Recommended and shared by thousands of users! Mentioned as the iOS app to use in:
◆ wired.com - How to Sweep For Bugs and Hidden Cameras
Note that the app is just a helper tool and should be used with common sense and manual inspection and verification of the target object.
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This app is a tool to help you detect disguised camera lens that you suspect are present in a room. Equivalent to camera detector gadgets, it tries to detect using the tell-tale signs of tiny reflections of hidden camera lenses.
A free do-it-yourself way of detecting cameras from instructables, also based on detecting tiny lens reflections:
◆ Step 1: Find a tube that's good for looking through. A cardboard tube from a roll of toilet paper or paper towels is best.
◆ Step 2: All you need is a flashlight or something that you can use to focus a beam of light in a dark room. Attaching a couple of directional LEDs to the outside of the cardboard tube can work also if you don't have a flashlight.
◆ Step 3: With one hand, hold up the toilet paper tube to your eye. With your other hand, hold up the flashlight at about eye level and point it away from you. With one eye, look through the tube and scan the room. If there are any small points of light bouncing back, inspect it further. It might be a camera.
INSTRUCTIONS for the APP:
Use this tool after your own visual inspection and investigation. Scan the room first without your phone and once you find something suspicious point the phone camera to the suspected object. The app alternately turns on and off the camera flash to detect the signature of a camera lens. Carefully adjusting the distance and angle relative to the target object helps as well adjusting the level of lighting in the room.
When automatic mode is ineffective or distracting you should use manual mode. In both manual and automatic modes you must use your own judgment as this is just a tool like what you would do with an expensive hidden camera detector gadgets or the do-it-yourself detector described above.
Anytime that you see the signature of a camera lens you can single-tap on the screen and put a marker on the suspected camera lens.
Yellow overlay - this signifies that the surface might be metallic or glass-like and that a great amount of reflectivity is being detected.
Cyan overlay - this means that the surface is changing in color consistent with the general hue of camera lenses.
The app will continuously try its best to put a marker where it assesses a camera lens may be present. To exclude surfaces that are generating lots of false positives you can zoom the camera or carefully change the distance or angle of the phone to the target. Works best when room lights are dimmed and the phone is very steady.
BONUS 1: Some home cameras broadcast bluetooth information and this app has a scanner for bluetooth devices.
BONUS 2: Magnetic meter to manually detect the slight magnetic field present in electronic devices including hidden spy cameras.
BE SAFE and START SCANNING!
The applications Spy hidden camera Detector was published
in the category Utilities on 2014-11-03 and
was developed by Asher L. Poretz.
The file size is 24.76 MB.
The current version is 10 and works well on
9.2 and high ios versions.
Thank you all for this milestone Version X. Still the most advanced camera detector app:
+ bonus 1: scanner for some bluetooth-enabled home cameras
+ bonus 2: magnetic scanner (some "detector" apps are based solely on this feature)
+ tweaks to automatic detection
+ "move or zoom" advisory when auto-detected is low quality
+ compatibility with latest iPhone X screens
All features are very useful, very simple to use, I like this application very much!!
One of my exact options to use, it works with the best performance.
This is great software and has unique features, it gives me unexpected utility
This is the best software I can use, this service is perfect!
I appreciate what this software gives me, it works very stable and accurate
I often go to the hotel with my girlfriend and this application is ideal for me to use.
This software provides some very remarkable utilities, I am quite satisfied
It is safe.
Best app ever
Omg God! What a great app.
So far so good
Very useful. Love it!!
It's perfect and I need such app within hotel.
Does not work, useless
Just bought it, camera's not working It's a fake
Waste of money... it picked up everything. If you believed it, you would be so paranoid your house was full of hidden cameras.
This is a great app. It really works and can detect just like it says. It’s fun using it. It’s one of my favorite apps!!!!
This is a very important application, it brings many positive benefits for my work.
It works very efficiently and almost exactly, this is a good application.
It helped me discover the camera hidden in the hotel, I was really impressed.
This is a very useful software, I am really very pleased...
It will show you were there could be a camera lens. I’ve put cameras out to test it and it sheds the light reflect from the lens
This app is garbage - any reflective surface is false flagged as a hidden camera. All the poorly written 5 star reviews make it obvious that they are fake reviews. At least it’s a free app.
Nowadays privacy is becoming the most prior in our life, therefore, Spy hidden camera detector is a good way to protect me from hidden camera.