(WICHITA, Kan.) — Hiding in plain sight, a camera recording people without their knowledge or consent. Police are trying to figure out who put a hidden camera in the changing room of the north YMCA. It was hidden inside a clothing hook..
"Someone bumped into it and if fell off and discovered it was a camera," said Lt. Randy Reynolds of the Wichita Police Department.
When it comes to surveillance cameras, you might see cameras in or around businesses, but then, there are cameras that you don't see.
"You can enclose these in anything, such as a close hanger or a pen," said Nicholas Holt of Digital Age Security and Surveillance in Wichita. "Just about anything that will hold a camera that size."
The actual camera is smaller than a coin and the lens is smaller than a mosquitto. It's usually attached to a hard drive that holds four gigabytes of information, or 2 or 3 hours of video.
Holt says the actual intent of cameras like the one that was found, is usually for something like a store room to monitor employees. But anyone with a credit card can order these cameras off of the internet.
"People who want to enclose them in locker rooms and spy with malicious purpose kind of ruin that for everybody."