The Escort Passport S55 Radar Detector was introduced a few years ago and continues to be very popular. It will detect K and Ka bands of speed enforcement radar. But there’s a lot of radar detectors that can do this. It is also compatible with Escort Live which is their flagship smartphone application. Compatible with Escort Live, an exclusive real-time ticket-protection network, which warns you of upcoming alerts received and reported by other users in the area, and gives you access to local speed limit data for over-speed alerts
The mount that is provided with the Escort Passport S55 is the usual double suction cup with a tab which fits into the slot at the top of the radar detector. Be sure to clean your windshield well prior to adhesion. The mount is ok in low vibration environments and in moderate climates should work well for several years. If your suction mount stops working, be sure to read our article on failing suction cups because you may potentially be able to save it. You might also be able to simply replace the suction cups on the mount if you can find them.
If you can’t save it, or are simply unhappy with the stock mount, the Arkon Car Windshield Suction Cup Mount for Escort and Beltronics Radar Detectors is far superior to the one you get in the box with the Escort Passport S55. This is the mount that is in the photo that accompanies this article. Like the stock mount, this one has the tab that slides into the slot at the top of the Escort Passport S55. Unlike the stock mount, this one has a single larger suction cup that will hold up better. There is an adjustment point halfway up the mount. The mount has a vacuum feature to drastically improve the suction functionality. The manufacturer provides a 2-year warranty on this mount.
Who says that a radar detector has to be attached to your windshield? Certainly not California or Minnesota where, as outlined in our article, mounting to your windshield is against the law. Let’s take a look at what is out there for places other than your windshield.
Your car dash is a great place to mount to mount your radar detector. This Car Dash Mount for Radar Detectors attaches your Passport Passport S55 to a flat platform using included hook and loop fastener adhesive strips. The bottom of the mount has a suction cup and the kit includes an adhesive disk to stick to your dash. The suction cup sticks to the included round disk just like a windshield. Keeps the radar detector in a great spot for viewing.
The rear view mirror is another location that’s becoming a more popular spot to mount devices. The PerformancePackage Rear View Mirror Mount for Escort Radar Detectors includes an attachment that will fit y an attachment that will fit your rear view mirror. The mount uses a clamp to attach to the rear view mirror. Also included is a tab attachment that slides into the slot at the top of the device. You have adjustment points at the base and the tip.
Although not my favorite location for a radar detector, the passenger’s sun visor is another place to mount your Escort Passport S55. The Escort Visor Mount for Radar Detectors is ok to use as long as looking at the message screen on the Escort Passport S55 is unimportant to you. This is a mount that you would use when there aren’t any passengers as the power cable will dangle across their lap.
How about a motorcycle mount? The Techmount Motorcycle Radar Detector Handlebar Mount integrates a series of straps with a high quality metal mount that fits bars up to 1.25 inches diameter which is large enough for most standard bikes. The straps will provide a solid hold but ensure everything is tight prior to riding.
Select the location that’s not going to interfere with your driving, is legal to use in your state and is easy to remove. This is one of the more expensive radar detectors on the market so you don’t want to leave it in the car, therefore select a mount that’s easily portable.