This is my first post. Thinking of installing the POI-Factory Red Light Camera file on my Garmin nuvi 52 GPS device that I received as a gift. This is my first GPS device and I am not sure if the Red Light file is worth installing. Does it work well, is it easy to use, is it accurate, etc.? I live in Nassau County, Long Island, New York and would appreciate any advice. Thanks.
I have use them for years and would not leave on a trip without them. They are updated weekly.
It will come in handy on Long Island!
Merrick Rd is loaded with cameras as is Sunrise Hwy.
Nassau and Suffolk are loaded with cameras.
Plus the file will come in handy if you do any traveling.
Use POI loader to install the file and it will run itself,
Set a distance for it to kick in.
Welcome to POI Factory!
As a contributor of POI locations for Nassau County red light cameras, I can tell you that it is as accurate as it can possibly be. We have multiple members reporting red light cameras and the removal of cameras.
After you install the file, if you ever find a defect, you can also become a contributor by reporting it, using the link at the top right column of this page, "report an enforcement camera."
The file is easy to install. My FAQ can get you started, and there are several other FAQs to add features -
Take a look at the Nassau/Suffolk thread for red light cameras. It may be that Nassau County speed cameras will return in the future. We are ready with POI locations for that also. -
To ask questions, use this thread you started. Many expert posters are always ready to help!
Best tool in the car!
Welcome to the site.
We usually recommend the following.
There is a "Learn" button in the upper right of this page next to "red light cameras" that takes you to a Getting Started page. It is worthwhile visiting this page.
To make navigation easy, most browsers provide the following option. When you want to follow a link - but still keep your current page open - you can hold down the "Ctrl" key as you left-click on a link. That action will open a new "Tab" in your browser up on the "Tab" bar. When you then left-click on that new "Tab", you will follow the link - leaving the "Tab" you are now reading open and available to click on and return here.
So, using the "Learn" link, you might try the "Ctrl" - left-click sequence and then return here. You can return by either "X-ing" out of the "Getting Started" page (using the "X" on the "Tab" itself) or just left-clicking on the "Tab" for the page you are on right now.
Note that the Learn Button will give you access to two valuable reference pages -
the "Index" to all of the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and the Glossary of Terms and Links.
Since you are new here, I encourage you to go through a couple of the Tutorials.
The first link makes sure the settings on your computer are such that you can do more advanced POI loading.
The next link helps you make a backup of your GPS by attaching it to your computer. (NEVER do anything to your GPS until you have a backup). It also assures that you put your (newer) unit into a state where you can see all of the folders there.
Yes, the camera files are valuable.
I also live in Nassau County. I just started using the poi factory red light camera files about 1 month ago. I previously used the Garmin red light camera files, but the poi files do not cost as much money and they are updated more often. It is worth getting the poi red light camera files, because it can save you from getting an expensive ticket (about $80.) The poi factory red light camera files work fine and give you plenty of warning before you approach the red light cameras.
I use mine everyday and wouldn't go without it. I add and remove locations as needed and works great for what it is.
Absolutely agree been a lifesaver in a few instances
I appreciated the responses. The links from dobs108 and Jgermann giving step by step instructions should be especially helpful.
I been using GPS devices since the first tom tom. But I never heard of installing our own POI. This is awesome!
I agree with you!
they come up as RLC so when you see that... watch out
Thanks for your support about the red light camera locations. It may be that speed cameras will return in the future - we are ready with POI locations for that also!
I think they are pretty accurate.
Don't drive through red lights. Problem solved.
thanks for the suggestions
If there's red light and speed cameras anywhere near your driving area, it is a much needed file to download into your Garmin.
The file is updated frequently (weekly) and users can send in inaccurate info to be correctly so it's very accurate. About the only downside is the inability to determine the direction the cameras affect.
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