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Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition with Lifetime Unlimited Speed Camera Updates

Product Code: C550P

Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition speed camera detector provides advanced warnings to fixed and mobile speed cameras and red light cameras in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand all without paying a penny more for subscription. Unlimited lifetime Cheetah Platinum speed camera subscription is included with the Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition when purchased from ActiveGPS.

On approach to a speed or red light cameras location the Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition LED screen features your vehicles speed, a proximity bar countdowns to the cameras location and a distance in metres is displayed on screen, enabling you to see exactly how far you are away from the camera. In addition spoken voice alerts describe the location of the approaching speed camera e.g. "Attention, speed camera after the lights, limit 30".



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Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition

The Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition GPS based speed camera detector includes lifetime unlimited red light and speed camera location alerts in the United Kingdom, mainland Europe, United States of America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. All of which are included in the price of the Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition - no additional subscription fees to pay. What's more the Platinum Edition warranty is extended to 2 years, from the standard 1 year which is included with the standard Cheetah c550.

In 2016 the Cheetah c550 won the Auto Express Best Buy award and in 2017 the c550 won the 'Best speed camera to buy' in Carbuyer UK. Quoted below is what Auto Express said about the Cheetah c550 in their test and review:

"The latest generation of our previous favourite, the suction-mounted Cheetah c550, is our winner for its simple but effective approach. Camera and speed accuracy couldn't be faulted, and there were clear visual and audio alerts for distance and type of camera ahead. A countdown appears as you approach a camera and it'll beep if you're over the speed limit. The LED display is easy to understand and it's hard to go wrong with only a few buttons. The only improvement that could be made is if it showed the limit at all times. Subscription for updates is the best value here, too."

Speed Cameras Alerts

The Cheetah c550 uses the internationally acclaimed Trinity 3.0 database for its red light and fixed and mobile speed camera locations. When driving towards a speed or red light camera within the Trinity 3.0 database you will receive both on screen and spoken voice alerts. The voice alerts are the most descriptive of any speed camera detector we sell. Spoken descriptive alerts examples are:

"Attention, red light speed camera, limit 30"

"Attention, speed camera on back of the overhead sign, limit 70"

"Attention, part-time red light camera on the dual carriageway, limit 70"

"Information alert, speed camera not this direction not enforced, limit 30"

In addition to the speed camera alerts you can hear, the Cheetah c550 also provides comprehensive on screen information via the units LED screen. On screen c550 information includes a proximity bar counting you down to the cameras location. A distance in metres to the speed or red light cameras location in the road ahead. Your vehicles actual and current speed is also displayed, ensuring you have all the information you require before you reach the speed cameras location.

The video below shows the Speed Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition on approach to various speed camera location with spoken voice alerts.

Alert Types and Range

The Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition Trinity 3.0 database doesn't just include speed camera locations but also many other camera types and hazards e.g. school zone alert, red light cameras, mobile speed camera locations, etc. Please see comprehensive list below of alerts types. The various alert types can be switched on or turned off completely as the end user chooses.

When selecting the alerts that you would like to receive you can also choose the distance in which an alert starts from. For example for fixed speed camera locations the selectable alert range is from 900m to 300m in advance of the speed camera location. Please read more below for alert distance and range options for different type of camera and alerts:

‣Speed cameras: OFF, 300m, 400m, 500m, 600m, 700m, 800m, 900m.
‣Stored mobile cameras and mobile zones: OFF, 300m, 500m, 700m, 900m, 1000m.
‣Average speed cameras and average speed zones: OFF, 300m, 400m, 500m, 600m, 700m, 800m, 900m.
‣Average speed exits: OFF, 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m, 500m, 600m.
‣Safety locations: OFF, 300m, 400m, 500m, 600m, 700m, 800m, 900m.
‣School zones**: OFF, 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m, 500m, 600m.
‣Information locations: OFF, 300m, 400m, 500m, 600m, 700m, 800m, 900m.
‣Red light cameras: OFF, 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m, 500m, 600m.
‣Non-ticketing cameras: OFF, 300m, 400m, 500m, 600m, 700m, 800m, 900m.
‣Cameras in tunnel: OFF, 300m, 400m, 500m, 600m, 700m, 800m, 900m.
‣Personal locations: OFF, 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m, 500m, 600m.
‣Opposite direction alerts: OFF, 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m, 500m, 600m.
‣Highway cameras: OFF, 500m, 600m, 700m, 800m, 900m,1000m.

Please note: the Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition does not include a radar or laser detector. All speed camera alerts are via the GPS database only.

You can also add up to 64 of your own preset locations to be warned of. This is useful when you want a countdown to particular locations. Simply set your pre-defined location(s) and the Cheetah will alert you to them.

Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition Screen Explained

Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition FAQs

Do you have a question about the Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition that's not been answered on this webpage? Please see our speed camera detector FAQs for questions from other customers and visitors. Plus if the answer to your question isn't featured, use the online form to ask us for the answer. Alternatively please telephone 01733 777623 Monday to Friday (9:30am-5:00pm) to speak to one of our sales team.

Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition Features

‣LED display
‣Descriptive, spoken alerts tell you exactly where the speed camera is located (ie. "at the traffic lights", "on the overhead gantry")
‣No false alerts
‣GPS detection
‣Optional GPS antenna enables you to locate the main speed camera readout unit away from the vehicles dashboard
‣On screen countdown and audible countdown to all speed cameras
‣Overspeed warning at speed camera locations
‣Adjustable alert choice (read more above for selection for alert range)
‣Choice of 3 brightness settings
‣Platinum membership included - lifetime unlimited subscription
‣MPH or KPH modes
‣Adjustable volume
‣Includes built-in microphone socket for audio alerts via earpiece (not included)
‣Yellow digital GPS speedometer
‣UK and worldwide safety camera locations available
‣Headphone socket
‣Dark mode; LED's light up only at speed camera locations
‣Windows based PC, not Apple MAC compatible
‣2 year manufacturer's guarantee
‣Dimensions: Width - 72mm, Height - 40mm, Depth - 26mm


Everything you need to power and mount the Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition in your vehicle is included in the box when you buy the c550 from ActiveGPS.

Included in the box are both a windscreen and dashboard mount. The windscreen mount uses suction cups to attach to your vehicles windscreen. The dashboard mount is magnetic with a adhesive pad to attach to your vehicles' dashboard.

To power the Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition in-car a plug-in cigarette vehicle power cable is included.

Additional genuine Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition accessories are also available to buy from ActiveGPS, either as replacements for the above or to enable a hardwire/bespoke installation.

To enable a bespoke installation of the Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition two extra accessories are available and recommended to purchase:

1. Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition Hardwire Power Cable
2. Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition External GPS Antenna

1. The hardwire power cable (pictured right) enables you to power the Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition from your vehicles electrical supply. This option would free up your vehicles cigarette lighter socket and may also reduce or remove any trailing cables across your vehicles dashboard. The hardwire cable can be located behind your vehicles dashboard console.

2. The external GPS antenna (pictured right) enables you to use the Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition unit/screen in vehicles where the windscreen impedes or blocks a successful GPS signal or where you would like to mount the c550 in a different location to the windscreen or dashboard. For example you may like to position the Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition down near your vehicles stereo on your centre console. The Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition requires a live and constant connection to the orbiting GPS satellites in the sky above. By buying the external GPS antenna you can plug into the back of the Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition speed camera detector and position the GPS antenna (which has 5 metres of cabling) elsewhere in your vehicle to enable a successful satellite fix.

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Speed Camera Subscription

The Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition includes lifetime speed camera updates/subscription for all regions - Region ONE, TWO and THREE - please see below for coverage. There is nothing further to pay to subscribe to the Trinity 3.0 database when purchasing the Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition from ActiveGPS (see add to cart above).

Trinity 3.0 database coverage:

Region ONE - United Kingdom (UK) and Europe: UK: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Please note: Republic of Ireland locations are included in both the UK and Europe datasets. Europe: Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine.

Region TWO - North America: USA and Canada.

Region THREE - Australasia: Australia and New Zealand.

IMPORTANT: It is fully legal to use, own and operate a speed camera detector in the UK. However, before using the Speed Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition outside of the United Kingdom we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you check to ensure that the use of a speed camera detector in other countries is also legal.

PC System Requirements

The Trinity 3.0 database can be updated using a PC computer running Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8 or 10. An internet connection is also required. You can get access to the latest speed cameras as often as you like and if you forget you will be reminded if you do not update within a 6 week time frame.

Please note: The Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition is not compatible Apple Macintosh operating systems.

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition
‣Vehicle Power Cable
‣Windshield Suction Cup Mount (windscreen mounting option)
‣Magnetic Dash Mount (dashboard mounting option)
‣PC/USB Cable
‣Quick start guide

Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition Questions and Answers

Question: If I purchase a Cheetah C550 Platinum would I be able to use the lifetime updating service on a second unit or would I have to purchase a further Platinum model?

Answer: Yes, you can use the one single Cheetah Platinum subscription to update up to 3 Cheetah c550 speed camera detectors. Please note: the extended warranty (included with Cheetah c550 Platinum version) applies only to the first unit, not to the second and third units.

Additional Cheetah c550 speed camera detector(s) without subscription are available to buy from ActiveGPS. Please see standard Cheetah c550 speed camera detector page to make the purchase.

Do you have a question about the Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition? Submit your question via our contact page.

Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS
‣Display: LED display
‣Power: 12 volt DC in-vehicle power socket
‣Installation: Plug and play (windscreen and dashboard mount included in the box)
‣Dimensions: Width - 72mm, Height - 40mm, Depth - 26mm
Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition manual

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This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Updates to this product are via the internet. At this product page we state compatibility with specific versions of current internet connection devices, for example: PC, laptop, MAC, smartphone etc. The Consumer Contract Regulations allow you 14 days, from receipt of purchase, to check compatibility with your internet connection device/s. If you choose to replace or update your PC, MAC etc. neither we nor the manufacturer will be responsible if the new/replacement Operating System (OS) is not compatible with the purchased product.

Page updated: 28th February 2024

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