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BEL Beltronics Vector 955

Radar/Laser/Safety Detector with VG2 and Safety Alert Signals (Vector955, V955)

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BEL Beltronics Vector 955

Radar/Laser/Safety Detector with VG2 and Safety Alert Signals (Vector955, V955)

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  • Radar-Laser Detector with 360° Laser Protection
  • Digital "POP" Alert
  • Clear Digital Voice Alerts
  • Digital Signal Proccessing (DSP) Minimizes False Alarms
  • High Definition Text Display
  • Brightness Control with Full Dark Mode
  • Sensitivity Control: Highway and City
  • Auto Calibration Circuitry
  • VG2 Immunity
  • Operating Bands
    • X-band: 10.525 GHz ± 25 MHz
    • K-band: 24.150 GHz ± 100 MHz
    • Ka-band: 34.700 GHz ± 1300 MHz
    • Laser: 904nm, 33MHz bandwidth
  • Radar Receiver/Detector Type
    • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
  • Laser Detection
    • Quantum Limited Video Receiver
    • Multiple Laser Sensor Diodes
  • Display Type
    • 280 LED Alphanumeric
    • Bar Graph Display
    • 3 Levels of Brightness, plus Dark Mode
  • Programmable Features
    • Power-On Indication
    • Voice Alerts
    • Power-On Sequence
    • AutoMute
    • City Mode Sensitivity
    • Bands
  • Power Requirement: 12V DC, Negative Ground
  • Color: Black
  • Also available in Camo
  • Dimensions: 5.3" L x 3.1" W x 1.8" H
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Due to state laws, Sonic Electronix, Inc can not ship radar detectors to Virginia or the District of Columbia.

Product Features

Number of Modes
This number indicates how many modes the radar detector can be set at. Most detectors will include a city and highway mode. More advanced radar/laser detectors will offer more modes to suit your needs.
2
Dark Mode
Dark mode is a brightness option. Unless there is an alert, the unit will be completely dark.
Yes
Voice Alerts
The feature designates if the unit uses voice alerts. Voice alerts will audibly alert the driver of various warnings.
Yes
Auto Mute
The auto mute function will conveniently mute the alert tone when the alert lasts for an extended period of time. This is for the drivers convenience during extended encounters.
Yes
Auto Shut Off
A convenient feature that turns off the unit when the ignition is turned off.
Yes

Product Specifications

Radar Display
The type of display that the radar detector has.

LED Displays: Tells the driver what he or she needs to know through a bright LED display.

LED Icon Indicators: Tells the driver what he or she needs to know by illuminating icons and symbols.

Text Display: Tells the driver what he or she needs to know by illuminating text on the display.

LED Display
Signal Strength Meter
This feature means that the unit displays that strength of the received signal.
No
Brightness Control
If the brightness of the unit can be conveniently adjusted and controlled, it will be listed here.
Yes
Turn-on/off Select Bands
Many radar detectors can detect many different bands of signal. This feature designates if the user can select what bands he or she has on or off.
Yes
Unit Mounting
Different radar detector are attached to the vehicle in different ways. The most common is for it to be suction-cupped to the windshield. This allows the unit to be moved from one vehicle to another with ease. Another mounting option is called remote-mounting. A remote mount unit is directly installed into your vehicle.

Other ways to mount your radar detector include Velcro and adhesive.

Suction cups
Power Source
The power source is the method in which the unit receives power. Some units will be powered by batteries, while others will need to be plugged in to an AC or DC power source.
12V DC Car Adapter
Direct Power Accessory
If there is an optional accessory to the unit that will provide power, it will be listed here.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
Travel Case Included
If a protective travel case is included, it will be listed here.
No

