Rossen Reports: How To Spot Hidden Cameras In Hotels, Vacation Rentals | TODAY


>>>BACK NOW, 7:43, “ROSSEN REPORTS.” REPORTS.” A NEW WARNING FROM POLICE, AND
ANYBODY PLANNING A TRIP, THEND ANYBODY PLANNING A TRIP, THE
WARNING ABOUT CAMERAS THAT COULD WARNING ABOUT CAMERAS THAT COULD BE HIDDEN IN THE ROOMS YOU RENT.
>>JEFF ROSSEN IS HERE.YOU RENT.>>JEFF ROSSEN IS HERE.
HE HAS MORE ON THIS. HE HAS MORE ON THIS.
THIS ISNT GOING TO BE PRETTY. THIS ISNT GOING TO BE PRETTY.
>>Reporter: WE WOULD LIKE TO>>Reporter: WE WOULD LIKE TO
THINK THIS DOESNT HAPPEN. THINK THIS DOESNT HAPPEN. BUT IT JUST DID TO A COUPLE ON
VACATION.ST DID TO A COUPLE ON VACATION. THEY REALIZE SOMEONE WAS
WATCHING THEM ON A HIDDEN CAMERA WATCHING THEM ON A HIDDEN CAMERA
IN THEIR ROOM. IN THEIR ROOM. OBVIOUSLY, ITS BEYOND CREEPY.
AND POLICE SAY IT CAN HAPPEN TO AND POLICE SAY IT CAN HAPPEN TO
ANY OF US. ANY OF US. YOU GO ON VACATION.
YOU RENT AN AIRBNB, MAYBE A YOU RENT AN AIRBNB, MAYBE A
HOTEL ROOM. HOTEL ROOM. AND SOMEONE IS SPYING ON YOU.
WATCHING YOUR PRIVATE MOMENTS ON WATCHING YOUR PRIVATE MOMENTS ON
HIDDEN CAMERAS, EVEN IN THE HIDDEN CAMERAS, EVEN IN THE
BEDROOM. BEDROOM.
HOW CAN YOU TELL IF ITS HOW CAN YOU TELL IF ITS
HAPPENING TO YOU? HAPPENING TO YOU?
THIS MORNING, WERE GOING TO THIS MORNING, WERE GOING TO
SHOW YOU. SHOW YOU. THIS HUSBAND AND WIFE JUST THIS HUSBAND AND WIFE JUST RENTED AN AIRBNB IN FLORIDA THE
AND THEY LOOK STUNNED FOR GOODE AND THEY LOOK STUNNED FOR GOOD
REASON. REASON. THEY JUST NOTICED THAT SMOKE THEY JUST NOTICED THAT SMOKE DETECTOR IN THE BEDROOM, IS A DETECTOR IN THE BEDROOM, IS A HIDDEN CAMERA AIMED AT THEIR HIDDEN CAMERA AIMED AT THEIR BED. BED. THE AIRBNB HOMEOWNER, THIS GUY,
ACCUSED OF RECORDING THEIR EVERY ACCUSED OF RECORDING THEIR EVERY
MOVE. MOVE.
ACCUSED OF VIDEO VOYEURISM. ACCUSED OF VIDEO VOYEURISM.
IT HAPPENED IN LAS VEGAS. IT HAPPENED IN LAS VEGAS.
ANOTHER MAN ACCUSED OF PLANTING ANOTHER MAN ACCUSED OF PLANTING
SIX HIDDEN CAMERAS IN BEDROOMS SIX HIDDEN CAMERAS IN BEDROOMS
AND A BATHROOM, THEN RENTING THE AND A BATHROOM, THEN RENTING THE
HOUSE TO UNSUSPECTING AIRBNB HOUSE TO UNSUSPECTING AIRBNB
CUSTOMERS. CUSTOMERS. HES PLED NOT GUILTY.
BUT THE SPY CAMS ARE SO ACCESSLE BUT THE SPY CAMS ARE SO ACCESSLE
ACCESSIBLE ACCESSIBLE ACCESSIBLE, ANYONE CAN BUY THEM.
SCOTT BLACK IS THE OWNER OFTHEM. SCOTT BLACK IS THE OWNER OF
BETHLEHEM SPY SHOT. BETHLEHEM SPY SHOT.
>>WE HAVE A CAMERA HIDELLDEN IN>>WE HAVE A CAMERA HIDELLDEN IN
THIS. THIS.>>Reporter: I DONT SEE IT AT
ALL.eporter: I DONT SEE IT AT ALL.>>THATS THE POINT.
