A Bug is a small listening device.
- It is a specialized type of Communications Equipment.
- It is a type of sensor often used in surveillance or espionage.
Bugs send a constant signal to a central monitor (usually disguised as a recreational audio recorder). The range of the bug transmitter is small, usually under 10 meters. The battery for each bug transmitter lasts about five hours with continuous use, longer if it is quiet.
- The bug's radio transmissions are extremely short range and are almost impossible to detect without specialist receiving equipment (a "Bug Monitor"), or a portable Radio Direction Finder.
Bugs are available from TL-8 onwards.
Bugs are nearly undetectable monitoring devices. They enable the individual to hear (or to record for later monitoring) conversations. Typically, a bug array is packaged as a small rod containing up to 50 implantable bugs. They are placed by touching the rod to a wall joint, light switch, or some other feature of the room. Implanted bugs are not recoverable, but they can be destroyed.
Bugs come in one of four types (based upon the essential principles used for the bug) classified as A, B, C, and D.
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