Sunday, May 22, 2022

Touch Your Mirror to Know If Someone’s Watching You

An old man stands in the bathroom peering into the mirror his pupils are getting wider his hair is standing on in and his jaw drops in horror no he's not afraid of his reflection he's just remembered the scariest day of his life it's been 30 years and he still can't look at mirrors without fear the old man closes his eyes the panic .

Goes away and the memories come matt and lucy are about to spend a weekend together in the countryside they want to take a break from the bustling city and hard work lucy finds a perfect place on the web they book a cozy house right next to a lake for a modest price they're delighted with such luck and pay .

Two days in advance without looking at the lease terms the couple get into the car they're smiling and matt is pressing the gas pedal they don't yet know what a nightmare is coming for them our heroes arrive at the place the reality looks exactly like the picture .

On the website it's a beautiful two-story house right next to a lake and a forest everything looks great but the owner is kind of weird he's a tall old man with a sly grin he gives the keys to matt and lucy and wishes them to have fun then the owner gets on the motorcycle and drives off .

Matt and lucy check the house and look around the neighborhood matt notices video cameras hanging on the trees it seems the owner put them there for safety hope nothing like that is in the house lucy jokes in the evening they cook dinner and watch a movie matt walks into the bathroom he washes his face and drops of .

Water bounced to the mirror he wipes the glass with his finger and notices something creepy he touches his nail tip to the reflective surface and there's no gap matt knows for sure if there's a small distance between the nail and its reflection it's a real mirror but if the finger touches the reflection .

When there's almost no distance it's a fake two-way mirror this is when you see yourself but someone on the other side is watching you to know for sure matt presses his eyes against the mirror cupping his hands around them so the light wouldn't interfere with the view he's trying to .

See something on the other side and he notices matt sure there's another space behind the mirror and somebody's looking at him shocked he removes it from the wall and discovers a small dark room what the a jolt surges through his body as he hears lucy scream from the neighboring room matt runs to her she .

Looks scared and points at the window matt sees the house owner watching them from the forest matt grabs lucy's hand and leads her to the exit we're leaving this place now he presses the handle but the door won't open he tries to put the key in the lock but something gets in the way in most cases if the key doesn't fit you .

Just need to grease the lock but if the problem appears suddenly you need to replace it this is because someone tried to crack it to get into your house but also someone could insert a microphone or other device into the lock to eavesdrop on you matt tries to get out through the window but it's locked from the outside he throws a chair into the .

Glass but it's bulletproof what's going on here they look around and notice something else on the floor near the wall there's dust and dirt check the wall if you see dust like this in a hotel or in someone else's house this debris indicates that someone was .

Working with a drill to install a recording device also if you see an electric socket is installed unevenly a telephone or a camera may be hidden behind it there's a lamp hanging on the wall matt takes it off and sees a small microphone this little thing in the fake double mirror there must be cameras somewhere .

Surveillance devices are often installed in the bedroom and bathroom inside mirrors and under the sink inspect all corners in these rooms smoke detectors and air vents usually they put tiny cameras and recorders in switches corners of shelves and behind interior elements the most common cliche is plush toys .

If you don't want to check the room like that you can follow lucy's example switches the light off and turns on the flashlight on her phone any camera lens will flash in the dark if you point a beam of light at it you will definitely notice it also the front camera of your phone can .

Detect infrared light coming from the lens inspect the entire room with it and you'll see a tiny flash on the screen matt and lucy find several cameras in the living room one in the bathroom installed in the shower and two in the bedroom there's another way to find these devices almost all modern hidden .

Cameras work via wi-fi you can download special apps that scan the area and detect surveillance tools connected to the internet so if you think somebody's watching you can just disconnect the wi-fi router from the outlet matt and lucy do just that matt is about to call the police but the phone doesn't work well for some reason .

He was so keen on finding cameras that he forgot the main thing digital security one of the most common ways to get into your phone is wi-fi don't connect to unknown spots when you do this you automatically grant permission to access your device criminals can listen to your .

Conversations steal your data and disrupt work also never open unknown files and links matt and lucy connected to wi-fi when they got inside the house as a result they can't make calls now locked in the big house surrounded by hidden cameras the heroes think about what to do next .

Matt goes to the bathroom and walks into the small room behind the fake mirror there's one chair and an iron door it's locked meanwhile lucy examines the ceiling in the living room and notices an air vent perhaps she can go outside through it she's sure that she'll be able to crawl in there and call for help matt stands on a chair removes the lid .

Hello there the scary owner says his head is looking at matt right out of the vent lucy screams in horror matt falls off the chair he stands up takes lucy's hand and runs away with her to the other end of the room the man gets out of the ventilation matt throws a chair at him get away from us you lunatic .

The owner doesn't understand what's happening you destroyed all the cameras how do you think i can watch you he asks what the matt answers in shock wait a minute you didn't read the lease terms did you the owner is surprised he put cameras and microphones inside the house and it's written on the website some people like to be watched the owner .

Thought matt and lucy were one of them he shakes his head opens the door and lets them go they get in the car check the website of this house and the entry about it is removed was there really any info about surveillance they will never know and they will never forget this weekend from .

Now on they will always read the terms of the lease the owner of the house looks after the departing car with a smile yeah sometimes it happens for real some people install cameras in their houses but they must indicate this in the description so always read the terms .

It's illegal to install cameras and microphones without the knowledge of residents robbers can install hidden cameras not only in houses but also in public places so be careful at atms it's common knowledge that you need to cover the button panel with your hand when you enter the pin .

But not only because strangers can see it criminals can put a little hidden camera directly into the atm and thus see your pin yes cameras can get you nervous but they also have a huge benefit cameras and buses subway cars trams for example they not only monitor the order and detect violators but also watch the .

Condition of drivers now most cameras don't just record they're equipped with artificial intelligence and various sensors if you're driving and want to sleep the camera will see it the device will give a loud signal to bring you to your senses cameras recognize faces which helps .

Catch scammers thieves and hooligans such surveillance reduces the number of violations of the law if a city camera breaks down the program informs the special services and the coolest thing is special sites where you can access many street cameras around the world just like that you can observe what's happening on the other .

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