Detecting hidden cameras and bugs in an age of snooping, inexpensively.

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  1. Morthawt

    Morthawt Registered Member

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    For many years I have been aware of technology that uses special laser LED and special tinted/polorized view windows to be able to detect cameras but they were always prohibitively expensive (in my opinion). But about a week ago I did some research on the topic after seeing a news story of some students staying in a US apartment complex and finding cameras spying on them. There are cheap chinese "knock-off" versions of these expensive devices that you can find on sites like dx.com. So I found one on ebay somewhere for under £8 delivered to me and I made a video on it.

    Click here for the video.

    One other nice thing about this, aside from the optical detection of lenses, is the fact it has a signal detector from 1Mhz to 6500Mhz, making it far better than my little old detector that went from 100Mhz to 2400Mhz. So I thought I would share this since the cost has come down to make them accessible to everyone wanting to check their home, hotel rooms, changing rooms in clothing stores etc. I have included a dx.com link on the video description that does a search for the model number. There are 3 identical models on there with slightly different prices.

    Hope other people find this as interesting as I did. In my opinion with as many voyeurs and unscrupulous people as there are spying on defenceless people, everyone should have one of these, if they are travelling at least.
     
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    Morthawt Registered Member

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    Does anyone else have any thoughts to share about this technology?
     
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    Nope, I find it very interesting and will look into it, but so far I don't know enough about it to contribute anything.
     
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