Tips to help detect hidden cameras at motels and hotels

Private space in motels and hotels is always a concern of many people. Let's find out some great tips with Dien May XANH to help you detect if there are hidden cameras at motels and hotels.


1 Look carefully around

When entering motels or hotel rooms, to detect if a camera is installed to monitor you, you need to pay attention to observe and check the surrounding areas carefully. Popular places to install surveillance cameras are:

  • On smoke alarms.
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  • Books, tissue boxes, wall decorations, teddy bears, wall clocks (alarms), .
  • , , shelf .
  • Chairs, under the table, shelves, pens (balloons).
  • DVD case, digital TV box.

Even the area outside the bedroom of the hotel, motel such as: , hole in the door, roof, doorbell can also be installed with surveillance cameras.

In addition, the line, lamp or other suspicious lens pulse is one of the points that you need to pay attention to. If detected, unplug immediately.

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2 Turn off the lights to observe the camera at night

You can use the principle of operation of security cameras at night to detect hidden cameras in the room. Since most cameras are equipped with a red or green LED, it will blink or shine the LED in low light conditions (the purpose is to capture more clearly at night).

Therefore, you should turn off all the lights in the room and close the curtains, make sure the room is as dark as possible so that you can detect the spy camera.

Tắt hết đèn để quan sát camera ban đêm

3 Using the application on the phone

Detect hidden camera, you can use it right away by installing application software such as Spy Spy, Glint finder, Radarbot,….

When launching the application on your phone, the software will guide and help you find the hidden camera by emitting a light signal on the phone .

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4 Use your phone's flash

In addition, you can use the flash of your phone, or a battery device that you bring with you to detect hidden cameras with the following way:

  • Turn on the flashlight and turn off all the lights, pull the curtain in the room.
  • Take a flashlight and shine it around the room , go slow, and check for any suspicious locations from different angles. If you notice light reflecting off an object , there may be a hidden camera.

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5 Make a phone call

Moreover, you can use phone calls to detect hidden cameras in hotel rooms, motels with the following tips:

  • Hold, call with friends or family, anyone you know.
  • Walking in the room, talking on the phone while observing and searching. When you notice that your phone has signal interference , it is possible that the area is equipped with a CCTV camera.

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6 Using the remote control

It's not difficult to detect hidden cameras, because you can use the remote of the devices in the room such as , , …

You just need to put the romote into the alcoves or places where you suspect a hidden camera is installed, and then press any button on the remote. If the LED signal on the remote glows , it is possible that the area has a hidden camera installed.

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7 Use specialized equipment

You can invest in specialized equipment to detect hidden cameras when entering motels or hotels. Equipment prices range from a few dollars to several hundred dollars, depending on the manufacturer's brand.

You just follow the product instructions to use, usually you just need to turn on the device and scan the room . When it detects a camera signal, it will beep to notify you.

Some professional detector brands that you can refer to are: JMDHKK, Spy Hawk, … or small, easy-to-use detectors like Flyeego, KJB Security,,….

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8 Check the mirrors in the room

If there is too much glass in your hotel or motel room, or be more careful when looking in a room with glass (mirror), then you should check. Because the camera can be installed behind the mirror without you even knowing it.

Detect the camera in the mirror by:

  • Place your nails on the mirror.
  • Observe the distance between your finger and the mirror.

If there's a gap between your finger and the image , it's a real mirror . If your finger and the image of the fingertip touch each other , there is no distance, then the mirror is not normal, there may be a hidden camera in the mirror .

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9 Using the phone camera

Using the phone camera also helps you detect hidden cameras in hotel rooms and motels.

  • First, you need to turn off all the lights and close the curtains to darken the room.
  • Next, you turn on the phone camera, move slowly around the room. If you see a bright spot on the phone screen, there may be an infrared camera installed in that area.

Sử dụng camera điện thoại

With some of the above tips, hopefully will help you detect hidden cameras when staying in hotels, motels during your business trip or travel.