How to Find Hidden Surveillance Cameras Using Your Phone

Christian Cawley Updated 04-12-2018

Have reason to be suspicious of a partner or employer? Feel that someone is watching you, perhaps with a hidden camera?


You could discover the truth if only you had some way of detecting the presence of a hidden camera. Fortunately, apps are available to help you find hidden surveillance cameras using just your smartphone.

Ready to find those secret cameras?

You Are Being Watched

Someone is watching you. This is pretty much irrefutable in the post-Snowden era. But digital surveillance of emails and telephone records is a little less hair-raising than someone actually observing your movements via a hidden surveillance camera.

Hidden cameras can be detected

It’s unlikely that you have never been filmed out in public. You’ll have been caught on CCTV or in the distance on a TV news report.


Over the years it has become less surprising as we’ve become more accepting of closed-circuit cameras, security cameras, etc.

But what about closer to home? Are you comfortable with surveillance cameras in the office, development room, bathrooms, and dressing rooms? Or are these places where you wouldn’t normally expect to find a camera watching your every move?

Without being made aware of such surveillance in advance, you could find yourself being recorded, your movements and actions tracked, judged, and no doubt misinterpreted.

This intrusion might be performed using professionally manufactured security cameras, or custom built ones. You might even use a Raspberry Pi to build your own security camera. It might even be an old smartphone or tablet, re-purposed for hidden observation How to Use an Old Smartphone or Tablet as a Security Camera Learn how to easily set up your Android device to act as a home security camera! Read More .


Smartphones Can Detect Hidden Cameras

While it might seem like something straight out of a James Bond movie, it is possible to use your smartphone to detect hidden cameras, as well as other 007 devices. In general, two common methods are used to achieve this.

The first is by using the smartphone hardware to detect electromagnetic fields Is Electromagnetic Radiation Dangerous? How To Protect Yourself? Can cell phones cause cancer after all? The media certainly knows how to screw with facts. How does radiation emitted by electronics really affect your body? Well, calm down! It's not all that bad. Read More . With the installation of a single app, you can move your phone around the area you suspect a camera to be hidden, and if a strong field is detected, you can be sure there is a camera secreted within the wall or object.

Another way that smartphones can be used is by detecting light reflecting from a lens. While this method isn’t quite as reliable, it is still worth having such an app, if only to find small objects dropped on a carpet!

Using Android or iOS to Find a Hidden Camera

You’ll find apps for both major smartphone platforms available in the respective app stores. For iPhone, the $4.99 Hidden Camera Detector is the best option,


Download: Hidden Camera Detector for iOS ($4.99)

Meanwhile Android users should consider Hidden Camera Detector. You can also check out Glint Finder for visible lens detection.

Remember that other options are available. If you have access to an infrared camera, for instance, this should detect a hidden camera, while low-cost devices using wireless networking may well appear in the list of nearby Wi-Fi devices in your home.

If you’re particularly concerned, you might also consider a $130 piece of RF detection hardware, capable of reading the signals broadcast by traditional wireless cameras, as demonstrated here:


Download: Hidden Camera Detector for Android (Free)
Download: Glint Finder for Android (Free)
Download: Hidden Camera Detector and Spy Cam Finder for Android (Free)

Finding Hidden Surveillance Cameras With a Phone

Whichever app you choose, you’ll be able to detect cameras and speakers, perhaps even hidden computers.

They generally work in the same way: proximity to a camera or other surveillance device is displayed, giving you an idea as to where it is.

For example, we used the Hidden Camera Detector. Ready to use when you load the app, it displays a red glow when the smartphone is in the proximity of a camera.

The scanner will also glow near other types of hardware, so watch the number displayed in the middle of the screen. This will exceed 100 when a camera is detected.

For added camera detection magic, Hidden Camera Detector also features an IR mode (limited to portrait orientation) with which you can find cameras that have so far eluded you.

This is done by pointing the smartphone at an area where a camera might be hidden and looking for a bright white disc. The disc indicates the presence of a hidden camera.

Effective Detection of Cameras

Note that when using these apps, you should first be sure that you know what technology is in the room. TVs, computers, smart assistants (such as the Amazon Echo) and other hardware can interfere.

However, it will also help if you hold the phone correctly. You might initially think that holding the device flat (like a remote control) will give better results. Where the sensors are placed within your phone will affect this. A bit of practice will help you get the best angle.

If you’re still having trouble, remove the phone from the case. Some case materials can block signals from other devices, as well as disrupt the phone’s own radiation field. Removing the phone from the case briefly should give you faster, more accurate results.

What to Do When You Find a Hidden Camera

It’s all very well knowing that a hidden surveillance camera is watching you, supposedly without your knowledge. But what should you do about it? Well, you could always take it to a higher authority, but in the meantime, you might wish to act to protect against spying How to Protect Yourself From Unethical or Illegal Spying Think that someone is spying on you? Here's how to find out if spyware is on your PC or mobile device, and how to remove it. Read More .

Note, however, that the problem with this is as soon as you do this, you may well alert the observer to your realization.

However, if you’re determined to be seen, you should employ things like masking tape or adhesive putty to cover the lens, or conduct affairs beyond the camera’s viewing angle. For cameras possibly hidden high up, in light bulbs or smoke detectors, staying out of sight can be difficult.

Meanwhile, don’t forget that these tips are for everyone, and could be used against you. For example, you might be interested in purchasing your own security cameras and even use hidden cameras to check on your babysitter.

