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Beltronics Vector 995

*Est. $220
October 2010
by ConsumerSearch
Beltronics Vector 995

  • Few false alarms
  • Good radar detection
  • Includes basic voice alerts
  • Detection range varies from test to test
  • Hit-or-miss detection of instant-on radar
  • Won't warn about speed/red-light cameras

Reviewers say the Beltronics Vector 995 detects radar about as well as other midrange radar detectors, including the critics' favorite Beltronics RX 65 (*Est. $300) , at a lower price. The Vector 995 skips a few of the RX 65's features, but users and experts like the features it does include. These include a city mode (to reduce in-town false alarms from non-police radar sources) and basic voice alerts. The cheaper Beltronics Vector 955 (Est. $205) includes these features and offers the same performance at a lower price, experts say. But the Vector 995 does include some features the 955 lacks, such as a display that shows the radar frequency detected (allowing an astute observer to guess whether it's detecting a real cop or, say, an automatic door) and autoscan mode, which automatically adjusts to false-alarm conditions. Users say the Vector 995 provides good advance warning of real radar threats, and it is more reliable than cheap detectors. But the Vector 995 performs inconsistently in expert tests. Some sources find it extremely sensitive, detecting radar from more than five miles away.

The Beltronics Vector 995 is included in the radar detector test at, which is one of the most exhaustive and data-driven tests we have found. also thoroughly examines the Vector 995, rating it against four less expensive detectors. ranks the Vector 995 against other detectors, but its write-up is brief. Users who post reviews at offer their opinions of the Vector 995, based on experience.

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1. Guys of Lidar's expert tests simulate real-life speed traps. The Beltronics Vector 995 lands in the middle of the pack or better in tests with Ka-band radar guns, but it has a harder time detecting K-band or faraway instant-on radar.

Review: 2009 Radar Detector Test, Editors of, Aug. 28-30, 2009


Reviewer Craig Peterson pits four under-$200 radar detectors against the Beltronics Vector 995, to see if any of them can match its ability to detect every threat. The answer is no, Peterson concludes, after testing most aspects of the 995. Charts display some of the results, and Peterson writes about the rest in his narrative.

Review: Utility Boxes: Best Radar Detector Under $299, Craig Peterson, Updated July 31, 2011


The Beltronics Vector 995 is one of the top-ranked $300-plus radar detectors in this buyer's guide (since the guide's publication, the price has dropped significantly). The short write-up briefly compares the 995 with other top-of-the-line radar detectors.

Review: Radar Detectors Buyer's Guide 2008-2009, "The Veil Guy", Jan. 11, 2009


The Beltronics Vector 995 earns an average of 4.2 stars (out of 5) from about 90 consumers posting at Amazon. Some of the reviews are very recent and thorough.

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