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Is it illegal to setup a hidden camera in my house to monitor a nanny or dog sitter?
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Am i required by law to inform everyone that comes in my home if i have a hidden camera in my living room?
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Family Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 10 months ago

Am i required by law to inform everyone that comes in my home if i have a hidden camera in my living room?

Response: Yes. You need to post a notice to everyone coming into your home that there is a hidden camera in your home.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
al those nanny cams that they sell are illegal to use unless the nanny is told about it? What constitutes a posted notice to everyone?
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Brinks website statesGenerally speaking, it's legal in the United States to record surveillance video with a hidden camera in your home without the consent of the person you're recording. That's why the use of nanny cams is becoming increasingly common among parents and guardians who work outside their homes during the day. But before you place a hidden camera or nanny cam in your home, it's a good idea to research the laws in your state. For an extra measure of security, you may also want to speak to an attorney about the specific ways you plan to use your camera.One important distinction to keep in mind is the difference between audio recording and video recording. Across the country, the restrictions regarding audio surveillance are a lot tougher (which we'll discuss further later in this piece). In most states, it's illegal to record hidden camera video in areas where your subjects have a reasonable expectation of privacy. In your home, these areas might include bathrooms and bedrooms (if your subject lives with you — as in the case of a live-in nanny).
Family Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 10 months ago

So al those nanny cams that they sell are illegal to use unless the nanny is told about it?

Response 1: That is correct. In order to tape someone, you have to obtain prior consent. You can obtain this consent by letting the nanny know in your agreement that you may have a hidden camera in the house and by also posting a notice outside your door to let anyone entering the house know that their activities could be recorded because you have a hidden camera in the house.

What constitutes a posted notice to everyone?

Response 2: See my first response.

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