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Uniden Bearcat BCD536HP Police Scanner
Uniden Bearcat BCD536HP Police Scanner

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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, BCD536HP will load Police, Fire and EMS channels in your area.

List Price: $699.99
Our Price: $649.99
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Stock Status: In Stock

Product Code: 10-501854

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    Basics Downloads Additional Information

    Free Software Download - Download the Sentinel Software
    Owner's Manual - For BCD436HP and BCD536HP
    Video's - Product Videos and Sentinel Software Videos
    Uniden Siren APP - Video - Siren App Tips - WiFi Firmware Dongle Update - Available in the Apple and google play stores under the "Uniden Siren"

    The BCD536HP is Uniden's new flagship mobile scanner...which incorporates two firsts. Like the BCD436HP, it is the first standard mobile scanner to include the ease of use of the HomePatrol-style database; simply enter your zip code and away you go. But, the BCD536HP adds to that WiFi connectivity, allowing you to listen to and control your scanner using your smartphone or tablet...from anywhere in your home, vehicle, or around the world.

    About our Set-up & Optimize Service
    With Scanner Master's exclusive Set-up & Optimize service we see to it that your BCD536HP is fully updated and ready to use for your area, perfect for your own use and especially perfect for a gift. First, we optimize the internal database by updating the frequency library, which changes daily. We will also check and install any firmware updates to the HomePatrol before the radio ships. (The firmware is the operating system for the radio which may have been updated or tweaked by the factory following its production in Asia.) Scanner Master will then build a Favorites List for the customer (based on the ship to address of your order), or for the area in which the scanner will be used if the customer specifies a different city and county (for example if the radio is given as a gift). Scanner Master will also pre-tune the radio by entering the end-users zip code. Note that this service will add approximately 7 to 14 business days for processing before the radio will be shipped.

    (The benefit of this Favorites List work is that we ensure that the most important data to the user is readily accessible as often times, if the database for the end user's area hasn't been completely prepared with what's known as "geo-tagging" then some or all of the local agencies will not activate for scanning. Scanner Master ensures that this will not be the case.)

    Sentinel Software of Programming

    In the box

    • Antenna (Back of Set)
    • Mobile DC Power Adapter
    • AC Adapter
    • USB Cable
    • Three-wire Harness
    • Mounting Bracket and Hardware
    • Printed Manual
    Unit Size
    W 7 1/8" x H 2 1/8" x D 5 7/8" (without knobs)

    Frequency Coverage:

    25-512 MHz
    758-824 MHz
    849-869 MHz
    894-960 MHz
    1240-1300 MHz
    TrunkTracker V supports the following:
    APCO Project 25 Phase I and Phase II, X2-TDMA, Motorola, EDACS, and LTR Trunked Radio Systems

    Pre-Programmed Database
    4 Gigabyte microSD card holds the entire USA and Canada database of radio systems, plus leaves room for hundreds of hours of audio recording.

    Easy to program
    • Flexible Easy Channel Selection using Zip Code or GPS and Service Types — just pick the kinds of channels you want to hear and tell the BCD536HP where you are and let it do the rest.
    • Flexible Scanning — scan from any combination of the main database and Favorites Lists
    Easy to use
    • Sentinel Software makes database and firmware updates simple. Also allows you to create, edit, and manage your Favorites Lists.
    • Complete Front-Panel Programmability — create custom Favorites Lists either using systems from the main database as a starting point or program your systems from scratch.
    • Easy Scan Control using the dedicated System, Department and Channel Hold buttons.
    • Quick Key access to 100 Favorites Lists, 100 Systems per Favorites List, and 100 Departments per System.
    The features you love!
    • Close Call® RF Capture with Do-Not-Disturb automatically tunes the scanner to nearby transmissions without interrupting reception in progress.
    • NOAA Weather Alert with SAME
    • Temporary Avoid lets you quickly silence unwanted systems, departments, or channels while allowing you to restore them by cycling power.
    • Included Sentinel Software makes database and firmware updates simple. Also allows you to create, edit, and manage your Favorites Lists.
    • USB PC Connectivity
    Unit Features
    • Back-lit Display and Keypad
    • Back-light-on-Squelch option allows the back-light to remain on during an entire transmission.
    • 64 x 288-Pixel Dot-Matrix Display
    • Serial GPS input for location-based scanning using the Uniden GC-GPSK.

