Contemporary times are marred with striving life events circulating around terrorist acts, harrowing criminal incidents, major monetary frauds, unnervingly regular thefts, and a break-in. These are not incidents one can wish on anyone but unfortunately, these are now part of our modern lives and there does not seem to be an escape door for it.
In foresight of such events, what can one do to ensure safety and security for one’s family, home, business, and assets but to turn towards seeking the help of our advanced developments in the field of security and surveillance camera systems.
Every day more and more individuals are focusing on the installation of security video cameras to secure their properties. Furthermore, manufacturers are developing newer and newer technological features to enhance their products. There is an obvious race at both ends of consumer-level and developer level.
It is very easy for any individual to digress once they have installed a video surveillance system by thinking their job is done and dusted. This can create a very perilous situation especially since most security camera systems are designed to be installed, operated and maintained by the consumer themselves. The modern cameras allow the end-user to monitor their properties for themselves in real-time from any location that they are in. Wireless security systems can now be synced with your mobile devices such as iPads or smart phones which allow receiving alerts in case of any conspicuous activity.
Duties and responsibilities are an important aspect of every society across the world. In the case of owning a security camera system the same applies. There are laws and unsaid rules regarding owning and installing home security systems. It is very necessary to study and understand the norms associated with a surveillance system to avoid any unnecessary lawsuits or getting tangled in insurance claims.
Below are a few important aspects that need to be considered as responsibilities for homeowners that come with owning a security camera:
- Filming Restrictions
Placement of your home security camera is important both to fulfill your security purpose and to ensure that you do violate the privacy of your neighbors or adjoining business enterprises. Privacy laws are very strict in recent times and any claim can land you in trouble. In such a case, observing restrictions regarding filming is very important.
- Audio Recording Restrictions
Modern security cameras can even record the slightest sounds which in cases of security and safety issues can be beneficial but can land you in trouble if your camera ends up recording a private conversation for other people.
- Recording Police
It is not illegal to record the Police with your Dash Camera or outdoor security camera since you have a constitutional right to document any police activity.
- Recording Employees
A security camera in a business place is a good idea to maintain alert attentiveness, politeness, etc. among your employees but it is against law to install security cameras in any areas where your employees may expect privacy. Their areas can be a locker room, dressing rooms, break rooms, etc. Installation of a security camera is a bathroom, toilets, etc is illegal.
You should study and have knowledge about the laws concerning with surveillance camera systems. This will help you understand rules regarding providing a video recorded by your camera as evidence for any lawsuit or insurance claims.