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To Jam or Not to Jam?… That is the Question.

How Long Should K40 Laser Defusers™ Jam a Police Laser Gun? The simple answer is that you should be able to make that decision for yourself based on your location and the unique police laser encounter you are experiencing. K40’s Platinum Series systems now allow you more control over your Laser Defusers. Now you can decide how long your Laser Defusers transmit to the police laser gun and stop the jamming any time of your choosing with a quick press of the Mute button. Police Laser and K40 Laser Defusers: When a police officer targets their laser gun at your K40 protected vehicle, the Laser Defusers send a pulsed light signal back to the officer's gun. This signal from the Laser Defusers causes the police laser gun to show an “error” reading instead of showing the vehicle’s speed, buying you time to slow down and avoid a ticket. K40 Laser Defusers can be custom configured in three ways depending on your preference or geographic location. Constant Transmit (default setting) - For as long as the Laser Defuser is receiving a police laser gun signal, it will continuously transmit back to the gun. Pulse Transmit - Upon receiving a police laser signal, the Laser Defuser will transmit a jamming signal for up to five seconds, then switches to Receive Only mode for 30 seconds. Receive Only - The Laser Defuser will only detect police laser. No jamming signal will be emitted. When K40 Laser Defusers are integrated into the Platinum Series radar detectors, you have the option to press the Mute button to switch the Laser Defusers to “receive only” mode at any time. This will cause the Defusers to stop transmitting and allow the officer to obtain your vehicle's speed. External Mute Button Control Option Since the Mute button is now more important for your driving experience than ever, remember you also have the option to have your K40 retailer install a stand-alone Mute button in an easy-to-reach location in your vehicle. Just one more way that K40 keeps you ticket-free and in control. If you’d like to know more about the newest technology in K40’s Platinum Series radar detectors, call K40 at 800-323-5608.

By |2020-07-28T13:54:57-05:00July 14, 2020|Press|

More Selectivity…More Filtration…Means MORE focus on real radar threats.

K40's latest technology gives you two options to customize Ka-Band alerts with Ka-Band Selectivity and Ka-Band Filter. These new features give you more filtration and less non-police radar alerts. Ka-Band Selectivity - Control the segments of Ka-Band radar you want to be alerted to. Ka-Wide Setting: The Ka-Wide setting scans the entire range of the Ka-Band frequencies so that you are alerted to all Ka-band signals that you may encounter.  This is the maximum sensitivity and the default setting of the Platinum Series. Ka-Narrow Setting: The Ka-Narrow setting scans only those Ka-Band frequencies (plus a little above and below) that are used by Police radar guns. By selecting Ka-Narrow, the system is quieter and less susceptible to non-police alerts. Also, because Ka-Narrow is scanning a smaller frequency range, you may see a faster response time when using this setting. The chart below shows the following: Three most common Police Ka-Band radar guns used today. Ka-Band Wide frequency scanning range. Ka-Band Narrow frequency scanning range.   Ka-Band Filter - Another layer of filtration you can enable to reduce false alerts. Ka-Band Filter enables filtration of Ka-Band non-police radar signals, such as other radar detectors and satellite broadcast bands.  The Ka-Band Filter does not affect the police radar detection range. Today's driving environments and vehicles are making filtration top of mind for drivers wanting to use a radar detector.  K40 has engineered these new features so that you can experience a reliable speeding protection product that keeps you ticket-free while keeping the system focused on the real threats...not the false alerts.

By |2020-07-28T14:04:16-05:00July 9, 2020|Press|

Falsing is Frustrating…Filtering is Freedom!

K40's K-Band filter was engineered into all of our radar detectors in 2015.  With this filter, K40 products are able to filter out most of the vehicles on the road that are emitting K-Band through safety features such as; Blind-Side Assist, Collision Avoidance, Lane Departure Warning, etc. These features are found on most cars today and cause an onslaught of false alerts to drivers who are using any products without some form of K-Band filter. K-Band is the #1 source of non-police radar signals. New Radar Band Selectivity K40’s K-Band Selectivity gives you even more control over the radar alerts that you receive. The new Platinum Series offers you the option to select the exact range of K-Band frequencies that you want to be alerted to. K-Band Selectivity gives you more filtration and less non-police radar alerts without affecting the system's ability to alert to real police threats. You can now choose the frequency range you want to be alerted to with selectivity setting options K-Wide, K-Narrow, or K-Extended: K-Wide -The K-Wide setting scans the primary range of K-Band frequencies that are used by the police. In this setting, you can be confident that you’re being alerted to all possible K-Band threats. K-Narrow -The K-Narrow setting eliminates the highest and lowest frequencies on the K-Band spectrum. The frequencies eliminated by this setting help to reduce non-police radar alerts. K-Narrow makes your driving experience quieter while still alerting to police radar signals. K-Extended -The K-Extended setting allows the Platinum Series radar systems to detect frequencies that are lower than the range of frequencies in the “K-Wide” setting. This setting was engineered so that K40 systems are ready to defend against any future expansion of police radar frequencies and select speed cameras. With these additional three settings, you have more filtration flexibility than ever before. If you’d like to know more about all the new features offered by K40’s Platinum Series radar systems, call 800-323-5608 to talk to a K40 Consultant. Watch your email for more information about the new Platinum Series, coming to you soon!

