CCTV or Surveillance camera was built for ensuring the safety of the people. It also helped to control the crime rate. But there are devils among people and devils are always innovative and they just use technology for ordinary purpose. We are being watched in those areas where we do not want to being watched, our privacy is being compromised in many areas. Thanks to another technology, mobile apps. Mobile phones can use applications to detect hidden cameras. In this article we will find some ways to detect surveillance cameras.
May be there is a security camera in the hotel room you just checked in. May be there is hidden camera in the girls changing room or trial room at the shopping mall. Is there any camera behind the mirror? Who knows? These days cameras are so tiny that it’s impossible to find out cameras with naked eyes. But thanks to mobile technology. Your best smartphone phone is a very useful device for detecting surveillance equipment such as cameras, microphones. Remember these processes are not full proof but if you can use these processes efficiently than there is a high chance that you will be able to find any surveillance cameras or other devices.
Ways to detect hidden camera with top mobile phone (Step by Step)
Way One: Call someone to detect hidden camera or microphone.
Step1. Call your friend or family with your mobile.
Step2. Now start to walk around the area you are suspecting to have any surveillance system watching/hearing you. Hidden surveillance normally gives a special radio signal. The frequency of this signal will interfere with the signal coming from your mobile phone.
Walk slowly and try hear any disturbance in the call. If you find any interference than stop right there. Walk again and come again at that position. If you find the disturbance again than there must be something wrong with this area. Scan the area and hopefully you will find the device that was watching over you.
Find the hidden camera with the help of your mobile phone’s camera
There are hidden cameras which emits Infrared rays. Our eye cannot see the infrared ray. But you have a mobile phone and the camera inside your mobile phone can detect the infrared rays. If there is any hidden camera that emits infrared rays your mobile phone camera will surely detect it. How to find hidden surveillance with the camera?
Step1. Go to your mobile settings and open your camera.
Step2. Walk around the room where you suspect a spy camera can be installed to watch you and hold your camera frontward.
Step3. If you find any small bright whitish light showing in your camera than hurray! You have got the culprit device. Watch closely and you will be able to find the hidden device spying on you.
Find the hidden camera or microphone scanning Wifi
This technique will not be able to find high tech cameras or listening devices but you can catch lower end security cameras using this trick. This is a very easy way to find surveillance device. Just check the available networks and if you are lucky than you will find hidden security camera.
Step1. Open network and settings from your mobile phone.
Step2. Tap and long press Wifi
Step3. Move your phone and search for any suspicious network showing on the display.
Caution: you will most likely see many network names but you look for any specific brand name or the word Cam, Camera etc. Normally these device has specific brand name or Cam1, Cam2 kind of names.
Find the hidden camera with mobile apps
Mainly there are 2 ways of to spot covert surveillance. One using the light and other one using the Radio frequency. Among the 2 ways radio frequency (RF) is the best way to detect hidden cameras. We have discussed how we can find the hidden camera with radio frequency (RF) earlier in this article. Though this is the best way to find hidden cameras but there is a huge problem these days. There are so many things that can emit Radio frequency and for casual users it is very tough to detect them and use them to spot hidden cameras.
That’s why using light to detect hidden camera is much more convenient. Here comes mobile applications. Hidden security cameras use a special lenses that reflect lights. Tiny reflections created by them stand out in the background. There are some apps in the market which uses LED and camera of the mobile phone to detect hidden surveillance cameras.
Step1. Install app for detecting hidden camera in your android or iPhone.
Step2. Launch the app on your mobile phone. The application will show you a red signal if there is any hidden camera in your room.
Cautions: Thera is some problems with this kind of apps. You have to be in fairly close (three or four feet) to the hidden device to work the application properly. The angle of the hidden camera and the angle of your smart phone should be same. Otherwise the application won’t be able to detect the hidden camera.
Top Android application to detect hidden camera.
Top iOS application to detect hidden camera.
We have discussed several ways to detect hidden cameras with the help your mobile phones but no way is 100 percent full proof. There are some measures to undertake on each process. If you suspect that you may be watched than use all of the above process tactfully and there is a high chance that you will be able to find the device watching over you.