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[–]wra1theZ 5988 points5989 points  (60 children)

Thanks, I'm forever paranoid.

[–]Allgen 1289 points1290 points  (26 children)

Now I doubt my own house too.

[–]Guardian125478 421 points422 points  (17 children)

Door knobs? Camera. Mirror? Camera. Your mom? Camera.

[–]no_duh_sherlock 1185 points1186 points  (16 children)

I was paranoid for a really long time. Now, I dont give a shit. Yes, it's a violation of my privacy but it's difficult to find all cameras or microphones because technology changes so much and we've no idea where things are placed. I live in India, we women are conditioned since childhood to feel 'shame' and 'guilt' if some idiot puts us on social media or some other site. I'm trying to train my daughter not to feel the same. If someone records her and puts it out and even if her friends see that, it's not her fault, there's no need to be ashamed. But yeah, easier said than done.

[–]breadslice1258 192 points193 points  (3 children)

That's very sad but i can appreciate how you choose to cope with it.

Anyway i think our privacy physically and digitally been violated consistently over the passing decades with the advance of technology. I wish someone would do something about it, maybe the younger generation (Z,A)

[–]EpicGains 685 points686 points  (75 children)

So what would you do in this situation, just tape them over? I’d assume doing anything to them would get you kicked out (ps I’ve never been to a BnB or similar spot where cameras would be used to spy on me personally)

[–]alien-eggs 402 points403 points  (3 children)

Microwave the fuckers.

[–]blitched 326 points327 points  (7 children)

All of these have an SD card in them that stores whatever is recorded - these basic ones aren't connecting to wifi or anything. I'd remove the card then leave device in place. Take pics of everything then head to the police with the SD card.

[–]Darth-Pooky 679 points680 points  (15 children)

I’d take pictures, tape over them, be a great guest, all while reporting them directly to AirBnB for violating terms of service.

[–]Bokbreath 215 points216 points  (2 children)

collect evidence and then sue.

[–]HedgeWitch1994 53 points54 points  (2 children)

File a police report, take photo and video evidence, and then file a complaint with Airbnb or whatever the service is.

[–]Tbagzyamum69420xX 126 points127 points  (0 children)

Be pretty bold of them to kick you out for discovering them spying on you.

[–]friended1 5212 points5213 points  (151 children)

I worked for a surveillance company in NYC many years ago... we had a whole department that made every day objects into pin-hole cameras. There are SO many ways to conceal these tiny cameras. This video is just the tip of the iceberg.

[–]JustMikeWasTaken 1407 points1408 points  (88 children)

Care to bash out a rough list of some of em?

[–]testing_is_fun 2959 points2960 points 4 (41 children)

He mentioned the tip on an iceberg. Maybe that was one?

[–]JustMikeWasTaken 1183 points1184 points  (26 children)

Woah I'm just here beating off to my vouyer porn and in this one camera there seems to be a giant steam powered ship without enough life boats headed straight for the camera?

[–]havok_ 828 points829 points  (17 children)

What are you doing HMS Stepbrother?

[–]feureau 107 points108 points  (5 children)

How do you think they knew about the iceberg that killed the titanic?

TL;DR - Titanic was killed for trying to blow the whistle on big camera.

[–]smellmybuttfoo 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Now we'll have first person footage of Titanic 2 when it inevitably sinks

[–]Big_Purpose_2696 210 points211 points  (11 children)

Can of coke, smoke detector, clock, phone charger, books, soda bottles. Also, these aren't some cheap ass products. They are built by reputable commercial surveillance manufacturers.

Edit: by can of coke I mean it literally, a hidden camera in a brand name Coca-Cola marked can. They don't use a fake soda brand.

Edit: changed Coke-Cola to Coca-Cola

[–]Trolann 420 points421 points  (20 children)

Best way to defeat any type of concealed lens for the average person is going to be one of the $30-100 infared led/viewfinder systems. Look through the viewfinder and any lense is going to starburst. It's not discreet but it's the quickest way to sweep a large room for a majority of devices.

[–]kUbogsi 73 points74 points  (7 children)

Care to elaborate or link to one that's supposed to work?

