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Re: Seeking a solution for detecting hidden cameras
From: "Buz Dale" <buz.dale () usg edu>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 13:15:19 -0400

How about a nice bright coat of paint and a daily inspection procedure?

Buz

On 3/13/07, Yan Zhai <yanzhai () gmail com> wrote:
This may sound a little bit unrealistic, but how about having very strong
light source (maybe with high intensity of UV) in the room for a while, to
burn those hidden cameras' CCD?  I think most such cameras should have
quite sensitive CCDs to be effective under indoor light condition.

On Mon, 12 Mar 2007 19:54:13 -0400, Murda Mcloud <murdamcloud () bigpond com>
wrote:

> Good idea Todd. Any mesh would definitely make it messy to drill a hole.
>
> Just a thought, are there any small cameras that would have an in built
> recording function? And if so, would this kind of camera be affected by
> the
> mesh?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mondragon, Todd [mailto:todd.mondragon () fmr com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 2:00 AM
> To: Murda Mcloud; Pranav Lal; security-basics () securityfocus com
> Subject: RE: Seeking a solution for detecting hidden cameras
>
> No need to jam, a wire mesh placed in the walls and grounded will stop
> most RF devices cold.
> The mesh should be of the same type as screen door mesh (must be wire
> though!) to be able to stop any 2ghz signals. The mesh would also need
> to be electrically contiguous of course.
>
> Might make it hard to drill as well, the mesh would foul any powered
> bits and a hand tool would have great difficulty dealing with it as
> well.
>
> Todd Mondragon
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
> On Behalf Of Murda Mcloud
> Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2007 7:53 PM
> To: 'Pranav Lal'; security-basics () securityfocus com
> Subject: RE: Seeking a solution for detecting hidden cameras
>
>
> One thing to do would be to build the room as clean and free from places
> that cameras could be hidden etc. ie no benches etc. Make it so that any
> tampering would be obvious.
> Also, make the walls etc out of something that would be hard to drill a
> pinhole in.
>
> Then some of those detectors that you listed could be used-though I
> can't
> vouch for any of them.
> Maybe there's a way of jamming signals too?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
> On
> Behalf Of Pranav Lal
> Sent: Friday, March 09, 2007 6:08 PM
> To: security-basics () securityfocus com
> Subject: Seeking a solution for detecting hidden cameras
>
> Hi all,
>
> I have been asked by a client to find a solution for detecting cameras
> in dressing rooms etc. The client has trial rooms where customers can
> try various garments. The concern is that  some one could plant a
> camera in one of these rooms and photograph customers.
>
> I have checked online and have found the following sources;
> http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/sf-103.html
> http://www.spytechs.com/bug_sweep_equip/vcd_43.htm
> http://www.pimall.com/nais/countervideo.html
> http://www.intpro.co.uk/pinhole.htm
> http://www.intpro.co.uk/camera%20detector.htm
> Are there any others? Has any one on this list tried any such
> solutions? I have found an interesting reference on hiding and
> detecting cameras at
> http://www.tentacle.franken.de/papers/hiddencams.pdf
>
> Pranav
>



--
Yan Zhai
Ph.D.
Cyber Defense Lab
NCSU





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