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If someone had wired a camera system into my house that they

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If someone had wired a camera system into my house that they did not want found, how would they do that? Would they use existing wires? And where could they hide the cameras?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Home Security Systems
Expert:  Pete replied 2 years ago.


Hidden pinhole cameras could be inserted in almost any object and made to look innocuous, e.g. a light switch or a door latch, etc.

If the cameras are transmitting wirelessly, then there are some detectors available to find suspect wireless signals, or you could hire a 'bug detector' to sweep the premises.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have multiple detectors, and even with the power off there is alot of radio frequency in the house. I still can not find cameras. Yet someone breaks in the house everytime I leave it. I can not put a camera out with out the sd card disappearing or the camera being shut off. If someone
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have covered outlets and light switches with tape. Where else could a camera be installed but covered so I can not find a lens?
Expert:  Pete replied 2 years ago.


A camera could be installed inside virtually any object.

Using a good frequency detector should guide you to within a few inches of any source.