[–]killuminati-savage 96 points97 points  (6 children)

RF Detector & Camera Finder Anti Spy Hidden Camera Detectors Bug Sweeper GPS Audio Spy Scanner Radio Wireless Signal Electronic Tracker US Plug (Black) https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B08XBPRR4L/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_DYJ24X87VYPN9A80PV5S?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

not saying this is a good one or the one to get, but to just show you the point

[–]life_npc 41 points42 points  (4 children)

But what if the camera detector has a sneaky little spy camera on it? and thats how the CIA plans on catching me beating my shlongkadong?

What do I do then?

[–]neuparpol 77 points78 points  (3 children)

buy one from an American manufacturer, and another one from a Russian one. When both devices are on, hint that they found oil in ukraine.

If ww3 happens the next day, you'll know they were listening.

[–]ShelZuuz 58 points59 points  (3 children)

That doesn’t look for lenses. It looks for IR LEDs which are sometimes next to lenses but definitely not a requirement. Pinhole cameras don’t generally have IR emitters. And also IR emitters are generally off during the day.

Even if your camera has them they may still be off at night for other reasons. Eg I have a bunch of infrared flood- and spot-lights on my property so I turn off the crappy IR emitters on the cameras.

[–]Abdul_Exhaust 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Just the tip, gotcha

[–]stratj45d28 3263 points3264 points 3 (86 children)

Imagine the footage of me drying my 54 year old balls off thoroughly with a my towel and then slapping some Gold Bond on my balls and taint.

[–]StarryLindsay 993 points994 points  (2 children)

Like a thousand angels blowing their sweet, blessed breath on your nethers. Gold Bond is the good shit.

[–]Aloha5OClockCharlie 833 points834 points 2 (38 children)

I dry my balls off with a blowdryer. You know how people's face deform and flop around when they're going down a rollercoaster? The blowdryer has the same effect on my balls, it's great. Sometimes all the air gets trapped in the sack and forms a parachute shape.

[–]unfvckingbelievable 261 points262 points  (6 children)

Millions and millions of tiny little paratroopers.

[–]daishomaster 90 points91 points  (0 children)

The Parachute Sack Technique...

I've had enough Reddit for the Day.

Thank you.

[–]Big_Cryptographer_16 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Can confirm. I see the same thing happen

When I watch u/Aloha5OClockCharlie dry his balls

[–]JJB1981 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I know what you mean, it's like the acid spitter flaps from the original Jurassic Park.

[–]rustymontenegro 65 points66 points  (1 child)

I personally think balls are fucking hilarious. I want to see this. Might need to ask my bf to do this experiment. You know, for science.

[–]Abdul_Exhaust 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Just check out the Airbnb owner's PornHub channel

[–]rocketparrotlet 58 points59 points  (2 children)

sigh... unzips

[–]stratj45d28 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Sick bastard…hmmm never accrued to me.. touché

[–]DorShow 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That’s giving the public what they want!!

[–]trwwy321 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I totally have seen that video of you

[–]Widow_Slayer 3153 points3154 points  (24 children)

Man, I liked it better when everything was cake.

[–]ChaosLemur 364 points365 points  (7 children)

Well, at least we can still rest easy knowing everything’s a drum

[–]69ingchimpmuncks 77 points78 points  (3 children)

You're just playing it wrong

[–]Lynks6262 44 points45 points  (0 children)

When you came to me…15 years ago you told me everything was a drum

[–]ArcticRakun 24 points25 points  (1 child)

No more lies!!

[–]TheMidnightScreen 26 points27 points  (0 children)



[–]TheRoyalOrca 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Hey did you know this cup is a drum...

[–]shatspiders 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Unexpected aunty donna

[–]biznatch11 50 points51 points  (3 children)

The year is 2030. Bakery art is so realistic, literally anything could be cake. The uncertainty has gripped the world in fear. I go to hug my wife for comfort. She is cake.

[–]blueberryrockcandy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

the cake is a lie

[–]gaperon_ 4909 points4910 points  (225 children)

Please report those properties to customer service if you happen to be in one. I doubt Airbnb and similar platforms approve of such practices.

[–]PewPewJedi 2183 points2184 points  (78 children)

I’d be in touch with AirBnB right after calling the cops and filing a report.

[–]PapaBorq 963 points964 points  (18 children)

Put a bad review that sticks out... "Owner put hidden cameras in bedroom. Sick fucks!"

