Whilst we may be used to having cameras watching our every move nowadays, George Orwell’s vision of the future may be coming to life in more unseen ways as well.
Camera technology has made leaps and bounds in recent decades. Very small format cameras and lenses have become ubiquitous with the rise of mobile phones, and now a camera and it’s associated circuitry can operate in a really tiny space.
If you are happy to forego some quality,then the space required can be reduced even further.
So, with the improvements in technology, what applications are benefitting?
Of course, mobile devices really benefit, and if you are in the market for a new phone then you should head over to reviewsbird.co.uk and check out the latest reviews for the newest phones.
However, if you have booked your holiday, and you’re heading abroad, then you may want to consider something else.
Once you’ve got all the holiday opinions and booked your dream vacation, there’s something a little more sinister that I want you to consider.
More and more often, it is being reported that cameras are being hidden in hotel rooms to capture the comings and going and private lives of the rooms’ residents.
The phenomenon was first reported in China and now appears to be on the rise throughout the world.
Recently, CNN reported that 1,600 hotel guests in South Korea were being live streamed without their knowledge.
And it’s not just hotel rooms. A couple on a Carnival cruise ship recently found a camera in their room whilst at sea.
So the problem is widespread and not contained just just hotel rooms.
Obviously the question about who is doing this is going to be a difficult one to answer, and a question that will have many different answers depending on where in the world you are.
More relevant for ordinary people is how can you tell that there is a camera in your room?
Ways To Find Hidden Cameras
Well, as it happens there is a way to detect hidden cameras in your room.
Three ways exist to check your room.
First, and most exciting is lens detection, usually using infrared light.
Secondly, you can employ radio frequency detection to find transmitters in the room.
Thirdly, you can do a physical detection, which would involve searching the room.
Detecting The Cameras
Thankfully there are now devices on the market that will help you with the first two options.
Powerful infrared lights can be used to scan the room. The hidden camera lens will reflect the infrared and become visible on camera.
You can, incidentally, use your smartphone to do exactly this.
Radio frequency detectors will also be able to locate the source of transmissions within your room, but may not be as specific as the lens detection.
Lastly, you should know that there are common places that cameras are hidden, and you should perform your own physical check of light switches, sockets, plants and air conditioning vents.