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Sat, Oct 31, 2020 2:55 AM

Installing security camera in computer room/home office

What are your takes on Installing a simplisafe security camera in the computer room/ home office

Advocate

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If you would find it useful, why not?

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2年前

Would it be considered an invasion of privacy

Advocate

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On October 31st, 2020 kepster9312 says:
Would it be considered an invasion of privacy


If it is your home office/computer room, no, it would not be. If it is someone else's, yes, in my opinion, it would be an invasion of privacy unless you informed the other person/persons, as it is a personal space (keyword, home). But, that does not mean my opinion is right. If you own the house, I believe you do not have to inform them - i.e., nannies, etc. The law is what matters, not belief.

Captain

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2年前

I have 3 Simplicams that cover the entire first floor of my home. One is in my home office and covers that room, kitchen and part of the family room.  As its in my house, no issue.

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2年前

I just had a recent event from a curtain causing motion detected in the home office computer room due to windows open to keep the room cool when its nice and cool outside. Would having the security camera in that room help prevent the false alarm calls to the police and secondary contact

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On November 2nd, 2020 kepster9312 says:
I just had a recent event from a curtain causing motion detected in the home office computer room due to windows open to keep the room cool when its nice and cool outside. Would having the security camera in that room help prevent the false alarm calls to the police and secondary contact


Using visual verification in itself will not stop the monitoring service from calling the police and secondary contact. They only use the visual verification to help you better understand what's going on. It does not give monitoring the ability to decide if it's a nuisance alarm or the real deal.

The bottom line is you have to answer the phone call from monitoring and provide the safe word to avoid police dispatch; that's the deal.

Advocate

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2年前

I don't know, allegedly you can set up to have them "verify" before dispatch using the cameras, but I have not experienced that and so can't say if and how reliably it works.

Captain

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2年前

Visual verification is very useful.  My wife and I were at work when the monitoring company called me seconds after I received a push alert on my phone the alarm had gone off.  The agent advised me there were two women in my kitchen with a mop, vacuum cleaner and a duster quite upset and talking fast and loud. I advised him no need to disptach the police and then called our cleaning service to remind their associates to make sure they call as instructed so either my wife or I could remotely shut off the alarm.

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Great, so long as your camera is trained on a place where every non-intruder will be recorded for your verification.