRO II

GENEVO PRO II

from £ 1 750
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from £ 1 750
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GENEVO PRO II is our newest, most advanced built-in radar detector with revolutionary features.

DOES A PORTABLE DETECTOR WORK IN ALL VEHICLES?

Before buying, please make sure that your car is not equipped with a so-called metal-coated windshield (also called dethermal windshield), which drastically reduces the performance of a portable radar detector. For more information on how to recognize these windows, read the article on metal-coated windows. The solution for cars with a metal-coated windows is a built-in set with a radar antenna mounted behind the front bumper, such as the GENEVO PRO II system.


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