We are so busy in our day-to-day activities that we seldom think about our privacy and safety. Our busy jobs and lifestyle are so engrossing that we are not vigilant enough of our surroundings. This makes us susceptible to dangers. Most of the dangers be it stalking, theft, spying, identity theft, online fraud etc. occurs when we least expect it. The only time we realise that something about our privacy and security is wrong, is when the damage is already done or if suspicion is too strong. “Are you being spied on?” is a question I would ask people, so that they can perceive the methods of spying and how they can stop it.
There are many spy devices and mini spy gadgets, hidden among things we least suspect, making them unnoticeable and virtually undetectable. I am going to show you some of the products currently available in the market, some of which are also scandalously infamous. The purpose of me writing this post is to make people aware of the dangers surrounding us, so that everyone is vigilant and can raise a suspicious eye when they come across such spy devices.
I will start with the first gadget which has recently been in the news and a few times in the past.
Hook Camera Or Hanger Camera
As the name suggests this camera is disguised as a hanger or a hook. There is a very small opening in it, within which the hidden camera is placed. The hook camera can be placed in any bedroom without anyone suspecting it. Hanger hidden camera found its way to places like changing rooms located in many clothing stores. The workers as well as the shoppers paid no attention as having hooks or hangers inside the changing room is common everywhere.
It has advance features like motion detection which will activate the camera when anyone walks in the room and stores the recorded video in a memory card, which is hidden behind it.
Inspect the changing room when you are out shopping in a clothing store.
Plug Spy Camera Or Wall Charger Spy Camera
What comes to your mind when you see a charger plugged into a wall socket ? Not much right, but there are wall chargers and plugs which looks exactly like a regular mobile charger but has a built-in hidden spy camera. Both the camera and charging unit operates simultaneously and use the same power source. This device like the previous one has motion detection and memory card socket. There are no visible holes in this spy camera which makes it more concealed.
Shower Head Camera
I don’t have to introduce you to this particular type of hidden spy camera. The shower head hidden spy camera has been used many times to intrude others privacy. The camera sits conveniently behind one of many water outlet holes and without close observation this camera is difficult to locate.
There was a famous case involving this shower head camera, which was brought to light by a girl aged 23, when she was taking shower inside her Travelodge hotel room when she noticed the camera. She traced it back to a maintenance panel and the hotel staff first responded that the camera was there for maintenance purposes.
There are many such cases out there and a very recent one involving a pin hole camera hidden inside a tanning machine.
So, the next time you go to a hotel room, make sure to check the shower and surroundings.
Smoke Detector Hidden Spy Camera
A safety device equipped with a hidden camera. Who could have thought that there is a hidden spy camera, installed inside a smoke detector? This spy device has been on the market for quite a while now, but it’s not in the news as much as the above devices and that’s probably because no one will suspect a smoke detector. Also, it cannot be inspected like the others because of its position.
These reasons will probably make the Smoke detector camera as the most successful hidden spy camera, ever.
Are you being spied on?
The list of such spy devices will never end and the above spy cameras were only, one of many types of methods used to intrude and invade privacy. Please use this information to protect yours and your loved ones privacy and security.
I have published a page in How To’s Section which might help you find hidden cameras. You can click here to read it.
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