Shopping is almost everybody’s favourite part of life. Shopping almost has a therapeutic effect and this is the reason why we call it ‘mood changer’. But, we need to be very careful these, specially while trying out new clothes in the trial room.
Not long ago, there were reports of hidden cameras being installed in the store of a reputed brand, and it was not the first time and will not be the last. However, we as responsible shoppers can avoid such mishaps and in fact, catch malice-minded store owners red-handed but following certain steps. In this post, we have listed some easy tips to ensure that you never again fall into such a trap and can look through the glass.
1) Testing it through your phone
If there is a hidden camera in the trial room then it will block the receptions of your phone. So, next time you go to a trial room, check the signals on your phone. If you see signals, make a call and if the call connects then the trial room is safe for you to use. This is a tried and tested method and it will only take a couple of minutes.
- Enter trial room with your mobile phone and ensure mobile signal to make calls.
- Try to make call inside the private room, if there is a “Hidden Camera” you cannot make calls due to interference of fiber optics during signal transfer which blocks mobile callls.
- Making calls without any interference is the sign of Camera free room.
2) Two way mirror method
A two way mirror is a glass which is see through on one side and is a mirror on the other side. If the mirror is true, then there will be a little space between the reflection of your finger and actual finger. But, if the mirror is two way, there will be no space at all. Beware of two way mirrors and report to the police if you find them in trail rooms.
3) A quick turning on and off of the trial room lights
This method is also very helpful when it comes to trail room safety. You can be a little more certain of your safety by simply turning off the lights of the room for a few seconds. Look around and if you see any red or green LED-like lights, then they are most likely those of a camera placed by the store owner or staff who forgot to cover the signalling power-on lights with some obstruction to avoid detection.
4) The camera of your mobile phone can also be of great help
Turning the camera of your phone on and looking around through it can help you sight any infrared beams from night-vision cameras. This is one of the quickest methods.
5) Look for unwanted things in the trial room
As soon as you enter a trial room, you must look everywhere and see if anything seems a wee bit too out of place to make it to a trial room. If you find showpieces or other unwanted objects in the room, it is most likely that they will bugged with a hidden camera.
So, next time you enter a trial room, make sure there is no hidden camera in there.