Timely Advice: Check Your Montana Vacation Rental for Hidden Cameras
It may be the off-season for hotels, Airbnbs, and VRBOs, but with Valentine's Day coming up you may have booked a stay close to home. You may want to check for hidden cameras.
A Private Investigator recently was interviewed by HuffPost and shared that surveillance in public spaces has increased, specifically the use of "hidden cameras in public and private spaces."
A quick survey of other news outlets shows that hidden cameras are an issue or at least one that's being covered frequently. For example, just a few days ago a man in Bismarck pleaded guilty in a hidden camera case.
Perhaps the more concerning part is how easy it is for someone to purchase a small camera. A quick search of Google Shopping shows that Walmart sells a small wireless camera for only $17.96.
Where to Look for Hidden Cameras
As Aaron Bond said in his interview with the HuffPost, "Cameras in public places are used to catch you in compromising positions, so often they are positioned either high or low to get the best viewing angle."
Here are a few places that you might want to check before settling into a vacation rental or hotel room. Not all rooms may have these objects, but it will give you an idea of where they might be.
Alarm Clock or Clock
Electrical Outlets or Wall Sockets
Silk or Decorative Plants
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