As security technology continues to become more advanced, it is no longer considered usual to believe that the oddly shaped or placed objects around an Airbnb could be cover for hidden cameras.
Although it’s rare that a hidden camera is discovered in an Airbnb by a guest, it’s not entirely impossible, according to the widely-used accommodations rental company.
Recently, a Twitter user accused an Airbnb of spying on guests with the use of hidden cameras placed throughout a property. A spokesperson for the company told The Philadelphia Inquirer that Airbnb prohibits hosts from using cameras.
“Our policies strictly prohibit hidden cameras and we take forceful action in the exceptionally rare circumstances where this has been reported, including assisting law enforcement to help them hold criminals accountable,” an Airbnb spokesperson said.
Here’s what to do if you suspect your Airbnb could be housing a hidden camera:
Shine a flashlight at oddly placed objects
Cover up items that seem out of place
Unplug devices that don’t need to be plugged in
Turn off the Airbnb’s WiFi
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