Detection

Number of Detected Bands
This number indicates the number of bands the radar/laser detector protects against. The term band includes different radars, lasers, and safety signals, among others. The higher the number, the greater the protection.
Multi-band
X Band
X Band is a frequency used for detecting speed from a police radar.
Yes
K Band
K Band is the most popular radar frequency band that is used today. It is able to detect speeds from a stand still location, or from a moving vehicle
Yes
Ka Band
Ka Band operates within the frequencies 26.5-40 GHz. This is the newest introduced radar band and it is becoming more and more popular. It rarely has a false alert.
Yes
Ku Band
Ku band ranges from 12-18 GHz when used in radar applications.
No
Laser
This feature specifies if the unit will detect lasers.
Yes
VG-2 Immunity
The VG-2 detects radar detectors. Radar detectors with VG-2 immunity will be immune to the VG-2 radar and alert the driver when they are under such surveillance.
Yes
Pop Alert
Some radar guns operate in a POP mode so they can get a speed reading of a target vehicle extremely fast, resulting in most radar detectors not being able to consistently signal an alert. There are very few radar guns in service in the U.S. capable of POP mode operation. If your radar detector is Pop Alert capable, you may notice an increase in Ka-band false alerts when POP mode radar detection is switched on.
Yes

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
63%
4 Star
31%
3 Star
3%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
3%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.7
Features
4.4
Design
4.5
Usability
4.6
Bob

Oneonta,Alabama

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Bel V955

July 11, 2011

I have had Cobra radar detectors and they failed several times to warn me to slow down. After speeding tickets in 2 months I decided to ditch the Cobra and go with the Bel V955. I travel 6 states in my sales job and it has saved me many times. I would strongly recommended. Drive safe!

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Biggins

Ruskin, Fl

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BEL Beltronics V955

October 26, 2011

This has been the best radar detector I have ever owned. It picks up radar from ALL angles. It also has great range from front and back.

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FlyboyRon

Poplar Grove, IL

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My second Vector 955

August 29, 2011

I bought one of these for my stepson, after having had one myself for a year or so now. I guess that tells you I was happy with mine, and as far as I know, he is happy with his. In my case, this one replaced an older model BEL detector which lasted me over 10 years before it quit.
There are a couple of improved features on this 955 model I particularly like:
It has an "Autoscan" mode, that is supposedly always watching the electronic environment you operate within, and somehow adjusting its sensitivity to what it finds around you. I don't know how it works, but whatever it is doing, it appears to have fewer "false alarms" than my older BEL did, though it seems to alert when it needs to do so. This new model also has an "Automute" feature I really like. After an alert, it sounds a warning, and then after repeating it for a short period, it drops the volume to a more reasonable (i.e. less irritating) level, while it continues the warning for the duration of the alert. On my old one, I found myself having to manually mute it constantly, to keep it from driving me (and especially my wife) nuts during long alerts. All in all, it's saved me from tickets several times in vulnerable situations, and the "ergonomics" of this model are improved over the older one it replaced.

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john

monterey ca

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ticket free

September 15, 2010

I would highly recommend this product it works great , it gives me plenty of warning when approaching speed traps and random patrols. I also purchased the smart cord with the mute button that is the only way to go , mute the false alarms and it kicks back on when it picks up another signal.

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Lloyd

Illinois

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Love it

September 28, 2009

I would recommend this item..Works as discribed..I have no complaints at all..

I use it in my car ,truck and Motorcycle(with ear piece)..Hard wired on the motorcycle..

The unit is not waterproof, just be careful of that on a motorcycle.

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Alex

San Antonio, TX

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Great Radar Detector

May 12, 2009

I purchased the Bel Bector 955 for long trips and it has worked very well with few false alarms. It is easy to use and reliable. Consumers guides rate if high for its price.

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papaurn

Saint James, NY

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Questionable Value

December 7, 2010

I'm not sure that this radar detector works as advertised. I used it on many long distance trips. I have passed several radar traps without any warning whatsoever from the radar detector. In fact except for the occasional false alarm, it has not given me one legit warning in 6 months of use. Even if the police in my area only use instant on radar, this detector should pick up if people in front of me when they are flashed by the police. Given that it hasn't given me a single legitimate alarm in 6 months of use, I cannot recommend this radar detector.

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iceman

bolingbrook,il.

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best in the business

November 23, 2010

This unit is hands down the best in the business !!! it blows away other units by far i have tried several ...this unit is worth its wait in gold and the price is great !!!