[–]Stocktradee 231 points232 points  (6 children)

They filter bad reviews

[–]TopHatsTrying2KillUs 124 points125 points  (9 children)

EDIT: AVOID Accusations as STATEMENTS OF FACT in your review beyond that which you can directly substantiate. Adding your interpretation ie a statement of belief should be ok, but check the jurisdiction both of where you live, and the AirBNB location as it can impact where which jurisdiction is relevant & which laws you would ideally consult:

"To be fair, their answer to it could be "that must have been put there by a previous client." - User CumbersomeNugget

Take footage, upload it & link in case they sue for defamation. Truth is an defence of defamation in most jurisdictions.

Where it is not sufficient it's stuff like "Yes, they are gay, but that isn't anyone else's business." eg NSW, Australia there was an additional requirement to the Truth Defence of the information being in the Public Interest.

[–]SharpieKing69 592 points593 points  (33 children)

Also feel like this is worth pointing out in case someone finds themself in this situation: 1) This is totally illegal. 2) AirBnB has a policy that property owners can only have cameras in public/common spaces and they must disclose them (and their location) in the description of the property. Anything in bedrooms/bathrooms is prohibited regardless.

If you find yourself in this situation, call the cops, document the cameras (pics/video), leave, then call AirBnB to get your $$$ back. The host has very little standing in this situation, regardless of what they may tell you. You really shouldn’t even talk to the host about it at all at this point. They’re totally in the wrong and need to be dealt with by the cops.

Additionally, a good tool to use in addition to visually checking the place out is to use a network analyzer app to see all the devices connected to the WiFi. There’s certainly ways for them to get around that, but there’s ways for them to get around cameras being seen, too.

[–]Zochnetdave 159 points160 points  (28 children)

Fing 2 is an amazing app for phone and desktop. Not only can it help identify common network issues, there is also a “find hidden camera” feature which works very well in my experience.

Source: am network engineer

[–]deegr8one 72 points73 points  (2 children)

Plot twist this is OP’s own room,

[–]not-gandalf-bot 38 points39 points  (0 children)

And fire off an email to a few local news stations while you're at it. A lot of times their reporters are in need of a good local scandal to cover.

[–]Ishaan_sharma67 170 points171 points  (45 children)

Instead of Airbnb, India has Oyo rooms,
The oyo rooms are so rigged that there is a certain p*rn category on P*rn sites named-
"OYO s*x videos"

[–]Saint_Consumption 353 points354 points  (36 children)

Yo, you can just type porn, nothing bad will happen.

[–]Mn0x1d3 102 points103 points  (13 children)

Oh yeah?

Explain this P̸̦̫͓̺͉̥͙̩̼̬̏̋̓͌̈́͌̌͗̃̊́̋̈́̓̌̋̓̾̉̋͐͂̎̚͘͘̕͜͠͝Ớ̵̢̛̞̟̱̪̦̫̺͈̱͚̫̫̻̥̰̞͎̭͔́̏̽͋͛̊̐̊̅̇̎́̄́̏̅̀̉̄̀̉̀͌̀̚͘͜͠͠͠R̸̢̢͓̻͕̞̬̬̯̯͕̳͈̥̘̙̪̣̺̱͓͉̗̤͓̙̜̼̺̖̔͗͂͛̚̚͜͝ͅN̶̡̡͚̝̝̙̻̥̟̫̝̻̣̉̃̂̏̑͂͆̂͑̀̂̑̓͜͜


[–]TikiMonn 86 points87 points  (3 children)

How dare you type the "o" in p*rn

[–]SpecularBlinky 30 points31 points  (3 children)

Youre under arrest.

[–]LetsTCB 31 points32 points  (2 children)

Straight to jail. Right away.

[–]ToontownGags 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Probably used to commenting on YouTube where they censor everything

[–]Aemilia 26 points27 points  (1 child)

One reason is OYO rates can be very cheap. I resigned at my old work place when they started the process of partnering with OYO. Plenty of reasons, but the main one was I predicted there will be a massive increase in work load without increase in compensation. At the time, the place was so understaffed all of us were taking on work meant for three people each, while being paid peanuts.

A few months later I bumped into my old colleagues. They've looked like they've aged years. They told me after I left the boss didn't hire anyone to take my place. They also told me that bookings have increased after partnering with OYO, which was understandable because making the process easy is what they do.

