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Spygate: Detect Hidden Cameras in Hotel Rooms

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Students on a school trip found hidden cameras in hotel rooms at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. In Gary Leff’s post about the disturbing discovery, he notes several other incidents involving hotel or Airbnb guests being spied on.

(Quick aside: I know a few sports teams stay the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. That could be worrisome for some sports organizations if their athletes were spied on.)

Assuming you’re not an exhibitionist and/or don’t want to be livestreamed from your hotel room, what can you do to find hidden cameras?

This anti-spy camera and RF detector has gotten good reviews and is recommended for finding cameras and bugs in meeting rooms, hotel rooms, and cars.

It can:

  • identify wireless pinhole cameras, eavesdropping, tracking device and electrical sources
  • detect 2G, 3G, 4G mobile phone SIM card bug, mobile network connecting devices, GPS locator
  • detect the standby state magnetic locator, bug

Do you own one of these devices or a similar one? Are you worried about being spied on in hotel rooms? Do you check your hotel room or other rentals for hidden devices? Let us know in the comments below.

— Chris

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1 Comment

  1. My money’s on the culprit being some sort of chaperone-y person in the group worried about high schoolers in hotel rooms. I unfortunately have family members capable of this.

    This would be better news than something more nefarious.

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