Friday, July 24, 2009
(CBS) Would you know if your hotel room had hidden cameras?
On "The Early Show" Thursday, the president of Insite Security, Chris Falkenberg, showed how easy it is for cameras, like the one suspected to have taped sportscaster Erin Andrews, to be concealed -- and how people can be proactive in protecting their privacy.
Several devices may be used to secrete cameras. In a hotel set-up, Falkenberg showed "Early Show" co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez how clocks and alarm clocks, smoke detectors cameras and mini cameras may be hidden.
"You would never know," Falkenberg said. "Cameras have become so miniaturized that it's easy to secret them into small, everyday objects."
Clocks, Falkenberg said, may carry cameras inside. If you look closely, Falkenberg said, you can see the camera. And these cameras aren't rigged this way. You can buy them online, and they have nightvision capabilities and motion detection. To avoid being taped with an electronic device like this, Falkenberg suggested bringing your own electronics to hotels and removing as many as you can that you don't need.