Escort puts together social network, radar detection, iPhone and Android Apps

Escort Live

Escort Inc has announced the introduction of Escort Live, which is probably the most ultimate real-time protection against a cop hiding in the trees up ahead. The Escort Live setup uses a social network for the road where drivers share live alerts with other drivers in the network.

The system uses Bluetooth technology in the SmartCode Live cods and an app for your smartphone. When an alert is detected, they transmit that data to the Escort Live ‘cloud’ and broadcast it across the Escort Live network. The live alerts show up Escort’s Defender database, which already provides locations on fixed position cameras and speed traps.

“Escort can provide the most advanced radar and laser defense on the market by utilizing the power of real-time, cloud-based sharing among drivers,” Escort President and CEO John Larson says. “Escort Live is the social network for the road so you can know sooner, react faster and Drive Smarter.”

Here’s an example from Escort on how it works: Imagine departing for the morning commute. Your neighbor’s ESCORT radar detector encounters a laser gun; that alert information is relayed immediately to the ESCORT Live™ network as a confirmed “laser detected” threat. Later, as you head in the same direction, even when you are miles away from the waiting laser gun, your smartphone equipped with the ESCORT Live™ app displays a red “laser spotted” alert before you are in range.

Escort Live is available to download for the iPhone and Android smartphones today and owners with compatible radar detectors can purchase the SmartCord Live power cord, smart phone app and Escort Live subscription through 2012 for a special introductory price of $79.95.  That’s a bit pricy but cheaper than a ticket I suppose.

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– By: Omar Rana