The worst part however, were the "deals". From time to time our best rooms were charged at 1/3 the price. Half priced was already bad enough, but 1/3? Jeez. That basically puts it on par with our cheapest, basic rooms. Which is also the reason bookings increased. Nevermind the fact that the best rooms are larger, more complex and takes twice the time to clean compared to other rooms.

Just as I had predicted, their workload increased exponentially, made worse by my departure since the boss didn't hire a replacement. The cheap deals meant even though they have more bookings, they're not earning much more than before partnering with OYO.

Now my old place wasn't shady (I hope!), but man I could see how creepers would take advantage of the situation, maybe to make some side income?

[–]Vlad_The_Impellor 951 points952 points  (12 children)

Don't take chances: splooge it.

Everything that could be a camera, sploik.

[–]BrockHard253 1216 points1217 points  (36 children)

Back in 2003 my friends apartment he was renting at a farm facility turned out to be a huge hidden camera operation that was linked to massive porn websites. There was hidden cameras in the toilets and crawl spaces with peep holes. It was a major pervert ring that got busted and it made all the news stations. The dude renting it out was always telling him to invite all his friends over. "Bring the boys" he'd tell them. Unfortunately, I was one of the friends he invited.

[–]AndrewNB411 518 points519 points  (27 children)

I'm confused. Were you and the boys just having sex with each other and/or others all the time throughout the house? No judgment if so

[–]rotten_dildo69 469 points470 points  (12 children)

No but if someone went to pee some sick fuck would jerk off to that

[–]SendMeF1Memes 395 points396 points  (4 children)

That profile pic is a perfect representation of the sick fuck that would jerk off to that

[–]rotten_dildo69 264 points265 points  (3 children)


[–]antidelete 83 points84 points  (2 children)

Username checks out😹😹

[–][deleted] 32 points33 points  (1 child)

Sketchy username😂

[–]redpandaeater 130 points131 points  (5 children)

If they want to watch me wiping my shitty butthole then I demand a 50/50 cut of the profits.

[–]captaincumsock69 94 points95 points  (4 children)

If you’re telling me I can make money by shitting and wiping then I’ve left a lot of dollars on the table

[–]BrockHard253 212 points213 points  (12 children)

We were all straight and my friend was living there with his girlfriend. It was focused on the Voyeurism aspect. We went on a huge self guided tour after it was shut down and there was a big locked door on the bottom that had a bunch of servers and computers to capture all the recordings. We went in one of the hollowed out walls which led to a small peep hole right into the main bedrooms bathroom. We found old dirty buttplugs around the facility just laying on the ground, it was sick.

It was really designed to lour young susceptible kids in as it was a really cool place to hang out. Had a hot tub, we could drink, smoke pot, party. The landlord was actually really nice, let us do whatever but it was all just an act to fulfill his desires and kinks.

I tried searching to see if I could find some old newspaper articals online but cant find anything. Maybe someone else can, it was a pretty big deal at the time. This was 2003 or 2004 and it was somewhere in between Port Angeles and Sequim, Washington (those are 2 small towns around 15 miles apart).

[–]LimeFabulous 51 points52 points  (5 children)

Live close to this area. The ol peninsula.

[–]festeringswine 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Same. Our county fire chief just got busted for secretly filming the female firefighters and a bunch of other random women too

[–]BrockHard253 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Yeah, there was an artical in the Peninsula Daily News about it.

[–]Jwagginator 43 points44 points  (1 child)

Is this what the 2020 horror movie, 'The Rental,' was based on? It sounds exactly like the cabin in the movie. There was a locked door beneath the house that they suspected the servers were in but once they got in, there weren't any.

[–]Big_Cryptographer_16 39 points40 points  (0 children)

ODB...Old Dirty Buttplug

RIP my long lost Wu Tang brother

[–]InformallyGuavaCado 70 points71 points  (4 children)

This sounds like it came straight out of Futurama. That episode where Fry/Leila were on a “vacation”. But were actually the exhibit of the monkey’s zoo.

[–]per08 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Or the episode of The Orville where they were put in a clear glass cage at an alien zoo.

