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A closer look at changing surveillance technology

By Morgan Chesky - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Five years ago, the surveillance tools available to consumers were hardly high tech.

These days, smaller camera's combined with computers give just about everyone the chance to watch everyone else in secret.

Pinhole cameras can give voyeurs full access to private quarters through a hole no bigger than a match head.

Security experts say frequency-detecting devices are often helpful in locating cameras transmitting to a remote location, but those devices hardly stop the problem.

If a camera is hardwired to a recording device hidden in a home, authorities say there is another detection option. Several security companies advertise a camera detector, which bounces flashing lights off camera lenses, exposing their hiding spots.

For those looking for serious peace of mind, security companies can sweep your home for a price.

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