By |2020-07-28T14:40:15-05:00July 2, 2020|Press, Radar and Laser 101|

K40 Platinum Series – Auto Filter

The “Auto" filter setting is the perfect option if you love a “set it and forget it”  ticket-free driving experience. The “Auto” filter setting optimizes sensitivity according to driving speeds: lower range and sensitivity in the city where there are more radar alerts from non-police radar signals, and maximum range and sensitivity on the highway when you are traveling at higher speeds and require the maximum advance warning. 0-45 mph - "Filter" setting sensitivity - X-Band off / K and Ka-Band reduced 46-55 mph - "City" setting sensitivity - Decreased sensitivity on all bands 56+ mph - "Highway" setting sensitivity - Maximum range and sensitivity on all bands If you’d like to know more about the new Platinum Series radar systems, call 800-323-5608 to talk to a K40 Consultant.

By |2020-07-28T14:43:48-05:00June 19, 2020|Press|

K40 Platinum Series – All-New LNA Radar Receivers

More Performance K40's LNA (Low Noise Amplifier) radar receivers are the latest in countermeasure technology for long-range detection of police radar guns. LNA technology boosts the radar signal and sensitivity giving you increased range and performance. You get quicker alerts and more time to slow down, giving you the confidence that your radar detector is going to "find them...before they fine you". Designed With Your Car In Mind Today's vehicles are designed to maximize technology with little wasted space.  These new receivers are completely redesigned, inside and out. Cosmetically, the receivers have a slimmer, narrower flat-top design allowing for more creativity and ease of installation. And internally, the receivers are packed with tech that will give you more features and driving freedom. Additional Features Not only do the Platinum Series K40 receivers improve range and performance, but we've also engineered these systems with more selectivity and filtration options (more on those another day). These receivers also give your Platinum Series system immunity to RDD’s, or Radar Detector Detectors. The police won't even know that you are driving with a K40 radar detection system. This feature is great if you’re driving through Washington D.C., Virginia, or parts of Canada where the use of radar detectors is restricted.

By |2020-06-30T09:53:50-05:00June 19, 2020|Press|

K40’s Rachel Clark Interviews with Into Tomorrow

The 12 Volt aftermarket industry is comprised of mostly independent retail locations owned by men and women who have a passion for upgrading and updating vehicles.  From car audio, CarPlay™ add-ons to back-up cameras, and yes, even custom-installed radar detectors and laser jammers, these retailers get together a few times a year at the industry's premier learning and networking event known as KnowledgeFest. Learn More about K40 with Rachel Clark In August of 2019, at the KnowledgeFest event in Dallas, TX,  K40's Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Rachel Clark, was interviewed by Into Tomorrow. There, she spoke about K40's custom installed radar detectors and laser Defuser systems. To learn more about: How police radar and laser guns work Why K40 is the speeding ticket protection leader K40's Ticket-Free Guarantee K40's award-winning service Watch this short video to find out about all of this and more.

By |2020-12-18T15:49:24-06:00December 13, 2019|Press|

How Many Laser Jammers Do I Need?

That’s a great question, one that we answer many times a day here at K40.  You see, there isn’t a “one size fits all” solution to laser jamming. This is why K40 offers Laser Defuser™ products a-la-carte so that you and your installing retailer can customize the perfect laser jamming speeding ticket protection for your vehicle. What kind of car do you drive?  Is it a black Corvette or a pearl white Cadillac Escalade?  These vehicles require vastly different protection from police laser gun targeting due to color and size.   It’s all about reflectivity: a beam of light hitting a flat reflective surface on your vehicle and bouncing back to the officer’s gun at the speed of light, allowing him/her to obtain your speed. To understand how many laser jammers are right for your vehicle, let’s look at how police laser targets your vehicle in the real world and how laser jammers can buy you precious time to slow down and avoid a speeding ticket. How do police laser guns work? A police laser is a concentrated beam of Infrared (IR) Laser Light that can instantly (speed of light) receive any moving object's speed. Police officers must be STATIONARY/PARKED to shoot laser. Laser guns target at very short distances, typically 1000 feet or less. Laser guns target ONE specific vehicle at a time. At 1000 feet, the laser beam diameter targeting your vehicle is 30 inches or less. The closer you get to the officer, the smaller the beam becomes. Police are trained to target the front center mass of your vehicle, usually your license plate. Police aim for your headlights as secondary targets. Police rarely target your vehicle from the rear as you are driving away. It is possible but rare. How do police laser jammers and K40 Laser Defusers™ work? Laser jammers receive the police laser gun beam and transmit back a light pattern that causes the police officer to receive a “no speed” reading or an error for up to 10 seconds. Laser jammers must have a clear, unobstructed view of the road ahead. Laser jammers should not be recessed or hidden behind anything (except IR acrylic). Laser jammers must be level and perpendicular to the road ahead. They should not tilt up, down, in, or out. Laser jammers must be kept clear of dirt and debris. They can't jam what they can't see. So now that you know the basics about how police laser guns and laser jammers work, let’s look into how many Laser Defusers™ you might need. K40 recommends a minimum of [...]

