Trinity 2.0 database
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 Trinity 2.0 coverage
North America

USA and Canada

UK

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Note: Eire locations are included in both the UK and Europe datasets.

Europe

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine.

Middle East

Israel.

Please note that Israel locations are also currently included within our Europe database.

Australasia

Australia and New Zealand

 C50 membership packages
C50 membership package details

Please find details of C50 membership packages by visiting our C50 membership description page.

 Trinity 2.0 data
We're the photo-enforcement experts

Cheetah began in 2003 in the UK and is now a world leading expert in camera location, running and maintaining databases in 44 countries around the world, so you can use Cheetah camera detectors in North America, Europe, Australia & New Zealand, as well as parts of Africa and the Middle East .

Cheetah is the recognised industry expert on photo-enforcement cameras in the USA. No-one has more experience or knows more about US cameras, period!

Verification matters

When it comes to camera location data, accuracy is key. One of the reasons why Cheetah detectors are better than others, is that our proprietary database is 100% verified by Cheetah’s professional database team, which monitors all media and internet channels as well as communicating directly with police departments, city traffic engineers, city records, Municipal Codes of Ordinances, traffic bureaus, state transportation agencies, our own network of trusted camera spotters and field survey teams.

No user-generated content

Cheetah don’t rely on user generated content, so the C50 avoids the hundred’s of false alarms that always plague sat nav downloads and competitor devices, when users mistakenly submit traffic cameras as red light cameras.

We gather more detail

Trinity is more accurate and complete than other databases because our team gathers more data than anyone else, to give you the most detailed alerts on the market.

In addition to the camera locations themselves, we plot:

the camera type
directional vectors
speed limits (where applicable)
ticket directions
“no ticket” directions

 It's about how Cheetahs use that data
Directional vectors

Satellite navigation systems, phone downloads, radar detectors and some other GPS detectors use a basic "Radius Alert" technique to warn when you’re approaching a camera. The bad news in cities with a number of cameras is that radius alerting means a lot of annoying false alarms for “Off Axis” cameras on side streets.

The good news for Cheetah users is that we use a much more complex system of directional vectors to scout out the road ahead, cutting out those Off Axis alerts. Cheetahs know when to alert you, and when to keep quiet, so you have far fewer false GPS alerts. Unlike sat nav, radar detectors or competitor devices, there are no false alarms for cameras on the other side of the freeway. Cheetahs only alert to hazards that are a threat in your direction of travel.

Multi-directional alerts

All Cheetah GPS detectors can give multi-directional alerts; they tell you when you are approaching a camera intersection on an enforced direction that could give you a ticket; and they can also give a different alert when your direction is not enforced (no ticket).

For these "non-enforced" approaches, the C50 says, "Photo-enforced Intersection." You get the alert so you know to pay attention at a bad intersection, but you also know that you won't be ticketed in that particular direction. The C50 lets you switch off these “non-enforced” approaches by selecting a different user mode.

NEW - Trinity 2.0 Enhanced Voice Alerts

New, and exclusively for Trinity 2.0 devices like the Cheetah C50, we've recorded micro alert details on the exact location of the camera which tell you extra information to make alerts more useable. For example, on the freeway, on the frontage road, on the exit ramp, on the city street, in the tunnel, after the end of the tunnel, in the school zone, near the bridge ahead. Another world first from Cheetah!

Click here for the full Trinity 2.0 alert list of 65 voice alerts used by the Cheetah C50.

Intersection Adjusted Co-ordinates

The common mistake that most other products and sat nav downloads make is to plot red light camera locations right in the centre of an intersection. GPS alerts usually pause when your car is stationary at red traffic lights, then start up again when you set off at the green. As many US intersections are quite big, this means you receive a second (false) alert, or "Ghost Alert," until you reach the middle point of the crossroads. Live with a product for a while and that kind of thing really gets annoying!

Cheetah’s years of experience of dealing with European photo-radar led them to pioneer a unique solution called “Intersection Adjusted Co-ordinates” which Cheetah detectors use to eliminate these ghost falses and to stop alerting at the exact camera position. It's that kind of knowledge that only comes with experience and every Cheetah comes with that European experience built in.

 It's about how easy Cheetahs are to use and update
Easy to use

All Cheetah camera detectors are pre-loaded with your region's camera database so they are ready to use straight out of the box. Plug and Go simplicity means all you have to do is mount them and plug them into the cigar lighter socket and your protected.

