The latest from OPPO is an app to find hidden cameras using the mobile

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OPPO has announced a new and peculiar application: Hidden Camera App. In a few words, it is an app that is used to detect and find hidden cameras. It is available in beta and in China, at least for now, and only for the new OPPO Find X5 and X5 Pro, although the firm promises that it will reach more devices soon.

The company has explained through its official profile on Weibo how does it work. Now, the company has not given the precise details of the system, but from the explanation offered, everything points to a infrared detection system.

Hey, watch out, there’s a hidden camera here

turn off lights

Notice to turn off the lights.

This feature is clearly aimed at checking for hidden cameras in a hotel room or fitting room, for example. It’s compatible with OPPO Find X5 and X5 Pro running ColorOS 12.1something that is not a problem since it is the version that both phones incorporate from the factory.

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The app is downloaded from OPPO App Market (OPPO’s app store). Once installed, the app asks us to let’s turn off wifi and the mobile hotspot to scan for cameras. In addition, it will ask us to close windows, lower the blinds and turn off the light. Why? Because that way you can better detect infrared lights.

Hidden Camera Notice

Found camera notification.

Many surveillance cameras have this sensor to enable night vision. Infrared light is not visible to the human eye, but it is to smartphone sensors. You can check it for yourself by pointing a TV remote at the mobile camera, you will see how the LED lights up.

Hidden Camera

Camera search interface.

Returning to the application, once it detects the hidden camera, a kind of mechanical “hot-cold”. We will have to move around the room to discover its location. When we are close, the app will notify us and, once we find it, we will have to take the appropriate measures.

Via | Weibo

OPPO has announced a new and peculiar application: Hidden Camera App. In a few words, it is an app that…

OPPO has announced a new and peculiar application: Hidden Camera App. In a few words, it is an app that…

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