I hate to say it, but the nation’s motels, hotels, and AirBNB rentals have a problem: Hidden cameras and microphones.
Do a google search sometime for “hidden camera AirBNB” and you’ll be shocked by what you find.
As technology has made cameras and microphones (especially Internet-capable, wireless units) cheaper and smaller, it has become increasingly easy for people to install these hidden cameras in public places.
Any time you use a public restroom, there is a risk of a hidden camera being placed somewhere inside.
AirBNB rooms and motel rooms are even more dangerous, because the perverts placing these bugs have more time to plan and hide the units.
Even your own home could easily be bugged by a visitor or someone who places a surveillance unit outside looking in.
While technology has created this problem, though, technology has also created a solution:
These devices detect the radiation emitted by a camera, microphone, or other “spy” device.
Some can even be set to search to pick up on units that were switched off, but suddenly turn on and start producing radiation.
If you travel, if you rent rooms, and even to protect your own home, consider picking up a bug detector today.
It’s no longer the sort of thing “James Bond” would carry around; now, it’s something every concerned citizen should have on hand to maintain privacy.