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Privacy Laws Concerning Neighbours Security Camera At My House

Posted by on Nov 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Privacy Laws Concerning Neighbours Security Camera At My House

Privacy Laws Concerning Neighbour’s Security Camera At My House

Worried about your privacy in your own home or on your own property? As home security cameras become more and more common, so do complaints about nosy neighbours. How can you tell if your neighbour is pointing a security camera at your property? Is there anything you can do about it? Are there any laws or bylaws in your area concerning security cameras? This article will answer all these questions and more! For more information about bylaws and home security, contact the experts at Jay360 today!

Is My Neighbour Invading My Privacy?

Privacy Laws Concerning Neighbours Security Camera At My House

If your neighbour has recently put up a security camera, you may feel uncomfortable if you feel it may be pointing onto your property. But how can you know for sure? Unfortunately, there is no sure-fire way to know if your neighbour is pointing a camera at your property unless it is either very obvious or your neighbour tells you. Before we explain how to bring this up with a neighbour, let’s first go over some signs that your hunch may be right.

  • You suspect the cameras are pointed towards your doors or windows
  • You currently do not have a close relationship with your neighbours
  • Your neighbours have questioned you in the past or seem suspicious
  • You notice the cameras position changes depending on where you spend more time

What Can I Do About My Neighbour’s Cameras?

If you suspect your neighbour’s cameras are invading your privacy, the first step you should take is to simply talk to your neighbours. If you do not know your neighbours very well, you may jump to conclusions about why they have cameras and where they are pointing to. In reality, your neighbour may be trying to watch a particular part of their backyard, such as their unlocked garden shed that happens to border your yard. It may be a simple misunderstanding. Your neighbours may have no idea that you even noticed their new cameras!

This is why it is so important to calmly and politely bring up the issue to your neighbours. Explain that you noticed their cameras and it seems as though they are pointing towards your property. Explain how you feel without accusing them of anything. This will hopefully allow for a calm, open discussion that allows both parties to share their sides.

If your neighbours truly are spying on you, a conversation may allow your neighbours to explain why they felt the need to point their cameras at you and your home. You may find out that your neighbour does not trust you for something you did not do or something they just suspected. This gives you the chance to explain yourself as well.

If you are having trouble formulating a complaint to your neighbour or need some advice about calmly discussing the matter, many people turn to online forums for informal advice. For example, you can see what readers suggested on Quora.com to a resident facing a security camera issue or on TheAnswerBank.com.

Unfortunately, neighbour disputes do happen over security cameras. Sometimes, if both parties are not open to discussion, a simple talk may not be enough. If your neighbour refuses to move their camera and you feel they are purposely invading your privacy, you may choose to follow some or all of the suggestions listed below.

Reclaiming Your Privacy

If you and your neighbours cannot come to an agreement about privacy and camera position, here are some suggestions to reclaim your privacy.

  • Install a fence – Or, if you already have a fence, install a taller fence or add lattice to the top of your fence. This will likely obstruct or completely block the view of your neighbour’s camera onto your property. Just be sure you know the fencing bylaws of your municipality before adding or changing your fence.
  • Plant shrubs or trees – Planting shrubs or trees along your property line can help protect your privacy. They may start off small, but certain shrubs or trees can grow much taller than a fence!
  • Screen in your deck – If you spend a lot of time on your deck, it may be worth it to screen it in! This is much easier than adding lattice to your entire fence and can provide total privacy.
  • Add a fountain – If you suspect your neighbours are spying on you, they may be using more than just security cameras. If you’re worried neighbours are listening in to your conversations, considering adding a fountain to help block out noise.

Ontario Privacy Laws Concerning Neighbour’s Security Camera At My House

Before buying and installing a surveillance camera, it’s important to know the Ontario bylaws of your area. It is also important to know these bylaws if you happen to have a suspected nosy neighbour! Knowing the bylaws in your municipality will help you determine what you can do about unwelcome cameras.

The following list includes the areas that currently have surveillance camera bylaws.

For a full listing of bylaws, click here. As new bylaws come into effect, there may be more cities, towns, and regions that include surveillance bylaws in the future.

What To Do If Talking Doesn’t Work

If talking to your neighbours about security camera concerns does not work or leads to more conflict, and putting up shrubs or a fence doesn’t help, then you may want to call an attorney.

However, in areas that do not have surveillance camera laws, there may not be a quick and easy solution.

As a Vancouver Mother found out, the police may not be able to do anything.

When her son found out that a neighbour’s camera pointed directly into their backyard, the police simply told them to put up shrubs or shine a bright light into the camera.

However, that does not mean you shouldn’t file a complaint if you feel uncomfortable. Even if you do not live in an area with applicable bylaws, unreasonable invasion of privacy is still open to lawsuits. Document the dates of conversations you have with neighbours and take note of where cameras are placed. Hopefully, disputes can be resolved without a court date.

Contact The Security Experts At Jay360 Today!

Jay 360 looks at helping you position your security system not only for an optimized security profile, but also for bylaw compliance.

Ensure you have the right tools for the job and when safeguarding your premise with the right security advisor for peace of mind and privacy.

