According to Speed Style & Sound
magazine, K40 Electronics’ Laser DefuserPlus™ recorded a 90 percent success score for the editorial staff of the publication on February 9, 2003, at Milan Dragway in Milan, MI.
Todd Lamb, managing editor of Speed Style & Sound
, said he was intrigued by the Laser DefuserPlus and wanted to test the effectiveness of the laser jammer firsthand in the dragstrip of Milan Dragway. To make sure he was testing a standard, off the shelf unit, Lamb had front and rear Laser DefuserPlus modules installed into his 420hp/450lb-ft of torque Lingenfelter Performance Engineering tuned 2002 Chevy Tahoe by K40 dealer Specmo Auto Sound & Speed, Royal Oak, MI.
According to K40, most commonly, police use laser to target the front of vehicles up to 1,000 feet from their location. Once a marker was placed at this distance, a baseline test run without the Laser DefuserPlus protection operating was made to check distance and vehicle speed of 60 MPH. Lamb drove his LPE Tahoe towards Associate Editor John Neff who was operating the laser gun. The gun recorded the vehicle at 972 feet traveling 59 MPH. Satisfied that the test parameters and gun were accurate, 10 runs simulating various driving situations were conducted.
"We are extremely impressed with the effectiveness of the K40 system, especially the DefuserPlus,” said Lamb. “It takes away the fear of getting ambushed during a spirited drive. This setup is a must-have for drivers who want the ultimate protection from what we used to know as 'unbeatable' laser enforcement."
According to the company, the Laser DefuserPlus is a first of its kind active system that fits inside an ordinary looking license plate frame – the preferred targeting point of police laser operators. The frame, made of ABS plastic, protects the microelectronics from the elements while providing an OEM appearance. In states that do not require a front license plate, or for discriminating vehicle owners seeking the ultimate in stealth installation, the Laser DefuserPlus module can be removed from the supplied frame and attached to the vehicle with the Universal Mounting Bracket.
The Laser DefuserPlus is available with either standard custom installed individual alert components or the Warning Pod. K40 claims it is truly undetectable by police, thieves, and passengers. Conversely, the Warning Pod integrates the system’s alert functions into a low profile display that easily mounts anywhere inside the vehicle. The Warning Pod is designed to match the look and feel of expensive automobile trim, allowing it to blend in with the vehicle’s interior.
The company says when the ignition switch is turned on, the Laser DefuserPlus is activated and notifies the driver of any laser threats with both audio and visual warning alerts. As a police laser beam hits a targeted vehicle, the Laser DefuserPlus sends out a return pulse signal at the same frequency as police laser. Because it does not interfere with radio waves or any FCC regulated devices and no laser diodes are used, the Laser DefuserPlus is completely harmless and legal.
K40 says the Laser DefuserPlus is backed by three guarantees that provide confidence in ownership and operation. First, if a motorist receives a laser ticket while the Laser DefuserPlus is operating, K40 will pay the cost of the fine. Secondly, if an owner isn’t completely satisfied with its performance, the Laser DefuserPlus can be returned within 30 days of purchase for a full product credit. Lastly, the Laser DefuserPlus is covered by a one year parts repair/replacement warranty.
As is the case with all products produced by K40 Electronics, the Laser DefuserPlus is available only through select authorized new car dealerships and specialty electronics stores. Installed retail cost for the DefuserPlus with component display is approximately $299.95, while the DefuserPlus with Warning Pod is $329.95, but prices may vary slightly by installation.
Established in 1977 and headquartered in Elgin, Illinois, K40 Electronics is a manufacturer and distributor of mobile electronics products including custom remote radar detector systems, portable radar detectors, laser protection and detection systems, CB radios, antennas, and fiberglass whips. Product information can be obtained by calling K40 at 800-323-6768 or by visiting their websites at www.k40.com