How to Recognize a Spy Device

By Marshal M. Rosenthal

Spy devices used to be confined to listening devices but now primarily consist of hidden cameras. A hidden camera spy device is used to invade a person's privacy in their home or place of business. Recognizing a spy device isn't easy because they are well-hidden. It requires the use of a specialized camera detector device that uses a laser beam to discover the lens of the hidden camera spy device. Using such a camera detector device is the best way to find and recognize a spy device that is looking at you.

Things You'll Need

  • Camera detector device
  • "AA" batteries

Step 1

Turn off any cell phones, pagers or other portable electronic devices on your person that could interfere with finding the spy device.

Step 2

Insert fresh batteries into the camera detector device. Turn the camera detector device on and hold it up to your eye.

Step 3

Focus the lens on the front of the camera detector device until the view of the room or location you are looking at is sharp.

Step 4

Slowly scan the camera detector device across the floor of the room or location you are in. Slowly scan the camera detector device across the ceiling of the room or location you are in. Slowly scan the camera detector device across each wall of the room or location you are in.

Step 5

Stop scanning when the red LED light begins to blink. Change your position relative to where the camera detector device was aimed when the LED light began to blink.

Step 6

Aim the camera detectorr device at the point where the spy device has been located. Move in closer to the spy device until you are right up against it.

Step 7

Take the camera detector device down from your face and turn it off. Disable or remove the spy device you have now recognized.

Tips & Warnings

  • Don't assume that there is only one spy device in any given location; continue scanning for another spy device after finding one.
  • Do not aim the laser emitted from the camera detector device at your face because it could damage your eyes.