Couple finds hidden camera in Airbnb

Derek Starnes said he and his wife found a camera hidden in the smoke detector of a room they rented through Airbnb in Longboat Key, Florida.
2:32 | 10/11/17

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Back now with a nightmare airbnb story. A couple finding hidden cameras in a house they were renting. ABC ABC's gio Benitez is here with more. Reporter: There is a difference between a regular home surveillance camera to catch crooks and what they found in this house, police say. A hidden camera in the bedroom smoke decker. The couple thinks other airbnb customers may have been recorded. Police say this company had no idea they were being secretly recorded in their airbnb rental. A camera hidden inside a smoke detector looking down on their bed and now looking at their confused faces. We seized a lot of storage computer devices. Reporter: The couple renting the home from this man. The listing provided to our affiliate WFTS advertises the nice large townhouse in longboat key, police say they found two smoke detector cameras. They record audio and HD video. We're also wi-fi capable so beam a signal and didn't have to hard wire them in. Reporter: The couple realizing it because the husband works in I.T. And noticed the pinhole camera and told WFTS, pie wife and I are distressed by this situation. I hope more victims will come forward. There are state laws that prohibit people from secretly videotaping others, particularly in those Zones where individuals have an expectation of privacy. Reporter: Airbnb tells us Natt had an account for two years with at least 40 reviews. Airbnb policy is to prohibit cameras in bedrooms. They say we are out rained at the reports. As soon as we were aware we permanently banned this individual. We take privily issues extremely seriously. That man arrested for video voyeurism out on bond and will be arraigned next month. He was a techie so knew what to look for. What if you're somebody renting an airbnb house. How do you find a hidden camera if there is one. You can download an app but you can get one of these on Amazon, we got this for 13 bucks and it'll go crazy because we have cameras in there. When you turn this on, you hear that sound. That's telling you that these electronics are around you and then if you turn on the light, you actually look through it and you can see the reflection of the camera right through it. Oh, wow. What is that call jood. This is an rf detector.

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