The C50 is the first GPS detector that has been specifically developed to incorporate additional features for USA road layouts, with 65 unique voice alerts so you are better informed about exactly where the cameras are. Yet another world first from Cheetah. New "One-Touch" features make it faster and easier to mark personal locations and swap quickly between User Modes to cut out categories of alert that you don't want to hear.

Easy to update

Updating the C50 is an easy two stage process. You don't have to be a computer expert and the process is really fast. First, you log-in to our website and download the latest database file.  Then you use our software tool to load the database into the C50’s memory. Our update software runs on MACs if you are running the Windows emulation software.

Unlike sat nav devices, there is no messing around with POI downloads, converting them to the correct format, checking file names and extensions and making sure you're replacing files in the correct order. Unlike radar detectors, you also don't need to take a laptop out to the car or buy extra cables or power supply units to power the detector in the house. Cheetah's take power from the USB socket and everything you need is provided in the box.

Better than other GPS locators

Some camera locators can only beep and flash lights at you, so you have to memorize the owners manual to try to figure out what they are trying to tell you. Cheetah's elegant products talk to you with spoken voice alerts identifying the camera type or the hazard you are approaching. They have digital displays to show your speed, the alert type and distance countdown to the hazard. Cheetah's distinguish between different types of camera and they know which directions are enforced so can give different voice alerts for different directions to make you more situationally aware.


Other camera locators are really designed for Europe or Asia so, if they do have voice alerts, they only have 3 or 4. The Cheetah C50 is the first detector in the world to have been specifically designed for US roads, so it has 65 different US voice alerts to help you drive safe and ticket free!

Other locators use user-generated data which has hundreds of false alarms because users mistake traffic cameras for red light cameras. Cheetahs use Trinity, the most accurate and up-to-date database on the market, researched and maintained by our professional database team.

Better than Sat Nav GPS

Sat Nav is great for finding your way but the camera alerts are very basic. POI download databases tend to have losts of false alarms because the content is user-generated. If you want your GPS to give the same kind of alerts that a camera locator can (i.e. to tell you the type of camera or speed limit or to give different voice alerts), you have to manage the database yourself into different folders and migrat these seperate folders into the correct location on your GPS unit's internal file structure. Updating becomes a very long and complicated process that requires serious computer skills and is not recommended for beginners.


To counteract false "radius" alerts, some GPS navigation units have a feature that alerts only to "cameras on route." It sounds great but this is a very dangerous feature to enable because POI Camera alerts are only given when a route is programmed in. In normal everyday situations, like commuting to work, where you are not using the navigation function to reach your destination, no camera alerts are given at all because no route has been entered. This feature should only be used in exceptional circumstances because it's too easy to forget to switch it off again.

By contrast, Cheetahs are easier to use, easier to update, give better alerts with more detail and don't give false alarms for cameras on the other side of the freeway or a few city blocks away. Cheetah's distinguish between different types of camera and they know which directions are enforced so can give different alerts to make you more aware. Plus the Trinity database is more accurate. We do not supply Trinity as a POI download for sat nav devices, so if you want a device that alerts like a Cheetah, it has to be a Cheetah.

Better than Radar detectors

A radar detector's primary function is to detect radar. Camera alerts are an add-on feature so they are never as good as you can get from a specialist stand-alone camera detector. Radar detectors don't use heading or speed limit information in their alerts so the alerts are basic and because they use the radius alerting technique, they false alarm in the same way as sat nav does for off-axis cameras.


Some of the more expensive radar detectors try to get round this false alarm problem by changing the size of the radius alert zone based on the speed of the vehicle, but this causes even more problems:

When you're driving at lower speeds in town, the radius alert zone shrinks so much that when you encounter a real red light camera, the warning distance is far too small.
When you're driving faster on the freeway, the radius alert zone increases because it is speed-related, so you pull in more false alarms for off-axis cameras further away on city streets.

Cheetahs give better alerts with more information, fewer false alarms, and a more appropriate warning distance. Cheetah's distinguish between different types of camera and they know which directions are enforced so can give different alerts to make you more aware. Cheetahs are also faster and easier to update and are supplied with everything you need to update the product so there is no need to purchase extra power supply units or USB cables.

   
 Regional coverage

Trinity database coverage

 


Avoid speeding tickets
in photo enforcement areas

Become more aware of
your speed in general

Avoid collisions with
red light runners

Avoid red light running
caused by driver distraction

Avoid red-light tickets
at short yellow signals

Avoid rear end collisions
when others brake hard
or follow too close

Avoid speeding tickets at
well known speed trap sites

Re-focus attention if you're
distracted for any reason;
kids, phone, friends, etc

Improve your
situational awareness