5 Ways to Quickly Check If There’s a Hidden Camera in Your Dressing Room
Privacy is perceived differently across the world. For example, in Germany, very few offices have open doors, while in America, this is quite common. However, nobody would be okay with secretly being watched, especially during private activities.
We at Bright Side want to warn you: some retailers do place hidden cameras in their fitting rooms, but with these tips, you may be able to spot them.
1. Scan the room for suspicious objects.
The easiest way to find hidden cameras is to look around and check your surroundings carefully. An inch-by-inch search can help to spot rather “obvious” signs right away. Pay special attention to objects like wall decor, lamps, shelves, etc. Any suspicious wires, lenses, or lights could belong to a hidden camera.
2. Connect to Wi-Fi.
Surveillance cameras usually work on Wi-Fi, so you can find one by connecting to the network available in the room. Then you’ll need to use a special app to see what other devices are connected to the same network. Keep an eye out for devices that show a camera manufacturer name or list things like “IP camera.”
3. Use your phone’s flashlight.
Mirrors are one of the easiest places to hide a camera in a fitting room, so you should carefully check them. If there’s an opportunity to turn off the lights, try to do so and use the flashlight on your phone to peer through the mirror. Light shined against a mirror, allowing you to see beyond it, may reveal the presence of a hidden camera on the other side of it.
4. Stare into the mirror.
Fitting rooms are the perfect place to use 2-way mirrors because one of its sides will be brightly lit, and the other can be kept in the dark. So you need to put your eyes up against the glass, block out light with your hands, and you should be able to see through the mirror and detect if it’s actually a 2-way.
5. Touch the mirror.
When you touch a regular mirror, there’s always a small gap between your finger and its reflection. If you see it, you can be sure the mirror is real. However, if your fingers appear to be touching in the reflection, it’s probably a 2-way mirror and you’re being watched.
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