Naturally a coat hook shouldn’t set off any red flags, right? They are a common thing you see, whether in a hotel or even public restroom. They serve a function and come in very handy. But that’s what criminals and deviants are betting on.
You see, it turns out there are now coat hooks out there that are actually hidden video cameras and the deviants behind them have been preying on people by implementing this latest device to capture your private moments. In Florida, in the Upper Keys, investigators are looking into these hidden cameras which have been planted in various ladies restrooms.
Here’s a description of the three incidents under investigation:
“In all three incidents, miniature cameras hidden in coat hooks were found mounted on the walls in the women’s restrooms. They were found at Anne’s Beach on May 26th, the Circle K Store at the 99.8 mile marker of Highway U.S. One on May 28th and in the women’s bathroom at Harry Harris Park in Tavernier today.”
Anyone can get these cameras online. They often times are advertised as “home security cameras” but of course the deviant crowd is likely the main customer base. Police departments across the country are now performing checks in public facilities, keeping an eye out for these coat hook cameras.
Here’s what Sheriff Ramsay has to say about the urgency to check all public restrooms:
“Anyone who has a public restroom on their property needs to check them closely. If you find anything suspicious you think might contain a hidden camera, don’t touch it. Call us right away and we will respond.”
They resemble simple white coat hooks, but looking more closely reveals a very small hole at the top. This is the pinhole where the camera records from, capturing everything it is aimed towards. They are also motion activated, meaning they only turn on when someone enters the restroom, making them last a long time battery-wise, and storage-wise.
The Sheriff continues the warning:
“Keep in mind, though, that these are very small cameras that can be mounted in many locations and hidden in many seemingly every-day items.”
Technology has gotten to the point where hidden cameras can be incredibly small and masked in various everyday items which you would never expect.
Private investigator Carrie Kerskie describes how these work:
“Nowadays, with the advances in technology, all you need to do is insert a MicroSD card. The battery life for these coat hooks, I looked it up, is two hours. Then, you just take it out, pop it in the computer, and you have all your images. It’s real simple and easy. They just walk in, hang it up, walk out, go back a few hours later and take it off.”
Pretty scary. Please SHARE THIS WARNING with your friends and family on Facebook now!