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There's a new device on the market that promises to keep people from getting nailed by red-light cameras.

It doesn't trick the camera or even hide the license plate, it merely warns the driver of an upcoming red-light camera.

paThe downloadable software called Phantom Alert works with most GPS devices.

The software keeps track of red-light camera locations in Albuquerque and around the world. The device warns the driver of an upcoming red-light camera by beeping.

"We're not trying to alter your car or your plate in any way. We're just using something that's a really nice high tech piece of safety," said Peter Ziesmann of

The database of red-light cameras is based on driver input. It can also alert drivers about speed traps.

Phantom Alert costs about $10 to download.

The Albuquerque Police Department says it is for the device if it helps people slow down.