People might think you’re being paranoid, but you can’t help it. You’ve probably seen too many Bond movies about ‘guests’ having to deal with violation of their privacies. But don’t feel gloomy; your reservations about such scenarios are somewhat well-founded. To that effect, here’s how to find hidden cameras at a hotel or a guest room.
Vicinity Scan | How To Find Hidden Cameras At A Hotel Or A Guest Room
Paranoid or not, it’s always important to familiarize yourself with the place you’re staying in. Look around carefully and see if you spot anything out of the ordinary.
Some of the common places to find hidden cameras:
- Wall decors
- Electrical outlets
- Tissue boxes
- Smoke detectors
Look for the blinking light:
The best way to detect hidden cameras would be by switching the lights off.
Most cameras would have blinking LED lights that are easier to spot in low light conditions or in darkness.
Make a random phone call.
Surveillance cameras could create a static noise or interference when a call is made nearby.
Make sure to walk around your room, and when you notice an interruption in a specific spot, stop, and start your careful inspection.
Get your hands on a flashlight.
All you have to do is switch off the lights and pan your flashlight around the room.
If your light catches unusually reflective lights or surfaces, this could mean a possible hidden camera.
Oh Mirror, Mirror On The Wall – What On Earth Are You Hiding?
One of the worst things that could happen is to be filmed during your intimate moments. That’s why it’s best to check your bathroom mirror for any suspicious objects.
They say that the best way to check is:
- put your hand on the glass.
- see if there’s a gap between your reflection and your hand (if there is, then you’re fine. If not, then there might be something there).
Beware of mirrors or tampered glass on the walls of your private abode for the night. Peaking/eavesdropping is a tempting habit of many people who work in the motel business. In order to be perfectly sure, ask the building’s manager to provide a live-sweep of your room.
If there’s anything suspicious – or if the manager is avoiding any questions, leave. Look for another place to stay; your privacy holds preference here!
But what should we do if we actually find a camera?
The worst thing you could do is panic – don’t. The odds of having a camera in your hotel room might be low to begin with, but if you actually find one, report it.
Don’t tamper with it and wait for someone official to inspect it for you.
Remember, you’re probably on a vacation to have fun. Don’t let this ruin your trip!
It never made sense to some of us when people used that whole “life gives you lemons” metaphor as a lesson on how to deal with anything that life throws your way.
In our humble opinion, life often (dare we say almost always) hits you with unexpected events that are much more difficult to deal with than if you simply received a basket of lemons when you asked for limes or oranges.
If you think this hidden camera scenario will hit you sometime in the future, then follow this article. We are only sharing the most common plots against your privacy, so watch this space to stay updated. We will be adding more this piece soon!
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