I need a base digital scanner, why should I buy the HP2?
It can be used in your home, vehicle, or both. It's the only digital scanner with a color touchscreen, which smart phone and iPad users are used to.
Will the HomePatrol-2 go on sale anytime soon?
We don't know. Uniden does not disclose when they will be dropping prices and even when prices do drop, it is usually only $5 to $10. You can sign up for our emails & we'll keep you posted.
What's the catch—this police scanner seems too good to be true?
This is a solid scanner but it's a bit old (2014 launch) so like all tech newer models have advanced. Also, this does not pick up simulcast.
You can add a larger memory (SD card) to increase favorites lists and recording space. Recording time by SD card size:
- 2 GB = 6 hours
- 4 GB = 12 hours
- 8 GB = 24 hours
- 16 GB = 50 hours
- 32 GB = 100 hours
- 64 GB = 200 hours
Can I charge the batteries from the scanner when it is on?
No. You must power off the scanner to charge. We recommend an external battery charger and 2 sets of rechargeable AA batteries; all of which can be added on this page. This way, you can always have a fresh set up batteries. The batteries we sell last about 8 hours on single charge; Energizer/Duracell last about 5 hours.