Need help. Fing Found Edimax IP Camera.

I've had some family drama at home, some less than savory people were invited inside while the rest of us were gone and it was suggested I use Fing to check for hidden cameras. Fing found what it named an Edimax IP Camera. I checked the mac address and it is made by Edimax, whatever it is. Because of the security risk I changed our router and wifi access and did not give them to the person who let these people into our house. All of our devices have been reconnected for days and that IP camera sat offline. Their devices have not been reconnected. However, this morning that Edimax IP camera showed back up as online. I don't know what to do. They deny they have a hidden camera and they don't have the password to reconnect one anyhow. I know I can block the device, but is there a way to be sure it's a surveillance camera and not just mislabeled somehow? Thanks!
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  • Marc
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    edited August 25, 2021 #2
    @rachel1204, best way to determine if its something you own is to use the ping function in the app.  Ping the device to make sure it responds first.. Then turn off your devices one by one. As you bring one down, use the ping function again.  If it stops responding you have your device.
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  • max2198
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    edited September 24, 2021 #3
    try accessing it by using it IP address in a web browser. another thing to try is to go to the breaker box and turn off breakers one by one until it disappeared it could help locating it.  Example: "if you turned off the breaker for the bedroom and it disappears then it would be in that room"    
  • JulianP
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    I've had some family drama at home, some less than savory people were invited inside while the rest of us were gone and it was suggested I use Fing to check for hidden cameras. Fing found what it named an Edimax IP Camera. I checked the mac address and it is made by Edimax, whatever it is. Because of the security risk I changed our router and wifi access and did not give them to the person who let these people into our house. All of our devices have been reconnected for days and that IP camera sat offline. Their devices have not been reconnected. However, this morning that Edimax IP camera showed back up as online. I don't know what to do. They deny they have a hidden camera and they don't have the password to reconnect one anyhow. I know I can block the device, but is there a way to be sure it's a surveillance camera and not just mislabeled somehow? Thanks!

    The other thing you can do is turn all the lights off and use your smartphone flashlight to scan the room. Even tiny camera lenses will reflect light. Check appliances like alarm clocks, double adapters, smoke detectors and wall switches, as these can all have hidden cameras. They can be purchased for a few dollars online.