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Radar & Laser / LIDAR Detector w/ Voice Alerts 360° Protection & GPS for Location Based Protection

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The Créme de la Créme - The PRO500

The top of the top, the best of the best. The PRO500 is the highest end model from the Beltronics PRO series. Fasten your seat belts, it's gonna be an awesome ride...
  • 360° protection from all radar bands and laser
  • Over 10 times more sensitive than imported radar detectors
  • 280 LED Matrix Text Display
  • Exclusive Threat Display tracks and displays multiple radar signals including strength
  • SiRFstar III GPS receiver offers location based protection from a wide range of threats such as traffic cameras and more
  • New technology to reduce false alerts
    • Digital Signal Processing
    • AutoScan™ intelligently reduces false alerts by analyzing signals from a distance and filtering out false alerts
    • Traffic Signal Rejection (TSR) filters out erroneous X-band and K-band signals caused by traffic flow monitoring systems
  • Voice alerts keep you focused on the road
  • 5-Adjustable brightness levels plus Dark Mode
  • POP detection
  • SmartShield™ VG-2 immunity
  • 3.5mm mono earphone jack
  • Included SmartCord™ allows you to control certain functions like mute and volume remotely
  • Compatible with Escort Live! for real time alerts from other Escrot and Beltronics users
  • And it only gets better from here! Keep reading!

Blow Away False Alerts!

You'll wondering what a false alert even is because you wont hear anymore of them. Beltronics hates false alerts as much as you do so they made sure there wouldn't be any of them. You've got the exclusive AutoScan™ feature which intelligently analyzes and filters out signals from nonthreatening sources and just in case one slips in, the AlertLock™ feature lets you lock out false alerts base on your GPS location. You also get selectable City/Highway modes with added filters for even more fine tuning. Plus, the PRO500 utilizes Digital Signal Processing to further scan and analyze all incoming signals to reject false alarms from sources like traffic flow sensors.

  • All new AutoScan™ technology provides long range warning and intelligently reduces false alerts
  • Traffic Signal Rejection (TSR) eliminates alerts from X-band and K-band traffic flow sensors
  • Select between AutoScan™, Highway and City modes
  • 3 City Mode filters to eliminate false alerts from X-bands
  • Selectable Bands allow you to shut off specific bands
    • Some bands like the X-band aren't used in certain areas for radar enforcement - Turn off the band if it's not needed so you don't get alerted
  • Compatible with Escort Live! to receive information about threats from other Beltronics and Escort radar detector users
  • Total Tracking Laser™ circuitry and Dual Port Laser Lens are always searching for laser guns to provide superior range and excellent off axis performance
  • The PRO500 can decode Safety Warning System messages to warn you of dangers on the road

PRO500 GPS Features

GPS Based Threat Protection

Yeah that's right, satellites. The PRO500 comes equipped with GPS based protection that is preloaded with redlight and fixed position speed camera locations in North America. You can even add your own hotspots like known Speed Traps using the Mark Location feature allowing for complete location based customization. You can update the database easily through Beltronics website so your location based protection is always up to date.
  • Preloaded with thousands of red light and fixed location speed cameras
  • Mark Location feature allows you to mark known speed traps, cameras and other hot spots
  • Speed Check feature displays your vehicle's speed within the first few seconds of an alert
  • Software can be updated through the Beltronics website

PRO500 Voice Alerts

Friendly Voice Alerts Keeps Your Eyes On The Road

Who doesn't like to have a friendly person to chat with on the road? Well, the PRO500 can't have an actual conversation with you but it'll talk at you and provide you with crisp voice alerts so you can keep your eyes on what matters, which of course would be the road. And in case the PRO 500 is getting a little too chatty, Beltronics patented AutoMute circuitry will reduce the volume level on long encounters.
  • Keep your eyes on the road
  • AutoMute reduces volume level on long encounters

Crystal Clear Display

The PRO500 has a ultra bright high definition display that can be easily read at any angle. The bar graph will display the detected band and relative signal strength so you have an idea of where the radar is coming from. And for nighttime driving, you have multiple brightness levels to adjust including a full dark mode for a more discreet driving experience.

  • 280 LED alphanumeric display
  • Exclusive Threat Display shows multiple radar signals along with a strength meter
  • Tech Display shows the exact numeric frequency of the radar being received
  • 5 adjustable brightness levels plus Dark mode
  • Or, go auto - The PRO500 has an Auto brightness Sensor which will automatically adjust to the ambient lighting in the vehicle

So Tap Into Your Inner Genius

The PRO500 is ready to go out of the box but it has tons of features to play around with and adjust so you can get the perfect customized protection for your personal driving needs. At the end of the day, investing in a radar detector is just a good idea that can save you some serious cash and headache. If we could, we would pat you on the back and say, "You've made a wise choice my friend."

Beltronics PRO500 Is A Smart Idea Programmable Features
  • Power-on indication
  • Speed Check On/Off
  • Voice alerts
  • Power-on sequence
  • Signal Strength Meter
  • AutoMute
  • Units (English/Metric)/li>
  • City Mode Sensitivity
    • Highway
    • AutoScan
    • Auto NoX
  • Detected bands
  • GPS Based Markers

Product Specifications:

  • GPS Receiver: SiRFstar III
  • Display Type:
    • 280 LED Matrix Text
    • Bar Graph
    • Threat Display™
    • Tech Display™
  • Number of Brightness Levels: 5 plus Dark Mode
    • Auto Brightness Sensor can automatically adjust based on the ambient lighting in the vehicle
  • Radar Detector Type:
    • Superheterodyne, VCO
    • Scanning Frequency Discriminator
    • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
  • Operating frequencies:
    • X band (10.525 GHz - 25 MHz )
    • K band (24.150 GHz - 100 MHz)
    • Ka band (34 GHz - 1300 MHz)
    • Laser 904nm , 33 MHz bandwidth
  • Laser Detection:
    • Quantum Limited Video Receiver
    • Multiple laser Sensor Diodes
  • Power Requirements:
    • 12 Volts DC negative ground
    • SmartCord™ (included)
  • VG-2 Immune: Yes
  • Mounts to the windshield with included suction cups
  • Dimensions: 2.90"W x 5.35"D x 1.40"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty
DISCLAIMER FOR RADAR/LASER DETECTORS

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

Sonic Electronix does not endorse or condone speeding or any kind of reckless driving. Please drive responsibly and obey the law.

Product Features

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.
Yes
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
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
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
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
4.0
Features
5.0
Design
4.0
Usability
5.0

John

Fort Wayne

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Good Unit

September 18, 2013

This is my first radar detector purchase since the early 1990's. So far about 500 miles of use and it has been pretty accurate at detecting active radar in police cars. It like any detector does detect alarm systems like many banks have during your daily travels but a simple push of the button marks it. For normal highway driving the stores for the most part are far enough away that it is not a problem. I was surprised that for the most part all detector are the same size but I suppose the antennas in them dictate the size of the detector. My old uniden from the early 90's is smaller than a pack of smokes, but good luck using one of those now a days, the thing just beeps the entire way down the road.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

PRO500

UPC

065789250022

Weight

1.05lbs

Internal SKU

pro500

Internal Product ID

72301

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Product Name: BEL Beltronics PRO500