I recently purchase a Redline with Escort Live. I use to own a Bel STIR and V1 a couple of years ago (talk about a perfect setup). I was very curious on how many alerts I would receive from Escort Live and I have to admit as for now i'm very disappointed. The only alerts I have receive are the alert setting that are "Cop Spotted" which only means that there was or still is a cop in that location. I haven't receive any Escort Live KA alert at all from another driver. I have noticed that there is at least one person with Escort live because when i zoom out on the map on the App I can see a KA alert in a location that is always there on a highway that I never go on.
The biggest eye opener is that I live in NYC and I drive to Long Island every day. I thought that since there are 8.3 Millions people that live in NYC and 7.5 Millions of people that live on Long Island you would just expect to have many alerts and for now this is not the case at all whatsoever. I was telling myself all the other reviews that I have read from people that live in the Mid west or areas that are very low populated just had the bad luck of living in a area where the population is not big which in return less people to purchase Escort Live and less alerts. I guess I was wrong for now.
There are only a few reasons why I think there might not be as many alerts as I was expecting. First NYC/ LI have had a few Snow Storms and it has been very icy on the roads. In return this means less speeding and less State Troopers or NYC highway Patrol leaving there radar on (no need to have there radar on when people are driving 50 MPH). Second It is still winter and many people were taking transportation instead of driving their own vechile. I would say around April, May or June if I dont see more KA alerts than this would tell me that there are just not enough people that have purchase the Escort Live and I will be cancelling the membership at the end of the year.
I have drove in the morning in the afternoon and at night and the KA alerts are just not there. I do have to admit when Escort Live Alerts "Cop Spotted" every time except for once I was able to find the LEO (not once did the officer have his radar on, they probably was just relaxing). If I cant receive many alerts in a city like NYC or Long Island (more Highway Miles), I doubt that you will also.