I am considering purchasing the home patrol by Uniden for my area near Hartford Connecticut. I am wondering if there is anyone out there who has the home patrol in the Hartford area and could vouch for its performance. IM a little confused on how it works but I think from what I've read it takes the database from radio reference and puts it into the home patrol when you do the updates. Another concern of mine is I own a Mac not a PC, Is there a program out there to do the updates with a Mac? I have only seen PC versions in my research online. Basically, I am looking to see how well this product works in my area and if it is easy for me to update without a PC. If there's anybody out there who has answers to these questions I would appreciate it thank you.