People walking around certain parts of the city or public gathering spaces are used to seeing security cameras. They are mounted outside at intersections and inside at malls, bars and stores. People may or may not be aware of this, depending on how discreet the camera is.
Once people get home, they assume that their private space is private. However, this may not be the case. Perhaps a suspicious spouse is spying using secret cameras or other types of technology.
Surveillance leads to divorce
We all have our little secrets. Nevertheless, a recent news article claimed that 20% of recently divorced spouses admitted using surveillance technology to spy on their spouses or exes. People often do this to confirm suspicions like cheating – a higher number of husbands were convinced that their wife was cheating on them. On the other hand, women set up hidden cameras to document alcohol or drug abuse or abuse of children.
There are also other methods that spouses commonly use. These include:
- Tracking devices or the factory-installed map functions on vehicles
- Spy software installed on mobile phones or laptops
- Smart house technology, baby cams and security systems
- Credit card and phone records
Likely not admissible
Hidden cameras can document what people do in the privacy of their own homes and perhaps confirm one’s worst fears. However, the U.S. legal system generally does not allow evidence recorded without the knowledge or permission of the subject. In fact, the undercover spouse-spy may end up charged with invasion of privacy.