We teach you how to find hidden cameras in your house or building. Even though hidden cameras are incredibly small and easy to hide, there are a few techniques you can use to search for them under the right conditions. If you find hidden cameras in your house you need to report it as soon as you find it.
Using Basic Techniques
- Smoke detectors
- Electrical outlets
- Power strips
- Night lights
- Books, DVD cases, or video game cases
- Computer mice
- Small holes in the wall
- Pictures or other decorations
- Stuffed animals
- Lava lamps
- Clocks, watches, USB, or clothes hooks
- Any camera installed by an expert will not display wires or lights, but the lens must be visible.
- Corners of rooms often provide the best picture of the whole room, though cameras placed in the corner are often less inconspicuous than most hidden cameras.
- You can check to see if a mirror is a two-way to confirm whether or not a camera is embedded. If the mirror is a two-way, it’s suspicious at the very least.
- Since both stuffed animals and clocks are easy to move, consider removing them from your vicinity if you suspect that they house cameras.
- Chances are slim that anyone who installed hidden cameras was too sloppy to hide the camera’s indicator lights, so don’t rule out hidden cameras if you don’t see any.
- Turn off all the lights in the room, and draw the blinds (or wait until nightfall).
- Hold up a paper towel roll to one eye, then close the other eye.
- Place a flashlight at eye level (in front of the closed eye) and turn on the flashlight.
- Scan the room, keeping an eye out for glints as you do so.
- Make a call on your cell phone, and leave the caller on the line.
- Walk around the room with your phone on speakerphone.
- Listen for crackling, clicking, or buzzing from your phone.
- When using an RF detector, you’ll need to unplug any items which broadcast radio signals. These include things like kitchen appliances, baby monitors, routers and modems, gaming consoles, TVs, and so on.
- You may need to cycle through several different frequencies before you find the correct one.
- RF detectors can be found anywhere from electronics stores to Amazon, and you can expect to spend between $15 and $300 on one.
- You can also use an RF detector to scan for wireless microphones.
- Store ceilings
- Two-way mirrors in stores and high-profile shops (e.g., jewelry fronts)
- Gas stations
- Traffic lights
There are Some Amazing Hacks to Find Hidden Cameras.