While it’s important to watch out to for direct intrusions on your privacy, also keep side-channel attacks on your radar What Is a Side-Channel Attack? How Hackers Crack Security Without Touching It Side-channel attacks bypass established security with ingenious ease. How do side-channel attacks work and how can you stop them? Read More .

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  1. bla
    July 30, 2020 at 11:32 am

    tips: use chewing gum to cover a lens. use a walking stick, selfiestick, camera tripod to reach higher cameras. put a band aid on your laptops webcam, easy to remove and not damaging your lens.

  2. Jason Taylor
    February 5, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Well yes you are correct but once your phone has been compromised z ram running cached files you can't open they regulate the polarity on the nanometer to hide it fool u...

  3. J
    October 25, 2019 at 11:18 am

    A lot of paranoia in these comments ... A LOT

    You all need to realise, its not cameras watching you, its the couch.

  4. dragonmouth
    December 9, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    The irony may be that your smartphone may be the one spying on you. LOL

    • Jimmy Wallis
      February 9, 2019 at 5:22 am

      It really bothers fact i dont really care if anyone wants to spy on me..just ask ill even do so tricks..its the ladys im concerned about...someone needs to do something about this issue...spy cameras are worst then child with it.....G man
      I already know it is...when i get home...ill say go to your home..and cover the phone with my jacket...stupid phone in the toilet you go...him cant swim...

  5. Lori
    July 12, 2018 at 8:37 am

    I download a app that detected infrared light and radiation emitted from a camera. It started beeping at my stove and mainly around the light bulb above it. In the bathroom there are two doors one leading to bedroom and one to living room. In the middle of each door the phone started beeping and number went above 100. After a few minutes it was as if someone shut off what was in the door and it dropped to about 43 and still read something was detected. I am s single mother with a teenage daughter. This is scary to me. Should I be concerned. I have always suspected something. Who should I contact? They Will probably think I am crazy.

    • Jimmy Wallis
      February 9, 2019 at 5:29 am

      No..i believe can hardly trust anyone these days...just know its there...and do what you you can to keep privacy in your home...i always take it to the lord in prayer....i would think the security cameras and whp install them...very well know and have access to watching anybody they want to...i would like to catch one of these guys in the act...put them in jail..with big bubba...he will watch move they your new daddy

    • Maki
      April 23, 2019 at 8:55 am

      This is truly horrific. Imagine unbeknownst to you, someone observing your every movement, even in your most intimate moments, in your own home.

      I used to see a family with two daughters many years ago, people who had many friends in the international community. At a particular moment I noticed they had put on their bathroom wall (of all places!) a wooden African mask, skillfully crafted but which gave me the creeps as it made me feel observed in a very weird way. I am still convinced there was more to it, and those people were much too naive.

  6. Shannan
    June 24, 2018 at 8:29 am

    I have been being tracked and believe there is a hidden device that is listening or watching in my home this has been going on for a long time and has accessed my phone remotely through encoding socketing piggybacking on system apps and acting as by acting as a developer of apps resetting my phone does not remove him as he has used the system apps that even without backing up my phone gets downloaded with Google. has accessed my contact list so even getting a new phone and new number even tried the iPhone or and an old flip phone and he is still able to come back to me through my contacts that he's also monitoring and read my phone systems IMEI number and access my home when im not there to retrieve and move devices that are hidden and also when doing this with the help of friends when he is not in town have secret coded scratched messages in surfaces along with initials to direct each other to where devices are hidden. it is very frustrating and unnerving to know that every time I leave the house someone is in it and able to sabotage my attempts at surveillance with me unable to find their surveillance device can't find any sort of help to be able to block this from happening it has been over a year-and-a-half now of dealing with this.

    developers that are legitimate need to develop something that can detect and block this level of extrusion...

    beware all And remember if things on your phone do not make do not have common sense then there is a possibility that those system apps are being used against you.

    • Andrew
      May 17, 2019 at 9:20 am

      Ok... I'm gonna go out on a limb here and ask...was Meth use a part of your life at the moment of your writing the above comment?
      If so then you should actually be somewhat rejoiced! Why? because I think you'll find that if you manage (somehow) to solve the issue of Meth use, that the problems you described in your post would also likely solve themselves.

      Believe me too Shannan, that I'm not trying to poke fun of your situation either.

      I've honestly encountered many far more bizarre stories and mysteries.
      In my younger days starting out working in the neighbourhood Motel we encountered an incident whereby: human hand print smears were found on a 3 metre ceiling in the master suite. A ceiling WITH NO recesses, ledges nearbyor anyway we could see? a human getting up there? in the middle of a room, 3 metre ladder perhaps? Anyway the smears later tested positive, as I suspected to be faecal matter.
      The point? The night shift manager confirmed our gracious guests were known local tweakers. Point 2, I had to clean up those hand prints with a damp rag, standing on top a 3 metre ladder.

  7. Kenneth trivett
    June 21, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Recently I moved in with a friend who has been for a while harassed by a man who wants her families little piece of property and house terrible bad. Due to coments that have been related to her about activities here; there is no doubt that the aforementioned person has set up visual surveylence. HELP!!! I pray the app gives me the location of the camera(s). This man has known too many details of what what we are doing and when we come and go. We live last house on our road and unless there are cameras there is no way anyone should know anything about us. I WILL FIND THE CAMERA (S) AND TRACK THE SIGNAL AND WHEN I DO. I AM GOING TO OWN EVERYTHING THE P. O. S. OWNS!!!!!

