Cobra Road Scout

2-In-1 Radar Detector and Dash Camera Driver Alert System


The Cobra Road Scout offers an innovative 2-in-1 driver alert solution. Designed with intelligent sensors that monitor and detect road threats combined with a high definition dash cam to capture unexpected moments.


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Cobra Road Scout

2-In-1 Dash Camera & Driver Alert System


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The Cobra Road Scout offers an innovative 2-in-1 driver alert solution. Designed with intelligent sensors that monitor and detect road threats combined with a high definition dash cam to capture unexpected moments.


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"Cobra’s Road Scout is a radar detector and dash cam in one, and I won’t drive anywhere without it."

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"The most innovative detector on the market."

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One hundred million alerts shared and received each year from our community of Cobra drivers on the iRadar app.

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A New Era in Driving Smarter

The First 2-in-1 Radar Detector and Dash Camera System by Cobra Elite

Radar Detector

With intelligent, long-range radar/laser detection designed to scout road threats ahead, ability to lock out false alerts, a GPS database with location-based alerts including red light cameras, speed cameras and other road threats, the Road Scout driver alert system delivers - big.

Dash Camera

Capture the road ahead with the Cobra Road Scout's crystal clear Full HD 1080p dash cam. This camera is optimized for day or night recording, includes G-sensor impact detection and continuous loop recording, and is Wi-Fi enabled to view, edit, and share videos from your smartphone.

We've Got You Covered

Whether your commute is short, scenic or long, the Road Scout gives you the ultimate driving experience with full protection.

Reduce Uncertainty and Frustration

Updatable IVT Filter® reduces false alerts with sensitive detection

Easy to Use

Easy to install with user-friendly control settings

Custom Display

Customizable and easy to read full-color LCD screen with speed limit display

Advanced Technology

Connected car WiFi compatible. Wireless software updates for maximum performance. Location, date and time embedded into your videos.

Relax and Drive with Confidence

High performance radar detection system with DSP technology, superior range and accuracy.

High Performance Dash Cam

1080p dash camera powered by a Sony Exmor image sensor and an Ambarella A12 processor.

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Accurate Radar Detection

High performing driver alert system with intelligent radar and laser sensors, including long range capability to detect threats ahead to help you drive smarter.

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Capture Unexpected Moments

Integrated with the Road Scout, this full HD 1080p Dash Cam with a 154° field of view offers crystal clear resolution.

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iRadar App

Share and receive real-time driver alerts from the Cobra driving community.

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Enhanced Night Vision

Video optimized for both day and night recording.

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Temperature Protection

Reinforced design to withstand extreme temperatures

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Continuous Loop Recording

Never miss a moment with continuous video recording

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iRadar App

Share and receive real-time alerts within the Cobra driving community.

Drive HD App

View and edit videos directly from your smartphone for visual evidence playback without leaving your car.

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iRadar App

Drive HD App

In The Box

Everything you need to start driving smarter.

  • Cobra Road Scout Radar Detector/Dash Cam
  • EZ Mag Mount™
  • 16GB SD Card
  • SmartCord® USB
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Carry Case
  • Quick Start Guide
  • (Phone Not Included)

Software Downloads

iOS and Android BILT App - Assembly Instructions

Download for iOS and Search "Cobra Road Scout"

Download for Android and Search "Cobra Road Scout"

The latest firmware available for Road Scout is version R05 which includes the following changes: (Note that all changes in previous versions are included in the latest firmware version)

  • -Road Scout now recognizes Micro SD Cards formatted in exFAT and NTFS file formats.
  • -Road Scout will prompt to format a card using these formats.
  • -Resolved issue involving video files that have been renamed.

Road Scout version R04 includes the following changes:

  • -Improved audio volume levels
  • -Resolved issue causing excessive laser alerts
  • -Reduced microphone gain

To update Road Scout’s firmware, connect Road Scout to a Wi-Fi hotspot with internet connectivity. After it connects to the hotspot, accept the prompt to install new firmware. Refer to the owner’s manual if you need help connecting Road Scout to a Wi-Fi hotspot:Road Scout Owner's Manual

Item # 0181000-0

Unit Dimensions
4.38” L x 4.25” W x 1.63” H

Unit Weight
8.0 oz

Radar Detector Type
Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

Dash Camera
Max Video Resolution: 1080p Full HD
Sensor: Sony Exmor
Processor: Ambarella A12
microSD Card Size: 16GB
(Expandable to 32GB)
Field of View: 154°
Video Format: .MOV
Input: MicroUSB

Operating Bands
X-band 10.525 GHz ± 25 MHz
K-band 24.150 GHz ± 100 MHz
Ka-band 34.700 GHz ± 1300 MHz
Laser 904nm, 33 MHz Bandwidth

Display Type
Graphic Multi-Color LCD 
Bar Graph
Frequency Display
5 Levels of Brightness with Full Dark Mode

12VDC, Negative Ground
SmartCord USB Included


Do I need a professional installer to connect my Road Scout detection system?
The Road Scout was designed to make your driving experience enjoyable, so installation is simple. Refer to the the BILT app or use the quick start guide inside the Road Scout package to set-up your new driver awareness device.

