Phantom Alert: Speed Trap Warning System For Your GPS

A new piece of software called Phantom Alert claims to add warnings for hidden police cameras and DUI checkpoints right into your GPS system. Phantom Alert provides 100,000 “enforcement locations,” its maker says, then sends you a warning before you hit any of those areas.

Phantom Alert: How It Works

Phantom Alert works by using user-submitted notes of enforcement sites, then uploading them into your car’s system. “You will see them before they see you,” the company promises.

The software runs about $10 a month or is also available for a $40/year or $100/lifetime subscription.

Phantom Alert Videos

Not surprisingly, Phantom Alert is creating some controversy. The following two videos discuss the program, how it works, and what concerns are being expressed about its functionality.