I think we’ve all started to wake up to how convenience culture may actually be a bit of a negative. From Uber & Lyft refusing to correctly classify their drivers as employees and make sure they’re awarded the proper benefits and protected legally to places like Instacart refusing to permit their workers to unionize, we’ve seen a LOT of issues with how these apps and sites are run.
Now Airbnb has entered the chat.
The hotel industry is very tightly regulated. But Airbnb opens up “hotel industry” to anyone with a room. You’re walking into a stranger’s home and staying there.
So it’s not necessarily a shock to know that there are some differences to staying at an AirBnB vs a hotel experience. One of those? Hidden cameras. Some visitors have found them in their rental property.
Fortunately, a new TikTok shows everyone how they can spot the fake recording devices. Check it out.
Check EVERYTHING, anything with holes that faces the shower or the bed…
They probably won’t bother with night vision in the shower.
But outside of the shower, check out the clock…
Front-facing cameras are what you should look out for.
Night vision uses LED, so we should be able to see them — see those two little pinprick lights? Cameras.
See the little pinhole prick with a blue light? That’s a camera.
Doesn’t seem visible without a light in juuuust the right spot.
And in the clock, see the lens on the left?
Take this fire alarm, for example. It’s right above the bed
Shine a light and see how the camera looks under a flashlight. See how it gives a bluish reflection?
Just ask yourself: “where would a creeper put a camera?”
You can watch the whole video here:
Stay safe out there!