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Michele

Rhode Island

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love my radar detector

April 16, 2009

My first bel detector lasted at least 15 years then the speaker quit. Really got my moneys worth out of that one and expect the same with this one :) great product!!

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Saraneth

New Zealand

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Awesome buy

August 23, 2012

This was my first radar detector and it is amazing. Over 6 months on and it is still working perfectly. Has saved me many thousands of dollars. Have never had a point where it didn't work when needed.

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william

jacksonville fl

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very happy. paid for itself first road trip

July 30, 2012

Took it with me on a trip from Florida to Indiana. Let me know when cops were around,even the undercover cars. Did beep around automatic doors but considering it will save me a ticket it is well worth it. Would recommend to anyone who takes a lot of road trips.

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Debbie

Pendleton.IN

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Great Product, Great Price

July 18, 2011

I bought one for my daughter inlaw for Christmas and it has saved her ALOT of money from speeding tickets, which reminds her to slow down. She loves it. I also bought myself one just like it. Great product for a great price.

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bulldog_77

Ardmore, Ok

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Hasnt let me down!!!!

November 29, 2010

It has been dead accurate with good early warning. It is very easy to use and I would highly recommend it to anyone. The only way law enforcement can beat it is to turn their radar on at the last second and catch you.

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Someone

Tucson, AZ

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Great Detector

October 10, 2010

Overall great buy. Not too expensive, and high quality (made in Canada). It's usually good at detecting all bands, and almost no fake alerts. One of its disadvantages is that it's sort of slow at detecting the camera SUVs; it starts beeping about 10 feet before you reach it, which is definitely not good. Sometimes it lags when a cop is cruising, but very rare. The volume is great, and the light is awesome.

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cars

houston, tx

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Excellant detector

July 30, 2009

Works at long range from multiple angles

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Beepy

St. Louis, MO

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Great Machine

May 31, 2009

It works great, has never failed me, except when not plugged in. Always spot on, but give lots of false readings, better safe than sorry though. Lots of X band around hospitals, banks, and ATMs, sometimes shows LASER when no cops are around. Overall it works great.

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nhsbballar

Norman, Oklahoma

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Great Radar!!

April 6, 2009

This is the best radar detector to get for under $200. I love it. It has helped me out a lot in the city and on the highway and has proven its worth. Excellent for someone who has never owned a radar detector before.

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Red Vette

Kansas City, MO

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Bel Beltronics Vector 955 performs GREAT!

April 15, 2012

I've owned several radar detectors over the last 25 years and the Bell Vector 955 is by far the best value, most reliable and well built detector I've used or owned. I wanted another detector when I bought a high performance car, but couldn't bring myself to justify the seemingly outrageous cost of Passport or Valentine. I noticed the 955 seemed to get reasonably good reviews and excellent value ratings. It works fantastic with very few false alarms. It will pick up laser, but when you're getting hit with it. I would recommend ordering some extra suction cups for when they wear out over time. Overall, I HIGHLY recommend this product for an extremely reduced probability of getting unwanted speeding tickets.

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Sparky

Bakersfield, ca

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Loss of Audio

January 9, 2012

This is my third Beltronics detector. The audio stopped working and I can't open the unit to see if there is a fuse. The unit was never moved from the position it has been in for 2 years.

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Alexander

Lafayette, La

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Solid Buy

May 30, 2011

Great, solid buy for the price...has gotten me through everything so far!

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E

Imperial Beach, CA

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Vector 955

April 1, 2011

Overall quite a good radar detector for the money. It's definitely paid itself off over and over. I would say this radar detector is more for the commuter rather than the high speed racer (due to the range of detecting radar, 1/8-1/4 mile) but has saved me multiple times.
I would recommend this to a friend over the wal-mart brand but would recommend a high end detector for the high speed racer if they have the money.

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Dave C

NY

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BEL Beltronics Vector 955

October 28, 2010

I have two of these. Best bang for the buck detector out here. Honestly, if you need more warning than this gives you, you either need to slow down, or fix your brakes. I drive with it on in my cars 100% of the time, which is the ONLY way you should use a detector. I would spend less on a detector than this or you get garbage. Ask me how I know. I wouldn't spend more than this either, especially since this one works great.

