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Experts say that spy cameras in Airbnb rentals are becoming harder to detect

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Spy cameras found inside a Las Vegas Airbnb recording naked guests has put such hidden cameras in the spotlight.

Camera experts say the affordability and easiness of getting these cameras have made it easier to capture people in their most vulnerable moments.

Brett Foxx, owner of Foxx's Spy Outlet has just about any hidden camera you can think of. While walking through his shop, he pointed out a great example of a smoke detector camera, that he says is very popular.

Unfortunately that stuff happens more often especially for people who rent.
Brett Foxx

Metro investigators say the Airbnb host, Chris Rogers, set up an elaborate camera system inside a home he was renting. The spy cameras hidden inside the smoke detectors caught very revealing images of guests staying inside the home.

Fox says hidden cameras just keep getting better and better as technology progresses.

Police say the Airbnb host was able to see his guests every move and record them. Under Nevada law, law enforcement says a homeowner has the right to have these spy cameras in their home, but when it comes to recording in places where people will be naked, you need their permission. Fox tells us there are gadgets that can help detect these hidden cameras.

"It has like a frequency flashing light that reveals there is a lens there. You have something that finds the RF on the radio frequency coming from that camera," said Foxx.


Antonio Castelan and WJLA contributed to this report.

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