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Updated: Mar 9, 2022

What's the easiest way to detect hidden secret cameras in your apartment, house or hotel room? How to find hidden security cameras behind mirrors?

Before we continue, let’s draw you back a bit about an incident that happened at a hotel in Ogun State, Nigeria.

A viral video some months ago revealed a moment when a guest at a hotel in Ayepe, Odogbolu area of Ogun State became angry after allegedly detecting a hidden camera in one of the hotel rooms.

The guest was heard complaining bitterly that his privacy had been exposed but a man who appears to be the hotel manager called his bluff after attempts to offer explanation were ignored.

The guest said, “This is a room in the hotel we are sleeping in Ayepe; we just found out that there is a camera installed in every room. These are the four we removed from other rooms; this is the fifth room and we just found out that there is a camera inside.

“The cameras have recorded my brother’s and mother’s nakedness. Imagine, you are putting cameras in our rooms, infringing on people’s privacy, seeing people’s nakedness.”

The video generated criticism on social media and later caught the attention of the Ogun State Police Command which said it had commenced investigation into the alleged invasion of guests’ privacy at the hotel.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the owner of the hotel had been invited by the Divisional Police Officer in Odogbolu.

“We are expecting him to come and state his reasons for doing so,” he added. Whatever the outcome of the investigation is, the memory of the ‘strange’ discovery at a place where he ought to have had a pleasant rest would remain with the enraged guest.

In March 2019, CNN reported that about 1,600 people have been secretly filmed in motel rooms in South Korea, with the footage live-streamed online for paying customers to watch.

Two men were arrested and another pair investigated in connection with the scandal, which involved 42 rooms in 30 accommodations in 10 cities around the country. Police said there was no indication that businesses were complicit in the scheme.

The cameras were hidden inside digital television boxes, wall sockets and hairdryer holders and the footage was streamed online, the Cyber Investigation Department at the National Police Agency said in a statement.

It could be quite creepy to detect a secret camera in a hotel room and one may become paranoid about it. Most times, seeking redress over infringement on one’s privacy via hidden camera could be pretty difficult, making the experience more sickening.

But the disgusting scenario is avoidable by scanning a hotel room for spying cameras immediately after checking in.

The video below shows effective ways to help you spot hidden surveillance cameras and listening devices planted in both outdoor and indoor areas, including your hotel room, in the bathroom, at your home, and wherever you are.

How to search for and find hidden cameras

Video credit: SmartAge


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