Frequntly Asked Quetion (FAQ)

Q. How can I tell if there are hidden cameras in my devices?

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Hidden cameras are a huge concern, especially if you are a frequent traveler and stay in a lot of hotels. We obviously don’t want to be recorded without our consent, as this is a direct violation of our privacy. So how do we find these tricky little devices? When entering a room, it is best to err on the side of caution, so make sure you are looking for any suspicious or out of place wiring. The majority of hidden security cameras use red or green LEDs. In low-light conditions, the LEDs will blink or shine. One way to test this is to draw the curtains in the room and turn off all the lights. If you see any blinking LEDs, it might be worthwhile to investigate the source to see if it indeed is a camera.

If you purchase a professional detector online, it might just save you some time and energy. The price point will vary, with some detectors going for as little as $15, all the way up to a few hundred dollars.

The good news is that these detectors make the scanning process super quick. All you do is simply turn on the device and do a sweep of your room to detect hidden video cameras. Every manufacturer will have the detector setup differently, but they will almost always include a user guide to help get you started.

For more information about these types of detectors, we highly recommend checking out mic-lock.com.

Some of the most common places to find hidden cameras are:

  • Smoke detectors
  • Books
  • Wall décor
  • Electrical outlets
  • Desk plants
  • Tissue boxes
  • Stuffed teddy bears
  • Couch cushions, table tops, and shelves
  • DVD cases
  • Digital TV boxes
  • Wall or alarm clocks