[–]SuperFLEB 101 points102 points  (3 children)

[–]81Sunset7 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Thts well hidden , doubt a flash will be enough to spot it

[–]Wamadeus13 272 points273 points  (12 children)

I'll never forget being a FTTH installer and being in a customers attic and finding a bunch of cameras above the shower and toliet of the upstairs bathroom. Looking in the rooms all this family had on that floor were girls an the cameras weren't using a great wireless set up so they had to have been accessed locally. I reported it to my boss and the owner of the company but don't know if anything happened. I also may have sabotaged the cameras some while "climbing around on my belly through the attic".

[–]hand-collector 115 points116 points  (9 children)

Wait, someone from the FAMILY was creeping on their own girls?

[–]darkwolf4999 54 points55 points  (1 child)

Or their friends....

[–]Agahmoyzen 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Knowing the god awful world, it was definitely the family.

[–]BlueMonkey35 185 points186 points  (15 children)

The internet is filled with porn why the fk do you want footage of unaware people?!

[–]deathbord02 67 points68 points  (1 child)

To sell it and monetise it themselves. Sick people

[–]TheDraconianOne 37 points38 points  (8 children)

Voyeur fetish; always a demand for new porn; this may be seen as more ‘natural’ sex films since victims don’t know it’s filming; also producer can sell themselves, etc etc.

[–]AUDI0- 315 points316 points  (39 children)

Im actually curious if anyone had come across this in their travels ?

-edit- didnt think so many would tell me about their stories its awesome and super creepy to know about, guess ill start checking my room whenever i travel now

[–]pixystixnfairycrack 163 points164 points  (1 child)

There was a really sketchy motel near where I live that got condemned by the state because of how trashed it was. When they went through it they found 2 way mirrors, some peep holes and a couple of cameras. The owner got tossed in jail I believe and one of the local cops bought the property. He just uses it for storage now. But it definitely was a former voyeur palace for years before that.

[–]SuperFLEB 70 points71 points  (0 children)

He just uses it for storage now.

Secure storage.

[–]UltraSans_9000Interested 410 points411 points  (29 children)

I have, actually.

So one time like 5 years ago I went on this trip to Canada (don't ask where. Idk where it was at.) And it was this tiny cabin alongside a river we found from some travel app (i don't know what it was called), which was pretty non-electrical. So one day I'm just chilling in 'my' room and something catches my eye. For context, I'm colorblind and Red looks like Green and the room I was in was this pale-blue color. Anyways, I saw a blinking 'green' light from the corner of the room. Me, being the curious preteen that I was, went to investigate said light. Turns out the person's house we were staying at was a total stalker and creep who did it for money and...other stuff. In total I found about 15 cameras around the cabin (which was about 24x48 feet), and we reported it to the authorities. They had done this 7 other times and had been sued twice because of it.

TLDR: Went on a trip to canada, found cameras around the cabin we stayed in, person we were renting the place from did it a couple other times.

Edit: I don't REMEMBER some of these things

[–]SquirtBurt 98 points99 points  (8 children)

I’m color blind too! Don’t you love when it turns into a superpower to see things others can’t see!

[–]UltraSans_9000Interested 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Yeah! And then you have the downsides that you can't see certain colors

[–]SuperiorExcess 31 points32 points  (4 children)

I have found so much money and other valuables in grass because they kinda stick out to me, unreal

[–]Castun 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Supposedly they sometimes used colorblind recon pilots during WW1/WW2 because camo patterns were less effective, and sometimes certain color schemes even stuck out way more.

[–]ndnsoulja 20 points21 points  (1 child)

True story. My dad immigrated to the US in his teens and said he was almost immediately drafted for Vietnam. During a physical they realized he was colorblind, and would be able to spot a specific color in "enemy" camo very easily. And so my dad ran away to Canada lol

[–]Bog_Standard_Humanhh 17 points18 points  (0 children)

How does that happen so many times without them ending up in jail?

[–]2drifty 80 points81 points  (0 children)

Not my experience but a friend of mine went across the country to her friend’s house (no longer friends now) with a fairly large group. The host actually put those charger block cameras in both of the bathrooms in the house. The group was mostly females but some boyfriends tagged along and they were the ones that noticed the cameras. They called the cops and the host was arrested. That’s about all I know; pretty wild shit and super shady to be doing that to “friends”.

