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Family finds hidden camera livestreaming from their Airbnb

(CNN) - After arriving at their Airbnb in Cork, Ireland, a family from New Zealand made an unsettling discovery: a hidden camera, livestreaming from the living room.

Nealie and Andrew Barker, from Auckland, were in the midst of a 14-month trip around Europe when they arrived at the Airbnb property with their four children and niece.Once the family had unpacked, Andrew Barker, who works in IT security, scanned the house's Wi-Fi network.The scan unearthed a camera, and subsequently a live feed. From the angle of the video, the family tracked down the camera, concealed in what appeared to be a smoke alarm or carbon monoxide detector. (Emily Dixon, CNN April 2019 -

AirBnb Covert Camera Detected

This is not the first hidden camera found in an AirBnb. Numerous discoveries have been made in recent years although, AirBnb are known to respond to these incidents with great care to guests and have strict policies to try and prevent and deter hosts from engaging in such behaviour.

This is also a common occurrence in hotel rooms across the world. If you have a story relating to similar incidents, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at

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