If there is one thing that ranks in the top ten of things that people do not want to find in their hotel room, it has to be a surveillance camera. Well it now appears that some Australian tourists were left shocked and violated after discovering surveillance cameras in their holiday accommodation rooms.
Aussie tourists Maggie Maruff and her husband, from Barossa Valley in South Australia, just recently found some cameras in their room during their recent stay at the Best of Magnetic luxury house on Magnetic Island.
These tourists said that they were just horrified to discover the cameras on their deck, living area and even their bedroom. Mrs Maruff said that the thought of being spied on during a private getaway was just horrifying. The couple had payed $5,000 a night for this tropical villa only to have their privacy violated.
Maggie went on to tell media sources that she was just sitting on her deck reading when, out of the corner of her eye, she saw something funny. She turned to look and said, “Oh my God! That’s a camera.” She went on to say that thinking about someone watching their every move was creepy. At any time, day or night, someone had control over the cameras and could see what they were doing.
Mrs Maruff went on to announce that the presence of the cameras in their room was a major breach of their privacy. However, when she told the rental manager about it, he said that the cameras are only in use when the house is not occupied. It is done for security reasons. However, Maruff wants to know how her and her husband are suppose to know if that is true or not.