HOW TO FIND SPY CAMERAS

by | Nov 2, 2017 | Blog

Do you feel like someone’s watching you? Maybe there are. In this wildly digital age, everyone is already equipped with cameras and can film anywhere at any time. Revenge footage is being shared daily. And invasion of privacy has become a norm for some, even in your own home.

If you’re worried about secret recorders, follow these tips to find them.

CHECK FOR OBVIOUS SPOTS

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The likeliest places for spy cameras are the bedrooms, bathrooms and living rooms. Sweep for the insides of lamps, TV set ups, alarm systems, shelves, books, stuffed toys and even the smoke detectors. They are often placed in private areas near valuables and items you don’t normally touch.

WATCH OUT FOR WIRES

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Know where the wires connect and if they do connect to something. The secret cameras may be wired

KEEP TRACK OF WI-FI CONNECTIONS

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Check the number of devices connected to your Wi-Fi and if there are any new networks available. If the recorders are not wired, they may likely transmit online.

SEARCH IN THE DARK

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Turn off the lights and search for red or green LED lights. Even spy cameras have them to determine if they are recording or not. You can also use a flashlight to look around for reflective lenses.

LISTEN CLOSELY

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Some recorders produce clicking sounds when recording or detecting movement. Try to keep the entire room silent and move around, wait for sounds.

SPY CAMERA DETECTORS

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You can buy a camera or device detector for a more serious bug sweeping. There are lots available online and in electronic stores. Or you can use your phone. New smartphones are able to detect wireless signals and even electromagnetic ones that are given out by other devices. Download an app for signal scanning and search away.

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