"Drivers are aware that many red light cameras and speed traps are not just about safety but are also used for revenue generation - SpeedTrapUSA communicates speed trap locations to select ESCORT detector users,” said Tim Coomer, Product Development VP.
West Chester, OH (PRWEB) March 29, 2011
ESCORT Inc, the leading manufacturer of premium automotive electronic accessories and maker of the world's best radar and laser detectors, announced the release of its new SpeedTrapUSA.com website for speed trap location sharing and knowledge base development in direct support of its industry leading ESCORT Defender™ Speed Trap and Safety Camera Early Warning Database. The ESCORT Defender™ Speed Trap and Safety Camera Early Warning Database is the industry’s leading collection of speed traps and red light and speed camera locations.
The ESCORT Defender™ Database gives users the ability to receive early warning notification of approaching speed traps, speed cameras, red light cameras and other high-target traffic citation areas. “Drivers are generally aware that many red light and speed cameras are not just about safety but also are used for revenue generation,” said Tim Coomer, VP of Product Development. “And everyone knows that speed traps are often a huge means of revenue generation. Our new SpeedTrapUSA.com website allows users to share speed trap locations with others to dramatically expand threat coverage. The newly identified speed trap locations, once verified, are added to the ESCORT Defender™ Database and then communicated to all of our customers on a weekly basis,” he added.
SpeedTrapUSA allows users the ability to add speed traps to the ESCORT Defender™ Database. Use of the SpeedTrapUSA.com site, including user registration, is easy and free. Participating users create an account on the SpeedTrapUSA.com site—users do not have to have a specific ESCORT Defender™ Database registration. ESCORT has developed a specific data point verification process of user submitted trap locations including the verification by other SpeedTrapUSA users who confirm newly submitted locations. Updates can be downloaded from the ESCORT and BELTRONICS websites.
The ESCORT Defender™ Database, with thousands of speed trap and camera threat locations, helps drivers become more aware of their surroundings and helps keep them ticket-free in known highly targeted areas. The Defender™ Database protects drivers in real time by using GPS technology and unique waypoints to isolate the type of threat used at a particular location. Unique audible and visual alerts are provided through the detector for each type of threat.
A proven shootout winner, the ESCORT’s Defender™ Database was the top scorer in a groundbreaking head-to-head test conducted by RadarTest.com. The Defender™ Database scored above all other competitors for overall accuracy. According to RadarTest.com, the Defender™ Database accurately identified more than 95% of all camera locations tested, while the next closest competitor only identified 66% of these locations.
The ESCORT Defender™ Database comes pre-loaded on select ESCORT and BELTRONICS radar detector models including the all new PASSPORT iQ GPS Navigation and PASSPORT 9500ix windshield models and the 9500ci custom-installed model. The BELTRONICS all new STiR-Plus and Pro GX65 radar and laser detectors also include the Defender Database.
For more information about the new SpeedTrapUSA.com website, the ESCORT Defender™ Database or ESCORT’s complete line of products, visit online at ESCORTinc.com or call ESCORT direct at 800.433.3487.
About ESCORT, Inc.
ESCORT Inc. is the leading manufacturer of high-performance radar and laser detectors, reverse obstacle detection systems, GPS enabled navigation and tracking products, and other Drive Smarter products. ESCORT manufactures products under the ESCORT, PASSPORT, SOLO, Vector, BELTRONICS, Guardian and Entourage brands. The company is headquartered in West Chester, Ohio with its principal manufacturing facility located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
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