Monday, December 2, 2019

The SCOUT Hidden Camera Detector from SpyGuy is a Must Have for Travelers - Makes a Great Stocking Stuffer! (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Spot the Hidden Cameras That are Watching You with SCOUT's Help...

A couple years ago, we took our family on a vacation to NYC.  We ended up renting an AIRBNB as that is how my husband and I stayed when vacationing in the past, and it always seemed to work out well. Not only was the cost cheaper than staying in a hotel room, but it was a nice feeling staying in a comfy home rather than a stuffy or dull hotel.  But, this AIRBNB stay was not like anything we had experienced before. Why? It started off fine...we checked in and got settled in with the girls.  After returning from dinner that night, we put the television on in the living room, and started to watch it.  The girls fell asleep, so we shut the television off, and just sat there enjoying the views of the city. My husband and I kept hearing a clicking sound, but couldn't pinpoint where it was.  After putting the girls to bed, we went to our bedroom, and heard the same clicking noise, followed by what sounded like a camera lens moving around.  For the next half hour we looked all throughout the room to see where the noise was coming from and what it was.  To our surprise, we found two cameras -- one was inside a stuffed animal, and another was a baby camera that was hidden from sight.  Both my husband and I couldn't believe it, and called the owner right away, asking why we were be being watched.  The owner stumbled with excuses, saying that it was a nanny cam to watch the housekeepers and make sure they were cleaning, then said they forgot to shut the off before we checked in, to blatantly saying it was their home and they had the right to make sure who they were renting their space to was not going to damage it.  I ended up calling the police and asked what if anything could be done and what our rights were.  We ended up leaving that night and staying in a hotel room, which cost double what we paid for the weekend stay at this AIRBNB. But, I wasn't going to stay in a home that was watching us. We had no idea if there was a live feed going and if there were any other cameras in the house besides the living room and master bedroom. 

"A new poll of 2,000 Airbnb guests shows 58% we’re worried about hidden cameras in their rentals."

Not only were we frustrated and upset about this whole ordeal, it was only made worse when we reached out to AIRBNB to try and recoup our money from the stay.  They told me that they allow owners to use cameras in living rooms and other places where guests are not sleeping. But, they do not allow cameras in bathrooms or bedrooms.  I couldn't believe this when I heard it.  And, I was even more shocked when I started researching hidden cameras in AIRBNB's online and saw all the stories people shared about similar experiences during stays where hidden cameras were found.  Ever since that stay, we stopped staying in AIRBNB's as we had no idea if there would be cameras or not.  But, it was a little traumatizing and also had us reluctant on staying in hotels, as this could happen in their rooms, too. I read too many stories of hidden cameras in hotel rooms, while reading all the ones about hidden cameras found in AIRBNB rentals.  It was like our privacy is thrown out the window when we stay at someone else's home or establishment.  If only there was a way to check for hidden cameras, so that you can feel safe and more relaxed when going away on vacation?  After doing some research, I found that there is called SCOUT from SpyGuy.  

About SCOUT:

"Scout uses high-powered LEDs that reflect off camera lenses. Doesn't matter if it's a CCTV camera, your iPhone, or a spy camera - Scout finds it.

Just look through Scout's aperture and you'll see a pinpoint of bright red light if it detects a camera."

Product overview

How to use Scout:


The kind folks at SpyGuy sent along their SCOUT for me to try out, and I have to say after trying it on the demo camera lens they include in the box, as well as the two baby monitors we have in the house, and the camera we have set up in our garage (we installed this after people would come into our driveway and steal our packages), we were to detect these hidden cameras. 

 It was so amazing to look through the SCOUT and see the hidden lens detected with a bright red dot.  Once you see this for yourself and with your own eyes, you will be amazed, and then start wondering if places you have stayed recently were bugged with hidden cameras?  If you don't believe me that hidden cameras as a big deal, Google it and you will see that it is. Hidden cameras in hotel rooms and AIRBNB rentals have been covered on news channels and in newspapers, and thanks to the SCOUT from SpyGuy consumers can finally take back their privacy when it comes to staying away from hotel.  All you need is your own SCOUT and knowing how to use it.  And, before long, you can be scouting out the rooms in your hotel or rental looking for hidden cameras.

With the holidays fast approaching, why not give a gift that will help protect your privacy, time and time again. While the SCOUT is not something that will shoot to the top of a person's wish list, once they try it out for themselves, they will wonder how they ever left for business or leisure travel without it.  It is small enough to fit in your pocket, but will shine a "red" light on all the hidden cameras that may be hidden in plain sight in the rooms/places you will be staying in.  

You really can't put a price tag on peace of mind...but, this is what you will get when you purchase and use the SCOUT wherever you travel.  I can't stop raving about it to family and friends, to telling those I know who travel a lot that this is a must have to take along with them.

You can learn more about the SCOUT from SpyGuy by visiting

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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