Audio Surveillance Legality Varies from State to State

A lot of people use video surveillance systems at their home or business but most of them simply record video. You can add the ability to record audio to your surveillance system but this isn’t something you can do just on a whim. Before you add audio recording to your surveillance system you should carefully research the different laws in your state regarding audio surveillance as you could face lawsuits and/or criminal charges.

Recording conversations can be a violation of privacy, so it is crucial to understand your state’s laws before you end up getting yourself in trouble. For example, according to Oregon’s laws, before a recording can take place, all parties (or persons) must be informed of a possible recording and consent to being recorded in a private conversation. However, conversations can technically be picked up on video without the need for consent due to the limited expectation of privacy in public environments, i.e. walking on the street or in a park. States permitting audio surveillance often require signs informing all parties that their conversations are being recorded.

Upgrading or purchasing a video and/or audio surveillance system can benefit you and others around you by creating more of a secure environment in your business or home. These surveillance systems can provide public safety and help with theft protection, vandalism, problematic behavior, and trespassing. In addition to that there are even schools that are eligible to receive funding to obtain a video surveillance system, to help with their students fighting, stealing, or disrupting property. Even retirement homes have started upgrading their video surveillance to HD IP, to better protect their residents.

In deciding on a video surveillance system, always take into consideration adding an audio component for an all around better, safer, more efficient, secure surveillance system. For a summary of each state’s audio recording laws, see the following guide: http://www.rcfp.org/rcfp/orders/docs/RECORDING.pdfBe , if you have any other questions concerning audio recording, be sure to also speak with an attorney in your state.

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Surveillance Video Catches Man Saving 4 Year Old

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A home surveillance system in Washington state shows a man speeding up to catch a four year old boy running toward traffic. The man stopped his car and stopped the boy from heading into traffic. He does not believe he was a hero but the parents and the police both thanked him in person for saving the child.

 

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Milestone’s Unique Security Software Leads the Industry

New Milestone Security Camera SoftwareMilestone has made itself one of the biggest and most trusted names in the video management software world. It has the most up to date and modern features for IP and hybrid IP-CCTV video surveillance systems and there are a lot of Milestone XProtect softwares and servers out there to meet any needs you might have.

There are three different viewing clients that let you access your video surveillance systems from any location on a mobile device like a smartphone, laptop, or a tablet. This service is free with the Milestone software. the Smart, Mobile, and Web clients make managing, viewing and recording super easy.

With the video search tools you can sift through and find any evidence of an incident with ease. A lot of times you could spend hours watching video and hoping to god that you actually find the 5 second segment that you are looking for, but with Milestone it is a lot easier than that. It has plenty of useful tools that let you find exactly what you are looking for very quickly and export the video for viewing on Windows Media Player, email, or even MMS.

The software is also very versatile and lets you add new cameras and third-party applications. You can also access control and video analytics very easily.

Milestone Security Camera SoftwareOne of the coolest things is the Interactive Map feature. This allows you to see through different cameras at the same time that put together a complete picture of an entire space or area. Depending on the exact software you have, you can even get either single or multi layer maps for comprehensive visual overviews

Best of all, even with all of the awesome features, it is very easy to set up with the Automatic Configuration Wizard. The software has a super quick set up time and automatically detects cameras so that you can set everything up and get your surveillance system up and running in little to no time at all. Time is money, video surveillance protects your investments, you do the math.

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Jewelry Heist

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In Rock Hills South Carolina, a jewelry store was broke into and roughly $27,000 was stolen in jewelry. The video surveillance shows two masked men breaking the glass of the store stealing a variety of birth gems and watches. The two masked men did about $2,000 in damage to the property. A K-9 unit was sent to help track the robbers but no update at the time of this post.

 

 

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You Never Know Who Is Watching

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We see surveillance cameras where ever we go but we never know who could be watching. A young boy was caught on a restaurant surveillance video showing off his amazing moves. Not much is know about where this video was taken or what restaurant it came from but what is certainly obvious, this kid knows how to dance, and you never know when someone will catch the funny things you do on a security camera.

 

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Misleading Surveillance Video Exposed

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In a recent surveillance video in Massachusetts showed a Transportation Authority detective pulling a man out of the tracks and saving his life. The detective was praised as a hero, until the full video was released. As shown in the video below, the detective does pull the man out but then starts punching him in the face. Anthony Ferrier’s lawyers have released the full video along with pictures of Ferrier in the hospital with a swollen face. Ferrier and his lawyers are filing a civil lawsuit on the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority).

 

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Young Siblings Save Toddler

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A surveillance video in Washington State was released of a man running off with a stolen child. Owen Wright, his older brother and sister were in the park unsupervised by their babysitter. The man shown in the video then picks up Owen Wright and runs off with him. Later in the video we can see his sister and brother screaming and running after their brother. The screaming and yelling kids got the attention Andrew Crane and Isaac Yow scared the kidnapper and he dropped Owen and ran away.

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Store Clerk Fights Off Robbers And Saves Store

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A local tobacco store clerk saved the store by fighting back with the robbers. Zara Adil was working that night when two robbers slowly walk into the store. One robber makes his way to the back of the counter and threatens Zara to open the register and give them the money. The robber makes the mistake of putting his gun down. At that moment, Zara grabs the gun and threatens the robber with his own gun. The robber tries to fight back but in the end, doesn’t make it out with any of the cash.

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Gas Station Clerk Robbed & Threatened To Be Set On Fire

gas stationA local Florida gas station was robbed, not at gun point but with lighter fluid. A man barges into the gas station and dousing the clerk in lighter fluid and threatening to set him on fire if he doesn’t give him money. Luckily the clerk was not hurt and the whole event was caught on surveillance video.

 

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You Never Know What You’ll See

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Surveillance cameras can be use secure your home or office building. Surveillance cameras are typically watched to catch thieves or kids marking graffiti but some times you just catch some interesting people. A police station has released video of a woman throwing pork products to the customer desk in their station. Though it is not reported as to why this woman decided to through pork at the officers, it  does go to show that you never know what will happen.

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