Is the Road Scout Radar Detector illegal to use?
With the exception of Virginia and Washington D.C., radar detectors are legal in passenger cars throughout the United States

Is the Road Scout 50% Radar and 50% Dash Cam?
The Road Scout is designed with the most accurate radar/laser detection technology integrated with a HD dash cam to capture the unexpected. This intelligent and high performance driver awareness system detects red light camera, speed camera and live law enforcement locations in real time and records the road ahead, which can be used for insurance claims or accidents.

Do I need the app to work with the Road Scout?

No, you do not need to open the iRadar and Drive HD apps to operate Road Scout.

Can I just drive with the radar detector and not use the dash cam or vice versa?

This compact threat detection system was designed to give you layers of protection. Combining both radar/laser technology with the dash cam video allows drivers to drive with confidence. However, drivers can mute the dash cam portion of the system.

What is the Road Scout Dash Cam's field of View?

The field of view has a 154° diagonal viewing angle.

What is the image quality of the Road Scout Dash Cam?

The Road Scout Dash Cam delivers high definition FHD 1920x1080p and 30fps with an enhanced resolution for day or night driving.

What is the Road Scout's radar detection range?

Our proprietary and accurate radar/laser detection reach will keep you protected from red light cameras, speed cameras, live law enforcement locations and crash avoidances from a relevant distance. You’ll know in advance of threats ahead.

How do I finance this device?

All purchases of $99 or more can pay over time with PayPal Credit. No interest if paid in full in 6 months on purchases of $99 or more. Just use the PayPal Credit in PayPal check out. See terms and conditions for more details.

How often will I receive software updates? 

The Road Scout is Wi-FI compatible with software updates. Updates occur when warranted.

Is the Road Scout Wi-Fi enabled?

Yes. Road Scout is Wi-Fi compatible for software updates.

How often is the alert database updated for red light camera, speed camera and live law enforcement locations?

The Defender Database is typically updated weekly. When connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot, Road Scout will automatically notify you when a database is available.

What is the size of the Road Scout?

The compact Road Scout is for the minimalist. This stylish and sophisticated device complements any dashboard and is powerful enough to proactively scout road threats ahead. Dimensions: 4.38” L x 4.35” W x 1.63” H. Unit Weight: 8.0.  

Does the dash cam portion of the Road Scout have continuous looping?

Yes. The 2-in-1 Road Scout is both a radar detector and dash cam which continuously records the road ahead and easily plays back any event that occurs in front of your vehicle.

What is the difference between the two apps -  iRadar and Drive HD?

The Drive HD app allows you to view, edit and download your videos wirelessly.  The Road Scout incorporates its own Wi-Fi source to stream video directly to your phone, save, edit and share right from your car.

When the Road Scout is connected to the the iRadar app, drivers can share and receive alerts - red light cameras, speed cameras, live law enforcement and other threats - in real time.  

What kind of Micro SD Card can be used with Road Scout and M1?

“Class 10” High Endurance cards or better

Due to constant video recording, we recommend “Class 10” High Endurance cards or better from reputable brands (examples: SanDisk, Western Digital)

Road Scout and M1 can use up to 32GB cards

 (For the tech-savvy only: larger than 32GB cards can be used in Road Scout if they are formatted with FAT32)

16GB cards are included with Road Scout and M1

Importantly: This should more than enough space due to the cameras use of Continuous Loop Recording (for details about this, see below).

What Is Continuous Loop Recording?

 Footage is stored in 1, 2, 3 or 5-minute clips. When the memory card fills up, the camera automatically overwrites the oldest clips replacing them with new ones. If you do not want a clip to be overwritten, press the Emergency Recording button (hold MARK on Road Scout) and the clip will be protected. Emergency Recordings are also automatically protected if an impact is detected. The stock 16GB card will hold 160 one-minute emergency recordings.

SD Card size and time:

when recording at 1920x1080 @ 30P with audio:

8GB = 80 minutes (1 hour, 20 minutes)

16GB = 160 minutes (2 hours, 40 minutes)

32GB = 320 minutes (5 hours, 20 minutes)