Man “hid camera in smoke detector” to film couple in bedroom

A man has been charged after he allegedly installed a secret camera to film a couple in their bedroom.

A woman made the shock discovery after finding the camera hidden in a smoke detector in the ceiling of her apartment bedroom in Sydney’s Burwood.

She then phoned police, who executed a search warrant at the apartment on Wilga Steet yesterday.


A 24-year-old man was arrested and taken to Burwood Police station where he was charged with install/use device record conversation not party to and film person in private act without consent.

Police will allege the man, who shared an apartment with the woman and two others, installed the camera in the smoke detector.

He was granted conditional bail to appear before Burwood Local Court on Tuesday 3 March.

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