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Have you ever felt like you were being watched?
I am talking about covert cameras compromising your privacy. They can be planted in hotel rooms, vacation rentals, apartment rentals, bathrooms, and dressing rooms. Total Strangers or even your Landlord, may have cameras watching you without your knowledge.
These creepy situations happen more than you know.
How to Spot a Camera
Cameras come in all shapes and sizes. There are larger ones that look like cameras, which are easy to spot. Smaller cameras, such as the Nest Dropcam, they can be slipped behind furnishings, decorations, mirrors or vents. Then there are specialty covert spy cameras that hide in everyday objects like alarm clocks, smoke detectors, stuffed animals, picture frames, and a multitude of ordinary objects and furnishings.
A simple way to spot most types of cameras is to be observant of your surroundings. We had a recent incident here on Long Island at some local tanning salons where an individual was taking video of the female patrons in various states of undress. If you have ever gone tanning usually the walls around your room do not go up to the ceiling they are open on top for ventilation and this male individual would go into a room to purportedly tan and then stand up on the tanning bed so he could get his hand over the wall holding his cell phone over the edge and record the female in the next room with out her knowledge. Luckily one of the girls was paying attention to her surroundings and saw the hand with the cell phone over the wall and he was caught but who knows how many girls he had videotaped already and who he shared the videos with. So the point is to pay attention wherever you are.
Another way to spot a camera is to look for the lens reflection. This requires turning off the lights and slowly scanning the room with a flashlight, or laser pointer, looking for bright reflections.
It works even better if you’re looking through something like an empty roll of toilet paper because it narrows your focus. Be sure to scan the room from multiple spots so you don’t miss a camera pointed only at certain places, like a toilet, shower, tub, or bed.
You should also do a close visual inspection of the vents, as well as any holes or gaps in the walls or ceilings. Fortunately, for a camera to see you, you have to be able to see it as well, so it can’t be entirely hidden, unless behind a one way mirror, or tinted glass.
Think you have a stalker? Get a Radio Frequency, RF-Detector. This can pick up wireless cameras & radio frequencies within 10 feet of your scan.
An RF Detector can also detect GPS trackers placed on or in your vehicle so if you think you are being tracked in your vehicle I recommend purchasing an RF Detector so you are able to do your own vehicle sweeps.
There are several affordable RF Detectors available to the public and I would recommend picking one up so you know for sure that you are not being watched, tracked or recorded without your permission.
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