Is Someone Watching You? Free Guide on
How to Find Hidden Cameras Spying on You
Protect Your Privacy - The security industry estimates there are more than two million
hidden cameras in the US. Are any pointed at you?
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) February , 2004--Your
most private moments are more likely to be secretly caught on film than ever before. Tiny,
inexpensive hidden cameras have become an epidemic with over two million hidden cameras in
the US according to the security industry. Until now there has been little information
available on what to do to protect yourself from this invasion of privacy. Main Street
Safety, an internet based company focused on safety information and products, put together
a free, step by step guide on how to find hidden cameras, at
Michael Dorrington was a kindergarten
teacher when he asked some of his female students to change into swimsuits in a closet at
school. He had a hidden camera recording as the children changed. When parents of the
children found out, they were outraged and felt violated.
Stephanie Fullers most private
moments were secretly video taped. She discovered that her landlord had installed a hidden
camera on the ceiling above her bed. He was watching her every move over a three month
period before the camera was found hidden in a smoke detector. Since at the time there was
no law against video voyeurism in New York State, the landlord was charged with
trespassing. Because of cases like this a new law has been passed in the State of New York
that makes video voyeurism or the use of secret peeping cameras to invade peoples
Yet, in most states it is not a crime. In
most states it is still legal for someone to secretly film your most private moments,
unless they record the sound. Most states have very strict laws against wiretapping,
bugging and secretly recording conversations. But video taping with peeping cameras is
okay. This includes video taping inside your bedroom, your bathroom, your gym showers, and
your childrens locker rooms.
Hidden peeping cameras are used by
landlords, ex-boyfriends, neighbors and total strangers. They have been discovered in
public and private bathrooms, tanning salons, locker rooms, changing booths in clothing
stores, hotel and motel rooms, and even private bedrooms. Often these pictures end up on
the internet as a group of college wrestlers were surprised to find. Male wrestlers from
Midwest colleges won a $506 million settlement in December from porn sites for posting
pictures of them showering and changing in college locker rooms.
"Everyday we came across another
court case around the country dealing with hidden cameras...in hotels, gyms and public
restrooms, says Tamara Babich, President and Founder of Main Street Safety. We
realized no one was offering help to prevent this type of video voyeurism and decided to
do something about it. It was important to us to write this exclusive guide with a
hands-on approach to finding these cameras. We give you the tools and the knowledge to
fight this illegal intrusion. Your private life is not a reality show.
How to avoid becoming a video voyeur
Hidden cameras are designed to be
difficult to detect. Some have camera components about the size of a walnut, where the
lens is just a tiny freckle-sized hole. These peeping cameras are virtually impossible to
find without a hidden camera detector.
In a recent case cameras were hidden
behind one way mirrors in the girls locker room at a high school. One way mirrors
are easy to spot if you know how. All you need is a flashlight. Take the flashlight and
shine it at the mirror in question. Move the flashlight close to the mirror until it is
touching the surface. If it is a one way mirror you will be able to see through the mirror
to what is behind. A mirror will just reflect the light; you will not be able to see
through it. This is one of many tips found in the free guide.
Many companies sell cameras hidden in
everything from teddy bears to motion detectors and gym bags. Photographs and descriptions
of these and other hidden cameras are covered in the nine page guide. Download your guide
today at www.mainstreetsafety.com/camera and start taking steps to protect your privacy.