I found a SPY camera.

– This looks kinda suspicious I don't see a lens on it, though

What's this? Oh! Camera, found it! That, that was a good one Can't get past me, though All right Hey, guys, this is Austin When you're traveling there is a lot to consider

Is your flight on time? How are you getting around once you arrive? What's the time zone difference? What you shouldn't have to worry about is whether or not, soon as you get to your hotel or perhaps your Airbnb, that you are being secretly recorded A story started doing the rounds back in April of a family who found hidden cameras inside their Airbnb Now there's certainly reasons why you might wanna legitimately have a camera For example, the security camera outside What's never okay is when these hidden cameras are so stealthy and in places like, say, the bedroom or bathroom, that obviously no one would be comfortable with

– [Ken] I'm comfortable with it – Okay, Ken, well not everyone's you So we decided to stage a little experiment How easy is it really to spy on someone? Then we tried to keep this as simple as possible We purchased a series of cameras straight from Amazon with Prime shipping and all of them were reasonably affordable

I mean, we're talkin' between like 40 to 100 dollars per camera, which is very much what you could make by renting your place on Airbnb for a night or two So Ken and our producer, Matt, have hidden a series of hidden cameras all throughout Matt's apartment, which I have never visited so not only do I not know the layout, I don't know which cameras they're using and where they're placed And I have exactly 10 minutes to find as many of them as possible and hopefully, I'll be able to give some good tips on what you should look for as you go enter your hotel or your Airbnb or your sketchy friend Matt's apartment Actually, I don't know why you're sketchy You're not sketchy at all

You're like the opposite of sketchy – I'm just touched that you called me a friend (Austin laughs) (dramatic music) – (yawns) Well this is creepy Okay, well, I immediately see a camera right underneath the hat (quiet music) Hello

All right, well that was not particularly well hidden Okay, so that's definitely the Yi, that doesn't count I know they specifically told me that that one was here Something I would actually normally say is that I'm going to use my flashlight on my phone and essentially If I see any kind of weird reflections I'm gonna try to rely on that Maybe I can notice a lens or something

This would be a lot easier to spot though if it was dark So, I'm just gonna get it dark in here So, the problem is, he's got so many legos it's easy to hide things Hi Okay is this thing suspicious? This looks kinda suspicious

If this is a hidden camera, it's pretty Oh, what the what? Hello, what's this? Oh, camera, found it! That was a good one Can't get passed me, though

All right – So I was actually surprised that he found that one I thought he was gonna find the one next to it before he found that one – [Ken] Right, our decoy – [Matt] Actually, you can even see it's got the infrared

(laughter) – This looks suspicious, but is it though? Actually , is this a real camera? I think this is a real camera All right, what else? What else? That clock looks suspicious All right, I'm just gonna I'm just gonna pull it down This is definitely a camera right? There's a camera in here somewhere? Oh, the back is warm No, no, no, this is a camera Although, I've gotta say, it looks really convincing If this is a camera, I don't see

Oh, there's right there, it's inside the ten Got it I got it

I got it Nice try, you can't pull one over on me Okay, think I'm laying in bed What's gonna notice me while I'm laying in bed? Oh, hi

Oh what's up? Oh, an RF Detector Okay, so, if you're a hardcore nerd, then you might wanna pick up something like this, which in theory, I've never used it before, will let me know (beeping) Oh, okay, we found RF

So if I put it next to the GoPro (rapid beeping) Okay, there's RF everywhere This is not very helpful So let's see if this is helpful I mean obviously, router, that makes sense TV, yeah makes sense

I wonder, I know this is a camera (Beeping) Oh yeah, yep (beeping) Yep, okay, so this actually does work – [Matt] Three minutes – Three minutes? That's it? Oh, no

Okay What else, what else, what else? I feel like I'm still being spied on – You're getting colder (laughter) – You don't have to taunt me Is there something like a vent? Is there like a

Oh, oh, that That This is not a real smoke detector

This looks too fake Yeah, that's not a smoke detector Suck it (laughter) – [Ken] So, we'd like to point out that the camera actually died on us – [Matt] Yeah it froze, yeah – I feel like I'm still missing, still missing something

I am kind of near the wifi though (beeps) The Chromecast, no (beeps) (groans) All right, I'll call it gentlemen – So, I'll be honest – Yeah

You didn't do great – How many did I miss? – A lot The one that we called, which ya didn't, you never fail to disappoint, that you were gonna find this one right away, get all cocky about it – [Austin] That is what happened, that is what happened – [Matt] That's exactly what happened – [Ken] Yeah that's actually not functional at all – This is – [Austin] Oh – [Ken] That's a completely fake one – This guy here is one of my favorites This was up in the ceiling

