Beltronics Vector 995 includes full X, K, SuperWide Ka, Ku (European), and Safety Warning System
radar capability, as well as front and rear laser detection.
Bel's new Varactor-tuned (VTO) microwave receiver
and digital signal processing
combine to provide superior range and fewer false alarms. You can program the unit to enable
all bands at once or you can select one or more bands to turn off (once you have
determined there are no traffic radar units using the disabled bands in your
includes protection against "Pop Mode" radar, a relatively new feature
for radar gun manufacturers. It works by transmitting an extremely short burst,
within the allocated band, to identify speeding vehicles in traffic. Once the
target is identified, or "popped", the gun is then turned to its
normal operating mode to provide a vehicle tracking history.
Safety Warning System:
Safety Warning System (SWS) uses a modified K-band radar signal to alert you
of upcoming highway construction, road hazards, weather-related hazards, travel
and convenience information and emergency/slow-moving vehicles. The SWS system
has 64 possible text messages that can be displayed on the Vector 995.
unit features three methods of alerting you that the detector has received a
signal: Audible alerts, Visual alerts, and Voice alerts.
Vector 995's alphanumeric display consists of 280 individual LEDs to provide an
intuitive ultra-bright display of signal strength and text messages. When radar
is detected, the unit displays the band (X, K, Ka, etc), and a precise bar graph of
the signal strength. The Tech Display option will show the band and specific
radar frequency. When the Vector 995 detects laser, the display will show
Alerts: The Vector
995 uses a
Geiger-counter-like sound to indicate the signal strength and type of radar
signal being encountered. When you encounter radar, a distinct audible alert
will sound and occur faster as the signal gets stronger. When the signal is very
strong, the audible alerts will blend into a solid tone. Each band has a
distinct tone for easy identification.
Modes: The Vector
three display brightness settings, plus a Dark Mode. Each press of the
Brightness button cycles through Maximum, Medium, Minimum, and Dark. In the Dark
Mode, the power on indication changes to a dim AD, HD or CD (AutoScan Dark,
Highway Dark, City Dark), and only audible alerts are used when the Vector 995 detects
The Power-on indicator can be a full word (Highway/City/AutoScan) or a single
letter (H/C/A). The vehicle voltage can also be displayed along with the single
letter to indicate mode. If the vehicle's
voltage drops below 10.5 volts, a low voltage warning is displayed, followed by
an audible alert. A high voltage warning is also given if the voltage goes above
16.0 volts and followed by an audible alert.
When the Voice Alerts are activated, all radar, laser and Safety Warning System
alerts (when programmed on) will be accompanied by a digital voice. When Voice
Alerts are off, only the audio tones will be heard during an alert or SWS
Sequence: When the
is first turned on, the standard power-on sequence includes a series of displays
followed by a brief X-band alert. If any bands have been disabled, a double
X-band alert and corresponding message will alert you that one or more bands
have been turned off. If you desire a quicker power-on sequence, you can switch
to Fast Power-On which provides only a single X-band alert if all
bands are enabled, and a double X-band alert and a corresponding message if any
bands have been turned off.
Strength Meter: The
Vector 995's standard bar-graph signal strength meter only displays information on a
single radar signal. If there are multiple signals present, the detector's
internal computer determines which is the most important threat to show on the
The Tech Display option
is for experienced detector users. It displays the band and the actual numeric
frequency of the radar signal being received.
With the AutoMute feature on, audio alerts will initially be at the volume you
set, but after a few seconds, the Vector 995 will automatically reduce the volume
level, to keep you informed, but not annoyed. With AutoMute off, audio alerts
will remain at the volume you set for the duration of the radar encounter.
detector's City Mode significantly reduces X-band sensitivity to reduce
annoyance from X-band intrusion alarms and motion sensors. In addition to the
Standard City Mode, you can further reduce X-band sensitivity by selecting
City Mode/Low X. If you are absolutely certain there are no X-band
traffic radar units in the area, you can select City Mode/No X and
the detector will not respond to any X-band signals when in City Mode.
There are 7 user-selectable options to allow you to customize the Vector 995 to your
own preferences. The programmable categories include:
- Pilot (Power-on Indicator):
full word, letter, voltage
- Voice Alerts:
- Power-on Sequence:
- Signal Strength Meter:
- City Mode
Sensitivity: standard, low, no X
- Radar/Laser Bands:
all bands enabled, each can be turned on/off individually
The detector uses Beltronics'
exclusive Shadow Technology and
is undetectable by VG-2 radar detector detectors.
3.5mm mini-jack is provided on the side of the unit for plugging in an earphone in environments with high ambient noise levels. When an
earphone is connected, the internal speaker is disconnected.
will get optimum performance from the detector if you mount it at a point
approximately in the center of the vehicle, as low as possible on the front
windshield without obstructing the view of the road to the front or rear. The
detector includes a windshield mount
which adheres the detector to the windshield with two
suction cups. The angle can be adjusted for best visibility.
Vector 995 is equipped with a SmartPlug cigarette lighter adapter with a coiled cord.
The SmartPlug provides a convenient power-on LED indicator, an alert light, and
an easy-to-reach Mute button.