Speed Camera Detector Buyer's Guide and Reviews

Buying a speed camera detector? The below speed camera detector guide explains the top features, awards achieved and more.


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Cheetah C550 speed camera detector

Cheetah C550With the Cheetah C550 you get complete control over the alert range for each speed camera type in the GPS database (Gatso, SPECS, mobile, Truvelo, etc.)

The follow paragraph of text is taken from Auto Express where they explained the reason for the Cheetah C550 taking their Best Buy Award for 2015 and 2016:

"The latest generation of our previous favourite, the suction-mounted Cheetah c550, is our winner for its simple but effective approach. Camera and speed accuracy couldn't be faulted, and there were clear visual and audio alerts for distance and type of camera ahead. A countdown appears as you approach a camera and it'll beep if you're over the speed limit. The LED display is easy to understand and it's hard to go wrong with only a few buttons. The only improvement that could be made is if it showed the limit at all times. Subscription for updates is the best value here, too."

Read about all features of the Cheetah C550 at the product page. Click here.

Snooper 4ZERO Elite BT speed camera detector

Cheetah C550The Snooper 4ZERO Elite BT features GPS, radar and laser technology. This means you get alerts to all fixed speed cameras via the downloaded speed camera database. Plus with the radar and laser detector, you will also detect mobile radar guns and laser guns in use by the traffic police.

The subcription to the downloadable GPS speed camera database is FREE for the lifetime of the product with the Snooper 4ZERO Elite BT and can be updated either via a computer or wirelessly using a Bluetooth enabled device e.g. smartphone, tablet, etc.

Read about all features at the Snooper 4ZERO Elite BT at the product page. Click here.


Introduction to speed camera detectors

All speed camera detectors availble to buy at SpeedCamerasUK.com feature a GPS database of fixed and mobile speed cameras including Gatso cameras, HADECS 3 and SPECS average speed cameras. The GPS databases are updated on a daily basis by the manufacturer and to enable the latest download of the speed camera database you must have a compatible computer connected to the internet.

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On approach to each speed camera location the speed camera detector will provide audible spoken voice/tone alerts and on-screen alerts.

The three leading UK speed camera detectors that we sell are the Cheetah C550 (£149.99), the Snooper 4ZERO Elite BT (£199.99 )and the Snooper MY SPEED XL (£99.99). The top features of these three leading speed camera detectors are explained below.


Top features - Get the features you want on your speed camera detector

Cheetah C550 - Complete control of the alert range of each type of speed camera is possible with the Cheetah C550. For example, if you want plenty of time to react to an upcoming SPECS Average Speed Cameras Zone, you can set the alert range to the maximum of 900 metres. Plus if you do not want much warning to red light cameras installed at traffic lights you can set the alert range to 100 metres or choose to switch off the alert for this camera type.

Cheetah c550 display explained
Pictured above: Cheetah C550 digital display

Cheetah C550 - Mobile speed cameras and mobile zones are featured on the Cheetah C550 database.

Cheetah C550 - Red light cameras at traffic lights to catch speed motorists are warned of by the Cheetah C550.

Snooper 4ZERO Elite BT - Auto-ranging feature is included on the Snooper 4ZERO Elite BT auto-ranging that provides more warning at a greater distance away from the speed camera location on high speed limit roads compared with roads with a low speed limit where the warning will start from a lesser distance.


Pictured above: Snooper 4ZERO Elite BT digital display

Snooper 4ZERO Elite BT - GPS, radar and laser technology features on this speed camera detector. This Snooper is the only speed camera detector will full mobile speed camera alerts. The alerts are provided by the radar and laser detection built-in to the Snooper speed camera detector.

Snooper 4ZERO Elite BT - Update with wirelessly via Bluetooth or via Windows or Mac computer. Download the latest speed camera database to the Snooper 4ZERO Elite BT from either a Bluetooth enabled device with data or a compatible Apple MAC or Windows computer.

Snooper MY-SPEED XL - Speed limits for all roads across Europe are provided on screen with the Snooper MY-SPEED XL. The Snoopers screen displays your speed and the road speed limit whether there is a speed camera there or not for almost every road in Europe. The readout of your speed is circled green if you are driving below or at the speed limit whereas a tone will sound and your speed readout will be circled red if you are driving above the speed limit. Access to the speed limits database is FREE. This Snooper device is also a GPS speed camera detector.

Snooper MY-SPEED XL - A large 4.3-inch screen is the largest screen of any speed camera detector. Speed cameras


Pictured above: Snooper MY-SPEED XL full colour 4.3-inch touchscreen display

Snooper MY-SPEED XL - A rechargeable battery is built-in to the MY-SPEED XL. The battery life is 3 hours maximum.


Speed Camera Subscription Costs

The Snooper 4ZERO Elite BT features FREE subscription to speed cameras in the UK and across Europe, North America and Russia which can be downloaded as often as you choose from either a Windows PC or Apple Mac. The 4ZERO Elite BT also features a built-in radar and laser detector.

The Snooper MY SPEED XL features FREE subscription to speed cameras which can be downloaded as often as you choose. The MY SPEED XL also offers FREE subscription to a speed limit database for UK, Western European, North American and Russian roads (this speed limit database can only be updated annually).

The Cheetah C550 speed camera subscription costs either £19.99 for a 3 year single region (regions include: UK and Europe, USA and Canada or Australia and New Zealand) database subscription. Alternatively, you can choose to pay £34.99 for unlimited lifetime updates. Cheetah speed camera subscription is payable directly to the manufacturer, after you have bought and received your Cheetah C550 from SpeedCamerasUK.com.


SpeedCamerasUK.com Online Shop

All of the speed cameras detectors at SpeedCamerasUK.com are also available to buy from us and include FREE delivery within the United Kingdom (UK). For deliveries outside of the UK please see delivery information for costs.

We hold extensive stock of each model (unless otherwise indicated) with dispatch same working day for orders placed before 3pm on any working day.

14+ years of online trading

We first started selling speed camera locators right here at SpeedCamerasUK.com in August 2003. We also sell the same products at our sister website ActiveGPS where we also sell an extensive range of GPS products, accessories and mapping software.

With 14 years of trading you can rely on us to only supply the best tried and tested products with unrivalled product knowledge from ourselves and, equally important, excellent support from the relevant manufacturer if it is required.

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Last updated: 8th February 2018

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