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Someone is Spying On Me, How Can I Detect these Spy Devices?

Laurie in Wisconsin asks: I know I have a motion detector and a hidden camera on my living room ceiling. How can I detect devices that have been planted in my home that are watching me and spying on me?


Detect a Spy Device and Spy Camera
Electrical Question: How can I detect spy camera devices that have been planted in my home that are watching me and spying on me?

I know I have a motion detector on my bed frame and also found what is a motion detector and a hidden camera on my living room ceiling. I know that there is a motion detector on my bed because every time I start to get out of bed this guy that lives above me quickly jumps up out of his recliner and follows us everywhere we go in our apt. How can I find and disconnect the motion detector on my bed and what can I do about the detector on my ceiling. I have security photos of people coming in my apt with 2 big duffle bags and I can see all my furniture is moved in my living room but that’s all I can see. Thank you.

This electrical wiring question came from Laurie, a Other in Waupun , Wisconsin.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Laurie.

How to Detect a Spy Camera Device

Application: Detect a Spy Device and Spy Camera.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Motion Detector Light, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.

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