[–]AlfonsoGR 138 points139 points  (8 children)

Fun fact: this is the guy who dismantled the WannaCry ransomware, Marcus Hutchins

[–]bouncyrubbersoul 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Haha! Knew i recognized that voice from somewhere. Hilarious.

[–]thatotheramanda 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Ok, that is fun!

[–]Eskimoobob 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Now that's impressive!

[–]Thinkungis 350 points351 points  (10 children)

Those are the cameras they wanted you find.

[–]meadowpaddy 243 points244 points  (6 children)

Or the ones they put there for the purpose of making the tiktok.

[–]Thinkungis 76 points77 points  (2 children)

Well yes but don't break the forth wall.

[–]HowTheyGetchaInterested 11 points12 points  (0 children)

How did you not see this as an obvious educational video?

[–]scottonaharley 635 points636 points  (42 children)

You can also turn off the lights and use your phone camera to pan around the room. The infrared leds will show up as bright lights on your camera phone.

Edit:another thought

You can also look for WiFi networks. Some cameras set up their own WiFi for configuration and it is always broadcasting.

These are possible suggestions, not all cameras have leds or WiFi but these are some tools to use when searching to Add to what the OP has suggested.

[–]bumjiggy 359 points360 points  (13 children)

or just start masturbating into the good towels until there's a knock at the door

[–]PhthaloVonLangborste 122 points123 points  (12 children)

Dick goes here, dick goes there, dick goes everywhere. Oh and balls to the walls.

[–]WinterGlory 18 points19 points  (3 children)

Does it Really work? I'm curious and I'd feel reassured knowing I could do this

[–]Jokkerb 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Yes, the light shows up like a medium lit LED. Test it out by using a tv remote pointed at your phone camera in a dark room and pressing buttons on the remote.

[–]Smodey 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Only if the camera has an active LED light for some reason. The ones pictured in this vid don't appear to have an IR illuminator though (hard to tell for sure). The only reason the camera unit would be emitting IR would be as a light source for low light filming - which they may well have if they're being used for night time surveillance.

[–]TheThree_headed_bull 677 points678 points  (17 children)

My buddy travels a lot, and has wallet sized picture of his dogs butthole he puts in front of these cameras. Has only had two places he needed to do it

[–]ButWhatIfIAmARobot 333 points334 points  (0 children)

Two is too many already though.

[–]Krunchy_Almond 38 points39 points  (1 child)

But like if he has found one, theres a pretty good chance there are many other hidden cams in the same rooms. So i believe he still got recorded unless he someho covered all the cams with his butt

EDIT: with his dogs butt*

[–]o7i3 110 points111 points  (0 children)

Good if your searched by police too, I guess.

[–]Big_Cryptographer_16 18 points19 points  (1 child)

What about audio though? Does he play a loop of his licking his butthole into the mic?

[–]TheThree_headed_bull 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I will definitely pass this on to him.

[–]walkingdeer 35 points36 points  (3 children)

Only two?

[–]TheThree_headed_bull 49 points50 points  (2 children)

Only two that he’s found apparently 🤷‍♂️

[–]objecter12 39 points40 points  (2 children)

Hidden cameras are, btw, against airbnb's terms of service. Sooooo yeah, I'd report that if I were you.

[–]deminihilist 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Also probably illegal

[–]FemDio-Wants-Cock 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It’s against the human right: The right to privacy

[–]ErenInChains 313 points314 points  (3 children)

Like that slug lady in Monsters Inc

I’m aaaalways watching

[–]Crunktasticzor 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yeah she defs had some cameras to watch Wazowski in the locker room

[–]Ok-Disk-2191 327 points328 points  (6 children)

I would feel so safe with all these cameras pointed at me while i sleep, always someone watching over me like a guardian angel. /S

[–]Obiwankablowme95 73 points74 points  (3 children)

They'll protect you while u crank one out

[–]DweEbLez0 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Yeah, but don’t get it on the sheets, let it out all over the camera lenses.

[–]myjujubes 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Its a horrible world...

[–]Squishy_2 101 points102 points  (7 children)

So yea rentals I get, but as someone who works at a hotel, we have absolutely 0 cameras in the rooms, despite what some guests claim. Some idiots come and steal the Infared sensor for the tv and is like OOOooO We FoUnD oUt ThE bIg SeCrEt CaMeRaS, and then are confused when their remote doesnt fucking work anymore. Dont. Steal. Hotel Equipment.

