Woman finds hidden camera in apartment smoke detector


A woman from Sacramento has made an alarming discovery in her home. She found a camera – hidden in what she thought was a smoke detector. There’s a spot on the ceiling of Carlyn Perry’s apartment bedroom where the fake smoke detector was. Now she wants to know who put it there. “This is not a smoke detector. Will not detect heat or smoke. For CCTV only,” Perry said of the device, which contained a camera pointed directly at his bed. said. Last month, Perry said her apartment complex had informed her that a person in charge of maintenance would be entering her unit – specifically to service the fire alarms. A few days later, she noticed that the detector cover had opened, although at the time, she didn’t feel pressured to climb to fix it. Perry then went out of town with her boyfriend, and upon her return, she noticed that the blanket had come up. So she asked her boyfriend if he fixed it for her, but he said he didn’t. Confused, the two took a closer look. It was then that they da discovered that it was not a smoke detector at all, but a motion activated surveillance system with a memory card inside. On the memory card, a person installing the device in his room is filmed. There is also a video of the Perry moments and her boyfriend realized that their every move was being recorded. “There’s really no way for me to know how long he was there before I found him,” Perry said. Perry informed his office of management of the VivLeo apartments. Then she filed a report with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office told KCRA 3 it could not release details of the investigation. Perry said she would never feel the inherent security she thought she could count on in her own home. feeling… when you’re on the move you kind of need to be constantly on the alert for your safety and your environment, ”she explained. “But you have a sense of security in your own home, and that kind of violates that.” Perry said she has been staying with her family since the discovery and has decided to move out. She said apartment managers allowed her to get out of her lease. “I didn’t stay here at all after finding it because I was so scared to be here,” Perry said. She also cautions other tenants to check their spaces to ensure their own privacy. “People should know about it,” Perry said. “I know I would never have thought of looking for this sort of thing in my house.” KCRA 3 made several attempts to contact the managers of VivLeo Apartments to ask them what they are doing to protect the privacy and fire safety of other tenants and whether they are investigating whether any of their employees may be responsible for installing the camera, but we have not received Answer.

A woman from Sacramento has made an alarming discovery in her home. She found a camera – hidden in what she thought was a smoke detector.

There’s a spot on the ceiling of Carlyn Perry’s apartment bedroom where the fake smoke detector was.

Now she wants to know who put it there.

“On the back it says: ‘This is not a smoke detector. Will not detect heat or smoke. For CCTV only,” Perry said of the device which contained a camera pointed directly at. on his bed.

“It’s a really violent feeling, for sure,” she said.

Last month, Perry said her apartment complex had informed her that a maintenance worker would be seizing her unit, particularly to fix fire alarms.

A few days later, she noticed that the detector cover had opened, although at the time, she had not felt pressured to climb to fix it.

Perry then went out of town with her boyfriend, and upon her return, she noticed that the blanket had come up.

So she asked her boyfriend if he fixed it for her, but he said he didn’t.

Confused, the two looked closer.

It was then that they discovered that it was not a smoke detector at all, but a motion-activated surveillance system with a memory card inside.

On the memory card, a person installing the device in their room is captured on video.

There’s also a video of the moments when Perry and her boyfriend realized their every move was being recorded.

“There’s really no way for me to know how long he was there before I found him,” Perry said.

Perry informed his office of management of the VivLeo apartments.

Then she filed a report with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office told KCRA 3 it could not release details of the investigation.

Perry said she would never feel the inherent security she thought she could count on in her own home.

“As a woman… living alone in any city, there’s such a feeling of… when you’re on the move you kind of have to be constantly on the alert for your safety and your surroundings,” he said. she explains. “But you have a sense of security in your own home, and [this] somehow violates that. “

Perry said she has been staying with her family since the discovery and has decided to move out.

She said apartment managers allowed her to get out of her lease.

“I didn’t stay here at all after we found him because I was so scared to be here,” Perry said.

She also cautions other tenants to check their spaces to ensure their own privacy.

“People should know about it,” Perry said. “I know I never thought I would look for this sort of thing in my house.”

KCRA 3 has tried on several occasions to contact the managers of the VivLeo apartments to ask them what they are doing to protect the privacy and fire safety of other tenants and if they are investigating whether any of their employees may be responsible for installing the camera, but we have not received a response.

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