    • Jimmy Wallis
      February 9, 2019 at 5:42 am sure the its an inside job...the boy is probably pissing his pants about day out of know where where...pow...he will be begging for mercy..and none will be found...burn in hell

  8. Weirded out...
    April 19, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    My bf has got a camera somewhere in this house. I know this bc I his something before leaving one day and I know there's no way he could just run across it. It was taped to bottom side of kitchen table . But the way the table is made.......U wouldn't accidentally find in a matter of hours. He came home from work and went straight to it. Help?

  9. Christine
    April 13, 2018 at 1:49 am

    Being spied on now. Finding tiny tiny cameras everywhere in/out of my house. I'm having to find them my self. The hubby don't believe it/me. They ho under the house and on the roof. No one can catch them, not even police. Cameras and some friends up in trees as lookouts. Don't know what to do

    • Jimmy Wallis
      February 9, 2019 at 5:43 am

      Omg..bye and you better not follow me on dont mind...good nite sleep well my princess

  10. Retina haynes
    January 10, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    I’m being watched in my home that I rented in silversprings nv

  11. Antoine Haley
    December 6, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Yes I know they are watching us you can hear them talking all night they rob me a couple of times they said they can see through the hole house

  12. Laura
    November 12, 2017 at 5:07 am

    My neighbor has put up outside cameras.He has pointed them down toward my house an drive an not his property.He knows everything move we make an everybody that comes an goes.not sure what all he can see he is a pervert.

    • Maki
      April 23, 2019 at 9:36 am

      Did you try confronting him about it?

  13. Jack
    October 30, 2017 at 10:55 am

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  14. Jack
    October 27, 2017 at 5:16 am

  15. Marsha georgiana
    October 5, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Yes I'm positive I'm being watched when moving around iny one bed APT. The person up above follows me from one room to all the others and I'm fearing for my life and very scared. I'm thinking about moving .

    • Bella
      February 9, 2019 at 10:47 am

      I feel the same way about downstairs neighbors who are drug dealers who have been harassing me nonstop for years. They have made it their career to know every single move I make....even going to the bathroom....very, very, very sick and scary, but nobody will do.a thing to stop it. Very depressed over this.

  16. Wakagono
    August 18, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    I suspect somebody have been filming me in the house... I suspect there are hidden camera or microphones.. where can I get the hidden camera detectors here in nairobi Kenya.

  17. SOC. brian duncan
    August 7, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    I'm retired ng spc Brian Duncan. I live here in leadwood mo. Threre are a group of bi sexual here in town running this mining camp of a town. At first it seems as though it's a run of the mill small town but after your bought in you find its anything other than that. Drugs extortion organised crime death threats try to steal v.a bennifits an even though the water bill is 80 a month ur cleaner before you get in the tub than after. They break in your home at their leisure leaving your dog with Welps all over them while ur gone an BBS laying from ur front door to ur bathroom. They stalk you in groops ever where you go making death threats an bragging of their exploits saying wow you an your girl were really hot last night or describing in Lou what you were doing. This is the most vulgure an vile place I've ever lived in my life. They have drove the property value down to nothing an a 40 thousand dollar home you've bought an remodeled now the city will offer you 10 thousand if you will move. They intercept your mail at parkhills post office. They make threats they tap into r phone they put apps on ur cell phone look thru your private pics an monitor what you view an the amount of time your on there tell you your I.agining things an then laugh at you an make vulger comments. It's impossible to live any quality of life with voyer nasty bisexuals monitoring ur every move an trying to destroy you at every turn. If you try an get a attourney this "Mafia" as they call themselves contacts them thru dirty police officials an explain to them of their plan an how it's going to work out or tell the v.a ur faking an need to get a job after they took a server here in town wanting to know everyone's income an bound ng you thru relatives find out an when a part time city employees don't make as much as a educated retired disabled vet these hillbillys try an destroy everything you have taking lugnuts off your vehical ripping your interior out calling you all night long an having drug dealers show up at ur house all hours of the night trying to sell you drugs. Or wanting places to stay. I've never experienced such vulger an vile activity in my life. Old people I volved in meth walking out on their porches screaming you move an acting like their shooting you from the hip with a shot gun. Real nice leadwood mo. We live up here y'all live down there. Says in the Bible for those who live up there sit up on your wall an eat ur own dung an drink your own piss.

    • MARY
      December 16, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      Wow sounds bloody awful!

    • Rise Against Discrimination
      April 23, 2018 at 1:20 am

      Maybe you are just a homophobe and are assuming things based off your own ignorance towards others comsidering you would use sexuality to identify someone as being a criminal. Being involved in crime has nothing to do with your sexuality. . .

  18. Juan f
    July 14, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    What to do when spouses is spy on you at home in all rooms. And also phone and pc?
    Internet, infrared. Camera or microphones. In bathroom also with smart tv all day and nights? Is this legal?

    • Sharon "Smokey" Gray
      July 16, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      Is there an audio detector in the iphone. I believe there is a microphone in my bedroom and hot spots in my apt. How do I detect
      inexpensively audio...when I turn on a stops. It then becomes a cat and mouse game. You can even talk back and forth...but not if a recorder is on.

  19. Leontyne Sanders
    July 6, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    I believe there are hidden cameras and microphones in my smoke detectors, light fixtures, cell phone, car and television. I do not know why these persons are spying on me. The persons have broken into my home and I can not prove it because the alarm system does not indicate that someone has come in.
    The persons have tampered with my chairs, bed, purses and shoes, for there are motions that I feel but I can not detect as to where they are coming from.
    This is happening at home, car, transportation, church, shopping and at work.
    Please help!!!

