Legalities of Surveilance Cameras in a Rental Property?
February 6, 2014 6:24 AM Subscribe
Can a rental property owner legally operate covert video recording equipment?
posted by jimmysmits to Law & Government (3 answers total)
Going to be staying in a rental home soon (in Colorado). It occurred to me that if I owned this type of property I would be inclined to cam the hell out of the place for security, and it's not hard to imagine someone being inclined to do so for more prurient or voyeuristic reasons.
Would this be legal? Broadly, as in cameras wherever the owner wanted them? Would there be exceptions for common spaces as opposed to rooms with a reasonable expectation of privacy? Would security be a reasonable defense? How about outdoor cameras facing in? Does disclosure versus non-disclosure to renters make a difference? Any precedent for this sort of thing?
And, to the second question begged by the first set, in the absence of obvious eyes in the sky or whatever, any tips for spotting covert cameras?