You can rely on the knowledge and experience of Jay 360 to provide you with the best home security solutions. Digital or analog, we have you covered. We will recommend only the security products that meet your specific needs and budget.

 

Sources

nolo.com

Thisoldhouse.com

What Security Camera Brands We Carry

Posted by on Nov 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Security Camera Brands We Carry

Security cameras are a great way to add additional security to your home or commercial property. With so many options, trying to decide on the right camera for you can be a challenge! This page provides information about the security camera brands we carry to help you decide what camera is best for your needs. Contact the experts at Jay360 today for more information on home and commercial security!

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Workplace Video Surveillance Laws in Ontario, Canada

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Workplace Video Surveillance Laws in Ontario, Canada

Workplace Video Surveillance Laws in Ontario, Canada

Workplace video surveillance laws are intended to protect employers and employees.  Get safe advice from the security professionals at Jay360 to help you make compliant choices without negatively impacting employee morale. In this article, we look at how to best protect business  owners from breaking the law when using surveillance, along with must-ask questions before installing a camera. Employees will also find information below on their rights and what is considered excessive monitoring that can be reported for privacy violations.

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Security Gates Kitchener, Waterloo, Oakville, Brampton by Jay360

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Security Gates Kitchener, Waterloo, Oakville, Brampton by Jay360

Looking for ways to add security to your residential or commercial property? Security gates for your property entrance are one great security solution that may be right for you, your needs, and your property. This article will look at the pros and cons of security gates to help you determine if a security gate system is a good option for you. Do you have more questions about home or commercial security? Contact the experts at Jay360 and we’ll be happy to help you!

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Surveillance Camera Installation in Waterloo

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Surveillance Camera Installation in Waterloo

Surveillance Camera Installation in Waterloo

Looking for surveillance camera installation in Waterloo? Surveillance cameras are becoming more and more common and can be a great way to keep you and your family safe. However, as surveillance cameras grow in popularity, so do concerns about privacy. This article outlines some recent surveillance camera controversy, what you can do to avoid it, and how Jay360 can help you install a surveillance system that follows all regulations and local bylaws.\

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Surveillance Camera Installation: Keep Babies and Kids From Setting Off Alarms

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Surveillance Camera Installation: Keep Babies and Kids From Setting Off Alarms

Purchasing a surveillance camera and home security system is a great way to keep your home and family safe. However, you may find yourself with a new problem – how can you keep babies and kids from setting off alarms? This article looks at the ways you can keep your family protected and also keep your kids from creating false alarms. Contacting an experienced installer is another great way to ensure your home is safe from intruders and false alarms.

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Residential Video Surveillance Laws Ontario

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Residential Video Surveillance Laws Ontario

Surveillance cameras are a great way to help protect your property or workplace, but they can cause you to infringe upon government regulations. Get safe advice from the security professionals at Jay360 to help you make government-compliant security choices. In this article, we look at how to best protect home security systems owners from breaking the law along with tips to making the most of your security system legally. Residents can also use this page to understand their rights as a neighbour and what is excessive monitoring that can be reported for privacy violations.

Note: If a neighbour has a camera pointing and recording footage of your yard, and you do not want them videotaping you, you should contact a lawyer. We here at Jay 360 do not provide legal advice regarding this issue.

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Top Outside Security Cameras For Your Home

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Top Outside Security Cameras For Your Home

Top Outside Security Cameras For Your Home

Interested in outside security cameras for your home? This article will help you decide which outdoor surveillance system is best for you and your family by weighing the pros and cons of each security camera. Jay 360 helps you understand your home security needs and guides you in choosing the right system. Interested in indoor cameras? Check out our Consumers Favourite IP Cameras 2017 guide and our top Wi-Fi Camera Brands article.

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Surveillance Cameras In The Workplace Laws In Canada

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Surveillance Cameras In The Workplace Laws In Canada

Surveillance Cameras In The Workplace Laws In Canada

Surveillance Cameras In The Workplace Laws In Canada

Surveillance cameras in the workplace are very common. It’s likely that you have visited or even worked somewhere with security cameras. Workplace surveillance cameras are put in place to keep employers and employees safe. This Surveillance Cameras In The Workplace Laws In Canada article is intended to answer frequently asked questions about workplace surveillance cameras. Understanding laws and regulations is important as both an employer and employee. If you still have questions, get safe advice from the security professionals at Jay360 today!

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Surveillance Camera Installation: Keep Pets from Setting Off Alarms

Posted by on Aug 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Surveillance Camera Installation: Keep Pets from Setting Off Alarms

Surveillance Camera Installation: Keep Pets from Setting Off Alarms

So, you’re ready to purchase your own surveillance camera and security alarms…but you have pets. You may have already heard about the many home security fails that happen when pets accidentally set off security alarms. It happens so often that two out of five fails on our Greatest Home Security System Fails list involve pets setting off alarms. How can you keep pets from setting off alarms? There are many ways you can successfully have pets and a reliable home security system. Contacting an experienced installer is one way to ensure your home is safe from intruders and false alarms.

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