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Beltronics Vector V955 Radar Detector

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  • Full X, K, SuperWide Ka, Ku and laser alert plus Safety Warning System message display in an easy-to-use laser/radar detector
  • New AutoScan mode intelligently reduces unwanted false alarms
  • Ultra-bright 280-LED alphanumeric display
  • Immune to VG-2 radar detector detection, so law enforcement cannot detect its use
  • One-year limited warranty
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight1.3 pounds
Product Dimensions4.8 x 2.8 x 1.2 inches
Item model numberV955
  
Additional Information
ASINB0009SCMKY
Shipping Weight1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableDecember 19, 2005
  
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Technical Details

  • Model: V955

Product Description

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With the best radar performance under $200, drive safely and save money with the Vector 955. Includes features usually found on more expensive detectors: three brightness levels, VG-2 immunity, digital signal processing, sturdy windshield mount, and more. Now you don't have to choose between driving safely and saving money.

The perfect radar accessory for the economical driver. Click to enlarge.

Superior Detection
The Vector 955 includes full X, K, SuperWide Ka, and Safety Warning System radar capability, laser detection, patented Mute and AutoMute features, audible and visual band alerts, and all the performance you'd expect from Beltronics.

Digital signal processing (DSP) technology and multiple laser sensors give you long-range performance and greatly reduce the number of false alarms. On top of that, the Vector 955 is invisible to VG-2 radar detector detectors, keeping you one step ahead. It also features Highway/City sensitivity settings to tailor performance to your needs.

Easy to Use
The rugged Vector 955 gives you control right at your fingertips. Patented Mute and AutoMute technology allows you to quickly silence alerts. Advanced programming lets you customize several features, and all controls are easily accessible on top of the device.

Installation is also a snap: use the quick-release windshield mount to attach it to your vehicle's windshield, and remove it in a snap. Don't want to leave it in your vehicle? No problem, Beltronics includes a travel case to keep it secure while you're on foot.

AutoScan Mode
The V955's AutoScan mode provides long-range warning, with minimum false alarms. In this mode, the V955's internal computer continuously analyzes all incoming signals and intelligently filters out false alarms.

Includes coiled power cable.

Easily install with quick-release windshield mount.

Ultra-Bright LED Display
Don't miss a visual alert with the 955's 280-LED alphanumeric display. Exclusive threat display tracks and displays multiple radar signals, including signal strength. You can also view Safety Warning System (SWS) messages about upcoming hazards, construction, and more.

Enjoy three different brightness settings or operate in dark mode if you'd prefer only audio alerts.

Total Tracking Laser
Unlike radar signals, which are highly reflective, laser signals have very poor reflective characteristics. Many of today's laser detectors do not have the high sensitivity necessary to detect laser within a large "field of view." The Vector 955 incorporates Beltronics' best laser detection, which uses twin laser ports to detect energy far outside the main laser beam--including off-axis signals--providing a 360-degree field of view. The alerts provided by your unit are the same whether signals are received from the front or rear.

How Safety Radar Works
Safety Warning System, or SWS, uses a modified K-band radar signal to alert users of highway construction or maintenance, highway hazard zone advisories, weather-related hazards, travel information/convenience, and fast-/slow-moving vehicles. The SWS safety radar system has 64 possible messages (60 currently allocated), all of which can be displayed on your Vector 955.

What's in the Box
Beltronics V955 Vector radar/laser detector, coiled power cord, quick-release windshield mount, and owner's manual.

Customer Reviews

On city mode within Albuquerque, I get very few false alarms.
Patrick O. Donnell
I recommend this puppy to anyone looking for a great radar detector - more money won't buy you any better warnings!
MinnesotaMike
The detector picks up police radar well in advance to give you plenty of time to SLOW down.
Charles B

