Where to Look for Hidden Cameras in Hotels and Vacation Rentals

Finding a hidden camera in your vacation rental or hotel room is horrifying. Unfortunately, it's also an increasing trend as more and more people find hidden cameras in hotels and rentals. 

So, protect yourself by learning where to look for hidden cameras in your hotel or vacation rental. 

Where to Look for Hidden Cameras

Here are the top five places where hidden cameras are found:



The bathroom is a private area, so you should expect it to be free from hidden cameras. Unfortunately, surveys show your wrong. 

Bathrooms are one of the top places where criminals hide cameras. They can easily install them in showerheads, decorative items, tower racks, cabinets, and even toiletries. You should also check vents and unusually placed objects. 



Hidden cameras can also be found in bedrooms. To check yours, look at the furniture closely, especially at nightstands, desks, and TV stands. You must also look in less obvious places, like inside the bookshelf, curtains, or outlets. 

Remember, a small, almost unnoticeable hole can be a hidden camera. Check the bed as well, especially the frame, headboard, and objects surrounding your bed. 

Small Objects

small objects

Tiny objects can easily conceal cameras. Anything from a clock to a lamp can be a potential hiding spot. 

Look for unfamiliar objects that are out of place or positioned strangely. You should also pay attention to small decorations or electronics pointed in one direction.



While less common than the others mentioned here, two-way mirrors can hide cameras. To know if a mirror is two-sided, press your fingertip against the surface. 

A normal mirror has a gap between your fingertip and its reflection. If your fingertip directly touches your finger's image in the mirror, it can be two-sided. Additionally, look for any unusual wiring or lights behind the mirror that could suggest a hidden camera.

Smoke Alarms

smoke alarms

People often overlook smoke detectors because they're mounted on the ceiling. However, criminals place hidden cameras on them because they offer a good view of the room. 

Look for inconsistencies in the smoke detector's design, like tiny holes or protruding wires. If you see anything suspicious, ask the management about it.

Invest in a Hidden Camera Detector

Finding hidden cameras in hotels and vacation rentals by yourself is hard. What's worse, you'll miss hidden cameras and criminals will have illegal footage of you and your loved ones. So, it's best to invest in a hidden camera to detect what needs to be seen. 

The Hero Privacy Pen is compact, light, and user-friendly. It can easily fit into your pocket, backpack, luggage, or purse, making it the ultimate travel partner.

Plus, you don't have to be a tech genius to use it. Its user-friendly design makes it easy to operate. You can also check our blog for the how-to-use piece we made

Using the Hero Privacy Pen is also more convenient than looking for hidden devices yourself. Here's a table summarizing the differences between the Hero Privacy Pen and a physical search:

Hero Privacy Pen
Looking for Devices Yourself
Detects most devices
TSA travel friendly
Discreet and lightweight
Eyes alone might miss devices
Simply aim and detect
Trusted by professionals



Unmask hidden cameras in your vacation rental or hotel room, replacing worry and guesswork with ease and efficiency. Just point, detect, and protect your peace with the Hero Privacy Pen. Get it from Prepared Hero now!