There are certain situations and places where our security can be severely compromised. Most people do not even think about the risk of being secretly spied on in hotel rooms or even change rooms with lockers in their nearby gym. But the point is, even if you are not a rich businessman and have nothing to hide, you can be secretly filmed with a hidden cam in the gym shower, only to appear in this video somewhere on a porn website.
There are even loud cases with trials and fines, and even with people taking their own lives after being featured on websites containing spy cam videos or revenge porn. The society gets more and more aware of the fact that technologies allow criminals to spy on anyone, anywhere. The cameras today can be so small that you will never ever find it physically, and only a combination of signs can give you a clue that you are being watched.
So, to enhance your awareness and also decrease the risks of being filmed without knowledge, which is a severe violation of human rights and human dignity, check out how to sweep for bugs and hidden cameras.
Step By Step Guide
First of all, you have to conduct a physical and visual inspection. Go around your office or apartment and check literally everywhere, visually and physically. In the majority of cases, the bugs and cameras are placed, firstly, near other devices or inside them, to provide power supply to the bug, secondly, to hide the LED light of the camera and make it seems like part of the utensil, fourthly, to conceal the radio waves, and fifthly, to place the bug or cam in location where people actually spend some of their time.
However, sometimes the camera can be found literally in the wall, hidden in a small hole, where you would have never thought of seeking. So, check all utensils and all small pieces of decor, and literally everything around. Look for LEd lights, a small lens, or for suspicious wire the origin of which is unknown to you.
Next, check the WiFi signal. Most bugs use wifi, and while some can connect to your own network or to the neighbor’s network, some have their own network. Check the list of devices and see if you can spot something unusual there. Also, watch for power supply. While the cameras and bugs of such small size do not consume a lot of electricity, they will definitely have wires to connect to the power grid. Again, check for wires or USBs.
The next best step, if you are serious about your security for some reasons (like we need a reason to be serious about our security after all!), buy yourself a scanner. These tools are affordable and easy to use, but they will show you all sources of radio frequencies, even in the walls. With such a tool, you have more chances of finding a bug if it is there.