From Kim komando site thru USATODAY

December is one of the busiest times of the year for travel, and millions of Americans will find themselves in hotels, family homes, and rentals. This might be a ski lodge in the Adirondacks. It might be a cheap motel in the middle of a long road-trip.

As cameras shrink and lodging gets more informal, you’d be forgiven for worrying about spies. There are plenty of weirdos out there, and they now have the technology to covertly watch you in your room. So how do you protect yourself from secret surveillance?

Use your senses: Many devices emit a low-level hum, and sometimes you can hear it, as long as the room is completely quiet. You can also make the room dark, as many cameras have tiny lights that will give away their position.

Use a signal detector: These devices are about the size of a small walkie-talkie and are designed to pick up the signal from a hidden camera. They are often equipped with infrared lights that you can sweep across the room and catch pinhole cameras. Click here for more about signal detectors.

Use Your cell phone: When you make a call near a recorder, the device’s frequency may interfere with your signal. If all else fails, you can call someone and walk around the room, listening for a significant crackle or delay.

Not sure what you’re looking for? Here are 10 types of spy cameras that could be watching you right now.

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