    • Boof
      August 4, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      That is called being paranoid. It is a mental condition. :D

    • Lori
      September 11, 2017 at 4:47 am

      Its tricky, all this and the decrepit world we live in, and must watch passed onto our children. Low raters run amuck with technology without accountability. Don't listen to boofheads. Stay strong. Connect with others who know what yr talking about. Build resources to share if needs be, so the next person has resources. The message to cowards looking for easy targets: you won't get away with it. Breathe in "I am strong" breathe out "I stay ... calm/cool4cats etc'

    • Righteous Indignation
      September 14, 2017 at 11:37 am

      Homo sapien sapien (humans) have survived/evolved to the top of the food chain, because, like every other animal, mammal or otherwise, we have instincts (gut feelings). One doesn't 'feel' these if everything's okay; there's a reason you're getting these feelings; why your genetic instincts are sounding alarms. Something is amiss. Pay no attention to 'armchair psychologists' and the like. Become an avid observer of your surroundings. Remain calm, and above all, rational. There are many, many people, usually in somewhat organised groups, who take a sick fancy in harassing/stalking people in this manner. It is labeled many things, but 'disruption operations' describes this type of pathology best. For whatever reason (and anyone at any time, any where, for any reason can be and are targeted for this type of psychological harassment) you're beginning to be more observant of your surroundings. Take a look at this exhaustive technical site regarding psychological manipulation:
      This Pavlovian style of forced conditioning is going on the world over, has been for decades, and is within the last five or so years being exposed to the public. When researching information (the amount of it is vast and strewn with garbage and distractions... by the very groups who perpetrate this federal level stalking crime) one would do well to invest emotional/cognitive acceptance only in that which can be, and is repeatedly referenced in a manner that is; rational (not rationalized). For references one can put mental and emotional stock into, you may also find comforting and informative: (word press), a targeted individual
      -Stop 007 - Dr. Katherine Horton, Ph.D., Particle Physics (YouTube), a targeted individual
      -Gangstalking Manual: Official, providing only black and white, fully referenceable, current material (YouTube), a targeted individual
      -Social Engineering, Chris Hadnagy, infosec (computer information security expert)
      After perusing these references, decide for yourself, by yourself, if some or many of their experiences match up closely with yours. If so, you may have found the definition of what you're experiencing. Regardless, do your best to ensure you're remaining grounded in reality (five senses) while exercising, as best as is possible under circumstances that fall in line with what the above references would describe in these situations; rational cognition (even when the disruptions feel anything but rational).
      In parting, this may help: The break-ins are referred to as "black bag jobs"; a criminal trespass designed to get your attention focused on the act itself; to distract you and set you off balance; to let you know, and keep you frightened of the perpetrators and 'when they'll strike again'. Usually, nothing is removed, although very slight modification of locations of furnishings or personal items is the norm; to distract, disrupt and frighten you. To let you know "they" can come in whenever they want, leave no trace (except what you're meant to find, to keep you locked in an irrational emotional/cognitive loop, which in turn makes it much easier to upset one) as the disruptions progress. Look up the term "gaslighting". Do your best not to try to explain these occurrences to friends and family, instead, asking the people you're closest to in your life to just observe the behaviors of your close (in proximity) neighbors and the individuals that present themselves at times you're experiencing these disruptions. Know that there are thousands of individuals like you going through the same BS. It's only through exposure of these activities through rational means that atrocities of this nature will end. Be well. Good hunting.

    • larry
      October 13, 2018 at 10:57 pm

      no that is called twicking balls all of u r twicking

  20. Cynthia Testa
    May 15, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Yes, I know I have hidden camera's a man is telling me everything I do and say in my own privacy that no one would know. He knows if I got to the bathroom, what I am doing in the bathroom. How I sleep. If I do anything in my sleep. Every move I make he lets me know.

    • Ivan
      May 23, 2017 at 1:29 am

      I'm going through the same ordeal and I'm scared to talk to anyone about it because they will think I'm crazy I talked to my parents and they said I need to see a shrink

    • Lisa jones
      May 28, 2017 at 1:28 am

      This has just happened to me everyday for over 10 weeks. Can hidden cameras pick up voices too? I could hear them as well. They watched me in the shower- knew when I went to bathroom and it got even more weird toward end of 10 weeks. I want to prosecute but I have to find out how they did this first. They knew what was going on inside of my house. I seriously felt crazy and made doctors appt. " they told me to cancel" and I did and they sort of stopped-at least I don't hear their voices anymore but I had job interview and one of them was behind me past my house. I at least want to make sure they stopped and never do this to anyone else. Would also like it done back to them. So you think they broke in and put in cameras? I am trying to figure out how it worked.

    • Sharon "Smokey" Gray
      July 16, 2017 at 11:58 pm

      What I find interesting about all the comments is it shows you...there are others in the same position.
      Mine...was the manager of the building that I live in and when I moved...the same thing happened there.
      At first, I thought it was all in my mind and come to find out over the's a stupid low life practice of a lot of people.
      So, don't go crazy about it. This is a pretty good web site to add any insights.
      I have found it pretty hard to find others who have had "this" experience.
      I rf-ed and it locked and from there I went to IR. It was there also.
      I reported it to the police and they do not care about things like that...or not in my case anyway. The manager is the owners son and they own five buildings in the neighborhood. So, there you go.
      Just keep studying the problem and know it is not in your head!
      There are answers to be found...but, we are pioneers for this. We'll get it...hang in there.
      P.S. Any ideas on how to capture audio? (When I turn on any recording device, it stops cold). And any other blogs like suggest?

