Learning how to check a rental property for hidden cameras before you move in can help to save you from a lot of embarrassment down the line and help you to live there with the confidence that prying eyes are not watching you. The steps you need to learn are not complicated and are worth the effort for peace of mind.
The best way to find any cameras would be to use a hidden camera detector which makes it as easy as just quickly sweeping each room looking for radio frequencies or cameras lenses. They are inexpensive, easy to use and best of all they are portable. This makes a hidden camera detector perfect to take with you to check hotel rooms, bathrooms, showers and even changing rooms.
To check a rental property for hidden cameras without using a camera detector requires you to pay attention and take your time as you search the entire property looking for anything odd.
The best time to check for cameras is before you move all of your things into the place. The emptier the place is, the easier it will be to find any hidden cameras. You should also try to do your inspection after the sun goes down so it will be easier to spot LED’s.
To start you need to go room by room and turn off and unplug any appliances. Your goal is to make it pitch black in there so if there is a LED light emanating from any camera you will be able to easily notice it. Most have some type of LED light and although the colors will vary, they are usually very small blue, green, yellow or red lights.
Carefully go room to room looking for any lights. If you spot a light be sure you know exactly what is giving off the light before you disregard it. Be sure you look carefully at any shelves, closets and even along the ceiling with special attention paid to the corners of the room.
After you have searched the entire place for LED lights you can then turn the lights back on and start a visual search for wires or holes that seem strange.
What you are looking for are rogue wires or anything else that looks odd like a small hole in a wall or ceiling. Be sure to check the bathroom and bedroom areas carefully and this includes around the toilet. If you see any wires make sure you follow the wire to see exactly what is attached to it.
If the rental property is furnished, even partially, you will need to take extra care to check of all the supplied furniture very closely and this holds especially true with any household electronics. Hidden cameras can easily be purchased disguised as a multitude of household items so be sure to look at everything closely.