The SyTech SmartBug covertly transmits voice, video, and GPS information from an Android device running the SyTech Smartbug Application. Permissioned users can remotely monitor and control the SmartBug with an iPhone, iPad or PC operating the SmartBug Client. The SmartBug connects across any cellular network allowing for near-unlimited range, eliminating the need for RF transmitters and receivers.

The SmartBug relies upon the smartphone’s speakerphone microphone to deliver clear, ambient voice even while concealed. The SmartBug operates in a stealth-like mode deep within the phone’s operating system, undetectable to the average person yet remotely controllable by the user. The ADACS SmartBug offers internal and external recording along with integration within SyTech's ADACS4 Intercept System.

Smartphone Application, Base and Remote Clients

The SmartBug System is comprised of three parts: (1) The SmartBug Software Application (runs on the Android phone deployed to the field). (2) The SmartBug Base (the PC application that operates as the administrator and default monitor). And, if required (3) additional monitoring devices such as PCs, Android phones, iPhones or iPads. Additional monitoring devices can connect from any network location and receive audio, video and GPS from the SmartBug phone.


The SmartBug relays ambient voice from the device to the distant monitor by  means of any cellular carrier. The remote monitor is able to listen, record and playback the recording using SyTech's ADACS4 Intercept Platform Software. After the recording is complete, the remote monitor is able to export the file via CDR or other electronic means.  


The SmartBug utilizes the phone's integrated camera to stream live video relayed from the device to the remote location. The remote monitor can watch the video live, record it and/or play it back from within the ADACS4 Platform. The casual observer can not see that the SmartBug is relaying the video feed by examining the phone as the SmartBug software continues to remain hidden.  


The SmartBug transmits GPS and call record data to the remote location continuously, or when asked by the SMS control. The ADACS4 Platform allows the user to view GPS locations within the Location Mapping feature of ADACS4. All collected data can be stored and queried for later use.

Unlimited Range and Network

In the past, electronic concealments relied upon an RF transceiver/receiver to communicate with the undercover device. If the device traveled out of range or into a building however, the RF transceiver and receiver would lose connection and the undercover would have to operate without communications.

The SmartBug resolves this limitation by utilizing the phone’s connection with the cellular network and relaying the captured voice, video and data securely to the monitoring location. Moreover, with the cellular-to-IP transport, the monitoring station(s) can be anywhere they want as long as they have an IP connection and authorized access.  

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