      • Righteous Indignation
        September 14, 2017 at 11:39 am

        Audacity. Download it from the official site only. Good hunting.

  21. Brett
    April 19, 2017 at 1:31 am

    Half of the things I've endured would result in life sentences for quite a few people. I'm under surveillance right now.

    Stole a lot of money from me too.
    Interfered in personal relationships.
    Attacked friends and family members.

    Contacted the Feeb and they didn't do shit.

  22. NJ
    April 14, 2017 at 1:46 am

    I noticed my neighbor has them in the front and back of their home. The one is aimed from his upstairs window directly over my deck! And the one in the front appears to be aimed at my porch rather then theirs. I asked the police dept. in NJ- and there's nothing I can do! If its not aimed into my house- I do not feel this is right. Its just me and my 9 yr.old daughter living here. 2 nights ago I knocked at their door and asked them nicely to tilt the camera away from my house and the lady flipped out on me.. asking why I'm paranoid! Can you imagine!
    I had to remind both of them that they are the ones with the cameras - in a very safe townhouse complex! They are refusing to move them. The cop admitted he looked through the camera and it is viewing my deck! I did contact my Association but I'm still waiting to hear from them. Please.. what can I do to block these a-holes ! Im concerned for my daughter- how do i know their not recording her?

    • Troy Guffey
      April 19, 2017 at 2:36 am

      Get a laser. Even a pointer will KILL their view.

      • Sue
        June 5, 2017 at 3:06 am

        It works both ways. We have been the friendliest, nicest, neighbors for 30+ years and new people moved in and things started getting stolen and damaged on our property in the middle of the night or other times.

        Saving space, the details of the story, we know it's them and why they did what they did.. But for as long as there is no camera to catch them, they can continue to freely abuse. If a camera is put up they get upset. Which is why at this point there is still none even though we own security cams. Why? Because we bought this to find out where raccoons where destroying our home, what times of the night, which holes, how to trap them etc. But again, recently these new neighbors just starting doing things to us. Well guess how temping it is to let one of the cameras watch our driveway, or our lawn between the homes? Another thing people seem to think is that no one can see them through these new things called WINDOWS. Yes, you can be viewed by everyone when you are outside. So unless you aren't doing bad things you should be ok. Would you do something bad where someone might spot you from their window? Of course not. Well a security cam is just like a window with only added advantages that some have a memory to rewind. But if you do something wrong, and they see you through a window, you are caught. Only other thing is some people claim they don't like being watched, but in reality they are NOT being watched at all. What the cams are for is if something gets stolen, vandalized, broken or something bad happens, or maybe someone looks for raccoons like me.

        It's not like people sit around all day watching security footage. next NJ and to others, YOU are getting upset when they are most likely not picking you out, but watching for ANY crime that could come from anyone else from anywhere going through their yard. Some times you might ask if they could tilt a camera away, yes, but they may have a reason to view something inbetween and they are not even interested in you. But put up a cam and everyone thinks it's all about them. So you are the paranoid one here. Why are they not? Because you are assuming it's all about you personally, and a security system watches in case maybe one day a crime happens. Otherwise they do not watch unless they are a not.. and then there are windows and binoculars. If they wanted to spy on you, they could go to way more effort to be covert.

        They don't hide them, so they are unlikely trying to trick you. Here is what I do NOT like. People going to way too much trouble to point cameras directly straight into peoples windows and zoom in on them. that's not cool. But any security system that sees what someone may see from their own bedroom window or back porch, or front door, driveway is fair game. I personally do not like having cams pointed at me either... but I have to be rational about it and remember when I am outside anyone can see me just the same either way. The only difference is if I commit crimes and they can rewind it and prove it. I have no intentions of that. It's the people against security cams that are usually the trouble makers. the others that are not, are overly paranoid out of an understandable, but unwarranted fear. Again, in our case, now, we have stuff being stolen. Guess what I am going to do with the cams that were pointed on our roof for raccoons? Some are going to get pointed in between the homes to see if they run into our yard to steal things. I think that's rational and fair enough. Not everyone with a camera is your enemy, nor may they even care about what you do in your yard. The only other thing I could think of is maybe you want to have sex on your deck.. Well they could walk further back in their yard and see you and so could everyone else. Go to the bed room. When you are outside, everything that can bee seen with the naked eye outside is all the same.

    • Sue
      June 5, 2017 at 4:45 am

      " The cop admitted he looked through the camera and it is viewing my deck! I did contact my Association but I'm still waiting to hear from them. Please.. what can I do to block these a-holes ! Im concerned for my daughter- how do i know their not recording her?"

