Installation Guide

  1. Choose all prefered countries (multiple choice through pressing CTRL-key) and select split into all categories (recommended). After that push Download button and save the file tomtom.zip to your hard disk.

  2. In our example we save the file tomtom.zip in the folder "C:/temp".

  3. Please unzip the overlay with a suitable program - we recommend WINZIP - to a target folder of your choice in your computer. We choosed the folder "C:/temp/tomtom".

  4. Now the folder "C:/temp/tomtom" contains the unzipped files in *.bmp and *.ov2 format (every file stands for one speed camera category).

  5. Switch on your TomTom device and connect it to the PC over the USB cable. Wait till the TomTom device is recognize in your Windows computer. Now it should be shown in "MyComputer". Finish software TomTom HOME if it starts automatically.

  6. Mark all unzipped *.bmp and *.ov2 files, do right mouse click and select Copy.

  7. Go to the map folder of your TomTom device and paste the *.bmp and *.ov2 files into the map folder. The name of your map folder depends on the installed maps in your TomTom.

    The map folder in our exmaple is called DE_AT_and_CH_plus_major_roads_of_WE.

    Maybe your map folder is called Western_and_Central_Europe or Western_Europe or DE_AT_CH or DE_AT_CH_PL_CZ_Plus-Map or similar. If more than one map folder are installed in your TomTom device: Copy the unzipped files into all map folders!

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  8. Disconnect TomTom device and computer if copying is finished.

  9. Now you have to activate all installed speedcam categories in your TomTom device.

    TomTom (old):
    Go to Main menu > Change preferences > Enable, disable POIs. There you have to enable all speedcam categories. Then go to Change preferences > Manage POIs > Warn when near POI and instruct the TomTom device to issue an acoustic warning before all speed cameras. The alert can be set individually for each category (30mph speedcams, 50mph speedcams, ...).

    TomTom (new):
    The new speedcam categories are automatically available. Go to Change preferences > Manage POIs > Warn when near POI and instruct the TomTom device to issue an acoustic warning before all speed cameras. The alert can be set individually for each category (30mph speedcams, 50mph speedcams, ...).

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  10. After choosing the category you are able to enter the distance as of which the TomTom device should give you an acoustic warning.

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    We recommend the following settings; of course you are free to adjust the values to suit your needs:

    20-30 mph speed camera
    (SCDB_Speed_30.ov2, SCDB_Redlight_30.ov2, SCDB_Section_30.ov2, ...)
    160 yards
    40-50 mph speed camera
    (SCDB_Speed_50.ov2, SCDB_Redlight_40.ov2, SCDB_Section_60.ov2, ...)
    270 yards
    60-70 mph speed camera
    (SCDB_Speed_90.ov2, SCDB_Redlight_90.ov2, SCDB_Section_130.ov2, ...)
    540 yards
    variable speed camera
    (SCDB_Speed_variable.ov2, SCDB_Section_variable.ov2)
    540 yards
    red light
    (SCDB_Redlight.ov2)
    110 yards

    Or if your distances are displayed in kilometres we recommend the following settings:

    10-30 km/h speed camera
    (SCDB_Speed_30.ov2, SCDB_Redlight_30.ov2, SCDB_Section_30.ov2, ...)
    100 m
    40-80 km/h speed camera
    (SCDB_Speed_50.ov2, SCDB_Redlight_40.ov2, SCDB_Section_60.ov2, ...)
    250 m
    90-130 km/h speed camera
    (SCDB_Speed_90.ov2, SCDB_Redlight_90.ov2, SCDB_Section_130.ov2, ...)
    500 m
    variable speed camera
    (SCDB_Speed_variable.ov2, SCDB_Section_variable.ov2)
    500 m
    red light
    (SCDB_Redlight.ov2)
    100 m

  11. Then select the warning sound for each category. TomTom provides different sounds. We recommend a short, terse sound in order to not disrupt any voice messages from the navigation program for any longer than necessary.

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  12. We recommend that you don't activate the menu option "Warn only if POI is on route".

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    Why?
    Our speed camera database works with an accuracy of +/- 20m. Therefore it is possible that the TomTom NAVIGATOR won't recognise a speed camera because the program would assume that the speed camera is on the other side of the road due to a slight deviation. In addition there are also many speed cameras that are on the left side of the road but work in both directions or can be swivelled. Therefore, please don't activate this item and all speed cameras will be included in the warnings.

  13. Please repeat the steps 9 till 12 for each category. If you want to update the speedcam database you only have to replace the older files in the map folder of your TomTom. It will be not necessary to activate the categories again!

Good Reasons for SCDB.info - Speed Camera DataBase