Learning how to hide a camera phone in your bathroom can often be for security reasons (and not always and morally iffy reason).
Regardless of what your reasons and motivations are, you need to be smart about it.
Not all camera phones a small and easy to hide. It’ll stand out like a sore thumb if you put it in the wrong place.
I’ve done some experimenting with the best places in the bathroom to hide a camera phone, and you’d be surprised how often these things simply go unnoticed.
People are often terrible at paying attention to their surroundings – and this makes it easy to hide a camera phone to capture exactly what you need.
In my guide, you’ll find some neat tips and tricks that’ll give you new ideas and give you a far greater chance of success.
By the end of the article, you’ll know much more about how to hide a cell phone camera in the bathroom, and how to study your bathroom for the best spots.
You’ll be ready to self-install and get the perfect results consistently and reliably.
Let’s learn how to hide a camera phone in your bathroom!
How to Spy on Someone in the Bathroom
It goes without saying that this is a hot topic. Whatever your reasons are, being smart is the most important thing when learning how to hide a cell phone camera.
I’ve had cleaning staff stealing from my bathroom on camera several times as it’s the last place they’d expect a camera to be hidden.
Here we’ll go through a couple of sneaky and smart places to hide a camera phone.
Some are in plain sight and some a little more adventurous – so you’ll need to decide how important this is to you – and how far you’re willing to go.
Hide it in the Heating Vents
Want to learn how to spy on someone in the shower? Here’s a super-sneaky one.
This tip doesn’t apply everyone and there’s quite a bit of work that needs to be done.
Some countries don’t use heating vents and many use extractor fans.
In the case you do have heating vents, here’s a simple process to follow to get set up:
- Remove the outer casing first (usually a bunch of screws)
- Use a cloth and some cleaning soap to clean out dust and other gunk
- Take an empty box and fill it with something to keep it stable
- Use this is rest the camera phone up against
- Setup around 5cm from the edge of the duct to make sure the camera is out of sight
- Use some tape or sticky stuff to hold the phone in its place
- Make sure the live streaming software on your camera phone is working
- Do a test run to see if it’s working well
- Close up the vent again
Bear in mind that dust builds up quickly in these vents, so you’ll need to clean often.
Make sure you have a big battery and a decent protective case for your camera phone.
This takes quite a bit of effort but it’s almost guaranteed to get results.
Place It Up In the Ceiling
This is another genius idea that also keeps your camera phone safe from water damage.
It’s probably the best way to hide a camera in the bathroom!
It will again depend on the design of your bathroom and will require removable ceiling boards or an AC vent.
Here’s what you’ll need to do:
- Remove the ceiling board – plastic and fiberglass ones are very to detach and lift
- Get a couple of nails and make a frame to surround your phone to stop it from sliding
- Get an old piece of clothing and make a cover over the frame to stop dust
- Use a drill or small hacksaw to make a small hole for the camera lens
- Do a test run with the live stream footage
- Patch it up and get going
If you really want to be sneaky, you can make a small cover for the hole.
This isn’t really necessary as most people won’t even notice it.
The hold doesn’t need to be huge, just make a small one and test it out – then go from there.
Sneak It Into the Cabinet
There are also simpler methods for how to hide a camera phone in your bathroom – and this one gets results.
Many bathrooms have cabinets that are hardly ever used. There’s a lot of possibilities here.
You could find a spot in the cabinet where most of the products are.
Make a little encasing and place the phone behind them. Leave a small space enough for the lens to see through.
This is great if you want to see people are doing when they’re going through the cabinet.
You don’t get a huge field of view, but it’ll get the job done.
Smack It Up in the Corner
This might seem like the most obvious place when you’re thinking of how to hide a phone camera. The truth though is that very few people actually look for a camera in a bathroom.
This lets you hide it in plain sight and get away with having a huge field of view.
Here’re some things you’ll need to think about:
- Don’t put the camera opposite the wall that the door is on
- Try not to place the camera above the shower unit – people have nothing better to do in the shower than stand and look around
- Try not to put the camera on the same wall as the window
You’ll need to give it a test to see if it’s a good fit for your bathroom.
This won’t take much effort to get set up if you’re handy.
You should also consider getting a case on your camera phone and painting over it. That’ll go a long way to make it less noticeable.
Inside a Pot Plant or Décor Piece
This is a spy-like tip on how to put a hidden camera in your bathroom.
Many bathrooms nowadays are fitted with interesting décor.
It’s an opportunity in disguise as they’re very often ignored by people.
How often do you spend studying the pot plant in your bathroom?
This would work better in fake plants as you don’t need to worry about water damage and maintenance.
Here are more ideas for décor disguises:
- Inside a busy picture frame that’s large enough to hold the camera phone
- Pot plants that are big enough and bushy enough to hide the camera
- Slip it into a cosmetics bag – often the most commonly used items are kept outside the bag so you don’t need to worry about it being accidentally found
- Study your bathroom to look for things you don’t use often and think about how to turn it into a hiding place
We’ve looked at some of the sneakiest and trickiest ways tips on where to hide a camera in your bathroom.
You’ve learned how to hide a phone camera in places that are near impossible to find, and some easy (but effective) places that don’t take too much effort.
You’re ready to get your camera phone out and into its hiding spot.
It’s not a difficult as you may think. Once you’ve got started, you’ll see space for improvement and even sneakier spots and ideas.
Before you know it, you’ll have mastered how to hide a camera phone in your bathroom – and you’ll be catching some equally impressive things on camera too!