      I want to add one more point to back up the pure psychology of this. Most people operate and make their decisions based on their fears first because that's how the human mind is wired. If you live in a complex, you probably have tiny dwellings, like under 2000 sf, or even 1200 sf, and lots of decks will be close together. Sue, I'm not trying to make you mad, but you are like, "how do i know their not recording her?". The stalker, freak is many peoples worst nightmare, based on, tada, fear. Fear is an emotional and not rational at all. Lots of people that get recorded first start accusing by saying, "oh so I guess you are a pervert of some sort". First the best view is just to use the human eyes or binoculars or hand held video camera... But everyone's daughter is suddenly this hot goddess and the cam owner is a perverted person, and it's, again, all about them. Have you ever seen the horrible quality of security cams? 99% of them? Yes there is now high def, but if they wanted this, they'd soon get so bored of your daughter and go onto the internet to look at pictures. Like who is going to pay all that money for a security system so they can watch your daughter over and over? Besides she is OUTSIDE, remember what I said? You don't want her seen, keep her locked away inside. In many instances it's difficult to keep the cam from getting every thing that might worry someone who is overly fearful. Then you call them A-Holes, suddenly making your self more of a jerk than the people you are judging because you are over doing it. People think once they see an electronic eye, they are being watched all the time. The cam may be on, but I can tell you 1st hand experience that more than 5 mins of that and it's the most boring thing in the world to watch. So if people don't even watch the security cams, they are not seeing a thing. But if their BBQ, Bike, tools etc get stolen, then can then find out who did the crime and make your neighborhood a safer place. I think you and others like you should stop calling innocent people who may be nice, A-holes. seriously. Then you also wasted the police people's time and I'm surprised you didn't get fined for abuse of 911 services. 911 is for EMERGENCIES. EMERGENCIES. get it? Then you contacted the Association. Again, the people with that cam are most likely not any problem, but people like you are the problems in everyone's neighborhoods. I know that will make people want to say things back against me, but there's not doubt that when people over react and do all the things you did, they are causing the troubles. sorry you are so nervous. I understand, but people need to grip on reality I think.

      • Sue
        June 5, 2017 at 4:49 am

        I say "sue I'm not trying to make you mad", - the comment is replying to NJ, sorry.

      • DON.S.
        June 10, 2017 at 7:15 pm

        DO NOT listen to this moron!!! I have been dealing with these scum-bags who have been irritating me for over 7 months. These pigs moved in after my neighbor of many decades moved, these scum-bags have stolen 2 tree-stands of my fathers, have continually tresspassed on my families land of over 350 years, and that means a ton of tax money!!! Well these scums think it is okay to shoot our tax paid venison, torture our poor horse with loud dirt bikes during the day, and throwing rocks at his barn at night, scarring him to death!!! Now I would sneak around my yard at night trying to catch the scum and beat them half to death, but as I would slip back in my house, they would make stupid noises and drive by revving their engines or beeping. This is what got me thinking, and when they start driving by every-time I entered the bathroom or kitchen, I realized these scum-bags had cameras on me!!! Well guess what, I found 5 hidden outdoor cameras ( and they were not an illusion). My advice is , the only things these scums understand is swift and blinding violence!!! If you are not that type of person, find someone who is!!! The truth of the matter is, the cops will say "there is nothing we can do", and these scums do not respond to kindness, show them some bodily damage and I promise they will see the error of their ways!!!

  23. James Hutchinson
    March 8, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    I live at 45 Kenilworth ave, Frankston Vic, Australia, and it seems as though there might be hidden cameras and/or microphones in the house. I can never be sure, but repeatedly people react to things which have been said or action that have occurred in their absence. It came to the point where I deliberately said things to elicit particular responses and then got those responses, where the eliciting took place in the person's absence. Most likely there are cameras and microphones in the house, seemingly accessible over 3g or 4g ie. smartphone or internet. It is unsettling and dangerous as it creates opportunities for hostility and harassment. In fact I would be surprised if they weren't aware that I am typing this in now. It is likely to be a sophisticated setup. Just how small do hidden cameras get, and can they see through surfaces with infrared? I cant tell anyone because they will think I'm crazy, as several have assumed already upon hearing of this. What solutions are there at a low cost?

    • Christian Cawley
      March 31, 2017 at 6:04 pm

      Perhaps not sharing your address online should be the first step of your surveillance-free life...

    • Bobra
      April 19, 2017 at 2:36 am

      James, all those power lines outside your house could be interfering with your thinking.

    • Annabelle
      May 14, 2017 at 10:17 am

      Um if that is your address maybe remove it for safety reasons, not sure why you would feel the need to post that??

    • Arthur O'Leary
      June 23, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      And you need to finish the roof on that porch you started!

  24. Shiloh Bryan
    February 6, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    How can i locate a gps tracking device in my car somewhere? Any apps for that

    • Ryan Dube
      May 15, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      The device would be transmitting your location via RF or cellular signals. RF detectors are pretty cheap I believe, but covert phone/cellular detectors are in the range of $300 to $500 and out of budget for most people. Why do you think there's a tracking device on your car?

  25. Nicole marchio
    January 29, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Owl motel in somers pt has hidden surveillance cameras. Do not stay there!

  26. Nicole marchio
    January 29, 2017 at 8:32 am

    I've been feeling uneasy for quite sometime now. I have a very strong intuition. I tried talking to my girlfriend (female friend) & she would swear that it was all in my head. However, ive recently discovered hidden survelliance in several hotel rooms ive stayed in. Including the hotel where she resides at- the Owl Motel in somers point NJ

  27. Catherine Hart
    January 27, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    I found a DVR HD Infrared Waterproof camera box that was empty under my sofa while sweeping. I asked the cable man who by coincidence was 2 doors down from me this morning if I would have this in my DVR he said no not unless I had security with them which I do not. Now the question is do I believe my boyfriend that he has no knowledge of it or why it would be here.? Or is there someone else I need to worry about or am I being paranoid?

