How to Detect Hidden Cameras Within Minutes? Read This Step-by-Step Guide

In any residential or commercial property, it is possible that there are hidden surveillance cameras watching your every move. Hidden cameras are easy to have installed and an increasingly cost-effective way to monitor what happens on a property without visitors knowing about it. If you want to detect potential hidden cameras quickly, here are some strategies that you can try.

Check Common Hidden Camera Spots

There are only so many places that a hidden camera can be installed. If you take a close look at some of the places where a hidden camera is most likely to be, you might be able to identify the locations of the hidden cameras without any special tools or expertise. Some of the most common hidden camera spots include smoke detectors, air filtration equipment, decor, stuffed toys, clocks, house plants, doorbell, and the roof. If you can see lights, camera lenses, or wires that seem out of place, it is possible that there is a hidden camera there.

Install a Smartphone App

Some smartphone apps can detect hidden cameras nearby. Some of these apps are free, while there are some paid versions available. Just be aware that sometimes other types of hardware emit radio frequencies that the mobile app could potentially pick up. 

Darken the Room

If you can make the room as dark as possible by closing curtains and turning off the lights, there is a chance that you will be able to see the small LEDs on the hidden cameras as the cameras try to supplement the lighting in the reduced light. Seeing red or green blinking lights can be a tell-tale sign that there is a hidden surveillance system in place. You could also try to shine a flashlight around the room to see where reflections appear from hidden camera lenses.

Invest in Professional Camera Sensor

If you have reasons to be concerned about hidden cameras or have a need for extra security, you could consider investing in a professional RF signal detector. There are many different models that you can choose from and it can give you more of a piece of mind that your space is free of hidden cameras. Depending on your needs, this could be a good choice.

Learn What Hidden Cameras Look Like

Do you know what a hidden camera looks like? Try to familiarize yourself with various models of hidden cameras so you know what to look for before trying to locate surveillance devices in your home, hotel room, or office. It can be difficult to find something that you don’t know what to look for. If you happen upon an unusual wire, reflection, or light, you will be better informed about what it could be. 

If you want more information about installing a hidden camera at your home or business, contact Video and Sound Service, Inc. to learn more about the process. We would be happy to discuss your needs and make appropriate recommendations on what products would work best.