>>Reporter: AND IT FITS INTO>>Reporter: AND IT FITS INTO
ANY HOME. ANY HOME.>>COMPLETELY INVISIBLE.>>COMPLETELY INVISIBLE.>>Reporter: SO IS THIS.>>Reporter: SO IS THIS.>>THIS IS A D.C. ADAPTER THAT
EVERYBODY HAS IN THE OFFICE.AT EVERYBODY HAS IN THE OFFICE.
>>Reporter: WHERE IS THE LENS?>>Reporter: WHERE IS THE LENS?
ITS RIGHT THERE. ITS RIGHT THERE. AND A SMOKE DETECTER.
THIS IS WHAT WE SAW IN THE THIS IS WHAT WE SAW IN THE
AIRBNB. AIRBNB. I CANT SEE IT.
>>Reporter: THINK YOU CAN SPOT>>Reporter: THINK YOU CAN SPOT
THEM IN A HOUSE? THEM IN A HOUSE?
WE SET UP AN EXPERIMENT AT THIS WE SET UP AN EXPERIMENT AT THIS
HOUSE. HOUSE. WE TOLD THE FAMILY WERE DOING A WE TOLD THE FAMILY WERE DOING A GENERAL STORY ABOUT HOME SAFETY GENERAL STORY ABOUT HOME SAFETY AND SECURITY. AND SECURITY. AND ASKED THEM TO STEP AWAY AND AND ASKED THEM TO STEP AWAY AND GIVE US ACCESS TO THEIR HOUSE. GIVE US ACCESS TO THEIR HOUSE. THEY SAID YES.
THEN, WE WENT TO WORK. THEN, WE WENT TO WORK.
WE HAVE HIDDEN 14 HIDDEN CAMERAS WE HAVE HIDDEN 14 HIDDEN CAMERAS
ALL OVER THEIR HOUSE. ALL OVER THEIR HOUSE.
THERES ONE RIGHT HERE, BELIEVE THERES ONE RIGHT HERE, BELIEVE
IT OR NOT. IT OR NOT.
AND HERES ONE RIGHT OVER HERE. AND HERES ONE RIGHT OVER HERE.
THIS CELL PHONE CHARGER IS A THIS CELL PHONE CHARGER IS A
HIDDEN CAMERA. HIDDEN CAMERA.
WE HAVE THESE ALL OVER. WE HAVE THESE ALL OVER.
WERE GOING TO SEE IF THEY CAN WERE GOING TO SEE IF THEY CAN
SPOT THEM. SPOT THEM. COME ON IN, GUYS.
WELCOME BACK TO YOUR OWN HOME. WELCOME BACK TO YOUR OWN HOME.
>>>>WE SET THEM LOOSE. WE SET THEM LOOSE. THEYRE WALKING AROUND, NO CLUE
WERE WATCHING THEM.ND, NO CLUE WERE WATCHING THEM.
WE HAVE EYES ON THE FAMILY IN WE HAVE EYES ON THE FAMILY IN
NEARLY EVERY ROOM. NEARLY EVERY ROOM. THE KITCHEN. THE KITCHEN. THE LIVING ROOM.
WALKING UPSTAIRS TO THE WALKING UPSTAIRS TO THE
BEDROOMS. BEDROOMS. SCOTT AND I WATCHING IT ALL FROM SCOTT AND I WATCHING IT ALL FROM A COFFEE SHOP. A COFFEE SHOP.>>WERE ONLY TWO MILES AWAY.>>WERE ONLY TWO MILES AWAY. WE MIGHT AS WELL BE 2,000 MILES WE MIGHT AS WELL BE 2,000 MILES AWAY. AWAY. YOU CAN BE ANYWHERE IN THE YOU CAN BE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, AS LONG AS YOU HAVE THE WORLD, AS LONG AS YOU HAVE THE INTERNET CONNECTION, YOU CAN INTERNET CONNECTION, YOU CAN MONITOR IT LIVE. MONITOR IT LIVE.>>Reporter: WE HAVE CAMERAS IN>>Reporter: WE HAVE CAMERAS IN THE MASTER BEDROOM. THE MASTER BEDROOM. THEY HAVE NO IDEA. THEY HAVE NO IDEA. WHEN THEY COME BACK DOWNSTAIRS, WHEN THEY COME BACK DOWNSTAIRS, I HAVE A SURPRISE. I HAVE A SURPRISE. WE PLANTED HIDDEN CAMERAS ALL
OVER THIS HOUSE.N CAMERAS ALL OVER THIS HOUSE.
IN YOUR BEDROOM. IN YOUR BEDROOM.
IN YOUR BEDROOM. IN YOUR BEDROOM.
IN THE KITCHEN, IN THAT ROOM, IN IN THE KITCHEN, IN THAT ROOM, IN
THAT ROOM. THAT ROOM.
