A: K, Ka and X band radar operates on invisible radio waves, which are unobstructed and unaffected by most of the materials inside a headliner or headrest. Metal however, will obstruct the radar signal. It is important when installing the radar unit that it is vertically within same range as your windshield. Suggestions for locating the radar unit are provided in the installation section of our site for many specific vehicles. If your vehicle is not listed you may contact us for additional support. In many cases installing the V1 in a concealed location will reduce or eliminate the detection of laser or LIDAR, as these sensors require an unobstructed line of sight in order to function. In some applications we have been able to conceal the radar unit and preserve laser detection.
Many do not consider laser detectors to be an effective defense against laser as in most cases your speed will be simultaneously recorded the instant you receive an alert. The use of a laser jammer is recommended as the only effective defense against laser.