Surveillance cameras are everywhere around us, in stores, on the streets, and even in public transportation. But the question is, how far can surveillance go? Where is it legal to put surveillance cameras? Are there specific places that cameras are not allowed?
*There are a few things you may not know about surveillance camera laws in the U.S.
If you own property or a business, you have the right to install security cameras on your property with a few restrictions. Here are the security camera laws you should know about.
*General U.S. Laws Regarding Video Surveillance
The general rule of thumb regarding video surveillance across the U.S. is that you’re allowed to record surveillance video in public so long as there’s no reasonable expectation of privacy.
Places where an individual has a reasonable expectation of complete privacy include:
It’s important to note that every state has its own laws regarding the use and placement of security cameras, audio recording, and privacy matters, so check with all relevant jurisdictions to be sure. So long as you’re following these security camera laws, you can use video cameras for monitoring your home or business property. Before you go ahead with any installation plans, get familiar with local, state, county, and federal laws regarding surveillance cameras.