A 24-year-old Sydney man has been arrested after a woman allegedly found a camera in her bedroom smoke detector.
The man was arrested after allegedly installing the camera in the smoke detector of his housemate's bedroom in Burwood, in the city's inner-west.
The alleged victim found the hidden camera yesterday and called police.
Officers executed a crime scene warrant at the apartment on Wilga Street, just across from the Westfield Burwood shopping centre.
The 24-year-old housemate was then arrested.
He shared the apartment with the woman and two others.
He has been charged with filming a person in a private act without consent.
He was granted conditional bail to appear before Burwood Local Court on March 3.
Smoke detector cameras are widely available for sale from retailers like Jaycar or Amazon and eBay.
A $199 smoke detector camera advertised on Jaycar's website comes with a disclaimer.
"Warning: These cameras should not be placed in areas where there is an expectation of privacy," the website reads.
"Such places typically include bathrooms, bedrooms, toilets, dressing rooms etc. Use of these devices in such locations can lead to criminal prosecution and severe penalties."
There is no indication where the Burwood accused allegedly obtained the smoke detector camera.
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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/housemate-arrested-over-smoke-alarm-camera-in-sydney-inner-west-burwood/07b36dd7-e05d-4229-85de-d0021d38e173