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

124 of 126 people found the following review helpful By G. Velez on April 30, 2007
I was slightly reluctant to buy this item after reading a few bad reviews on Amazon but I bought it and I'm glad I did. Other consumer report sites rated it high and I do also. It's a great unit and came with no problems. It picks up radars long before they're in view. Make sure you have the unit parallel with the ground to work best. No need to unplug it when you leave your vehicle...it senses a low voltage and turns itself off after a moment when it senses the car is turned off then it turns on when you restart the ignition. It also muffles its alerts after a few beeps so you don't have to reach up and turn it down if you're conversing. Great features in a great product.
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83 of 86 people found the following review helpful By UltraB on September 12, 2007
The 955 is a great detector that has only less features, not less range, than its more expensive stablemates. But if you are upgrading from a detector that's a few years or more older, you'll still find the features on the 955 to be great. More importantly, the range on the 955 is spectacular. Now, Bel has had some quality control issues as of late, but unless your unit pops up the dreaded "service required" message, chances are your detector is finding each threat the best it can. What some people don't realize about police radar is that police can use "instant on" radar which can be flicked on at practically point blank range. Using radar in such a fashion limits or completely prevents radar from being detected. It's not the detector's fault, police and radar manufacturers have just become savvy to the downside of leaving their radar units constantly on. Being popped by "instant on" radar has led many an inexperienced radar detector owner to throw their detector in the trash because they figured it just didn't work.... My advice would be for anyone contemplating the purchase of a detector to do a little online research into how police radar is used and what roll a detector can play in avoiding costly tickets....

Back to this unit, as I said previously, it's great. It has excellent sensitivity on all bands. If you can get by without the latest non-essential features (more conveniences than anything) then the 955 is the best your going to find in its price range.
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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Happy Consumer on December 28, 2007
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Just bought the Bel 955 to replace my Bel 980. From what I have read the 955 gives all the advanced detection of more expensive Bel products, with some lacking features that you may not miss.

Compared to my old 980, the 955 has much, much less false alerts and seems to pick up K and Ka radar much sooner. It is also very easy to program, but to be honest the factory settings are great and not much needs to be changed.

The new auto-quiet feature is very nice. With this you get the alert at the sound level you picked, then it automatically goes softer after a few seconds.

What I didn't like is that they do not supply a straight cord (only a short coiled one), they changed the shape of the power plug (now its a telephone type jack), and moved the jack on the detector to the detector's right side.

I had my old detector hard-wired to the car and was unable to use the existing wire/plug without buying an adapter direct from Beltronics.

One last bit of information. It has been posted that Beltronics won't honor the 1 year warrantee if purchased from a "non-authorized" reseller like Amazon. There is even mention of this on Bel's web site. Before buying from Amazon, I sent an E-mail to Bel asking if this policy included purchase direct from Amazon or if they were refering to Amazon re-sellers. This is Bel's response:

Thank you for your interest in Beltronics! Amazon is authorized. But often you are directed to the reseller site they host. You may not see this unless you look closely at the page you are directed to. We do not have any authorized resellers on their re-seller site.
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60 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Patrick O. Donnell on October 20, 2007
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My wife and I live 100 miles away from where we both work and we commute daily to and from. Prior to getting the Beltronics 955, I was a nervous wreck driving a total of 3-4 hours a day. I have been driving the commute now for well over a year and I received only 1 ticket but I had to be constantly hyper-vigilant. I did not purchase the device to speed at will, just to provide peace of mind on a long dangerous commute.
The device has performed quite well so far. During the first quarter of the drive there are speed limit postings with embedded Ka band to give you a readout of your speed versus the posted limit. Consistently, I pick up the Ka signal from the sign at 1.4 miles out---long before it can ever pick me up. By the time the sign picks up my speed (something you can see on the readout for at least 1/4 of a mile) I have been aware of its presence for over a mile and had plenty of time to react. I have been made aware of 6 individual situations over the past week where I had considerable time to adjust my speed before actually seeing the cruiser. I might add the highway where I have had the most positive IDs has very few straight runs and many blind corners. I have had no Laser or POP situations to verify warning times. I dont belive New Mexico State Troopers use Laser or POP twixt Santa Fe and Albuquerque or on the Santa Fe bypass road, but I am sure I will detect it if they do.
On city mode within Albuquerque, I get very few false alarms.
Overall, for the first week of operation I am extremely impressed by the range and detection of the 955. I have had no technical problems with the device thus far.
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