How to protect yourself from hidden cameras in removable housing
Many tourists prefer to stop at rest not in hotels, but in private apartments and apartments on rides in Russia and abroad. Some landlords, suffering from paranoia, set hidden cameras in the housing..
Thus, they hope to ensure the safety of the property: if guests, for example, breaks the vase, you can always make a record and recover compensation. Shooting the Privacy of Vacationers – It is unlikely to fall on YouTube or worse. Nevertheless, aware that all your actions are not very nice.
Landlords have no right to lead the hidden shooting of their guests, so disguised cameras can be safely identified and block. And how to do it, we will tell in this material.
Method First: Visual search for hidden cameras
To do this, it is necessary to inspect suspicious items, first of all in the rooms of the device (electronic clock, smoke detectors, lamps, etc.NS.) for the presence of built-in eyes. Nowadays, the chambers can be placed anywhere: the same «Aliexpress» Offers a wide range of dual-purpose hybrids gadgets. It seems that it can be a conventional charger, perfectly performing its direct functions, but if you look at, in its body will be found cunning eyes.
Most often, hidden cameras are found in electronic alarm clocks, mini receivers, LED light bulbs, USB adapters, columns, mirrors and a variety of security sensors. Exotic options. There are follow-up devices disguised under the fountain pen, children’s toys, cute baubles and even hats of self-tapping screws.
The second method: lenses detection using technical means
Nonprofessional is quite difficult to detect the hidden camera lens with the naked eye. And if there are many items in the rented housing, the search for eyes can delay until the end of rest. To facilitate this process, you can use technical means. The easiest – Install on smartphone Application «Hidden Camera Detector», which helps to look for lenses lenses.
The principle of operation of such programs is quite simple. On the phone screen, a bright circle is usually highlighted in red or white, which blinks with a carefully selected frequency. To detect the camera lens, you need to drive a smartphone in suspicious places. When fixing the front camera of the phone, the reflections of the lenses, the application announces the user.
If you are ready to spend a little to prevent espionage, you can go further and purchase a special device for detecting glare from lenses. Optical bug detectors scan lenses in all bands, including infrared, so work much more efficiently smartphones.
Third method: checking router connections
The spy chamber should not only shoot a video, but also transmit it somewhere to save. Cheap tracking devices are equipped with only Wi-Fi transmitter, sending the image to the router, and then it goes to any place of the Internet. Thus, by tracking all connections to the Wi-Fi router, you can calculate suspicious access points. To do this, you will need a laptop or smartphone with a connection to the router and a special program that controls its connections.
Quite suitable for this application is a popular connection determinant «Network Scanner». If the landlord stuck somewhere under the ceiling of the usual surveillance chamber, then in the list of devices it will be in line like Camera or Cam. If the espionage is carried out more sophisticated, then the tourist will have to apply the deductive method of Sherlock Holmes, analyzing all suspicious connections to the Wi-Fi router.
Four (advanced) method: radio control through RF detector
The most prone to espionage landlords may not regret money for the purchase of an advanced spyware with a powerful radio module. Such devices send videos not to the nearest router, but in the wireless network, access to which the tourist is absent. Detect similar gadgets much more difficult – To do this, you need a special RF detector scanning radio frequencies.
Antishpione scanner of this type costs from 2 to 5 thousand. USD and allows you to identify radio transmitters operating at different frequencies. When moving RF-detector on the room – Near the source of the signal, it makes a squeak and with quite high accuracy points to a suspicious place. Knowing the approximate localization of the camera, to detect its visual labor will not be.
What if the hidden camera is found
Combining the above methods, you can identify 99% of spyware, but what to do with them? It all depends on the situation. If you are dealing with more or less – sane host of the room, it is possible to clean the espionage. Even easier – Changing the lens of the camera with a tape or throw a towel on it.
Well, if the landlord is persistently trying to restore the surveillance, it may make sense to contact the police (after all, its actions are absolutely illegal), as well as complain to the site support service, through which this housing booked and they are with a 100% probability of blocking this object on their sites.