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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Is it a problem if a network DVR street camera is picking up private
    properties yards and such? I want to cover the front yard of a customers
    property sidewalk, street but it may not be possible to eliminate the
    neighbors properties. Thanks in advance.
    Dave

    take the 2 outa the mail address to reply of list if you desire
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks for the feedback, I printed this article out to show the customer.
    Sounds like an application for a small dome camera of some sort. Problem is
    it has to be an IR camera.
    Dave
    Remove the 2 for direct response
     
  3. Bob Noble

    Bob Noble Guest

    So, IR type cams come in domes.

    My understanding is and using a bit of logic too is, city street cams are
    not supposed to peep inside businesses or on private property. In the same
    respect one should expect to get ones pic taken when in a public place, but
    one should expect privacy on private property and expect their pic to not be
    taken.

    Therefore, cams should not take pics of a neighbors yard, which would invade
    their privacy.
    There's another problem too. A lot of cams have very good mics on them that
    can pic up what is going on inside a neighbors house very well.

    It won't be long before everyone has cams all over their yards and houses
    and there is going to be a lot of abuse and problems that will have to be
    sorted out as people learn what they can and cannot do.
    The best thing to do is figure out a way to not point a cam in the direction
    of a neighbor, if you want to stay out of trouble. If a neighbor knew how
    well the mics work on some of these cams, they would be very concerned if
    they saw a cam pointed in their direction. They also have very good zooms.

    Unfortunately, cams are going to change the world shortly, for better and
    for the worst. They make a great law enforcement tool, but do we really want
    to live with them watching our every move all the time? I don't.
     
  4. AlarmCoJoe

    AlarmCoJoe Guest

    I don't see how someone can expect privacy when they are out side even if
    they are in their own yard. Can you expect privacy in your house? Maybe in
    the bathroom or dressing room you can expect privacy but I suspect nowhere
    else or the nanny cams wouldn't sell so well.
     
  5. If the part of the property the camera views is within full view of the public there is no "expectation of privacy" and therefore no
    violation of anyone's privacy. However, if it is viewing an area that passersby would not normally be able to see, you have a
    potential problem.

    That's a general rule of thumb. However, as with everything else in this business, rules and laws vary from jurisdiction to
    jurisdiction. To be absolutely certain, you may want to check with an attorney in your area.

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    Regards,
    Robert L Bass

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    Bass Home Electronics
    941-866-1100
    4883 Fallcrest Circle
    Sarasota · Florida · 34233
    http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
    =============================>
     
  6. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest


    Robert's being "civil", which is refreshing for a change. Quit instigating.
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    They want the camera mouted to a window sill .It won't be very visable to
    the neighbors their "reason being they want to be able to clean the lens
    easily by opening the window". I could probably mount it visable within
    reach of the window for cleaning :-\
    Dave
     
  8. Petem

    Petem Guest

    Strange,as soon as i saw a post from this fellow i heard some shit hitting a
    fan....

    look like the vacation is over....
     
  9. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest


    Are you kidding? Carnaval is only beginning. He must be posting from
    Brazil on a laptop he doesn't use often.
     
  10. AlarmCoJoe

    AlarmCoJoe Guest

    u think they have comcast in Brazil?

     
  11. Did someone or something take the fire out of Bass?

    Nah. I just don't feel like fighting anymore. That doesn't mean I like Dybya though. :^)

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    Regards,
    Robert L Bass

    =============================>
    Bass Home Electronics
    941-866-1100
    4883 Fallcrest Circle
    Sarasota · Florida · 34233
    http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
    =============================>
     
  12. u think they have comcast in Brazil?

    I came home early due to an illness. I got back yesterday. We were supposed to stay another 7 weeks. I'll try to go back later in
    the year.

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    Regards,
    Robert L Bass

    =============================>
    Bass Home Electronics
    941-866-1100
    4883 Fallcrest Circle
    Sarasota · Florida · 34233
    http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
    =============================>
     
  13. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    I'm sorry to hear that Robert. It really sucks when you have to cut
    short a vacation. I had to do that once when my Grandmother became very
    ill and I'm glad I did. My kids, my wife, and myself were able to say
    our "Good-byes" before He called her to Him a few days later.
     
  14. I hope it's nothing serious and you recover soon.

    It was and I am, thanks.
    Hehhehheh. I read that thread. :^)

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    Regards,
    Robert L Bass

    =============================>
    Bass Home Electronics
    941-925-8650
    4883 Fallcrest Circle
    Sarasota · Florida · 34233
    http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
    =============================>
     
  15. I'm sorry to hear that Robert...

    Thanks.
    Well, this wasn't really a vacation. We live
    there part of the time and here the rest.
    I have a Brazilian identification card that
    grants me permission to work, etc. That
    was needed in order to buy a home and
    vehicles there.
    Sorry for your loss, Frank. It's good you
    were able to be with her before she passed.

    Regards,
    Robert
     
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