  28. Chris D'Eon
    January 22, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    I live on Tower Road in Halifax, NS, Canada. I need my apartment de-bugged. (The aliens can't get inside your head unless you let them.) I am under house arrest and a conditional sentence order until May 21, 2017. I am under investigation and am questionable/suspicious of legality surrounding surveillance without my prior consent or knowledge, and I am in need of a geeksquad/removal team, this is a cry for help, not pity. There is one in my showerhead and bedroom lightbulb, as well as others. 'They' (THE VOICES!) have already seen me nude, and engage in intercourse with my girlfriend. I am not a paranoid schizophrenic, yet there are people watching me, narrating my thoughts even (ffs). My Anonymous mask doesn't even provide me protection.

    • Ivan
      May 23, 2017 at 1:27 am

      Dude I have the same thing going on I need help seriously

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  30. Jan Ring
    December 28, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    I am a very reputable nanny for dogs in customers homes and many times requires overnights. I can see cameras at the front door and a blinking red & green lights on a what looks like a small closed laptop tucked under the top of a desk. An the owner watch me without telling me they have cameras in their home? Why watch me if they don't trust me? Why hire me? He's a retired cop.

  31. adrianne
    December 16, 2016 at 10:14 am

    A week after i moved into my house my next door neighbour started going off because i had texted someone about all the recreational gear in their backyard. They were literally reading my text messages out loud and making comments thst "now the whole neighborhood knows out business!"
    By the end of two months i had comments circulating around the neighborhood about what my kids ate how often they did or did not shower and if they brushed their teeth.
    Yesterday while at a dinner with my three chikdren there were rude comments that my youngest, who has socisl anxiety disorder, will cry at the drop of a hat on the school bus for no reason.
    Everything we do is being monitored and shared - these same neighbours are claiming they are doing it because "the kids are at risk". They even share video of my kids naked in the bath!!!!!!! Im not the one putting my kids at risk!!!
    Our movements are regularly monitored in order to assist with robbing our house. Last thursday i was at walmart shopping and the next door neighbour circled me several times as i walked into the store. When i cane home there was clear evidence someone had been in my home and my next door neighbor was standing in the driveway smirking
    the next day photos of my house were curculating on social media. Yesterday there were neighbors mad because someone reported the hack on my phone.
    it started the day we moved in and 14 months later the surveillance and robberies have not stopped. The police told me that because i have a shared wall they can film me in my house!!!!?!!!@%$#!!!!
    Thanks for the tip about the phone app. The gang stalking by these psychos needs to stop.

    • Ivan
      May 23, 2017 at 1:25 am

      OMG I hope your not being sarcastic I have the same thing going on in my car it's my old neighbors it has me seriously considering suicide please I need someone to talk to

    • Alex
      July 23, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      Same exact thing is happening to me. Like literally word for word. Let me know if you've had any luck finding out how they did this because it's still happening to me

    • Bonnie
      August 14, 2017 at 4:53 am

      Wow I thought I was the only one. I feel like my personal images from home even when alone and information and what I type even in word documents are on some kind of public display. It is hell and involves work, too. It doesn't seem legal but I have no way to know exactly who is doing this. Unfortunately I know too many people that have taken part in the dissect and display of my life so I am limited in people to trust that will give correct information on how to get out from under it. For me I thought they were also acting on creative ideas I had talked about and typed over the years so at first I stupidly thought maybe there was a positive surprise gift of some sort in the mix, but it turns out I apparently did not know my friends very well because it has yet to prove true. They have made "surprise" videos where they secretly recorded people before so it wasn't only my stupid idea to think they might do this because they had done smaller scale, not antagonistic type of things like it before, but all for a surprise birthday or something. This is just my life trying to be lived and their not being able to handle my being a decent person, I guess. Even volunteer work gets people doing these things. It is very isolating. That aside, I am not sure what next steps to take. I started typing up ideas for women's health and am trying to think of other ideas that are good where maybe if it isn't only loser sludge that has access to these things that maybe they will get information to the proper people and improve society in some small way. If you can't beat 'em at their own game, make your own. Their games suck anyway.

  32. Jennyfer Causer
    December 10, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    My home has an intruder.
    My sister has intruders too.
    Refrigerator +
    Other items

  33. Jessie
    December 9, 2016 at 4:57 am

    I am being watched by multiple up cams by all of my neighbors and they're friends. They have it set up so that it's much like the Truman Show with Jim Carrey. But I can't find the because every time I spot one it turns off and they move it soon after. But these are located all over my boyfriends house and 7 acre ranch. Even in our bedroom. I'm still at a loss. I have no clue what to do about it but I can't even change my clothes in my bedroom anymore.

    • adrianne
      December 16, 2016 at 10:16 am

      Me too. I hear your pain. They even broadcast my kids naked in the shower. These people are sick. Period. I hope you find the cameras.

      • Jessie
        December 30, 2016 at 6:34 am

        We had a huge windstorm that moved my security camera completely around and to raise more suspicion the morning was recorded showing that anybody next to my boyfriend's truck was invisible. But only that morning... they are covering their tracks. Do you want to see? I don't know how they are able to do this. It's not a scrambler. Check out the video on you tube titled "invisible" posted by David Dillon. It shows him loading up for work. Kind of, he is invisible!

        • Christian Cawley
          December 31, 2016 at 12:58 pm

          That looks like a software issue. Digital photography often reduces bandwidth by only updating the sections of the image that are new, or where motion is detected.

          I'd suggest reinstalling the camera software and firmware. Certainly share the footage with the vendor/manufacturer first, though, they should be able to provide answers.

