Radar Laser Detector Guide for Edmonton

Why do we write a radar detector buyer’s guide for Edmonton, Alberta specifically? The answer is simple. Edmonton and the surrounding 780-areas are known to have the most ridiculous speed enforcements in Canada.

Whether the reason for such police enforcement and ticketing is road safety or for collecting revenue for the city and province, we are here to provide radar and laser countermeasure recommendations for motorists who live in Edmonton or frequently travel through Northern Alberta.

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Different Types of Speed Enforcement in Edmonton

  • MultaRadar (MRCD) photo radar – commonly spotted photo speed enforcement units in forms of a roadside truck or van, or hidden in form of a discrete container box, often seen on city streets. MultaRadar is currently deployed across Edmonton, Grande Prairie and Medicine Hat, Alberta.

EPS photo radar truck  Edmonton photo radar hidden box

  • DragonEye LidarCam – this photo LIDAR enforcement is frequently seen on both highways and city roads, with operator sitting on an overpass, centre median, or roadside.

EPS DragonEye photo laser  Edmonton police DragonEye photo laser ticket

  • Handheld LIDAR speed trap – these are handheld or tripod-mounted laser guns used by the EPS and other police agencies.
  • Stationary and Moving Radar (K / Ka bands) – police cruisers may be equipped with radar units, and can check vehicle speed while moving or in stationary.

Radar Detectors recommended for Edmonton

All of the recommended radar detector models below support MultaRadar photo radar detection as well as moving and stationary K/Ka band radar.

Best radar detectors for Edmonton

Uniden R7 (#1 choice 2020)

[Updated 2019] Uniden R7 now includes directional arrows with the latest dual DSP antenna to sweep lower K-frequency, giving it improved MRCD detection for Edmonton area.

Uniden R7 features longest range radar detection, front and rear directional arrows, GPS camera database, GPS QuietRide, MRCD detection, Acura-Honda BSM K-block, TSF K-band filters. AutoLock feature will come later by firmware update.

Newest 1.27 (Oct 2019) firmware provides massive improvement to MRCD detection.

Uniden R3 (Top choice 2018)

[Updated October 5, 2018] We are pleased to announce that the Uniden R1 and R3 now supports MultaRadar MRCD (and MRCT) photo radar via the latest 1.45 firmware update.

R3 supports GPS red-light and speed-on-green camera database which is updatable for free. We highly recommend it.

Escort Redline EX

Redline EX features excellent radar performance, MultaRadar MRCD detection, camera database, Escort Live ready, Truelock + AutoLearn, and IVT filters. Redline EX is also a good detector for Edmonton.

Radenso Pro-M

Radenso Pro-M remains to be one of enthusiasts’ favourites especially in Edmonton area. It is due to Radenso as a company produces one of the best MRCD photo radar detectors on the market. However, its K/Ka band detection is slightly behind the Uniden R3 or R7.

Radenso RC-M with AL Priority

Radenso RC-M is one of the top remote installed radar detector despite its premium price-tag. We highly recommend the RC-M + ALP bundle if budget allows. Professional install is likely required.

Laser Defence recommended for Edmonton

Laser jammer is absolutely crucial if you wish to save yourself from a laser / LIDAR ticket. Edmonton Police is known to be using the latest LIDAR technology in forms of both handheld guns as well as DragonEye photo LIDAR enforcement. AL Priority is the only laser defense system on the jammer market proven to defeat these new laser guns.

Recommended ALP sensor requirement:
Professional Installation in Edmonton
  • We have authorized professional installer in Edmonton for AL Priority and other custom installed radar systems purchased from KMPH.

Radar Laser Package recommended for Edmonton

More questions about Edmonton’s police technology or radar laser countermeasure?

Contact us and we will gladly help.

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