Beltronics STiR Plus Review

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Beltronics STiR Plus Review
  • Detection
  • Laser Detection
  • Range
  • False Alert Filter
  • Features

Summary

Beltronics STiR Plus is an extreme range radar detector offering enhanced capturing of the police X, K and Ka band radar guns. This is because the STiR Plus unit uses the M3 dual feed horn design of Escort. The only difference between Beltronics’ STiR Plus and Escort custom installed radar detector is that the former doesn’t include the Escort’s Laser Shifter Pro laser jammer. In fact, is a good point because you can add a better performing laser jammer like the Blinder HP-905 or the AntiLaser Priority. The advanced DSP technology lets the unit detect even the faintest law enforcement radar guns signals from miles away.

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Beltronics or Bel is the sister company of Escort and it’s units are created using the same technology and platforms that Escort’s products do. This is why if you wish to get similar level of quality and benefits in a custom, remote radar detector but in low price then go for the STiR Plus model from Beltronics. In terms of technology it is equal to Escort custom installed radar detectors. It is counted among the top-rated, most reliable extreme range radar detectors as it offers 8 times more radar gun signal detection ability than the previous versions from Beltronics. It is one of the best stealth and Spectre RDD remote mounted radar detectors. Let’s find out what makes Beltronics STiR Plus so superior to others in the market.

Range and Adaptability

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Beltronics STiR Plus
Operating BandsX-Band , K-Band , Ka-Band
Laser DetectionMultiple Laser Type Detection
DisplayLED display
Best FeatureStealthy Installation
Price$1300 (price may be changed without notice)
GPS TechnologyYes
Red Light Cameras DetectionYes
Sensitivity Setting Highway, Auto Scan™, Highway and AutoNoX, City and City NoX
Community ShareCompatible with Escort Live
Over-speed AlertYes
BluetoothYes
Power Requirement 12VDC, Negative Ground
Dimension Display: 1.950 W x 0.666 D x .0.627 H
Control: 1.950 W x 0.425 D x .0.650 H
Radar/Laser Receiver: 3.70 W x 5.40 D x 1.05 H
GPS: 1.952 W x 2.699 D x 2.940 H
Interface: 2.850 W x 0.810 D x 2.940 H
Speaker: 2.250 W x 2.116 D x 2.250 H

The Beltronics STiR Plus offers the combination of advanced and user-friendly features. The Ka-Band Discerning Program lets you easily turn on/off the super wide Ka-band individually. This is a great feature as it enhances the unit’s performance against the Ka-based threats and also eliminates the need to scan and search other frequencies.

In case, you are unaware of the frequency used by police in your state, there is a convenient tech mode option, which will immediately display the frequency. Once you understand it, you can disable other frequencies to enhance the detection range. The incorporation of TotalShield™ technology makes the unit completely invisible against all kinds of radar guns and it remains undetectable by any forthcoming threats in the future.

If you aim to use this unit anywhere around North America, then the factory-fitted Safety Camera DEFENDER Database would help you a lot. You will receive alerts for those locations where red lights and fixed position camera are already installed in North America. The software will automatically update the data for three years after installation. Besides, the unit’s safety camera database and operating software can be updated via web as well through Beltronics official website. This is definitely a plus point as the update can be conducted on any Windows based computer running Windows Vista, XP or Win7.

Digital Signal Processing technology will analyze all incoming signals and reject all unwanted false alarms automatically. This way, you can maintain balance of long-range warning without being disturbed by false alarms. Also, the STiR Plus has multiple laser sensors, which have been strategically positioned to search for laser gun signals continuously. STiR Plus lets you enjoy next-gen laser protection including superior off-axis protection.

Alerts and Messages

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The unit is different from other models in remote radar detector technology because not just it has user-friendly controls but it is highly convenient to operate. It has been factory-set for travelling around North America, but you can manually modify it accordingly. With easy to understand digital voice alerts, you will get instantly informed without losing your focus from the road. In this regard, it is very important to commend Beltronics for coming up with such a high definition text display, which is probably the brightest possible display in remote radar detectors. You can read the messages easily from virtually any angle. Additionally, you get to choose from three different mete display modes. The unit is equipped with Beltronics’ trademark Auto-Mute feature which make Beltronics STiR Plus becomes possible to reduce the volume level of the alert while it is being generated. You may simply press the Mute button present on the controller detector to quiet the audio immediately.

Display

There are so many distinct features that are part of the unit that it would become impossible for you to get ticketed while one the road. The device has four brightness levels including the Full Dark Mode and Auto mode. Auto mode is a very beneficial option. The unit will automatically changes the brightness of display according to the vehicle’s ambient light. You even get two City mode filter levels: City Standard and City NoX. These options allows you to adjust settings for enabling quieter operation while you are travelling around town and switch to alert mode when driving on highways or sensitive, radar frequency areas.

Usability

Beltronics STiR Plus is undoubtedly one of the best custom radar detector unit in the market now. This radar detector reliably ensure 100% un-detectability and invisibility from the latest Spectre radar-detector-detector/RDD used by Quebec Police, OPP and RCMP. You can hide the remote radar and laser receiver to get fully stealth install. The M3 and dual antenna design provides enhanced range and sensitivity from police radars. If you have grown tired of false X-band and K-band alerts while driving around in the city then you need to tap the Mute button twice to lock out these alerts, isn’t it really convenient? The STiR Plus’s North American version features the Traffic Signal Rejection software too commonly known as TSR software. TSR will eliminate false signals produced from traffic sensors, which have been designed to collect samples of traffic flow on US highways. Moreover, the handy Instant Kill function lets users remove both laser and radar functionality from the system. This transforms the unit into a basic, simply GPS camera locator. You can easily re-activate the radar and laser functionality via the Detector tools software. This is really an amazing feature.

Verdict

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Beltronics STiR Plus model is a must-have device especially for those who need a stealth radar detector. The product comes with remote radar and laser receiver, control module, interface box, installation manual, install accessories, external amplified speaker and GPS antenna. In terms of performance in radar detection, this model is much more reliable than other custom installed detectors in the market. Go for it to enjoy smoothest remote radar detection experience without getting captured.

Pros

  • Long Range Detection
  • Effective GPS Technology
  • Effective False Alert Reduction Feature
  • Compatible With Escort Live Community Sharing Feature

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Paid Subscription Required For Escort Live App

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