In an era where virtually everything we do is being archived for all time on the Internet by way of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, one can make an argument that our privacy is under attack more than ever. This is especially true when you consider that hidden cameras seem to be everywhere, thanks in no small part to their continued evolution as a technology.
Just a few years ago, if you told someone you were being spied on by a hidden camera, they would have said you were crazy. These days, however, the chances are high you might be right. But every problem has a solution, and the same is true in this situation, too. If you truly want to take whatever steps you can to keep your family safe from hidden cameras, there are a few key techniques and tips that you’ll want to keep in mind.
It’s All About Knowing Where to Look
According to a local news report that recently ran on an affiliate television station in Baltimore, Maryland, keeping your family safe from hidden cameras is all about knowing where to look. Yes, it’s true that nearly every commercially available cell phone now has a powerful HD camera embedded inside — but for true protection, you need to go deeper than that.
Case in point: Tiny cameras can be hidden easily in almost every environment, so whenever you go into a new area, if you truly want to be sure that you’re safe from hidden cameras, you’ll need to look under sinks, countertops or any other place that might not necessarily be at “eye level.” Yes, cameras are getting smaller all the time — but they’re still very possible to detect. You just have to think like someone who might be trying to spy on you.
Not Every Location Is Going to Be Obvious
On the subject of thinking like someone who might be spying on you, you need to understand that often hidden cameras will be concealed in the least obvious places by design. If you notice any suspicious holes in your wall that you don’t remember making yourself, definitely take a closer look to see what might be hidden inside. Cameras have become almost impossibly small, so even a hole as tiny as a millimeter or so could still have a camera lurking beyond it.
But again, you’ll also need to go deeper than that. Be sure to look at ALL overhead areas, particularly in places like vents and sprinklers to make sure that someone isn’t spying on you in your most intimate of living spaces.
Turn the Tables
Finally, if you truly want to keep your family safe from hidden cameras, you may want to try using the power of modern technology to your advantage. “Flip the script,” so to speak, and use someone’s ulterior motives against them.
You can purchase a wide range of different hidden camera detection devices both in local stores in your area and on the Internet. These devices use sophisticated technologies like frequency analysis to detect any signal that may be sent out by a hidden camera that is recording in the area. If you REALLY want to know if you’re being spied on, this would absolutely be the way to do it.
In the End
The fact of the matter is that hidden cameras likely aren’t going away anytime soon — if anything, this is a problem that is only going to get far worse before it gets better. This is especially true as technology itself continues to advance, with these types of surveillance items becoming more affordable — and more powerful — on a daily basis.
But just because this is true doesn’t mean that this is a problem you have to just accept and move on from. Our privacy is still worth fighting for, even if the cameras themselves do have a number of legitimate benefits that we aren’t likely to find anywhere else. By following tips like these, and by being as proactive about your own privacy as possible, you will go a long way toward keeping your family safe from hidden cameras — regardless of what the future might hold.