Worries about travelling solo? Lexuma XScan, the all-in-one detector is here to assist along your adventurous trips
As a solo traveler, we all tend to choose less regulated accommodations to reduce our costs and reserve more savings on the road, but before all the scandals, little did we know the most threatening danger of living in these cheap rentals: being watched and recorded by hidden cameras.
Although many rental platform have implemented a clear privacy standard, stating that hosts are required to disclose all security cameras and other recording devices in their listings, it is revealed that the online and remote customer service of these platforms enforce poorly when privacy issues really occur.
More and more cases of guests being watched are reported. Here’s one recent case of a family discovering hidden cameras in a smoke detector in their stay:
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.
Cases like this reveals the limitation of these rental platforms in monitoring the safety of the rentals available, and in solving the immediate needs of the guests after they discovered hidden cameras in the room. The problem of the personal security of the guests and the disclosure of recorded data often remain unsolved. Apartments involved are still allowed for more reservations.
Therefore, as a smart and independent traveler, it’s best to be proactive and take matters into your own hands.
Regarding the security problem of travelers, Lexuma is introducing its brand new all-in-one handheld detector for all the adventurers to travel around the world with protection in your hands.
1. Hidden Camera Detection : A Thorough Scanning when you Check in
Whether it be a vacation rental property, a hotel room or a low budget apartment, check the entire space to assure your own privacy.To detect hidden cameras in a stranger’s room, the Lexuma XScan is a handheld portable device designed to detect cameras of radio waves, magnetic field, hidden wired or wireless camera equipment by infrared scanning.
By looking through the viewfinder on the detector, any hidden camera can be revealed as it will reflect a spot of the red light back. Using the device on all surfaces to uncover reflective camera lens will help you to spot hidden cameras easily. You may have to pay extra attention to check for unusual brands on wall devices and electronic equipment. If you can't find any red light reflected, your place is most likely safe and camera-free. If you do find any suspicious item, unplug, store or rearrange them. Most importantly, contact the customer service and your host to inspect further on the incident.
2. Motion Alert: Avoiding Theft and Malicious Break ins
Apart from being a detector, XScan also serves as a motion sensor when you activate the motion alert mode. Nothing is more important than being safe when travelling alone. When you’re back in your accommodation for a rest, hang the device on the door knob, so that it can stay alert and warn you when anything suspicious in motion is walking near your door, or even intending to break in. A loud noise would be triggered immediately and ring for at least 15 seconds once the sensor detects motion nearby. You will be under a protection comparable to any security system, and any kind of malicious break in could be prohibited.
The function also works well if you wish to protect your valuables from being stolen. If you are staying in the same spot for a longer period, or if you have to leave your belongings for a short while, hang your Lexuma XScan on your belongings and turn on the motion alert mode.
Any thief would be scared off by the loud alarm of 130dB if they touch your bag. When you are waiting for your flight in the airport, the detector is perfect for safeguarding your luggage.
3. Separation Alert : Never Leave Your Bag Behind
Do you often lose your belongings, especially during travels? Instead of regretting over an irreversible mistake, here’s something you can do BEFORE making another one. After getting a Lexuma XScan, all you need is to download the corresponding tracking app SwiftFinder on your phone, and then pair it up with your device. Then, there are at least five ways we can help you to never lose your bag, and gradually always remember your belongings:
- Once you turn on the separation alert switch, an alarm would be rung on your phone to remind you if you left your bag behind.
- In case you are already separated from you bag, you can always track its location by clicking the ring button on the app. The device on your bag will then alarm immediately for easier finding, just like the function of playing sound on the “Find my iPhone” app.
- You can review your recent drive history recorded in the app, and conduct a thorough searching on your bags after revisiting the places.
- To assist your search and maximize the possibility of finding your bag back, Lexuma also offers the function of Community Search, indicating that your device is automatically connected to other XScan devices, and the updated location will be sent to your phone.
- In addition to that, your friends and family with XScan device can help to search for your lost item on their app too.
4. Emergency Lifesaver: LED Flashlight and Loud Alarm
If the functions above are not impressive enough, the Lexuma XScan, as an all-in-one portable device for travelers, is certainly equipped with two simple yet essential functions: LED Flashlight and a loud alarm whenever you need it during an emergency. The functions may be ordinary, but it surely saves you some phone battery for more important use. As a solo traveler, you’ll never know what kind of dangerous situation you could possibly encounter, whether it be being robbed, lost in the dark, or trapped somewhere. Without others to call for help, the device may happen to be your lifesaver by its simplest functions.
Excited to start another journey with you, yourself, and the security you need in one hand? Shop Now and equip yourself for a better backpacking experience!