3-Band Bug Detector Pro 1216

SKU 1262

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This professional handheld 3-band frequency bug detector boasts an impressive detection range of up to 12.0 GHz. Band 1 covers 50 MHz - 700 MHz, Band 2 spans 700 MHz - 3.0 GHz, and Band 3 reaches 3.0 GHz - 12.0 GHz.  It's brilliant at spotting modern bugging transmitters that might be invading your privacy, including WiFi 2.4 and 5.0 GHz cameras, Bluetooth gadgets, GSM trackers, VHF and UHF crystal-controlled audio bugs, and LTE, 3G, CDMA, and DECT devices and mics.

It's a fantastic travel companion, too!  Now you can even get optional super-sensitive external antennas to boost its detection prowess.


12.0 GHz RF Bug Detector; with Three Bar Graph Display Bands

This professional handheld bug detector incorporates 3-bands to detect frequencies up to 12.0 GHz without loss of sensitivity during potential interference, thus ensuring maximum detection rates.

The 1216 model cleverly splits into three bands for easier use and viewing.  You can switch between bands with a simple button push, and each shows up on its bar graph display.

  • Band 1 spots 50 - 700 MHz for VHF and UHF
  • Band 2 catches 700 MHz - 3.0 GHz for Mobile and Wireless
  • Band 3 finds 3.0 GHz - 12.0 GHz for Microwave and Wireless

This separate display helps you better understand what kind of signal you've found, spot multiple signals simultaneously, and keep detecting even when you're close to interference sources.


The 1216 model's third 'microwave' band covers the 3.0 - 12.0 GHz range.  It's great at finding WiFi and other wireless signals that work at 5.0 GHz and higher.  These microwave frequencies are sneakier because normal RF detectors can't spot them, but the 1216 model finds them quickly.


The Alarm feature is a real help when there's background interference.  You can adjust the threshold, and the device will make a sound when a signal goes over it.  It's handy when checking hard-to-reach spots or wanting to keep the device on guard.  You've got 48 steps to fine-tune the alarm threshold.


When using just one band, the 1216 model shows a histogram for that band along with the bar graph.  This histogram draws out the signal history from the last 5 seconds.  It's really useful when looking at signals that come and go or when you need to check an area quickly.


The 1216 model is much better at spotting 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth signals than your average RF detector.  This is thanks to extra radio frequency paths in the circuit that are just for specific frequency ranges.  As well as showing a bar graph, the 1216 model can even tell you what kind of signal it's found, displaying messages like cordless DECT device on standby, active DECT device, GSM, 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth.


The 5G spectrum works on two types of bands:

  • 6.0 GHz frequencies can get through walls and windows, so mobile devices will use these frequencies in cities about 90% of the time.
  • mmWave frequencies give you fast data but only work when they can 'see' the base stations, usually in open spaces like stadiums or for big base stations (BS) talking to smaller, local ones.  Then, the local BS sends the signals out again on the sub 6.0 GHz.

The 1216 unit can spot frequencies below 6.0 GHz.  Spotting mmWave is trickier, but it's not likely to be used for bugging inside buildings.


The 1216 model is a top-notch device for thorough sweeps when travelling, at home, in the office, or anywhere else personal or business-related.  It's incredibly accurate and a doddle to use, covering the wide range of sneaky devices used in today's market.

  • GSM audio listening bugs, VHF and UHF, crystal-controlled listening devices
  • Car tracking gadgets
  • Wired, wireless Wi-Fi video cameras and microphones
  • Bluetooth transmitting devices
  • Surveillance transmitters using LTE, CMDA and DECT

You can use the 3-Band 1216 Bug Detector to ensure a room is clean before important meetings or watch for unauthorised bugging equipment in corporate offices.  It's a solid investment to help protect your space against unlawful snooping in your personal and business areas.

The 3-Band 1216 now comes with optional external antennas.  These antennas make it even more sensitive and increase its detection range.  Just tap the button below to learn more about these antennas.

Note: We're official resellers of the genuine 1206i, 1207i, 1216, and 1217 models.  Be aware that there are many cheaper copies out there with poor workmanship.  Buy the real deal, and don't skimp on quality.

More Information

Technical Info
  • Professional 3-band bug detector
  • Detects all types of RF transmissions, including analogue, digital, audio and video
  • Frequency range - 50 MHz - 12.0 GHz
  • Separation into three bands to help avoid loss of sensitivity near strong interference
  • Band 1 - 50 MHz - 700 MHz (VHF and UHF audio bugs)
  • Band 2 - 700 MHz - 3.0 GHz (LTE, 3G, CMDA, GSM, DECT, WiFi 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth, wireless cameras and microphones)
  • Band 3 - 3.0 GHz - 12.0 GHz (microwave and WiFi 5.0 GHz)
  • RF connector - SMA (band 1 and 2) | 50 Ohm
  • Built-in microwave antenna - band 3
  • Main display | status display
  • High sensitivity to wireless protocols (WiFi, Bluetooth etc)
  • Working modes - Silent | Audio | Alarm
  • Adjustable alarm threshold
  • Threshold settings - 48 steps
  • Bar-graph displays momentary RF level
  • A histogram displays the RF signal over 5 seconds (in one-band display mode)
  • The signature displays the possible signal type
  • Shock-resistant CNC milled duralumin housing
  • Rechargeable Li-ion 1150 mAh | 3.7 V battery
  • Microprocessor controlled
  • Two built-in OLED displays
  • Built-in rechargeable battery
  • Charging time - 4 hours
  • Battery time - 6 hours
  • Optional ODA-4 and MWA-6 external antennas
  • Dimensions (without antennas) - 173 x 71 x 21 mm
  • Weight - 265 grams
  • Supplied with 3-Band Bug Detector Pro 1216, USB cable, cleaning cloth, presentation case and User Guide
  • Ideal for monitoring your home | business | travel premises for third-party vulnerabilities


Customer Reviews

Quality product.
Review by Customer: 00000400XXX
Detector not used as yet but certainly seems to be of good quality and well made.
To protect an office
Review by Customer: 00000335XXX
To protect an office

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