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#153820 8-Oct-2014 21:48
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Apparently pointing CCTV cameras at your neighbours property is a breach of the Privacy Act

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11339368

What are the legal requirements for positioning CCTV cameras at your home?
What if you wanted to point a camera at your neighbours property to record anyone climbing over the fence onto your property?


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  #1150298 8-Oct-2014 21:58
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I wouldnt be happy to have cameras pointed at me all day.
Fair enough they had to pay compensation. 

If your cameras show a neighbors property clearly they should seek permission.
Otherwise a fair breech.

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  #1150340 9-Oct-2014 00:19
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You should be able to 'shoot' along the fence line, which is less invasive on the neighbours but achieves the same result.

 
 
 
 


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  #1150343 9-Oct-2014 00:48

heavyusr: Apparently pointing CCTV cameras at your neighbours property is a breach of the Privacy Act

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11339368

What are the legal requirements for positioning CCTV cameras at your home?
What if you wanted to point a camera at your neighbours property to record anyone climbing over the fence onto your property?




I am following this up too.

This website seems a good place to start Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

I don't want to know what my neighbours are up to. I am a lot less nosey than they are actually.

But, I do intend to put a couple of surveillance cameras on my own property.

I have been burgled in the past.

However, I don't want my neighbours thinking I am spying and then taking me to court.

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  #1150351 9-Oct-2014 02:26
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So be reasonable, position the cameras downwards so they get the top of any fence line and not a significant portion of the neighbours property. Heck invite them over to let them know and to see the positions/fixed camera views. If they express any issues with it happening then consider looking further into what you can legally film

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  #1150660 9-Oct-2014 13:08
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Put the camera below fencetop height, pointing upward at the fence top, so it doesn't show any of the neighbour's property.

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  #1150683 9-Oct-2014 13:19
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I remember reading somewhere you get better pictures of offenders if the camera are low and aim up as many burglars wear caps/hoods so you cant see there face from above.

OK might make it easier to steal the camera but the video is off site isnt it...


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  #1150699 9-Oct-2014 13:28
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JWR:
heavyusr: Apparently pointing CCTV cameras at your neighbours property is a breach of the Privacy Act

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11339368

What are the legal requirements for positioning CCTV cameras at your home?
What if you wanted to point a camera at your neighbours property to record anyone climbing over the fence onto your property?




I am following this up too.

This website seems a good place to start Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

I don't want to know what my neighbours are up to. I am a lot less nosey than they are actually.

But, I do intend to put a couple of surveillance cameras on my own property.

I have been burgled in the past.

However, I don't want my neighbours thinking I am spying and then taking me to court.




Your link to the Commissioner isnt valid.

A.

 
 
 
 


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  #1150717 9-Oct-2014 13:47
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afe66:
JWR:
heavyusr: Apparently pointing CCTV cameras at your neighbours property is a breach of the Privacy Act

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11339368

What are the legal requirements for positioning CCTV cameras at your home?
What if you wanted to point a camera at your neighbours property to record anyone climbing over the fence onto your property?




I am following this up too.

This website seems a good place to start Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

I don't want to know what my neighbours are up to. I am a lot less nosey than they are actually.

But, I do intend to put a couple of surveillance cameras on my own property.

I have been burgled in the past.

However, I don't want my neighbours thinking I am spying and then taking me to court.




Your link to the Commissioner isnt valid.

A.


Good on ya for fixing it...

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  #1151077 10-Oct-2014 09:31
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Most good cameras have privacy masks, so even if you need to point the camera in their direction to get the best shot you can mask off any bits that you shouldn't be recording.

We have done this with certain areas at work.

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  #1151323 10-Oct-2014 14:11
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That's good. It's rude to film someone else's property 

I would have thought legally it's OK to film anything you can see without trespassing.

Good to see legal implementation of common sense.




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  #1154002 14-Oct-2014 22:23
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I wonder what this means for  google street view or aerial view, which takes views into peoples property. Maybe video is considered differently to static shots.

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  #1154057 15-Oct-2014 06:53
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they blur out peoples faces though?

and i dont think its about the view into the property but see what the people are dooing

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