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My friend says that criminals can use my surveillance

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My friend says that criminals can use my surveillance equipment to record my conversations inside my house. I have three surveillance cameras inside my house. Is my friend right or wrong? I use my cameras to record only pictures--never sound.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  AttyCBradford replied 5 months ago.
I would be glad to assist you but I need some further information Are you asking if a criminal could hack into your surveillance equipment and record your conversations?
Expert:  AttyCBradford replied 5 months ago.
Even IF they could do that, it still would not be legal for them to do so
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Yes, I'm asking if it can be done.
Expert:  AttyCBradford replied 5 months ago.
Well hypothetically I am sure that someone COULD hack into your surveillance question, however, this is a legal forum and the answer to your question would be that even if they COULD do so it would not be legal. Nor could any "evidence" that was obtained be used against you as it was the product of an illegal search not to mention that you cannot record someone without their knowledge. I don't see how they could do so if there is no sound though on the equipment
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I used the app and I was expecting a surveillance expert. Sorry to bother you.
Expert:  AttyCBradford replied 5 months ago.
it's okay !! best of luck to you

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