Hidden Camera In My Room

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I live with a roommate. He works from home. I don't. I am doing some affiliate marketing on the side. I have had some varying success working online, but not enough success that enables me to quit my day job.

Anyway, so I still have a regular full time work job.

For the past 3 months, every time I come back home after my job, I notice things in my room look as though they've been rifled through, moved around.... things in my room basically look as though someone has been going through them... I have nothing of real value in my room, but the creepy thought that someone might be going through my stuff really started to piss me off. I mean, just on principle the idea someone was going through my stuff annoyed me... creeped me out, too, but I was more annoyed than creeped out.

So, naturally because I live with a roommate, I asked him if he has been going through my stuff. He said (rather unconvincingly) he has never been in my room and has never looked through my stuff. And yet I can clearly see things in my room (like my computer, my lamp, pens, my hair comb one time) have been touched, moved around, etc etc... I even found one of the drawers in my dresser drawer ajar one time and I knew it had not been ajar when I left for work that morning.

VERDICT: I think my roommate, for whatever creepy reason, enjoys going through my stuff and I have no idea what else he might be doing to my stuff when I am not there. The extremely annoying thing is that even after I confronted him and asked him if he was going through my stuff, I still find things in my room moved around, looked through, etc even til this very day..... I don't know if it's an addiction, a perversion, or whatever, but my roommate is clearly the one who is entering my room and looking through my stuff.

I was going to put a lock on the door....... but the more I thought about it..... the more it irritated me that if I did put a lock on my door, I mean... yeah, that'll stop him from being able to enter my room and look through my stuff from now on.... but then that would mean he would've gotten away with it on all those other occasions..... and the more I got to thinking about it, the more I wanted to catch this guy in the act and present him (or at least the police) with concrete evidence showing him going through my stuff.

So I came up with an idea.... PUT A HIDDEN CAMERA IN MY ROOM ... RECORD THIS DUMMY ENTERING MY ROOM AND LOOKING THROUGH MY STUFF .... AND THEN GIVE THIS VIDEO TO THE POLICE OR SOMETHING...

I work long hours..... 10, sometimes 12 hours a day... so I would need some sort of hidden camera that could record for that long. Ideally something with more or less good picture quality and, if it's possible, good sound quality, too.

I am not rich over here, so I wasn't planning to spend thousands of dollars, I was looking to spend a reasonable amount for something that is simple and can get the job done.

If anyone can recommend any product(s) that can get the job done, I'd be grateful.

Thanks.

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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Just Google pen cameras, (hidden cameras in pens) and make sure it has new batteries and plenty of mini SD memory.

    Good luck.

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    • Profile picture of the author Now Is The Time
      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      Just Google pen cameras, (hidden cameras in pens) and make sure it has new batteries and plenty of mini SD memory.

      Good luck.


      I googled pen cameras.... I couldn't find one that could record video for 12 continuous hours straight.....

      I need a hidden camera that will record for 12 hours straight.... that's about as long as I am away from home....
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  • Profile picture of the author Now Is The Time
    Also, it would help if I could find a hidden camera that can also record audio for 12 hours continuously as well... thanks...
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Sounds like you need to go to your nearest electronics store and have a chat to them about it.

      You will probably need a camera hidden somewhere, with a mike and record it elsewhere, (they do have ones that allow you to watch or record remotely).

      My Mother looked into this a while ago, and you can get ones which only record when they sense movement, (overcomes the 12 hour issue) as well as recording in the dark.

      She considered it, as a way of catching potential thiefs, but all they have to do is wear a hood and not look at the camera, and the setup is useless.

      But in your case, with a roommate, probably a slam dumk?

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      • Profile picture of the author Now Is The Time
        Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

        Sounds like you need to go to your nearest electronics store and have a chat to them about it.

        You will probably need a camera hidden somewhere, with a mike and record it elsewhere, (they do have ones that allow you to watch or record remotely).

        My Mother looked into this a while ago, and you can get ones which only record when they sense movement, (overcomes the 12 hour issue) as well as recording in the dark.

        She considered it, as a way of catching potential thiefs, but all they have to do is wear a hood and not look at the camera, and the setup is useless.

        But in your case, with a roommate, probably a slam dumk?

        Thanks, man.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    You don't need one that records 12 hrs continuously. Buy one that starts when motion is detected. Buy a nanny cam like people do who want to see what's going on with their children when they're at work. You can get them that look like teddy bears or clock radios or hide them in another object.
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    • Profile picture of the author Now Is The Time
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      You don't need one that records 12 hrs continuously. Buy one that starts when motion is detected. Buy a nanny cam like people do who want to see what's going on with their children when they're at work. You can get them that look like teddy bears or clock radios or hide them in another object.
      Thanks. I think I might have found an ingenious hidden cam.... it's a USB Hidden Cam that can record endlessly because it's plugged into an electrical outlet!

      The brand is LAWMATE.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        Did you the text large enough???

