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Hi We have recently bought a small wifi camera which we have put in an up stairs window pointing down at our garden. It in no way points at anybody else's property, all that can be seen on the camer… Read More
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8m, 4d agoPosted 8 months, 4 days ago
Hi
We have recently bought a small wifi camera which we have put in an up stairs window pointing down at our garden.
It in no way points at anybody else's property, all that can be seen on the camera is my garden.
We have had a letter from our housing telling us we must take it down within 7 days.
Does anybody know the rules on this? It says they request the camera is moved to a downstairs window within 7 days.
Thanks xx
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8m, 4d agoPosted 8 months, 4 days ago
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#1
Who sent the letter? Some housing associations do not like you putting things on the exterior of the properties, tahts fiar enough its there rules.

However, you can film anything you want as long as its in a public place or viewing private property that you own/rent.

I would check the CCTV, does it show nearly all your garden and only that? If so then I would ignore or write back saying you are breaking no laws.



Edited By: groenleader on Oct 17, 2016 10:13
#2
groenleader
Who sent the letter? Some housing associations do not like you putting things on the exterior of the properties, tahts fiar enough its there rules.

However, you can film anything you want as long as its in a public place or viewing private property that you own/rent.

I would check the CCTV, does it show nearly all your garden and only that? If so then I would ignore or write back saying you are breaking no laws.




Hi
The letter came from my housing association, the camera is just one of the small indoor wifi ones that you can just sit on the window ledge inside.
All that can be seen on the camera is my garden and the gate. Obviously you can see a tiny bit of the path through the gate but that's it.
#3
yes I'll second that I had the housing people around my place a couple of weeks ago and we spoke about this and the man said as long as it's just showing your property and no one else is that's good but if it's just showing a bit of the path outside your house then that's not allowed I would write a letter as well or phone them as you are breaking no laws good luck
#4
dickybigboy1
yes I'll second that I had the housing people around my place a couple of weeks ago and we spoke about this and the man said as long as it's just showing your property and no one else is that's good but if it's just showing a bit of the path outside your house then that's not allowed I would write a letter as well or phone them as you are breaking no laws good luck


The only path you can see is through the holes on the gate.
#5
I doubt that you've broken any rules.
I would write back asking them to specify exactly which rule in your letting agreement you are supposed to have broken.
I suspect one of your neighbours has noticed it and complained, thats what this is all about.
#6
I applied for permission from my local council and ordered signs but when I got the permission it says I don't need the signs as its for personal use and that I must only tape my own property but I asked my neighbours permission and he was more than happy to agree (I'm in Scotland)
#7
I had some trouble a while back with kids throwing eggs and stones at the front window at night as did some other residents. Police had said I could place a camera long as it only looked into my own garden but not onto the public pathway at the front and side (end terrace house). Which off course they even said themselves would be useless as they where throwing them from the public pathway and not entering the garden. The police put one up themselves until they caught them doing it on several properties.
#8
Invite the council around to show them what the cameras looking at and why is there. You sound like you're not doing anything wrong.
#9
wolf47wolf
Invite the council around to show them what the cameras looking at and why is there. You sound like you're not doing anything wrong.


or send them letter with photos of cctv footage showing what area is covered by your cctv.
#10
As long as its not directed directly onto the neighbors or puplic highway there is nothing they can do.
#11
I am not sure if it could be a problem of where it is installed - is it screwed outside? If yes then the housing wont like it. If it is just sitting on a window ledge inside the window then thats no problem. Some housing wont let you use screws outside the property due to damage.
#12
googley2
I am not sure if it could be a problem of where it is installed - is it screwed outside? If yes then the housing wont like it. If it is just sitting on a window ledge inside the window then thats no problem. Some housing wont let you use screws outside the property due to damage.


It's just basically sitting on my window ledge no screws or anything, we have a woman that lives next door to us and she rings the housing and reports us for anything she can possibly think of, so we know it's her that's reported us, we also heard her over the fence taking about it too.
#13
Delbert Grady
I doubt that you've broken any rules.
I would write back asking them to specify exactly which rule in your letting agreement you are supposed to have broken.
I suspect one of your neighbours has noticed it and complained, thats what this is all about.


Thanks I'm going to send them an email tomorrow with screen shots of the camera to show them where it's pointing. It wouldn't of been too bad if they actually asked to see where it was pointing but to send a letter as if I'm doing something illegal is a little over the top.
#14
lindabuchan
I applied for permission from my local council and ordered signs but when I got the permission it says I don't need the signs as its for personal use and that I must only tape my own property but I asked my neighbours permission and he was more than happy to agree (I'm in Scotland)


Thanks ill have a look online, I had a quick look this morning but there's that many sites saying different things.
It was actually my neighbour that must have reported us, we heard her talking about it in the garden over the fence on Friday, then funnily enough the housing hand delivered a letter today. We have had many problems with her in the past she makes complaints about anything we do :(
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