Best RF Detectors 2020 – Top 5 Bug Detectors of 2020
Our top 5 RF detectors are listed below. We based our list
on functionality and availability. All the devices we list are available here
in the USA and ship from the USA. The basic RF detector or “Bug Detector”
should have a wide frequency range and be able to locate hidden microphones and
hidden video transmitters.
Much like the radio in your car an RF detector picks up RF
“RADIO FREQUENCY” used by a device to send data, either video or audio or both.
Bug detectors are designed to look for
(receive) certain frequencies, most popularly used by covert spy cameras and
Many detectors have some type of meter to give you an
estimate of the strength of the signal that you have located. Some detectors
use an attenuation circuit or control, to lower the sensitivity of the detector
so you can narrow down your search to a more precise location. Even more bug
and RF detectors have the ability to search multiple frequencies at the same
time and to show you a numerical representation of the frequency found.
- 1. Bug and Wireless Camera
Retail $99.00 found at SPYGADGETS
This unit is able to locate digital and analog signals. A great starting point
for your countermeasures kit. Very basic
operation and it has a frequency range of (1MHz ~ 6000MHz). MHZ= Megahertz GHZ
= Gigahertz. Best used in Homes as a beginner unit to help you find ALL
signals, this detector does not differentiate between signal frequencies it
locates every thing and you need to determine what is setting the device off.
- 2.DD1206 iProtect - Extended Range RF
Detector Retail $485.00 Found at
The Protect 1206i is a dual antenna RF detector
that brings expert level counter surveillance to the palm of your hands. Use
the protect 1206i to pinpoint the removal of unwanted hidden threats and
prevent illegal electronic spying.
- 3.Multi-Channel Detector for Wireless - DD1207 Retail $795.00 Found at KJBSECURITY
This multi-channel detector lets you search for several frequencies
at once and with 6 separate level meters you can see what frequency is
strongest and closest. With some research and time to learn the device you can
find most any wireless transmitting device within the frequency range of 824-Mhz
to 7000 Mhz.
- 4.3-Band RF Detector – Bar Graph and
Histogram Retail $ 795 Found At
Use the attenuation feature and the histogram bar graph
simultaneously to find RF transmitting devices using specific frequencies. Especially useful when searching for burst
. In order to use this unit effectively, you need to have
some experience with Detection equipment.
- 5.LawMate Pocket RF Detector -
RD-30 Retail $ 149.99 Found at
This lawmate pocket RF detector
has a dual function. It will locate RF signals and find hidden pinhole cameras,
both wired and wireless. The addition of the built in lens finder makes this
unit perfect for use in homes and small business. It is a reliable easy to use
detector. This unit can be used to locate most RF signals and features a 20MHz
- 6GHz frequency range.
Remember when using RF detectors or Bug detectors that
whoever placed a device have to have access to it at some point. So a signal
from a blank wall is likely coming from the other side of the wall and probably
not built inside the wall.
Before you begin your search with a detector you should do a
physical search first. Take some time to check for new items, added to the
room. Check for wires that go behind items, things that have been moved and
other signs that someone has been in the location. Don’t forget UP and Down
could someone stand on a chair and put a device in a light or add a new box on
the base board.