AUSTIN -- Business travelers and vacationers expect the best from their hotel stay, especially when it comes to privacy.
"I kind of check around to make sure everything is copacetic," said Nichole Bucher who works downtown. "But, you know, hotels have a great security staff where I always feel safe."
Bucher says she often travels for work and is shocked to hear an Austin hotel employee invaded a guest's privacy.
"That is absolutely horrible. You check into a hotel and you expect that privacy and that little oasis," she said.
A housekeeper at the Hyatt Regency hotel located at 208 Barton Springs is charged with misdemeanor attempted improper photography and visual recording.
Blue Moo Too, 30, is charged after his cell phone was found hidden in a ceiling tile above the shower of one of the hotel rooms.
Police say a guest reported hearing an alarm-type sound coming from the bathroom area of her hotel room while she was in the shower. She found a small pinhole with a camera lens behind it in the ceiling. After moving the tiles, she discovered the cell phone.
Hotel security removed the camera from the ceiling and noted that it was powered on.
Video on the phone showed a man placing it in the bathroom ceiling and wiping away his footprints from the bathtub.
The hotel's executive housekeeper identified the man as her employee, Too, a housekeeper at the hotel.
The room's electric lock showed Too had entered the room the day prior with the key assigned to him.
So how can you protect yourself?
Super Circuits, a company in North Austin that specializes in security cameras, says when the "Do not disturb sign" doesn't cut it, there are plenty of ways for a hotel guest, or anyone, to detect if someone is watching them.
"There's three main types we're going to push you towards. One is to find the physical camera, another to show the cell phone or GPS tracker, and the third is to find a wireless signal," said Rob Thomas with Super Circuits.
The gadgets typically cost around $100 and can be found online. It's an investment cautious guests might consider for their next hotel stay.
"I'm going to check everything," said Bucher
Too was booked into Travis County Jail on April 12 with a $25,000 bail. He has since bonded out.
Police say they didn't find evidence of any other victims on his cell phone. His computer is still being looked at.
At this time, the former housekeeper is facing up to one year in jail and a fine of no more than $4,000.