The reason for TrueLock
: The biggest complaint from RD users is the amount of falsing, the 9500I is designed to dramatically decrease the amount of false alerts. A driver who hears an alert and does nothing because they here it every day is at more risk than the driver that has the quiet detector and jumps out of there seat when the silence is broken. A driver is more likely to react to an alarm on a quiet detector than a "noisy" detector.
To use TrueLock simply press the Mute button (a short total of three times) to confirm with the Passport 9500i that the signals are not an actual alert - the Passport 9500i then stores in memory received radar on your driving path with the signal frequency and its GPS locations. If you wish to unlock a location you must have icon spinning in that location, then press the mute button 2 times to unlock it. This will unlock all blocked falses in that specific
lock out point (presently there is no way to clear all memory of lock out points, you must go to the specific lock out point and do the above
). TrueLock on the 9500i allows you to lock out approximately +/- 30MHz wide blocks of false radar sources in each band (Does not lock out whole band). The 9500i cannot lock out Ka band signals (presently there are no typical falsing sources such as door openers or motion sensors that are Ka band signals).
K-Band is split into approximately eight segments of +/- 30MHz, derived from the received radar frequency. Like so:
X-Band is split into segments as well, and derived the same way.
When properly used, the 9500i's GPS based True lock technology can be very effective at locking out unwanted door opener signals on your dally commute
. Pass the false signal at least several times on separate days in order to guarantee that this signal is, indeed, a false (in expert mode) then lock them out if the signal always seems to be the same. The 9500i records signals for a very short time/distance, approximately 1/10 to 1/4 of a mile depending on how many falses there are after you lock out the location
. So make sure you use expert mode to see how many alerts you are getting in your lock out area befor you lock out. Since the technology is GPS based, it is a good idea to lock out the door opener false when you are close to the door opener but along your driving route you want quiet. Once you have locked out the falses in that area, and TrueLock has stopped recording signals, TrueLock will lock out the specific frequency block/block’s you have locked out for less than 1mi from where the signal/signal’s were originally locked out
. It is also important that if a 9500i owner sees a patrol car after activating TrueLock you should unlock that location and set it for lockout again in the future when a patrol car is not present.
If you are concerned that too many segments are being blocked in a lock out point (GOL example video: [replacer_a] ) you need to ask your self a few questions:
Do the LEO's use K/X band at all in your area? If not this would be considered a No Risk
lock out point. Lock it out.
If they do use K/X band but never sit in that area it would be a Low Risk
lock out point. You will most likely lock this point out.
If they do use K/X band and they do sit in that area it would be considered a High Risk
lock out point. So you may not want to lock out this point, but the other 5 low risk on your every day rout are, and boy are you happy because of the peace and quiet.
Does the area you are locking out have multiple lock out points with different frequency’s clustered together? If so TrueLock can lock them all out like the above video. Or you can use my TrueLock tricks below to lock out a specific band frequency within TrueLock’s block out radius.
It’s your choice to lock out a location not the 9500I's, that’s why you should only lock out dally commute or areas you know well
You can also lock out a single false signal within multiple false signals and nothing else by locking the specific location than immediately powering down the 9500I (see tricks).
In areas where police X band isn't used, lock out X band falses the first time you encounter them. (no risk
In areas where police K band isn't used, lock out K band falses the first time you encounter them. (no risk
If K band is used by LEO’s in your area (also goes for X band) you may want to only lock out the current specific false signal and nothing else
(use Expert Mode to see how many): after locking out the desired false signal (And icon stops spinning) power down the 9500I then power it up
). This will prevent the 9500i from searching for more signals after you lock out your desired one. This will also help prevent the very small chance of locking out a LEO or multiple sources (Low risk area).
K band door openers can be close to the center of K band (24150MHz), where most actual police radar is found. You can use the frequency mode (Spec Display), to see if indeed the door opener is near the center of the actual radar band as well.
Expert mode with Voice Alert on:
Unlike other modes you will receive a verbal notification of "Multiple frequencies detected" when receiving an additional and different
frequency. The advantage in using this with TrueLock is if you’re at a previously locked out point and you receive a new/different signal the 9500I will bypass the lock out and show all
of the current signals it is receiving with a verbal verification of "Multiple frequencies detected".
If you can deal with the visually small read out in Expert Mode and react on the 1st beep or 2 I feel it’s the best mode to use all the time on the 9500I.
If the two signals are the same band and fall in the same exact frequency block+-30MHz it will show 1 alert.
If you use my TrueLock "Tricks" above correctly and intelligently according to your area
(No Risk, Low Risk, High Risk
) this is how TrueLock should always work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7Txmo6RB6k
In all actuality the "real world" is more likely to be safe than the perfect worse case scenario
: Having multiple lock out's covering a wide band range in the same location with a LEO running the same power and frequency, plus you happen to lock out the high risk
area (And there is a GOL guy taking videos :wink: ) It's unlikely, and to completely lock out and speed in a high risk
area is just stupid.