Airbnb is a popular home rental service provider. And people like us trust it wholeheartedly to book private properties to rent a space for a few days and live a luxurious life, thinking that everything is safe because you have booked it on Airbnb. But there is a dark side to it, which is coming into the light now.
Do you know that there are several stories circulating on the internet about finding hidden cameras in Airbnb’s rental properties? Sounds surprising and quite scary, but this harsh truth is the reality. So, if you have booked a rental through Airbnb, read our blog to identify these threats and be safe.
The first thing you need to do is to take a good look around you. If you see any tiny and suspicious holes, then look there too. If you see a lens, then there you go, you have found the culprit. Not just this, hidden cameras can be anywhere. They can be hidden in some of the most common items as well, for instance, the back end of books, light bulbs, mirrors, and even inside the house plants. Don’t forget to check the corners, which will give the camera the best view of the room, for instance, the corner of the bedroom.
If you want to check the mirrors to be sure that it is not two-ways, then here’s what you need to do. Put one of the fingernails up against the mirror. If the mirror is one-way, then you won’t be able to touch your fingernails in the reflection, but in case it is a two-way mirror, then you will be.
We have recently helped a renowned holiday rental company to bug sweep their rental caravans for hidden cameras and listening devices. If you need similar service, then give Peter a call at 0207 781 9247. We will be happy to help you. For more details contact our local offices:
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