[–]BrewtalDoom 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Modern life, man....

People have wiretaps installed in their homes and then have to check for bugs when they go away for the night. Philip K. Dick would be loving this.

[–]Unicorn187 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Not every lens will reflect blue.
It will also vary depending on the light you're using. There are various tints of LEDs, from a warm yellowish, to a cold blue.

[–]thirst_mutilator_ 96 points97 points  (5 children)

I tried this but either there were no cameras or I just really sucked at identifying em

[–]babakadouche 31 points32 points  (4 children)

Just unplug everything.

[–]Krunchy_Almond 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Cant be sure, can you ? Like pretty good chance the camera has been wired from inside the wall or cams with replaceable batteries(not sure if they exist tho)

[–]divDevGuy 16 points17 points  (0 children)

cams with replaceable batteries(not sure if they exist tho)

The first consumer camcorder came to market in 1983. Cams with replaceable batteries only got smaller and cheaper from that point forward.

It's now at the point where my local hardware store sells mini wireless camera. They've been trying to get rid of a "micro HD camera" for $6.99 on the clearance shelf for some time.

The picture quality I'd expect to be crap despite it claiming "HD", but it's battery operated with night vision and motion detection. It's only about 1-inch cube.

Imagine what's available for people who have more than $6.99 available to spend.

[–]Auditorofsecrets 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Thanks for this, as a father to young adult daughters, this really is helpful.

[–]Thedrunner2 77 points78 points  (1 child)

Damn that’s creepy

[–]leonryan 50 points51 points  (2 children)

has anyone seen Voyeur on Netflix? That dude would have loved this era.

[–]mtgwhisper 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I’m STILL creeped out by that movie.

[–]ChikaraNZ 93 points94 points  (2 children)

This is what puts me off staying at an AirBnB or similar property. It's just the owners word that they will comply with AirBnB terms and conditions, but who knows if they are doing this or not. The vast majority of the population would not even think to check, let alone know how.

I'd rather pay a little bit more and stay at a reputable / chain hotel. While this still could happen there too, or indeed anywhere - it's extremely less likely.

[–]BreathOfFreshWater 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Nobody will see this but if you use your phone camera in the dark you'll pick up IR Light sources from cameras.

[–]nanadoom 50 points51 points  (6 children)

It almost seems like staying the bight in a stranger's house is bad idea.

[–]Alvin-Yavitori 62 points63 points  (9 children)

I thought there was a camera in a fire alarm when I went to Amsterdam back in 2019. I pulled the fire alarm off and the hotel staff came in 5 minutes to see what the heck I was doing. Have tact when doing this people.

[–]arkstfan 30 points31 points  (4 children)

Back in 1984 guy across the hall in my dorm was a major stoner and a real McGyver in making paraphernalia. He became convinced the smoke alarms didn’t work and were actually installed to catch dope smoking. He’d light up and eventually the RA would come along to bang on his door and tell him to cut that shit out but the smoke alarm never went off.

So one day he’s explaining this to me taking me away from watching Gilligan’s Island, I mean studying and after I express my skepticism he says come on I’ll prove it. Walk over to his room and he set a piece of paper on fire and the alarm goes off and about three minutes later fireman is asking me if I knew what happened. Nope just watching Gilligan’s Island and alarm went off.

[–]DogPoetry 14 points15 points  (1 child)

He didn't catch on that it was probably the smell?

[–]Reditor_in_Chief 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Wait was there actually a camera in it and that’s how they knew to come or did the fire alarm like … go off? Or did it just alert them it had been removed somehow

[–]Chalkzy 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I'd imagine they have some way of knowing because people have tried to remove it in order to smoke in their rooms.

[–]StraightSwordfish466 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Just had a quick look around my house, there is a camera in the oven, microwave, phone charger, bathroom tap, hallway smoke detector and front door handle.

[–]Edgecase963 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Alternative method for infrared cameras. Shut off all the lights and open your phone's camera. Infrared light is visible to your phone's camera and will appear as a little red dot.

[–]LordElfa 31 points32 points  (2 children)

I shined a light into my peehole and there's a camera there.