Did you see the disturbing story out of South Korea about the lowlifes that were setting up hidden cameras in hotel rooms and then live-streaming people on the internet? Hundreds of hotel guests were traumatized. Thankfully, the perpetrators were caught, but they aren’t the first to do something like this. For example, I’m sure you’ve heard about the case involving Erin Andrews, who was taped naked through the peephole of her Marriott hotel room door in Tennessee. There was also this couple that found a hidden camera in their Airbnb. If you ask The Atlantic, “Airbnb has a hidden-camera problem,” and there’s no perfect solution in sight.
According to USA TODAY, “There are essentially three primary methods for checking for a hidden camera: scanning of radio frequencies, lens detection and physical search. Many handheld devices that do RF scanning and lens detection are available on the commercial market, with most costing less than $100. However, no single method is going to be 100 percent accurate.”
If you want to be as sure as you can be that there are no cameras in your room, I suggest, above all, following USA TODAY‘s advice and considering buying an RF detector. Here’s a list of RF detectors available on Amazon.
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