I need to protect my family from the neighbours thinking of cctv worried about the

(26 Posts)
Ohsonothappy Sat 20-Apr-13 17:35:37

The cost and installation and privacy laws can anyone advice please, do I have to also let them know I have cctv.

Punkatheart Sun 21-Apr-13 17:59:40
LillethTheCat Sun 21-Apr-13 12:50:27

We had to leave the town where both me and DH had lived all our lives to get away from it. We lived in a council house and of course as we were housed we were very low down any lists to be rehomed. I understood that and can see the reasons why. Back then I would have given my right arm to live in the same area, but just down a different street. We soon came to realise that if we wanted to move we'd have to move somewhere completely new. So now we live in a lovely little village in the country. Best thing I ever did. Though part of me still wishes we didn't have any problems in the first place so we could have stayed close to family and friends.

Punkatheart What could have been done to stop the intimidation and harassment we were facing?

Ohsonothappy Sun 21-Apr-13 11:18:41

Thanks but to be honest I am used to it now, I just want to protect my family ha do not care about us or my family, we are just waiting to move but I wish it would come quicker.

And you are right we do not fit in around here probably because I have morals unlike them.

Punkatheart Sun 21-Apr-13 10:50:23

I worked for Victim Support last year and there is now a lot of help for this type of harassment. Please seek help - this is not acceptable and must be awful for you and your family.

newfavouritething Sun 21-Apr-13 10:47:03
newfavouritething Sun 21-Apr-13 10:46:32

This is the link (I hope) to all you need to legally know.
http://www.ico.org.uk/upload/documents/cctv_code_of_practice_html/3_covers.html

LillethTheCat Sun 21-Apr-13 10:34:07

I asked our local PCSO (or is it PSCO) as we wanted CCTV in order to hopefully deter the local children from throwing stones at our house.

She told me that as long as its not used to view people in their own properties (ie looking into a neighbours garden, or window) then its fine. She also advised that she's not allowed to tell me I can point it at my car (which was parked on the road - no driveway), but as its a public area (ie the road) its not illegal.

I so know how you feel, I was becoming (well I was) agoraphobic. In fact even now I still get a little anxious when I see a group of people under the age of 14 or so. Luckily we were able to move after living there 7 years.

Its not necessarily something you have done wrong, but maybe that you are just 'not one of them' I suppose. That's what I put it down to for me anyway.

Sallyingforth Sun 21-Apr-13 10:26:34

I have security cameras that cover the front of the house and the street outside. When there was a burglary across the road the police were very grateful for the recording. It wasn't valid for court but it was enough for the cops to recognise the scrotes so they knew where to look.
But if you have a dispute with your neighbours make sure the camera doesn't look into their garden or it will just give them another excuse to be aggressive.

HappyMummyOfOne Sun 21-Apr-13 10:12:35

Ours cost around £230 from memory and we installed ourselves. It can ony view our property. DH thinks its for security but it captures lots of wildlife and cats as motion sensored and I love looking at it.

Ohsonothappy Sun 21-Apr-13 10:08:44

Nothing we have had two and half years of this, I was In the garden for 5 minutes when I had stones pelted at me.

JaxTellerIsAllMine Sun 21-Apr-13 10:03:46

have you contacted the police OP? A friend of mine had a terrible situation with neighbours and the local council and police advised cctv.

what an awful situation. Why are they throwing stones at you?

what sparked it off?

carriedawayannie Sun 21-Apr-13 10:00:24

I was told by police that I can only film my property

Ohsonothappy Sun 21-Apr-13 09:58:36

Neighbours have been threatening,and assaulted me , I have children who can not play in the garden without them coming to harm, recently I was pelted with stones.

EmmelineGoulden Sun 21-Apr-13 09:50:20

If you are aiming the camera at specific individuals who are going about normal activities those individuals might have a case for harrasement against you - but they will need something more than the fact you have CCTV up to protect yourselves. There are no general restirctions on photography or filming - you can film and take photos of the street and of your neighbour's property as well as your own. Think of all the stuff paparazzi get away with. Also neither the data protection act nor the human rights act apply to the domestic activity of private indiviuals (i.e. you doing stuff in your home for you and your family).

newfavouritething Sun 21-Apr-13 01:51:18

and ous coat about £1300 FOR 3 CAMERAS and the recording box, not including labour,.

newfavouritething Sun 21-Apr-13 01:50:19

As far as I know, priveta houses are exempt from the data protection act, even if the cameras capture the street. If I was sober I would remeber where you can see the offical stuff, but it;s something to do with the information commsioner I think.

JamInMyWellies Sat 20-Apr-13 22:33:27

Imour I too was wondering the same thing.

My inlaws have it and they live in the quietest cul d sac in the world but like to be able to watch the postman walking up their front path. Nutters.

imour Sat 20-Apr-13 22:28:10

am i the only one who is going to ask ? why do you need protecting from the neighbours to go to the extreme of cctv .

Ilovefluffysheep Sat 20-Apr-13 22:10:24

To be used as evidence it also needs to be time/date stamped.

quoteunquote Sat 20-Apr-13 21:36:25

Booster

was what I said anywhere close to right? just because I am interested.

Boosterseat Sat 20-Apr-13 21:27:54

Hi OP, I am in the industry if you have any specific questions, please pm me if you need anything.

gobbledegook1 Sat 20-Apr-13 21:11:17

You do have to have a sign on your property stating that you have CCTV in operation otherwise anything caught on it is inadmissible in a court of law and prevents it from being used as evidence making the whole thing pointless if something were to actually happen.

LittleBairn Sat 20-Apr-13 17:46:30

As long as it point towards your property only you will be fine. My gran had one you could watch the camera through the TV so you could check who was at the door.
It came in handy when the upstairs neighbour was taken hostage by her ex, everyone though she was mad when she started mrs marpling over the noise upstairs and not seeing her neighbour at the usual time.

quoteunquote Sat 20-Apr-13 17:40:46

Go into your local police station and ask,

I think as long as your CCTV covers only your property and land then you can do what you want, it's if it catches anywhere public like the pavement or road you have to registerer it,(and then anyone can request data from it) and you are not allowed to have it pointing onto anyone else property.

One of my clients was dealing with this recently she just went into the police station and they were happy to help.

As long as it points at your own property and not into the street or into another property then you don't need to tell anyone

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