– I'm lounging here, I'm looking up, like, why is that beeping at me? – I'm impressed with the craftsmanship of this – It looks good – Even while you were holding it, the only thing that gave it away was the heat of the back of it This guy here is a lovely, terrible Bluetooth speaker that has a camera right there – Oh man, this is sketchy dude

We went into this video like, oh it's gonna be this fun thing Let's go see if we can find a couple cameras You guys went all out, for real This is like super sketchy Is that one below the router? (groans) (laughter) – Say hi

One of the points we were gonna make with the RF detector is it's not foolproof – It's not very good actually – At all – It works really well, but in a room like this That's a smart bulb, that's a smart bulb You got a camera up there that's transmitting You got a router right here There's signals everywhere

If we continue on the tour – There are more? – [Ken] Yes, there are more – No, not the pen

Dude, that's pretty good – And then there's one that I knew that you would never find no matter how much you tried – Oh no – Your dead giveaway should have been the pilot – The pilot's out? Oh yeah like I would know that the pilot belongs in there

I went into this feeling pretty confident I was like, okay, you know what? I've got my skills, I've got my knowledge, I know what I'm looking for But this is me, knowing that I'm in a room full of cameras and that's the best I could do I couldwhat did I find half of them, maybe? Not even? So that was totally crazy So, something I'm curious about, you have a mixture of cameras here Some of these record to SD cards, but some of them actually stream to an app, right? – [Matt] Yeah, most of these streamed They didn't stream very well, to be honest, but they did all through a single app

So, the clock, the Bluetooth speaker, the smoke detector, and the alarm clock were all capable of streaming – Also this is a real battery bank, right? – Yeah, so all of these devices actually do something They actually function, minus the smoke detector – [Austin, on speaker] This is our brand new office setup – You know what really tripped me up is the pen

This looks like a real pen I mean, you can actually take it off and you'll see, It's essentially like a fountain pen, right? And in fact, you were trying to show me earlier that actually you can put a – Yeah, there's a little ink cartridge, it will write

– This, when you put it in, say, a little thing full of pens, you're never, ever, ever going to notice it The only reason, even when you point it out, that I was able to spot it, was the fact that it was warm, right? That's one of the things that is a giveaway with all of these things – A lot of these, yeah – They're warm right? A normal clock is not warm, a normal alarm clock or battery bank, they don't ever get warm But because they're constantly recording, they do tend to heat up a little bit

So I guess if we were going to do this again, I would probably wanna employ a thermal camera because you would be able to see a little bit more, like, hey, why is that thing warm? But you're getting into really paranoid territory if you're walking around with one of these things and a thermal camera, and you're flashing lights and stuff – So this here really didn't work at all for us The RF detection really doesn't work anymore It used to work when there were no smart devices But what we were hoping that would work is the laser detection

So if you look through here, what you were doing with your flashlight, this red light should have shined these lenses, but it really didn't We tried it ourselves and the only one it really worked on was The Yi

– The actual camera, which is meant to be seen But it's the thing where technology's come so far, right? I mean the fact that you've got cameras which are this small or that's this small that can be easily hidden in these items means that it's pretty much open game And especially given that this stuff is not hard to find, right? I mean, it's one Amazon search away and, you know, one day Prime shipping And you have a whole host of super sketchy things It's easy to be paranoid

It's easy to look at this stuff and be like, oh, everyone's gonna be recording you all the time But I mean, if you're even slightly suspicious, there's a lot of things that you can do I would say walk around, really thoroughly check things out I mean, a lot of this stuff is very, very concealed And the thing is, a lot of these things work, right? These are proper spy, this is like proper spy gear in that this is a real wireless charger

This is a real battery bank And yet they do have that camera and it is recording, and especially when you look at the app stuff, right? It's one thing if someone has to break into your apartment to plant a battery bank or something or try to get the SD card back, but it's a completely other thing when there's a wireless camera there which is constantly streaming video – [Matt] There is some consolation, is that most of these failed on us during recording There's a lot of them that just straight up didn't work, the stream stopped I mean, I have great internet so that's not the issue, they just

– [Austin] They're cheap – [Matt] They're cheaply made – You spend a little more money and I'm sure you're getting stuff which is of higher quality and even more dangerous

– Right – So, sleep easy at night, friends because big brother is certainly watching And if not, Ken will be – [Ken] Yeah, I will – [Matt] Yikes

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