RF detector

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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8 Comments On "How to Check Your Hotel Room for Hidden Cameras With a Single Device"
  1. Location de Voiture Casablanca|

    Turn off all the room light, then turn on the flashlight of your phone and scan the room. If there’s a reflection, there could be a hidden camera.

  2. Sarah Madsen|

    I will have to unsubscribe to your email letter. Your posts are focusing on all the negatives that could happen but very rarely do. I feel your letters are discouraging travel NOT encouraging. I have NEVER traveled with hand sanitizer worried about cameras or wipe down my airline seat.

    1. Johnny Jet|

      Good to know! Don’t want to make people scared just aware

  3. Elle|

    I love being informed of this, I’m not scared Johnny. Thanks for sending all the info that we need to know while traveling. Especially those that don’t travel enough, your tips are very helpful.

  4. Howard Roseen|

    Travel with a small roll of masking/painters tape. Great for covering peep holes and those annoying IR and power lights on room electronics, microwaves and digital clocks.

  5. Cippo|

    Ignore that last comment. Good to be aware of all the bad stuff that could happen out there.

  6. Izy|

    I like this article since not everyone knows that hidden cameras might be where you are. I personally just read that South Korea incident and I was surprised about it. Thank you for spreading the awareness!

  7. Max Webber|

    Thank you Johnny. Sarah Madsen could have been a victim and does not even know it. Very sad attitude.

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