Do you hate that feeling of being watched by someone or something? Actually, do you often have that feeling when you are in a certain building, house or any other structure? I don’t want to scare you off, but we are often being recorded for several purposes. For example, you’ll often notice that there isn’t a camera in public restrooms, but you’ll notice them in the banks, grocery stores, and even streets. So, why are there those cameras? Well, mostly because it’s important to steer away thieves, public violators and those who seek to break the law. If you are curious enough, you can become a master of detecting hidden cameras, and here’s how to do it.
Dim or turn off the lights
By turning off the lights, you’ll be able to hide from most people, making you feel like a true spy. However, we are talking about quite the opposite case where you think you’re being spied on. Most cameras, including night vision cameras, can easily be detected by turning off the light in the room. Because we are talking about night vision cameras, these bad boys are ready to detect you in a pitch-black room and it’s essential that you find them.
If you’ve ever seen a camera (and chances are that you have, unless you are from the jungle), you’ve probably noticed a small red or green LED (Light Emitting Diode). However, when it comes to night vision cameras, this little LED will blink or shine only in the night, making it very easy to detect in the given conditions. Next time you think you are being spied on, just turn off the lights and watch the magic happening!
Locate CCTV surveillance cameras using smartphone
Every camera emits a certain radio frequency during its work. This radio frequency is basically a signal or signals that “flow” around the room and may interfere with the things such as a mobile call. With this in mind, try to make a phone call using your smartphone to check for unusual call signal interference. If you can, try to make a call to your friend, talk a little bit and walk around the room because the signal may not be that strong in certain parts. In the place where you find that the signal interference is strongest, stop for a second and search the particular place.
The other method would be to download Hidden Camera Detector app from here. This app will allow you to quickly detect any hidden camera and it’s easy to use.
- After downloading the app, tap on the icon to open it.
- You’ll get three options- Camera Detector, IR Camera Detector, and Instructions.
- Select the type of camera you want to detect.
- You’ll see a bar which fills if it detects an unusual magnetic interference in the room.
- Carefully move around the room until you find the place of the strongest interference.
- You’ll now see a message “Camera Detected” meaning that the source of the interference is at that place.
Get an RF signal detector
RF signal detector is also a great option for you if you really and firmly believe that you are being spied. Let me tell you, it’s not that comfortable when you have this feeling, so buy one for yourself if it’s going to make you feel better. RF (radio frequency) detector is here to detect radio signals in your room, home or building. You’ll be surprised at how inexpensive these devices are and they do a great job of picking up signals from cameras and bugs.
Just grab your RF signal detector and take a walk around your house or the place you think there’s a camera. It has a small display that will show any kind of interference and you can pinpoint the spot fairly easily. Using an RF signal detector, you’ll be able to detect every hidden camera and almost every bug in the room.
Scan the environment by yourself
How about doing it the old-fashioned way? Well, you can do that too and you’ll feel like a true Sherlock Holmes! Jokes aside, this is probably the best method if you have the place all for yourself and you don’t have anyone seeing you. Take your time and look carefully at the corners of the room, under the bed and even in a pinhole. Pinhole cameras are probably the hardest to notice, but you can use your flashlight and the toilet paper tube to detect them.
Just use the tube as a telescope and aim the flashlight at the pinhole. Cameras can also be hidden under desks, in the desk lamp and even behind the curtains. It’s very important that you take your time while doing this because every little detail can matter. If you have the possibility, you can combine some of the previous steps with this one which will maximize the chances of finding the desired recording device.
Some of you might find this article pointless, but just think about how many people get recorded and they don’t even know it. You can basically be recorded everywhere you go and even at your own house! However, it’s very important that you follow every single step from our guide and even combine some of the steps to get the desired effect. If you are constantly having a feeling of being watched, you also need to know that your instinct is in most cases true. Now that you know how to find a hidden camera, there should be no worries when you need to find a proof in your room, building or a house. You don’t need to watch any crime series to know how to protect yourself from spies. Get on your feet and start investigating!