Are hotels in Bhutan secretly filming you?

May be not, but this something you should be careful about. Better safe than sorry.

Hotel rooms hide many secrets from guests which they may not be aware of. From dirty kettles to unwashed drinking glasses, travelers should be careful about what they use and what to watch out for when staying in a hotel. Unfortunately, there’s been numerous reports recently of creepers spying on travelers. You’re going to want to share this article with family and friends so they know what to watch out for.

It was recently revealed how the peephole of a hotel could also be tampered with to hide a hidden camera after two South Korean men have been arrested, after allegedly installing spy cameras in dozens of hotel rooms, secretly recording more than 1,600 guests and live-streaming the footage. The men are accused of installing cameras in electrical sockets, hairdryer holders and digital TV boxes in 30 hotels in ten cities across South Korea.

While the news has sparked concerns about privacy in vacation accommodation, there are ways to check for hidden cameras for peace of mind when travelling. It is horrifying scenario, finding a hidden camera in your hotel room. And unfortunately, it’s also a recently emerging trend as more and more people report this invasion of privacy.

Cameras come in all shapes and sizes. Most hidden cameras are miniaturized and typically hidden. A simple way to spot most types of cameras is to look for the lens reflection. This requires turning off the lights and slowly scanning the room with a flashlight looking for bright reflections. You should also do a close visual inspection of the vents, as well as any holes or gaps in the walls or ceilings. Fortunately, for a camera to see you, you have to be able to see it as well, so it can’t be entirely hidden.

What to do if you find one? The answer is simple: Pick up the phone and call the police. Tell them you have direct evidence that someone is spying on you, without your knowledge or permission, inside your rental. Make no mistake. Stumbling over surveillance cameras isn’t just creepy. This is a big deal involving your basic constitutional rights and the law. Paro police charged a man to court, after he installed a hidden camera in the bathroom to shoot his sister-in-law, who refused his sexual advances. The incident occurred in June 2014.

Don’t forget to share this article with family and friends, they will be glad that you warned them about this creepy situation.