TL;DR: The Scout Hidden Camera Detector is on sale for $59.99 with the code SCOUT10 as of Feb. 15 — that's 32% off its regular price of $89.
If that viral TikTok about hidden Airbnb cameras has you on edge about traveling, you’re not alone. In fact, in a survey of 2,000 people, 58 percent said they worry about hidden cameras. It’s important to note that incidents involving hidden cameras are extremely rare, whether in a vacation rental, hotel, or elsewhere, but your fears are still valid.
If you want something to give you a little more peace of mind during your next trip, the Scout Hidden Camera Detector is on sale for $59.99, down from $89, with promo code SCOUT10. Designed to detect cameras — whether from CCTV, your iPhone, or a spy camera — the Scout is about the size of a remote control and can be easily stored in your suitcase.
With the LEDs pointing away from you, hold the Scout Detector up to your eye and look through the aperture. If it suspects a concealed camera, it will flash red, with a pinpoint of light shining back at you. Since it’s hard to show on film, you’ll get a practice camera lens with your purchase to get the hang of how it works. It uses two AA batteries and is built to work for well over a year without replacement.
Here's a better idea of how to use it, straight from the mouth of the creator:
There’s no guarantee this little detection device will find every hidden camera, especially because not every camera is made equally. But it may give you a little more peace of mind heading into your vacation rental stay. And since it's 33% off for a limited time, it's a good time to buy. It's usually $89, but you can enter the coupon code SCOUT10 at checkout to drop the price to just $59.99.
Prices subject to change.