Police Scanners

Redwood City Options for Police, Fire and EMS Scanners.

Step 1. Important Notes About the Selected State and Counties
County
San Mateo County, California - 1*

* Custom Programming Level
Disclaimer
Important Notes about California:

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) uses VHF low-band radio communications which can be monitored on any scanner. Cal Fire is high-band and also analog.

Important Notes about San Mateo County:

It is a complex decision whether you wish to purchase a digital or a basic analog scanner for San Mateo County. The sheriff's department along with EMS, parks and public works all operate on a countywide digital trunking system. For persons in the smaller San Mateo communities, where the sheriff provides law enforcement functions, they will require a digital scanner. For those in the larger cities in the county, who do not wish to monitor the sheriff and EMS, a basic scanner will work fine. Note that all county fire operations are standard analog on VHF which also can be monitored on any scanner. So the best San Mateo County scanner, which will allow users to listen to all agencies, is a digital scanner. But a basic scanner will suffice for monitoring the police and fire departments in Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Menlo Park, Pacifica, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo and South San Francisco. A digital scanner though is needed in San Francisco city/county and in Marin so the digital police scanner radio option is a good one.

Please click on the links below for online and printed radio resources for this county:

RadioReference.com

Step 2. View and Compare Your Scanner Options

To compare products below, click the check box next to your choices and then click the "Compare Selected Products" button.


Portable Scanners

High-end Portable

Uniden's new top-of-the-line portable scanner is a slam-dunk winner The 396XT represents a huge upgrade in features and digital decode performance over the popular previous model.
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Scanner Price: $449.95

Base/Mobile Scanners

High-end Base/Mobile

The ultimate trunking APCO-25 digital scanner. Uses advanced Dynamic Memory Management. This scanner does it all Covers all bands, is PC programmable, with Close Call and much more. If you want the best, this is the choice.
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Scanner Price: $449.95
Very simple to operate, you can be up and running in 3 minutes or less. No programming needed, just your zip code. Once your Zip Code is entered, HomePatrol will load Police, Fire and EMS channels in your area.
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Scanner Price: $489.95
Uniden

Desktop Scanners

Low-end Desktop

Very simple to operate, you can be up and running in 3 minutes or less. No programming needed, just your zip code. Once your Zip Code is entered, HomePatrol will load Police, Fire and EMS channels in your area.
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Scanner Price: $489.95
Uniden

Mid-range Desktop

Very simple to operate, you can be up and running in 3 minutes or less. No programming needed, just your zip code. Once your Zip Code is entered, HomePatrol will load Police, Fire and EMS channels in your area.
Click here for details, software, accessories and to purchase without programming.

Scanner Price: $489.95
Uniden

High-end Desktop

The ultimate trunking APCO-25 digital scanner. Uses advanced Dynamic Memory Management. This scanner does it all Covers all bands, is PC programmable, with Close Call and much more. If you want the best, this is the choice.
Click here for details, software, accessories and to purchase without programming.

Scanner Price: $449.95
Very simple to operate, you can be up and running in 3 minutes or less. No programming needed, just your zip code. Once your Zip Code is entered, HomePatrol will load Police, Fire and EMS channels in your area.
Click here for details, software, accessories and to purchase without programming.

Scanner Price: $489.95
Uniden

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