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Do you need permission for CCTV cameras facing onto own property?

nick1981 Avatar
4y, 1m agoPosted 4 years, 1 month ago
Hi Guys -

Just want clarification as i've actually bought a home CCTV set - and have arranged for it to be installed next Saturday.

There are 4 cameras and they would all be facing onto MY property, only the front camera would possibly capture some of the Highway as it would be facing onto my drive.

Do i need any formal authorisation from Police, or is it ok as long as your focusing on your own property.

I intend out of courtesy to let the neighbours know.
nick1981 Avatar
4y, 1m agoPosted 4 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Doubt it
I would just go ahead and do it
#3
hi there is no law to stop you but you do have to display a yellow sticker saying cctv recording and put it near your front door or living room window etc.but it does not need to be big or anything but you are required to by law at least in northern ireland you do.it is illegal if you record outside your property then you will be required to apply to your local council hope this helps.
#4
you could get the one facing your driveway tilted down alittle when it is being fitted so you could see then so if it does not record on any public property i would not bother to tell the neighbours as some one will create a song and dance about them and to be honest it is none of there business.
#5
Just go ahead and do it, as long as your not a perv you'll be fine and if someone does say something then plead ignorance but as far as I know loads of ppl point their camera at their cars parked in the street.
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AFAIK as long as it's on your land it can face any direction, but if its pointed at 12 year old Katie's bedroom 24/7 relations with the neighbors might not be too smooth.
#7
Your on camera over a hundred times every single day of your life walking to the shop, out at a bar, who cares about 4 more?
But seriously no you don't need permission haha.
It's not against the law to film people in public so it certainly won't be a problem on your own property.
#8
Ive got cctv overlooking my car which isnt my property, and it overlooks a few more car park spaces and a path. We have a local nutter and a copper asked me if I'd seen him, so i invited him in and showed him the cctv, he said "do we know of this" I said yeah another copper was informed months ago about another incident yonks ago. He was happy as he could see the nutter had been around here and left. I didnt get a truncheon or tasered or nuffink.
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mogsog
AFAIK as long as it's on your land it can face any direction, but if its pointed at 12 year old Katie's bedroom 24/7 relations with the neighbors might not be too smooth.

Depends how kinky they are
#10
As mentioned you can do so.

As long as the cameras are mounted on YOUR property.

If they are facing neighbours/public highway/footpaths..ect then you need to put a small sticker/sign in your window/door stating so.

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Remember the old woman who got caught chucking a cat in a wheelie bin?

Well thats a good example to show the cctv owner did not get in trouble for recording that footage.

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/48854000/jpg/_48854134_catwoman1.jpg
#12
jynx88
hi as dylanjb100 says in northern ireland i know for a fact you are not allowed to record outside your property and you have to display a sticker saying you have cctv recording or in motion etc as the police have the right to prosecute as you need a license to record public property.and stores who record on public property have a specialists team to advise them on this sort of issue ans you have to pay annually to your local council but this is the rules in ni dont know about the rest of the uk and it is against the law to record people in public unless they are aware and consent to it as there are laws about peoples privacy

So have you got evidence that it is illegal ?
Out of curiosity because as far as I'm aware it's not illegal.
#13
The cctv is legal however the dealing of class A is illegal.
#14
and Ive been told , cctv images with sound are not allowed as evidence in court, so strip the sound when plod comes.
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and ive been told , deaf dumb and blind sure plays the mean pinball
#16
jynx88
hi as dylanjb100 says in northern ireland i know for a fact you are not allowed to record outside your property and you have to display a sticker saying you have cctv recording or in motion etc as the police have the right to prosecute as you need a license to record public property.and stores who record on public property have a specialists team to advise them on this sort of issue ans you have to pay annually to your local council but this is the rules in ni dont know about the rest of the uk and it is against the law to record people in public unless they are aware and consent to it as there are laws about peoples privacy


unknowingly I deliberately clicked on a link with vids about ex girlfriends so it's safe to do here.

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