TransitHound™ is a compact and discreet, calibrated receiver designed to detect all cell phone use by distracted drivers. When coupled with a camera and mobile DVR, TransitHound allows owners, dispatchers and managers to keep a watchful eye on their drivers by keeping their driving safe and legal for everyone. Whether your drivers are operating a train, bus or a truck; Transithound will enforce a NO CELL PHONE USE policy in any vehicle where an impaired or distracted driver can endanger the public's safety without interfering with the public use of any wireless devices. TransitHound's system works simply...when any voice, text or cellular data is detected from the driver's area TransitHound timestamps the event and triggers video or still recording of offending cell phone. The TransitHound system only targets the specific area the driver operates and cannot be foiled or tricked by passenger use.
Perfect for detecting distracted drivers, teens texting, fleet drivers using unauthorized wireless devices
Receiver design boasts a dynamic range of 60 dB with user selectable sensitivity
User selectable sensitivity from -80 dBm to –50 dBm with a resolution of 2dB for detection in a noisy environment
Selectivity: rejection of at least 50 dB at 1 MHz from the uplink frequency bands provides high immunity from false triggering caused by base stations, personal communication devices and other sources of interference
USB/Serial port included to download recorded measurements to a PC for further analysis
User selectable USA & European mobile uplink bands are supported
Serial RS-232 port (USB cable included), Dry Contact, DC Supply, Ground
Dry Contact Port
Polarity insensitive, for triggering other devices
Under 1lb. with omni-directional antenna
Optional PC software
Frequently Asked Questions
Can the TransitHound be used to locate cell phones?
No, because the TransitHound unit is usually deployed in a fixed position, it precludes the possibility to "triangulate" and locate the source of RF signals. By contrast, a hand-held cell detector like the Wolfhound-PRO can locate cellphones by taking two or more bearings (or, Lines of Position) of the source.
Can the TransitHound run out of power?
No, because the TransitHound does not use batteries, it derives its power from a 12-50VDC input.
Can the TransitHound store data?
No. TransitHound is a receiver that scans live for nearby cellular usage. It has a serial conenction that allows the receiver to be controlled and data to be stored on any connected PC.
What kind of antenna is used by the TransitHound?
The TransitHound can be deployed either by an Omnidirectional or Directional antenna. When deployed at large inner open spaces the Omnidirectional antenna would be used. When deployed in corridors or otherwise constricted spaces a Directional antenna could be more effective.
Does the TransitHound provide audible or visual alerts?
No but custom triggers and alerts can also be created via optional software.
Does theTransitHound identify callers or their phone numbers?
TransitHound is a simple, low-cost scanning device that simply triggers when nearby cellphone activity is detected. It is a wireless tool used by security officers and personnel that require a NO WIRELESS security policy.
How far away can I detect cellphones?
Typical range is about 100 feet but this varies depending upon the environment.
Does Transithound Cell Phone Detector detect phones that are powered off?
No. A phone that is turned off cannot be detected.