Surveillance expert shows how to spot hidden cameras in hotel rooms
We tend to think of paranoid possibilities every time we settle into a new room in a hotel or Airbnb.
We’ve all seen the terrifying videos and reports that live online where an unconscious guest discovers a creepy camera in their bedroom. It is virtually everyone’s worst fear that their private moments will be secretly recorded and viewed by a stranger.
Luckily, a security expert shared his best tips and tricks on how you can make sure this doesn’t happen to you in a recent TikTok video – and everyone should take note.
Marcus Hutchins (@malwaretech), explained to his followers the steps to take when you arrive at your getaway property.
âThe first thing you’re going to want to look for are devices that are conveniently placed where a creeper would want to look,â Hutchins says at the start of the clip.
These devices may include a smoke detector, alarm clock, or shower curtain.
In the video, Hutchins uses the example of a fire alarm placed just above the bed to show how you can tell if there is a hidden camera.
Register nowReceive our free weekly Indy100 newsletter
âOne way to tell if the device is a camera is to shine a bright light on it. If you hit the lens of a camera, it will give a bluish sheen. Now you can test this by lighting up your phone and seeing what the camera looks like when placed under a flashlight, âsays Hutchins.
Hutchins said this method works well with one-way mirrors.
He observed: “The front camera is the only one that tends to work because the rear camera has an IR filter.”
“I need to check the bed bugs first, now the hidden camera, what’s next” Comment from TikToker
âOh, well something else to worry about,â one comment read.
Another joked, âThey want to see me literally do nothing for a few days? bet.”