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Craig

Buffalo, NY

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Good value for the $$

April 7, 2009

I've owned a number of radar detectors, since the inception of the very first fuzz buster. This is my 3rd Bel, and I'm not disappointed. Plenty of warning for most bands. My only complaint is that i get a lot of false signals on the Laser band when i am driving towards a sunset. Other than that, I don't think you can buy a better unit for less.

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Petra

San Mateo, CA

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Works great

December 16, 2011

Extremely easy to use and reliable. I cannot believe how I ever drove without it. Thanks to its alarming me of possible speed and radar traps I have been able to avoid a lot of close calls.

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Rob

Lake Charles, LA

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Great Product

October 31, 2011

Great product. Great company.

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eli

m,texas

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Awesome Product !

June 9, 2009

I like this radar because it has a long range detection.

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Cosmic Charlie

Right Coast Up Where the Lobsters Live

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It works very good for the money

March 21, 2009

Good performance, middle priced.
Works much better than many other cheeper ones I have - I set them all up on my dash for about a week. It won hands down. It's very good looking ahead and around the hills & corners, good enough for me, better ones cost ALOT more.

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chase

Wilmington, NC

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BEL 955

April 17, 2012

I have a BEL 955 for a little over 6 months, for the price it is great! On the highway it works flawlessly in the city not so much. Lots of False k bands when driving around a hospital or any drug store, such as Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS all show 1 bar K band and can be very annoying. It works great on back roads away from disturbance and has away given me plenty or warning on the highway (way before the cop is visible). I have gotten pulled on a back road by a cop driving past me over a hill using instant on. The radar went off solid and I had time to slow down just enough to get a warning instead of a ticket. I drive from Wilmington to Raleigh/Greenville regularly, around two hour drive every week and this radar detector gives me plenty of confidence on the highway. I would recommend this to anyone doing lots of highway driving and for the price it is unbeatable.

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Eric

Canada

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Like it so much bought another

March 19, 2012

After doing some research I bought the Beltronics Vector 955. It sounded like it was what I needed for my daily commuting in our radar laden city, and I haven't been disappointed. It gives me enough warning, hence no tickets since I bought it 18 months ago, even on the high speed mountain roads. I wish it came with a clamp to permanently attach to the mirror - suction cups only good for 6 months at a time.

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Tomo

Australia

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Value for money

October 23, 2010

I bought this product and it has been great.I thought it would have had better range but still it has gotten me out of some close calls.
It works as a safety device also because every time it beeps you double check your speed.
Beware though that they are illegal in all states in Australia with the exception of WA.

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Jon

Upstate, NY

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Great Radar Detector for the Money

April 14, 2009

I have owned the Vector 955 for 6 months now, and I still think it was the best purchase of the year. They pay for themselves the first time you hit your brakes when the radar goes off.

It picks up radar over hills, around corners, in the rain and snow. Most of the time it will easily give you enough time to get from 75 down to 55, and that is before the cop comes into sight.

The beeps themselves are rather annoying, a friend has a similarly priced model from another company with a more mild beeping.

I suggest buying another cord to run from the plug to the unit, one of the ones with a mute switch. The mute switch does work with this model, at least on the cord I bought.

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NV

Miami, FL

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radar detector

May 5, 2012

Pretty good product for the money. Sonic has the best price and service all around. Works great but need to customize the sensitivity in the city.

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conrad

MN

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Good Radar for the price!

October 5, 2011

Is very good for highways not good for city. For the price is one great. Save me 4 times last week!

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Johnny

Canada

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Great Value

January 15, 2012

I was sure before I bought it and now i'm even more sure that his is the best bang for your buck when it comes to a radar detector. I've caught radars as far as 3km away, mind you I live on the prairies. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a basic detector that actually works.

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Kaz

Canada

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Great bang for your buck!

July 16, 2012

This is my second BEL Vector 955. It has saved me on many occasions. A great unit for the price.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

V955

UPC

065789259551

Weight

2.00lbs

Internal SKU

vector955

Internal Product ID

5005

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