Find Hidden Surveillance Cameras

Privacy is the most important thing for us humans, we always adopt new techniques to keep our personal things safe. But do you ever thought of someone breaching your privacy and keeping an eye on you? Do your feel being watched?

Well this might be scary but it is true. There are various ways in which people keep surveillance over others without their consent.

You can get a rude surprise in form of a hidden camera disguised as a smoke detector or a flower vase in your hotel room. But You can tackle this situation on your own by using your smart phone. We have brought you some ways to check for cameras—in a hotel room or elsewhere—using your iPhone or Android device.


Using Phone’s Camera

The most basic way for detecting any surveillance device is using your phone’s camera.

Although not foolproof, but it’s possible to use your Android or iPhone’s camera and magnetometer sensor to find hidden cameras and microphones in your hotel room or living area.

Some the thing is hidden cameras emit Infrared radiation light, which cannot be seen through your naked eye. The camera lens on your mobile phone will pick up infrared radiation light. You can switch of the lights of your room or emit any other light source coming in the room. After that if you find a hidden camera that emits IR, it will appear in your camera’s display as bright blue-white blinking light.

Steps to follow:

  1. Open your phone’s camera application.
  2. Cut all the light sources in the room.
  3. Take your phone through every possible or doubtful place in the room.
  4. If you find any bright blue-white then investigate further and find the light source.

Using Phone’s Network

Another way to detect any hidden camera or surveillance device is to use your mobile’s wifi source. Many low-end spying devices have an IP address and have possibilities to come under your wifi sources. If you find any suspicious network without proper configuration and IP then there are chances that you are getting watched.

Steps to follow:

  1. Open your phone’s network settings.
  2. Shoot Wi-Fi option.
  3. Take your phone through the room and check all the network devices.
  4. If you find any oddly named devices check further for the hidden camera.

Making a Call

Another basic tip you can do with your phone for finding any hidden surveillance device is making a call and move in every possible place in the room. If you find any kind of voice interruption or buzz on the call then there are chances that there must be any hidden camera.

Steps to follow:

  1. Open your phone.
  2. Make a phone call
  3. Roam around the room and look for any voice disturbance and buzz.

Using your Flashlight

You can use your mobile’s flashlight for detecting any surveillance device. This is the most common way to detect these devices.

Steps to follow:

  1. Open your Phone
  2. Drag your phone’s notification bar
  3. Close all the lights in your room and emit the light sources.
  4. If there’s any hidden device in your room, then you will find a reflection from camera’s lense

Using third party applications

There is another way for finding hidden devices in your room or living space. There are various third party applications which can help you in this process.

Steps to follow:

  1. Open your phone
  2. Go to play store or Apple Store
  3. Search for hidden camera detector applications.
  4. Find the best one by reading the ratings and reviews.

Some applications for Android:

  • No Hidden – Spy Camera Finder
  • Hidden Camera Detector
  • Glint Finder

Some Applications for iOS

  • Hidden Camera Detector
  • Don’t Spy2
  • Hidden Spy Camera Detector.

Our Words:

Before getting indulge in any personal activities, always remember to have a check for these hidden devices. We suggest you to always take rooms in a good and famous hotel, avoid cheap motels which look suspicious.

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