Well now there is a way to detect and locate small hidden cameras and you can do it using your own cell phone.
A viral video on TikTok shows you where to look for hidden cameras in the places you rent and also how to use your phone light while searching.
According to the video security expert, you’ll want to look for small cameras in clocks, smoke detectors, and even walls where you’re staying.
By projecting light from your phone into a camera lens, it will reflect a blue or red color when hit by light. So if you light up a clock and see such colors, then you must expect that there is some device hidden in the clock.
The same could be said with other such devices in the room or space you are renting.
Another trick you can do when entering the space you are renting is to turn off any wireless modem or router in the room.
If you get a notification that the WiFi has broken down from an owner or manager, chances are they don’t have visual access to where you are.
Here’s the video that went viral on TikTok, and now I’m asking, who’s going to be looking for cameras the next time you rent shorts for a short-term visit?
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There are also a number of apps you can get to detect hidden cameras. One is LAPD, which uses the light from your phone or you can download the “Fing” app.
The Fing app requires you to know the WiFi password of where you are staying and once you have it you can see all the devices connected to that specific WiFi. Yes, it tells you if the cameras are running.