Berkeley Varitronics Systems has been the supplying government, educational, corporate, law enforcement & correctional customers with the most advanced cell phone detecting technology since 2010. Since then we've sold thousands of cell phone detectors to every state in the union and to dozens of countries. Since 1973, BVS has been engineering wireless soutions and our expertise in RF design and devleopment has carried over into our line of professional cell phone detection devices.

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Detect cell phones ON or OFF behind concrete and metal...


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Detects cell phones on prisoners & inside body cavities...

PocketHound Cell Phone Detector Manta Ray Cell Phone Detector SentryHound Walk-Through Cell Phone Detector Mastiff Cell Phone Detection Chair

SentryHound Walk-Through Cell Phone Detector

SentryHound Cell Phone Detection Security Portal is a fixed security solution for maintaining a cell phone free perimeter in your movie theater, concert hall, courtroom, office and government (DoD, NSA, FBI, etc.) building. SentryHound™ accelerates search and security procedures by differentiating between cell phones and other common items such as watches, keys, coins, belt buckles, etc. that would trigger a standard metal detector.

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Mastiff Cell Phone Detection Chair is designed specially for correctional facilities requiring rapid scans for hidden contraband cell phones among the inmate population. Mastiff safely and effectively scans any prisoner's clothes as well as body cavities for cell phones ON or OFF.

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Manta Ray Cell Phone Detector

Manta Ray Cell Phone Detector is a close range security scanner for concealed mobile phones (ON or OFF and even with battery removed). Manta Ray™ differs from traditional metal detectors in that it scans for specific components common to all cell phones and not just metal. This reduces false triggers such as watches, keys, coins, belt buckles and other common metal items that would trigger a standard metal detector.

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PocketHound Cell Phone Detection

PocketHound Cell Phone Detector is so compact and easy to use, it makes for the ideal covert use. The pocket-sized receiver is smaller and lighter than a pack of playing cards yet will run all day off it's internal battery system. Vibration and user-adjustable LED alerts make this unit perfect for covert applications to detect and seize cellphones in universities, corporate boardrooms and federal and state facilities.

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PocketHound Cell Phone Detection

Wolfhound-PRO Cell Phone Detector

Wolfhound-PRO Cell Phone Detector not only detects all common cell phones (both U.S. & European bands) but also GPS trackers and even U.S. DECT 6.0 cordless phones. And it does all this with a range of approximately 150 feet indoors and up to 1 mile outdoors (line-of-sight).

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Wolfhound-PRO Cell Phone Detector


Watchhound Cell Phone Monitor mounts near any doorway to instantly alert security personnel should someone enter with an active cell phone. Berkeley's newest cell phone detector time stamps all detected activity and is networkable between multiple units providing the perfect defense for your wireless free zone's perimeter.

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TransitHound Cell Phone Detector

TransitHound Cell Phone Monitor mounts discreetly inside or outside of any vehicle to detect any cell phone use by the driver. This detection can then be followed up by alerts to the driver, fleet manager or any security personnel trying to stop distracted drivers and operators.

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EtherHound cell phone detector

EtherHound Cell Phone Detector is a covert receiver mounting anywhere and connecting to a network of EtherHounds to form a perimeter of wireless security around any facility. EtherHound is (PoE) powered over the network and connects to a PC for realtime monitoring as well as time stamped data logging for future analysis.

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EtherHound PC software

  Wolfhound-PRO Cell Phone Detector Watchhound TransitHound Cell Phone Detector
Cell Detector Cell Detector PocketHound Wolfhound-PRO WatchHound TransitHound EtherHound
Compact Size (fits in your pocket)     N/A N/A
Battery Operated   optional backup    
Runtime 18-20 hours 18-20 hours 2 hours 4+ hours N/A N/A N/A
Audible Alerts          
Vibrating Alerts      
Direction Finding            
Range from Antenna (indoors) ~10 feet ~10 feet 75 feet 150 feet 100+ feet 100+ feet 100+ feet
External Antenna  
USB Data Port        
Ethernet Port (PoE)          
PC Software Support      
Display & Menu Navigation          
Threshold Settings  
Detects Phones in Standby Mode    
U.S, Euro & Australia Cell Bands    
Sensitive Receiver (> -60 dBm)    
2G / 3G / 4G LTE Phone Detection no 4G support  
Networkable Receivers          
Dry Contact Triggers        
DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone Detection      

BVS is a proud member of many law enforcement agencies including American Jail Association, American Corrections Association, Alliance of Counter Surveillance Specialists, North American Association of Wardens & Superintendants, California State Sheriff's Association and Kentucky Jailers Association.

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