  34. Pamela Wallis
    November 26, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    I believe my Husband and his girlfriend are somehow recording me and then doing their own editing. People seem to know what I say inside my own home that I have lived in for 30years. I've started having seizures and pains in my head to which I have had to go on medication and had to make an app with an Nerosurgeon. I have no idea what to do as I'm not computer savvy. I feel as though I'm losing my mind, someone even made a fake FB account with my email address that I had delegated. And so much more! I'm losing my sight due to Glacoma and have PTSD.

    • Gabriel
      December 14, 2016 at 3:29 pm

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    • Catish
      May 18, 2018 at 5:27 am

      It is possible that they planted some kind of a camera or a bug or even just left a simple cell phone in a corner that can record. Why would they want to do this? Are you any kind of a threat or are they just cruel? Is there any benefit to them for you to be made to be unstable? Try a little disinformation and see what happens. I believe that the only way to get control of this kind of thing is to take the deliberate steps and to not live in fear. I have PTSD myself and I know what bullying can do and how easy it is for assholes to put you in a defensive posture. First, realize that you are capable of being in control. You can talk, not talk, say lies, disappear for days and if they are that interested in you, you are the director of the show. I prefer to act like a robot most of the time. If I think someone is listening, I don’t mind putting some annoying song on at a normal volume and leaving it play for days. Write to yourself if you want. If it bothers you, do it under covers. Act odd if you want, but always keep it it your mind that you take control and you are acting and not reacting. At all times, ask yourself, if an impartial person were to see the big picture, who would be the true sick person, you, or someone who is making a life out of trying to you with you. I guess I can’t think of enough ways, but at all times, remember, you are perhaps damaged and scared, but you are not the real sick person if people have chosen to torment you. I’ve had things done to me and I don’t even know why, but you just need to be strong. Don’t try to convince people who don’t want to know because it all just makes you look more crazy. Keep your center strong and be invincible. Don’t play their games, but stay alive and healthy and strong because they will never know how truly strong you are. Outlive the bastards.

  35. beth
    October 27, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    I woke up one morning as my husband's alarm on his phone was going off and I noticed that there was an exercising show on tv (teeter tv) it as I looked a bit closer the face was mine!!! How is this possible? ??? How am I being recorded? There are no wires anywhere!! I know the apps on phones are way beyond my knowledge. I've suspected him cheating cause he has apps that are locked but he swears that his phone is hacked. HELP PLEASE

  36. Brian
    September 25, 2016 at 11:14 am

    I just got filmed in my local nature reserve walking my dog by two trail-cams, used by the council no doubt. Good luck answering a call of nature or surfers getting changed in the bush. This is the end of privacy as we know it.
    My first instinct was to smash them to bits - nice response from a law-abiding, tax paying citizen. This practice should be BANNED and the area sign-posted "Cams in use" if necessary. No doubt that will lead to just a "Cams in use in this State" crap everywhere.
    I really don't know where this will end.
    1984 is here.

  37. Jose
    May 2, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    What happens if the number exceeds more that 150.I have a area that exceeds to almost 600 please respond soon

  38. candice hall
    March 31, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    I have had my android phone"hacked" per say for the last year..token calls made from my phone a hidden with pics underneath....videos on top of videos ....I know its my partner covering up his own actions but he's always a step ahead of I think he may be recording me at home we just got a brand new Toshiba smart TV can he use the TV as a camera .....we have been together for ten years and if he is cheating I want out!!!! Can someone help me please I can't believe that hackers the same ones are able to access my phone again and again especially when I get a new one and a new number.... Kind of like winning the lottery twice in my book ....I really need some answers please can you help.....

    • James Hutchinson
      March 8, 2017 at 10:51 pm

      It is difficult to guess what people are actually doing when the potential for spying is found, and even more difficult to collect evidence of it. Try eliciting a preplanned response that they cannot resist. Provide the stimulus in their absence and check for the response. It still isn't evidence but at least you might get a clearer picture if they take the bait.

  39. Bill
    January 15, 2016 at 6:28 am

    The iOS app is awful and has terrible reviews.

    • roy
      October 29, 2016 at 12:30 am

      Why don't you try the "Spy Hidden Camera Detector" iOS app.

      • Her lee
        February 21, 2017 at 8:57 am

        Jump from my neighbors roof to from the roof to attic from to the baseman. This people's tracking everywhere I go and thier drill and from. The feeling a
        Everywhere from floor to wall

  40. Billy
    January 5, 2016 at 6:45 am

    I would be worry that my bos is spying on me through my own smartphone. It is so easy to install an app that can use my camera without my knowladge. I own an Android device and the only security method for camera control is the permissions that the app should ask (and so many apps ask this permission even though they don't really need it). I just installed an app called "Cameraless" and I can block my camera at work automatically. I think it is very usefull and there are several apps at the market for this purpose.

    • Christian Cawley
      January 5, 2016 at 10:32 am

      A useful tip, but I think this is a slightly different problem, that of espionage against employees with work phones.

      To avoid being watched by unscrupulous, control freak bosses, refuse a work phone.

      I think we may look at this in more depth soon.

  41. Peter
    December 30, 2015 at 1:37 am

    As an owner of a business I flatly tell all employees that there are cameras in the shop and you are being recorded. they can decide if they want to stay with me. I handle cash and food and I just want to cover my bases...and it makes my insurance less.

  42. Markymark
    December 29, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Very bad suggestion on the iOS app. Fact check before you write suggestions.

    • Christian Cawley
      January 5, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      Not my experience. Sorry yours didn't match, but hardly worth a rude post.