AL Priority Net Radar Review 2016
In the world of radar detectors, many big names come to mind including Valentine, Escort, Beltronics, Cobra, and a host of others. Now a new entry into the already competitive radar market that threatens to shake things up, the AntiLaser Priority Net Radar™. ALP Net Radar™ is a remote mounted radar detector that adds to the already popular Anti-Laser Priority parking system. Through a simple interface the Net Radar™ integrates seamlessly with only a few connections necessary. Coupled with a Bluetooth module and an Apple or Android phone running ALP Connect™, the Net Radar™ quickly transforms into a very versatile radar detector with lock out capabilities and threat visualization. At first glance, the unit looks like any traditional remote radar detector:
One of the key differences the Net Radar offers is an impressive K band filter. The idea behind the system was to provide excellent sensitivity on all bands, but excellent filtering capabilities on K Band. This goal is the holy grail of radar detectors as the US is plagued with numerous non-police K band sources like blind spot monitoring (BSM), anti-collision systems, traffic monitoring, motion activated doors and many more. All of these combined with traditional police K band make for a very colluded mess of signals. These detectors have all come up with proprietary ways to combat it. The difference is the ALP Net Radar system seems to have accomplished this task with very little overhead making for a very competitively priced unit (around $500 retail)
On Ka Band, the Net Radar is similar in performance to a Valentine One, Escort Redline, Escort 9500 Ci, and even the Stinger VIP (the most expensive radar system to date). It consistently alerts with plenty of distance to slow down. Here are some videos to give you an idea.
K band filtering is excellent. One of the best systems with respect to filtering out most of the different false alerts present in the US. It’s not perfect, but does make for a pretty pleasant drive with K Band enabled. With the filter enabled you do loose a little distance, but that’s the trade off for having a quiet detector with full coverage. With ALP connect you can lock-out known non-police signals making it very extremely quiet. Driving on an average of 50 miles a day, I have zero false alerts on K band after setting up. If I turn on K band on the V1 or Redline they will be barking at me the entire drive. The Stinger VIP comparatively had an excellent K band filter when it first came out, but with so many BSM cars on the road; now it has become quite noisy. ALP has always been known for their updates on the parking system so it’s good to see they are keeping BSM support current on the Net Radar.