We have booked hotels in Japan and various other parts of the world.
This experience has allowed us to understand the different security elements associated with hotel rooms and what to look out for.
Just like they ask for your age at a hotel, it’s also important to do your homework on them too!
You can look at all types of hotel chains and most of them are going to have security risks because of how things are set up. Some are more professional than others but it’s essential to do your due diligence as soon as you enter a hotel room.
Hidden cameras in hotel rooms have become a real concern over the years. We want to make sure you are aware of this just like we are.
We travel too much for this to not be considered!
Let’s take a look at what to consider with cameras in hotel rooms and how to locate a hidden camera in a hotel room safely.
Steps To Detect Hidden Camera In A Hotel Room
Turn Off The Room’s Lights
The first step is going to be to turn off the hotel room’s lights.
It should be pitch black in there.
We assure you there is a reason for this and it’s going to help with the remaining steps in the process. The one thing people do wrong is to just turn off the lights and draw the curtains. Yes, those steps are important but what about other light sources in the hotel room?
You also need to make sure those are turned off too.
This includes the TV, lamp, laptop, or anything else that has a light. Just turn it off.
Check Potential Hiding Spots
Now, it’s time to start focusing on the hotel room’s layout.
Where do you think the hidden camera could be?
You are going to want to consider specific vantage points where the hotel room could be set up with cameras. For example, you will want to look at a vase that’s on the table in front of the bed. Perhaps, a mirror or a clock? You will want to look at the outlets and also the light fixtures in both the room and the bathroom.
Each hotel room is unique, but you have to check as many of these potential hiding spots as possible.
From what we have noticed, hidden cameras can be disguised well, so you are going to have to be diligent with your search.
Check For Flickers On Your Phone
Let’s assume you are pointing the mobile phone at the vase in front of the bed.
What are you looking for?
You are looking for a flicker on the mobile phone. This is going to demonstrate potential infrared light that is coming from the hidden camera. This light is going to come because the camera has to run and it is going to do so by emitting this type of light.
If you notice the flicker on the display, it’s time to hone in on that area and go closer.
Your goal is to assess whether or not the flicker is telling the truth about what is there. This is just an initial detection. You are going to want to begin to check the vase or whatever place is in front of you. Run your hand around that area and see where the hidden camera is located.
Hidden cameras in a hotel room are quite possible and it is going to be where the mobile phone began flickering the most.
Don’t just give a quick once over and assume this is enough!
You need to be diligent and make sure you are checking as much of the area as possible. We would highly recommend alerting the hotel staff as soon as you find the camera and also recording where the hidden camera was set up.
This is going to be essential, especially if you didn’t notice it at first and spent time in the hotel room.
This is going to end up becoming a police investigation and you are going to need all of these details.
This is how to find hidden cameras using mobile phones in a hotel room.
We know this is a distressing situation to find yourself in and you’re right to not trust anyone. We would recommend going through the steps mentioned here and taking all necessary precautions before resting in a hotel room.
This is essential and it should be the first thing you do as soon as you enter the hotel room.
Amanda Harper is a travel enthusiast with 10+ years of traveling experience across the planet. Her passion for writing and travel makes her a walking bibliography on modern-day tourism.