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How do you do it?.. How to use your phone to find hidden cameras


If you are staying in a new rental apartment or traveling to a new country and are afraid of the room in which you are staying, perhaps someone has hidden a camera in one of the corners of the place, you can be sure that your privacy is respected, according to what was mentioned by “the verge”, there are two ways in which you can find out If there are any hidden cameras in your space.

Use your phone to find an infrared equipped camera

If the camera wants to capture motion or take pictures in low-light or dark rooms, it usually uses infrared (IR) light, which the human eye cannot detect. However, even if you can’t see the infrared light emitted by the camera, The sensor in your smartphone’s camera should be able to do this. On some phones, the front camera is the only one that can capture infrared light; In other cases it will work with both front and back cameras.

If you want to give it a try, you should first check to see if your phone finds infrared signals, and how using a TV or other remote:

• Turn on your phone’s camera and point it at the remote control.

• Turn on the remote control and look for a small light, either steady or flashing, that probably looks somewhat pink, although it has been reported at other times to be blue-purple.

• If you’ve tried it with the back camera and don’t see the little light, try it with the front camera.

All you have to do now after this test of your camera, is to make the room as dark as possible, so that if there is a camera, the infrared will be on, then slowly scan the room with your phone, if there is an active camera with infrared light, you should be able find it.

Check your network

If you are wondering if there is an active camera in your room and the infrared trick is not working (either because there is no camera at all or the camera is not equipped with infrared), there is another way you can find an active device to check what is connected to the local network .

There are a number of network analyzer apps that can find devices connected to your local network such as Fing (which is available for both Android and iOS), but there are many more useful tools available.

These apps can find and list all the devices on your network; They can also let you confirm which devices they recognize so that you can more easily find any that aren’t supposed to be there.

Neither of these methods are foolproof of course, they are just possible methods you can try, so if you are really worried you can go out and buy a Radio Frequency (RF) detector, which should pick up any signals coming from hidden microphones or cameras.

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