3-Band Bug Detector Pro 1216

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This professional handheld 3-band frequency bug detector has an accurate detection range of up to 12.0 GHz.  Band 1 scans between 50 MHz - 700 MHz.  Band 2 scans between 700 MHz - 3.0 GHz.  Band 3 scans between 3.0 GHz - 12.0 GHz.  Detects modern types of bugging transmitters that may invade your privacy including WiFi 2.4 and 5.0 GHz cameras, Bluetooth transmitters, GSM tracking devices, VHF and UHF crystal-controlled audio bugs, and LTE, 3G, CDMA, and DECT devices and microphones.  Ideal as a travel accessory too!  Now available with optional highly sensitive external antennas to heighten detection capabilities.


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


The 1216 model has been split into three bands for more straightforward navigation and viewing.  Each band is switchable by push button and displayed by a separate bar-graph display.

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

The separate indication allows the operator to understand better what type of signal is detected, to detect several signals at the same time and to sustain the ability of detection near the sources of interference.


The third 'microwave' band of the 1216 model covers the 3.0 - 12.0 GHz frequency range.  This band detects WiFi and other wireless protocols operating at 5.0 GHz and higher frequencies.  The microwave frequencies are more covert since they are not detectable by common RF detectors.  The 1216 model finds these signals quickly.


The Alarm feature helps the operator to reject background interference by adjusting the threshold.  When a signal exceeds the alarm threshold, the device produces an alerting sound.  The Alarm is also highly convenient when probing hard-to-access places or keeping the device in the 'guarding' state.  The alarm threshold has 48 tuning steps.


In the ONE BAND display mode, the 1216 model shows the histogram for the selected band in addition to the bar-graph.  The histogram draws the history of the signal obtained over the last 5 seconds and is very informative when observing intermittent | periodical signals or when probing the area quickly.


The 1216 model has a significantly higher sensitivity to the 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth transmissions than conventional RF detectors.  This advantage was achieved with the help of the additional radio frequency paths in the circuit dedicated to the specific frequency spans.  In addition to drawing a bar-graph the 1216 model can identify some types of signals and show a corresponding message on the display: cordless DECT device in an 'idle' state, active DECT device, GSM, 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth.


The 5G spectrum operates on two types of bands:

  • 6.0 GHz frequencies will penetrate through obstacles, including walls and windows; therefore, the mobile terminals will utilise these frequencies in an urban environment in 90% of cases.
  • mmWave frequencies provide high-speed data but work in the line of sight of base stations only, usually in an open space like stadiums or for exchange between the big base stations (BS) and small and local stations.  Then the local BS re-sends the signals on the sub 6.0 GHz.

The 1216 unit detects sub 6.0 GHz frequencies.  As for mmWave, this is a more challenging task but unlikely to be used for bugging purposes within premises.


The 1216 model is a professional device for accurate sweeps when travelling and within the home | office | personal | business.  Easy to use and incredibly accurate, the 1216 model covers the vast range of surveillance devices used in the modern market today.

  • GSM audio listening bugs, VHF and UHF, crystal-controlled listening devices
  • Car tracking devices
  • Wired | wireless WiFi and 3G video camera's and microphones
  • Bluetooth transmitting devices
  • Surveillance transmitters using LTE, CMDA and DECT

The 3-Band 1216 Bug Detector can be used to clean a room before sensitive meetings or monitor for unauthorised bugging equipment within the grounds of corporate offices, for example, and is a solid investment to help protect your premises against unlawful interception of your personal and business premises.

The 3-Band 1216 is now available with optional external antennas.  Antennas heighten the sensitivity and detection range but are not compulsary for general room and vehicle detection.  Read more about these antennas via the button below.

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Technical Info
  • Professional 3-band bug detector
  • Detects all types of RF transmissions including analogue and digital, audio and video
  • Frequency range - 50 MHz - 12.0 GHz
  • Separation into 3 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 camera's 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 3G and 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)
  • Signature displays the possible signal type
  • Shock-resistant CNC milled duralumin housing
  • Rechargeable Li-ion 1150 mAh | 3.7 V battery
  • Microprocessor controlled
  • 2 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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