        You have decided your roommate is spying on you - though he says he's not. You are convinced so now you are going to spy on him. Pot...kettle.

        I would have put a bit of tape or string in a few places to see if this was truly happening or if I were being paranoid.

        Then if I still believed my roommate was entering my room and going through my stuff I'd do two things:

        1. put a serious lock on the door to my room
        2. look for another place to live

        Add a camera - get proof - and you still will be looking for another place to live....so what's the point? And why - if the only goal is to "prove" he's going into your room - do you need "audio"???
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        • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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          Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

          You have decided your roommate is spying on you - though he says he's not. You are convinced so now you are going to spy on him. Pot...kettle.
          Putting a video surveillance camera is not "spying on the roommate." The roommate has no business being in his room and has denied being in the room. He's only spying on the roommate if the roommate is lying and rummaging through his room, in which case, he should be spied on.
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          • Profile picture of the author Kay King
            Good point - as long as the only camera is in his room. I wasn't sure that's what was planned when he mentioned recording audio, too.

            I'm wondering if Dennis had a point. In 3 months of suspicion, the OP didn't plant any "tells" - pieces of tape or whatever -to confirm his suspicion? The 'solution' mentioned is a camera brand - the cameras are $200 minimum and most are double that. A lock would be a blunt "keep out" statement and much cheaper.

            I doubt you could charge someone you choose to live with - with trespassing in your room. Who is the person named on the lease - the OP or the roomie?

            OP, I recommend taking your toothbrush with you when you leave the house. Just a tip from a guy who lived in the dorms all four years of college.
            Best suggestion so far!
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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by Now Is The Time View Post

        Thanks. I think I might have found an ingenious hidden cam.... it's a USB Hidden Cam that can record endlessly because it's plugged into an electrical outlet!

        The brand is LAWMATE.


        How convenient.
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  • Profile picture of the author HDRider
    Go to eBay and search for covert cameras, get one that has motion detection. You can get a larger micro sd card to record longer.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      I'm curious - WHERE are you going to place this camera? In your room only?
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
        Set a few mousetraps and hide them amongst the stuff in your drawers. Much cheaper than cameras and more gratifying.

        Unless you come home drunk and forget that you placed them.

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        • Profile picture of the author Jack Gordon
          Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

          Set a few mousetraps and hide them amongst the stuff in your drawers. Much cheaper than cameras and more gratifying.

          Unless you come home drunk and forget that you placed them.

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          lol, definitely more satisfying.

          I had a friend a long time ago who had it with punks breaking into his car and stealing his stereos. After it happened a few times, he strategically placed razor blades in spots where no innocent person would ever find them.

          One more break in, and his problem was solved fairly quickly.
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          • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
            Soooooo...are you married to this guy?

            Why in the world would you want to live with someone like that?

            You are living with someone you don't trust, that you find creepy. If you get video proof that he's been in your room....are you going to hug and all will be forgiven?

            Move. If it's your house, have him move.
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            • Profile picture of the author yukon
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              Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

              Soooooo...are you married to this guy?

              Why in the world would you want to live with someone like that?

              You are living with someone you don't trust, that you find creepy. If you get video proof that he's been in your room....are you going to hug and all will be forgiven?

              Move. If it's your house, have him move.
              Please stop making sense, you're only making things more complicated.
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            • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
              Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

              Soooooo...are you married to this guy?

              Why in the world would you want to live with someone like that?

              You are living with someone you don't trust, that you find creepy. If you get video proof that he's been in your room....are you going to hug and all will be forgiven?

              Move. If it's your house, have him move.
              "For the past 3 months, every time I come back home after my job, I notice things in my room look as though they've been Riffled through."

              Dont you have that problem?

              To the OP, a camera that is triggered by movement would be an option. A much cheaper one would be a sign on the door saying "These premises are being monitored by security cameras"
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              • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                "For the past 3 months, every time I come back home after my job, I notice things in my room look as though they've been Riffled through."

                Dont you have that problem?

                To the OP, a camera that is triggered by movement would be an option. A much cheaper one would be a sign on the door saying "These premises are being monitored by security cameras"
                For the last month, someone has been breaking into our home, and going through my wife's underwear drawer. Then they throw the underwear all over the floor, and roll around in it.

                Then they have been taking her makeup and putting it in my drawer, next to my sink.

                And that is the story I am sticking with.
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                • Profile picture of the author Kay King
                  To the OP -

                  If you go for the camera bit - remember to turn it off if you bring a date home or you could end up in a world of trouble
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                • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                  Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                  For the last month, someone has been breaking into our home, and going through my wife's underwear drawer. Then they throw the underwear all over the floor, and roll around in it.

                  Then they have been taking her makeup and putting it in my drawer, next to my sink.

