Digiscan Labs iProtect 1216 is a 3-band RF detector created for discovering different types of RF eavesdropping devices, including analog and digital.
Compared to the other detectors, the iProtect 1216 RF detector comes with higher sensitivity to the 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth bugging device and with an adjustable alarm threshold. Compared specifically to the Protect 1206i detector, iProtect 1216, among other features, also has a 3-band detection, which means that there are 3 parts of frequency range: 50-700 MHz, 700 MHz – 3 GHz, and 3-12 GHz. In addition to that, it also has 3 working modes: silent, audio, and alarm.
Furthermore, compared to other detectors, iProtect 1216 has a clearer and more understandable user interface, making the device easier to use.
iProtect 1216 is used by professionals however thanks to its simplicity of use it has proven to be a good choice for users who are still getting to know the TSCM equipment.
Compatible with ODA-4 antenna particularly on the Band 1 (<700 MHz). This range is of importance when detecting or receiving the following signals: VHF, UHF, and ISM 315 & 433 MHz bands.
3-band detection - the frequency range consists of 3 parts: "VHF/UHF 50-700 MHz", "Mobile and wireless 700 MHz – 3 GHz" and "Microwave and wireless 3-12 GHz"
Microwave band detects Wi-Fi and other wireless protocols operating at 5 GHz and on any higher frequencies
Adjustable alarm threshold - the device produces an alerting sound when a signal exceeds the alarm threshold
ALL BANDS and ONE BAND display modes
Compared to the other RF detectors, iProtect 1216 has higher sensitivity to the 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth bugging device
The signature displays the possible signal type: cordless DECT device in an "idle” state, active DECT device, GSM, 3G, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
Rechargeable Li-Ion battery with a resource of 6 hours
Working modes: SILENT, AUDIO, and ALARM
Detects the new Apple AirTag (RF signals and Bluetooth)
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 [email protected]
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
>>Image from Specifications PDF<<
iProtect 1216 Feature Focus:
iProtect 1216 has the frequency range divided into 3 parts that are displayed by a separate bargraph: "VHF/UHF 50-700 MHz", "Mobile and wireless 700 MHz – 3 GHz" and "Microwave and wireless 3-12 GHz". That allows better signal detection and detects several signals at the same time.
One of the bands is the "microwave" band that 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. These frequencies are more covert because they are not detectable by common RF detectors.
With this feature is possible to reject background interference by adjusting the threshold. An alerting sound is produced by the device when a signal exceeds the alarm.
The histogram is shown when the device is in the ONE BAND display mode. It can draw the history of the signal obtained over the last 5 seconds.
Compared to the conventional RF detectors, the iProtect 1216 has a higher sensitivity to the 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth bugging devices. That is achieved with additional radio frequency paths.
The signature displays the possible signal type and shows a corresponding message on the display: cordless DECT device in an "idle” state, active DECT device, GSM, 3G, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth.
Detects Apple's AirTag
Apple's AirTag uses RF signals and connects via Bluetooth, exactly what both this iProtect 1216 and the Protect 1206i can detect! You will be able to tell if someone's AirTag is in your proximity.
iProtect 1216 FAQs
What is the frequency range of the iProtect 1216?
The frequency range is 50 MHz – 12 GHz.
How many bands does the iProtect 1216 have?
It has 3 bands: VHF/UHF 50-700 MHz, Mobile and wireless 700 MHz – 3 GHz, and Microwave and wireless 3-12 GHz.
What is the battery life of the iProtect 1216?
The device has a rechargeable Li-Ion [email protected] battery with a resource of 6 hours.
What are the dimensions and weight of the iProtect 1216?
The dimensions are 173 x 71 x 21 mm and it weighs 265 g.
Can the iProtect 1216 detect telephone bugs?
Yes, it can detect telephone bugs when the phone line is in the off-the-hook state. Please see the manual for further explanation.
How long does it take to recharge the iProtect 1216?
Recharging time is 4 hours.
What are the optional antennas that can be used with iProtect 1216?
Omnidirectional antenna ODA-4 for Band 1 and Directed antenna MWA-6 for Band 2 from the same manufacturer Digiscan Labs.
Can the iProtect 1216 detect hidden cameras?
Yes, it can detect wireless hidden cameras.
Is the iProtect 1216 suitable for non-professionals?
While designed for professionals, its user-friendly interface makes it accessible for non-professionals as well.
What should I do if I find a suspicious signal with my iProtect 1216?
Switch to ONE BAND display mode and adjust the threshold to narrow down the area of search.
What is the detection distance of the iProtect 1216?
The detection distance ranges from 1-10 meters.
For additional information regarding the iProtect 1216 please carefully study the PDF files offered for download below.
Disclaimer: Items on the website are not be used for the purpose of illegal surveillance of unsuspecting subjects. The items are to be used only in compliance with all the local laws and regulations under the threat of penalty.