By |2022-10-18T17:18:44-05:00October 2, 2019|Press|

Five Tips for a Fabulously Fun Road Trip

1.    Destination: The Journey IS the Reward 2.    Ride with A Road Warrior 3.    Choose the Road Less Traveled 4.    Pack the Miscellaneous and Unusual 5.    If You Plan for Lemons, You’ll Drink Lemonade With winter behind us and all the "cool cars" out of hibernation, the driving season has finally arrived. It's our favorite time of year, and as driving enthusiasts, we begin to discuss past road trips and reminisce about being in the “way back” in the family wagon or the thrum of open pipes in a friend’s modified ride. These days, however, we might opt towards traveling in a K40 equipped BMW M4 for style, performance, and reliability. Regardless of the vehicle used, any road trip has five key considerations that can make or break a road trip. We put these tips in a logical order of planning and immediacy…or in other words, what we feel you really should focus on at first to get your trip planning started. With that said, buckle in and get ready for a learning ride. 1.    Destination: The Journey IS the Reward To us, the destination is really two-fold…the final location and the journey to the desired destination. Two road trips highlighting this philosophy would be Route 66 and The Pacific Coast Highway (aka California State Route 1). Sure, you can make a “final” stop on either of these iconic road trips, but it’s all the sights along the way that make a road trip epically memorable. Using the Route 66 trip as an example, you start in Chicago, IL (our home town) and end in Santa Monica, CA. Old bridges, quirky roadside attractions, kitschy diners, restored gas stations, vintage motels, and specialty museums are just a few of the attention-grabbing sights you’ll see. Looking for something more “real”? How about checking out the Mojave Desert, Painted Desert, Petrified Forest, Meramec Caverns, and the mighty Mississippi River along the way? The point is, the journey to your destination IS the real reward for your trip. 2.      Ride with A Road Warrior Now, we’re not suggesting you take someone like Max Rockatansky along for high-speed thrills. Rather, you should travel with someone that likes to be in a vehicle for long periods of time for multiple days. Someone that, if you’re riding in a modified vehicle, likes the sound of a deep exhaust note. Or, if it’s a classic you’re piloting, someone that understands and accepts what four-forty air conditioning means. Whether you take one or more passengers, they need to be easy-going, adventurous, car-loving, flexible, and hey, it doesn’t hurt if they’re mechanically inclined (#5 tip comes [...]

By |2020-12-18T15:47:51-06:00May 3, 2019|Radar and Laser 101|

First Ride in the Porsche Taycan

Truth be told, it wasn't us in either seat of the late 2019 availability Porsche Taycan (pronounced TIE CON). But supposedly, this is the first passenger ride video to surface, showing how this EV (Porsche's first production electric vehicle) handles. We enjoyed watching 600HP delivered by an all-wheel twin motor drive drift around a secret and snowy test track in Sweden while various technologies are discussed. Pardon the pun, but thermal management of the power cells is cool. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=157&v=RjMXIfw125M Best Radar Detector & Laser Jammer In the end, we're pleased Porsche is continuing to evolve their vehicle offerings and putting into production their first electric vehicle. After all, the automotive brand has the most registered built-in K40 radar detector and laser jammer systems. These machines were built to be driven...and as fellow driving enthusiasts, we're happy to ensure Porsche (and other vehicle brands) owners' driving confidence with the industry's first and most comprehensive ticket-free guarantee. What are your thoughts? Love the new styling and tech of the Taycan? Going to add one to your stable of vehicles? Let us know in the comments below.    

By |2020-12-18T15:44:40-06:00April 10, 2019|Radar and Laser 101|

Save Time & Money Spring Cleaning Your Car

Larry Kosilla of AMMO NYC is a YouTube star (nearly 1 million channel subscribers) for vehicle cleaning and detailing. Some of his processes take an entire day, and the cost of the equipment, tools, and cleaners is high. So when he released a step-by-step video on how to save time and money when Spring cleaning your vehicle, we were hooked. After all, if you're like us, you want to be driving! Best Radar Detector & Laser Jammer Keep the money you save from watching this video in your pocket by driving with a built-in or portable K40 radar detector. For added protection, add a Laser Defuser laser jamming system. In the remote chance you do get pulled over, you'll still keep saving money with our ticket-free guarantee.

By |2020-12-18T15:43:06-06:00April 4, 2019|Radar and Laser 101|
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