When I first step into a hotel room or rental home, I’m not usually looking for hidden cameras — I’m often busy making sure that the sheets and cups are clean.
As it turns out, though, hidden cameras can be a real worry in rental homes.
One couple vacationing in Florida recently found a creepy camera hidden in the home they were renting. Their story went viral, and now experts are stepping up to teach us how to keep ourselves safe in similar situations.
Homeowners can hide cameras in almost any household object, from the smoke detector used in the Florida case to light bulbs, power outlets, and even harmless-looking teddy bears. That knowledge can be overwhelming, and may make you never want to go on vacation again.
Luckily, it can be pretty easy to find out if there’s anything nefarious in your rental home. The flashlight on a smartphone can cause a reflection on camera lenses, so you’ll immediately be able to see if one is hidden inside any ordinary objects.
You also have some legal rights when it comes to cameras in rental homes. Check out the video below to learn those rights more specifically, and please SHARE this important story on Facebook for anyone going on vacation soon!
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