                  And that is the story I am sticking with.
                  I make a good living from the cams I had covertly installed around your home and the subscription only adult websites that stream them. girdlecrossdressers.orgy, panties&pantryraiders.com and makeupmirrornarsissm.net are all doing very well.
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                  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
                    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                    I make a good living from the cams I had covertly installed around your home and the subscription only adult websites that stream them. girdlecrossdressers.orgy, panties&pantryraiders.com and makeupmirrornnarsissm.net are all doing very well.
                    Seriously? People actually pay money to watch Claude... erm, I mean Claude's burglar getting dressed up in his wife's underthings?

                    All of a sudden my idea to set up a website to sell semen cookies doen't sound so atupid after all. (I just checked, semencookies.com is available - SCORE!!!).
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                    • Profile picture of the author Cali16
                      I'm trying to figure out why you've put up with this for 3 months. I would have addressed the issue the first time it was apparent someone had been in my room going through my stuff.

                      Sounds like you need to move. Not sure you're really going to accomplish anything with the hidden camera. So, let's say you capture your roommate in the act on video. Then what? What do you think the police are going to do? Charge him with trespassing? Not to mention, once you go this route things will become awkward and likely unpleasant with your roommate (until one of you moves), and he may retaliate. Is the satisfaction of catching him in a lie (among other things) really worth the headaches and potential backlash?

                      If you're under a lease I'd recommend consulting with your landlord and / or an attorney regarding your rights and options in this situation. A video may give you legal standing to break the lease, or it may not. Depends on the laws where you live and other factors. I'm not an attorney, but leases are legally binding contracts, and forcing someone else to move can get pretty tricky as they have rights as well depending on the landlord / tenant laws where you live. So, there are some things you need to consider carefully if you can't just move.

                      Bottom line, if it were me and I wasn't bound by a lease (and I didn't own the place), I'd find a new place to live and move out as soon as I could. If I had signed a lease, then I'd find out as soon as possible what I can do to get out of it. In the meantime, I'd either put a lock on my door or try the mousetraps.
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          Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

          Unless you come home drunk and forget that you placed them.

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          And you know that, how?
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        • Profile picture of the author KinneyJ2014
          Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

          Set a few mousetraps and hide them amongst the stuff in your drawers. Much cheaper than cameras and more gratifying.

          Unless you come home drunk and forget that you placed them.

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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    What If the roommate steals the hidden camera?
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      What If the roommate steals the hidden camera?
      Easy have a second camera pointed at the first one!

      But on a more serious note, some cameras can be tuned in to your tv, so, he could record what the camera see's, for up to 8 hours, (well, probably longer for a hard disk, but going by VHS, a 4 hour tape could be extended to 8 hours).

      So, he steals the camera, and doesn't get that the tv, recorder is recording him, instead of the 8 hour dead body, murder mystery marathon, that is most likely on during the day?

      Crooks are usually relatively stupid!

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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      What If the roommate steals the hidden camera?
      I was thinking what if he knows it's there and turns it on to watch you?

      Definitely time to move.
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      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      What If the roommate steals the hidden camera?
      Or beats you to death with it? Don't you watch 'Law and Order?'

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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    After posting the above, I started thinking about what I'm going to do with the money I make selling semen cookies and I came up with the idea of setting up spy cams in lanfear's house so video can be streamed to subscribers so they can watch him doing whatever it is he does whilst he's watching video of Claude's "burglar".

    After a quick check, watchlanfearwatchclaude.com is also available. SCORE AGAIN!!!

    Once I get on a roll, there's no stopping me.
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      After posting the above, I started thinking about what I'm going to do with the money I make selling semen cookies and I came up with the idea of setting up spy cams in lanfear's house so video can be streamed to subscribers so they can watch him doing whatever it is he does whilst he's watching video of Claude's "burglar".

      After a quick check, watchlanfearwatchclaude.com is also available. SCORE AGAIN!!!

      Once I get on a roll, there's no stopping me.
      Dam, I must have missed that one, I thought I had bought up all the variations out there. Thanks for the tip.

      I see watchwhateverpediawatchlanfearwatchclaude.com is available.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Just get really weird & act paranoid. See which one can last the longest before they give up & move out.





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  • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
    Now Is The Time to move.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    What OP doesn't know is the roommate already has a dozen hidden cameras all over the apartment watching him, lol.








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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    OP, I recommend taking your toothbrush with you when you leave the house. Just a tip from a guy who lived in the dorms all four years of college.
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    I have no good advice...but I do have a request...

    Please give us a link to your YouTube channel when you start posting the videos..

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  • Profile picture of the author pcalvert
    Originally Posted by Now Is The Time View Post

    VERDICT: I think my roommate, for whatever creepy reason, enjoys going through my stuff and I have no idea what else he might be doing to my stuff when I am not there. The extremely annoying thing is that even after I confronted him and asked him if he was going through my stuff, I still find things in my room moved around, looked through, etc even til this very day..... I don't know if it's an addiction, a perversion, or whatever, but my roommate is clearly the one who is entering my room and looking through my stuff.
    Does your roommate have any children? If not, does he have a girlfriend who has children? I am thinking that someone may be visiting your roommate, and that person is bringing along one or more small children. And the children are not being closely supervised. Just a thought...

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