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Hi-Tech Surveillance & Security Equipment

iProtect 1216 Professional RF detector

  • Professional RF bug detector
  • For discovering all types of RF eavesdropping devices,
  • including analog and digital,
  • as well as those that transmit information over mobile networks and using wireless standards

SKU: 816
Manufacturer: SpyTek
Product Code: SPTK-PRO1216

R 33,348.85 R 38,999.00
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Key features

  • 3-band detection

The frequency range of the 1216 has been split into 3 parts, each displayed by a separate bargraph:

  • "VHF/UHF 50-700 MHz",
  • "Mobile and wireless 700 MHz – 3 GHz" and
  • "Microwave and wireless 3-12 GHz".

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.


  • Microwave

The third "microwave" band of the iProtect 1216 covers the 3-12 GHz frequency range. This band detects Wi-Fi and other wireless protocols operating at 5 GHz and on any higher frequencies. The microwave frequencies are supposed to be more covert since they are not detectable by common RF detectors. The iProtect 1216 finds these signals easily


  • Alarm

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 extremely convenient when probing hard-to-access places or keeping the device in the "guarding" state. The alarm threshold has 48 tuning steps


  • Histogram

In the ONE BAND display mode the iProtect 1216 shows the histogram for the selected band in addition to the bargraph. 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


  • Wi-Fi and 3G

The iProtect 1216 has a significantly higher sensitivity to the 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth bugging devices compared to 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


  • Signature

In addition to drawing a bargraph the iProtect 1216 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, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth


All features

  • Detects all types of RF transmissions including analog and digital, audio and video
  • Frequency range 50 MHz – 12 GHz
  • Separation into 3 bands helps to avoid loss of sensitivity near strong interference
  • ALL BANDS and ONE BAND display modes
  • High sensitivity to 3G and wireless protocols (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.)
  • Working modes: SILENT, AUDIO and ALARM
  • Adjustable alarm threshold
  • Portable, reliable and easy-to-use
  • The BARGRAPH shows the momentary RF level
  • The HISTOGRAM displays the RF signal over 5 seconds (in 'ONE BAND' display mode)
  • The SIGNATURE displays the possible signal type
  • Built-in directed microwave antenna
  • Shock-resistant CNC milled duralumin housing
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion battery with resource of 6 hours
  • Controlled by microcontrollers
  • 2x built-in OLED displays
  • Specification
  • Frequency range: 50 MHz – 12 GHz
  • Band 1: 50 – 700 MHz
  • Band 2: 700 MHz – 3 GHz
  • Band 3: 3GHz – 12 Ghz
  • Indicators: Main display; Status display
  • Display modes: ALL BANDS, ONE BAND
  • Working modes: SILENT, AUDIO, ALARM
  • RF connector: SMA (band 1 and 2), 50 Ohm
  • Microwave antenna: Built-in (band 3)
  • Threshold settings: 48 steps
  • Battery Rechargeable: Li-Ion 1150mAh@3.7V
  • Battery resource: 6 hours
  • Recharge time: 4 hours
  • Recharge source: USB
  • Dimensions with antennas: 173x71x21 mm
  • Weight: 265 g
  • Operating temperature: -10° C to 45° C






Will this device find all radio frequency bugs?

The Profinder 1216i unit has a very wide range of scan which covers all known bugging device transmission frequency use. These are also broken down into three bands ensuring easier detection where multiple transmissions are evident.


Can the Profinder 1216i unit detect voice recorders?

No, voice recorders to not transmit a frequency and therefore cannot be detected by RF detection equipment. A Non-Linear Junction Detector is the only type of device that can detect this type of bugging device. This is why physical search is paramount.


Can the Profinder 1216i detect wireless cameras?

This product is able to detect wireless cameras transmitting in the 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz ranges and is also perfectly equipped to detect the normally awkward 3G and 4G audio and video bugs.


Can I hear through the device when an audio bug is detected?

The Profinder 1216i does have audio demodulation, so there is audio signal noise as a confirmation, although hearing the audio is also possible if an analogue bug is being detected.


Will the Profinder 1216i easily detect tracking devices?

The 1216i is an excellent tool for identifying signals transmitted by ‘live’ tracking devices because of its 3 band setup, sensitivity and histogram readout capability.




    Supplied set

    • Detector
    • Rod antenna
    • Mini-USB cable for recharging
    • User’s Manual