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.

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 two leading UK speed camera detectors that we sell are the Cheetah c550 (£149.99) and the Snooper MY SPEED XL (£99.99). The top features of these three leading speed camera detectors are explained below.

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Cheetah c550 with Platinum Subscription speed camera detector
£179.99 with FREE UK delivery

Cheetah c550 PlatinumThe Cheetah c550 with Platinum Subscription gives you complete control over the alert range/distance for each speed camera type in the GPS database (Gatso, SPECS, mobile, Truvelo, etc.)

The Cheetah C550 has achieved best buy awards for the past 2 years (Auto Express 2016 and Car Buyer 2017). The Cheetah Speed Camera Detector is also the only camera warning system that offers an optional external GPS antenna which allows you to locate the speed camera detector unit off of the dashboard.

Speed camera subscription with the Platinum model is FREE for the lifetime of the product.

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Snooper MY-SPEED XL speed camera detector
£99.99 with FREE UK delivery

Snooper MY-SPEED XLThe Snooper MY SPEED XL features GPS technology. This means you get alerts to all fixed speed cameras via the downloaded speed camera database. Not only will you receive speed camera alerts you will also be provided with overspeed warnings and on screen it will show the speed limit of every road regardless of whether there is a speed camera present or not.

The Snooper MY SPEED XL features a 4.3-inch LCD touchscreen and power is supplied by cigarette lighter adaptor or the in-built battery which provides 3 hours battery life.

Speed camera subscription and speed limit database is FREE for the lifetime of the product.

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


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.

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FREE Speed Camera Subscription

When you buy your speed camera detector from SpeedCamerasUK.com all of of the detectors feature FREE lifetime unlimited speed camera updates

The Snooper MY SPEED XL includes 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 Platinum includes FREE lifetime unlimited speed camera database updates to the multi award winning Trinity 3.0 database. What's more you get access to all three world regions of the Trinity database. Region 1: UK and Europe, Region 2: USA and Canada, Region 3: Australia and New Zealand.

So no matter which of these GPS based speed camera detector you buy from SpeedCamerasUK.com they all include speed camera subscription without paying a penny more.


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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.

15 years of online trading

We first started selling speed camera locators right here at SpeedCamerasUK.com in August 2003. With 15 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: 7th December 2018