    Product Launch Video

    BCD536HP Unboxing

    BCD536HP: First Power On

    Programming Your Scanner

    BCDx36HP Sentinel First Run Video
    Free Software Download - Sentinel Software for BCD436HP/BCD536HP

    BCDx36HP Sentinel Creating Custom Favorites List Video
    Free Software Download -Sentinel Software for BCD436HP/BCD536HP

    Uniden's Siren APP

    BCD536HP Remote Demo

    Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 55 Write a review.

      3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
    2 of 5 siren app December 5, 2020
    Reviewer: steve from NJ United States  
    Biggest thing that drew me to this scanner is so I can control and listen thru my cell phone and ipad. They refuse to update the app and doesn't work right. No one in uniden will answer your emails on the subject. You should stop advertising this feature. I have had this scanner for 2 years and still waiting for them to fix the app! I feel that I have been ripped off!

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      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    5 of 5 BCD536HP Review June 9, 2020
    Reviewer: Christopher from Pennsylvania, United States  
    This scanner definitely did not disappoint right out of the box! The easily updated database has made it a lot easier to get listening right away.
    I thought it was a really nice bonus that a DC 12V plug was also included in the box, which adds some flexibility if need be.  For someone that hasn't had a new scanner for some time, it might take a little to get used to.  There are some things that are very intuitive, and some things that aren't.  Still trying to figure out the quick key functionality, for example.  My experience with this unit has me seriously considering adding the BCD436HP for portable use as well.  Audio quality is excellent.
    Also, I have been really happy with ScannerMaster for this purchase.  It was very refreshing to quickly get somebody knowledgeable on the phone to answer questions and discuss options so that I was certain I had everything I needed--and nothing that I didn't.  Service definitely makes a difference.

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      3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
    5 of 5 Bcd536hp fast setup January 4, 2019
    Reviewer: Dennis Everman from Fremont, NE United States  
    The zip code entry made easy setup and will give me time to learn favorites entries.  Love the wi-fi I pick it up on my tablet upstairs and use a Bluetooth earphone off  the tablet. Siren remote program can be a little suborn at times but it works for me.  Sentinel had the updates for my city since it only recently changed to phase 2 .  Sentinel worked for updating hardware and database real smooth.

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    4 of 5 The Bearcat January 2, 2019
    Reviewer: Delberto from Marion, OH  
    This is a fine scanner. Works as expected...better in many ways than the Homepatrol II that I'm replacing.

    A few suggestions for improvements:

    1. Add a mute button.
    2. Move location of volume knob.
    3. Increase size of volume knob.
    4. Allow option for color LED to remain on for duration of transmission.
    5. Enable programming  across Wifi network.
    6. Provide a version of Siren that runs on a PC.

    I'm using this as a tabletop unit. Design is best for mobile use. I added elevated rubber feet to accommodate bottom firing speaker. I would have bought a tabletop version if one was available.  

    Everything has worked well and setup was relatively easy using Sentinel.

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      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    5 of 5 Very User Friendly November 24, 2018
    Reviewer: Steve Crumb from Ozark, AL United States  
    The 536hp is a very user friendly scanner.  You can program it "your favorites" with the Sentinel software.  Very easy to update the database and firmware.  Small learning curve for setting up the Quick Keys for your favorite systems and groups but it makes using the scanner a breeze.  This is a solid unit and I would recommend this scanner for the beginner and advanced users.

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