THERES HIDDEN CAMERAS THERES HIDDEN CAMERAS
EVERYWHERE. EVERYWHERE.>>YOU DID IT QUICKLY.>>YOU DID IT QUICKLY. WE WERE UNSUSPECTING.
>>Reporter: YOU KNOW THIS HOUSE>>Reporter: YOU KNOW THIS HOUSE
BY THE BACK OF YOUR HAND AND YOU BY THE BACK OF YOUR HAND AND YOU
DIDNT NOTICE. DIDNT NOTICE.
IMAGINE GOING TO AN AIRBNB AND IMAGINE GOING TO AN AIRBNB AND
THERES THINGS THAT ARE CAMERAS. THERES THINGS THAT ARE CAMERAS.
>>THAT IS SCARY.>>THAT IS SCARY.>>Reporter: WE REVEAL OUR>>Reporter: WE REVEAL OUR CAMERAS. CAMERAS. FROM THE SMOKE DETECTOR. FROM THE SMOKE DETECTOR. TO THIS PEN. TO THIS PEN.>>THATS AMAZING.>>THATS AMAZING. IM SPEECHLESS. IM SPEECHLESS. THATS RARE FOR ME. THATS RARE FOR ME. AND THATS CARESCARY. AND THATS CARESCARY.>>Reporter: THE BIGGEST
SURPRISE, UPSTAIRS IN THEIR SURPRISE, UPSTAIRS IN THEIR
BEDROOM. BEDROOM. FOR A CRIMINAL, THIS IS WHERE
THE PRIVATE MOMENTS HAPPEN.RE THE PRIVATE MOMENTS HAPPEN.
YOU DIDNT NOTICE IT. YOU DIDNT NOTICE IT.
BUT WE HAVE A CAMERAED IN THIS BUT WE HAVE A CAMERAED IN THIS
WATER BOTTLE. WATER BOTTLE.
>>ITS INSIDE THE WATER BOTTLE?>>ITS INSIDE THE WATER BOTTLE?
>>NEVER WOULD YOU THINK AN>>NEVER WOULD YOU THINK AN
INNOCENT BATOTTLE. INNOCENT BATOTTLE.
>>Reporter: WHAT CAN YOU DO TO>>Reporter: WHAT CAN YOU DO TO
PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING IN PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING IN
YOUR FAMILY. YOUR FAMILY. YOU CAN FIND A RADIO FREQUENCY YOU CAN FIND A RADIO FREQUENCY FINDER. FINDER.>>WE KNOW THIS CAMERA HAS>>WE KNOW THIS CAMERA HAS WI-FI. WI-FI. IT HAS BEEN CONNECTED. IT HAS BEEN CONNECTED.>>WALK AROUND THE HOTEL ROOM>>WALK AROUND THE HOTEL ROOM AND DO THIS. AND DO THIS.>>AS EASY AS THAT, YES.>>AS EASY AS THAT, YES.>>Reporter: AS FOR THIS FAMILY>>Reporter: AS FOR THIS FAMILY CAUGHT IN OUR HIDDEN CAMERA CAUGHT IN OUR HIDDEN CAMERA EXPERIMENT — DO YOU THINK IM A
CREEP?MENT — DO YOU THINK IM A CREEP?>>NO.>>NO.>>Reporter: THANK GOD.>>Reporter: THANK GOD. WELL TAKE THE CAMERAS WITH US.
WE DID THIS TO HELP.S WITH US. WE DID THIS TO HELP.
WE LEARNED SOMETHING TODAY? WE LEARNED SOMETHING TODAY?
>>WE DID.>>WE DID.
>>Reporter: PERFECT.>>Reporter: PERFECT.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
SAVANNAH SAID, THEY DONT REALLY SAVANNAH SAID, THEY DONT REALLY
KNOW YOU. KNOW YOU. THATS A FAIR QUESTION.
AIRBNB TELLING NBC NEWS, IT AIRBNB TELLING NBC NEWS, IT
TAKES PRIVACY EXTREMELY TAKES PRIVACY EXTREMELY
SERIOUSLY. SERIOUSLY. AND THE CASES ARE RARE.
THEYRE WORKING WITH LAW THEYRE WORKING WITH LAW
ENFORCEMENT. ENFORCEMENT. AND BOTH OF THE HOMEOWNERS DOING
THIS, HAVE BEEN BANNED.ERS DOING THIS, HAVE BEEN BANNED.
CAMERAS ARE NEVER ALLOWED, IN CAMERAS ARE NEVER ALLOWED, IN
BEDROOMS PANE SS AND BOTH ROOMAT

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