attached link highlights a case in America whereby a private landlord fitted hidden cameras in smoke detectors in rooms and apartments he rented out to his female tenants.Due to the nature of the offence prosecuted it is not very often the case is reported for public consumption. However in the US they operate differently. The
It is not by chance he used smoke detectors as the cover for the covert cameras. As landlord he would have a reasonable excuse to enter the rooms in order to service the smoke detector and change the battery.
Unbeknown to the tenant this would allow the landlord to recover the footage from the flash card the video downloads onto so he could replace it with a fresh card and view the footage at his leisure away from the tenant.
A micro hidden camera records in high quality providing clear images and sound and are almost undetectable by human eye, so good is the manufacture of these cameras, which can be purchased off the internet for as little as £100.
We have found a number of these cameras hidden in various locations for the purpose of men wishing to film females in private situations. Technology is so advanced that the micro covert camera can be hide undetected in almost any household item. We have found them in deodorant bottles, coat hooks and hidden behind tiles along with being secreted in electrical appliances such as toothbrushes, electrical adaptors, electric switches and light fittings to name but a few.
As well as an individual secretly recording a person’s private activity for their own purpose, there are those people who wish to share their recording with the wider public, uploading its content to pornographic sites and social media sites. Material that has been obtained illegally can be out there for all to view with unsuspecting victims being completely unaware.
This is supported by the number of celebrities both here in the UK and abroad who have discovered that what they thought was a private affair, has been secretly filmed and uploaded onto the internet for all to see.