Surveillance cameras

Surveillance cameras in the home

The uses of home security cameras and homeowner liability concerns

Surveillance cameras are everywhere these days. The fronts and sides of many cars are equipped with cameras and processing software, the rooftops of commercial buildings are crowned with hidden surveillance equipment and even traffic lights incorporate cameras to catch unsuspecting motorists speeding through a yellow-to-red light. Even visible security cameras have a positive effect, deterring possible criminal activities.

In this day and age it is common for surveillance cameras to be positioned throughout homes in visible and hidden locations. The devices eavesdrop on the humdrum of ordinary life to ferret out evidence of potential and actual crimes. The placing of these cameras has become increasingly more creative with some being hidden in teddy bears, wall outlets, and clocks. Hidden surveillance cameras in the home can be used to catch suspected criminals in the act, resulting in arrest and conviction.

Click here to read more about the legal parameters and ramifications of using home surveillance cameras.