Security Dealer & Integrator

OCT 2018

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24 Security Dealer & Integrator / October 2018 any cameras supplied and/or installed by the company are for the safety and security of the residents, invitees, and other persons on the subscriber's premises, and not for any other reason. 2 The written contract should also specify that the company will not install cameras in areas where people have a reasonable expec- tation of privacy, such as bedrooms and bathrooms or in the direction of nearby neighboring properties. 3 The written contract should specify that the subscriber is solely responsible for the content of any video captured by cameras. 4 The company should train per- sonnel on the proper installation and placement of security cameras. Booth 440 The Smart Control Solution Focused on Security We put security first incorporating high-level encryption, multi-level authentication, and advanced processors in our controls, communicators, and wireless devices. M1 goes beyond security with environmental monitoring and flexible control solutions. Our controls integrate with industry leading AV and software partners, providing truly customized solutions for homes and businesses. Our award winning staff offers prompt and friendly support with minimal hold time and extensive product knowledge. Request information: 5 The company should adopt a written policy restrict- ing installation and placement of security cameras. 6 For all professional installa- tions, the company should attach to its written contract an addendum which specifies the location of each item of equip- ment installed, including, of course, the location of each camera. is addendum can be useful for many reasons. In this context, it creates an admissible business record that can be used later – if litigation results – to show that the camera was initially installed in what was deemed a suitable (and legal) location. If the camera is moved aer the ini- tial installation, the subscriber should bear all risks and liabilities. 7 For all self-installations, the equipment should be accom- panied by an express warning that any cameras supplied are not to be used to violate the privacy of others. We cannot always know when we are being recorded or where some- one has placed a camera. For John and Susie, they learned a difficult lesson – that privacy is not guaranteed…and that you should always check behind the ferns. ■ » Tim Pastore is the newest columnist to join the SD&I family. He is a Partner in the New York law firm of Duval & Stachenfeld LLP (, where he is the Chair of the Security Systems and Real Estate Cybersecurity Practice Groups. Mr. Pastore has represented some of the largest companies in the security industry. Reach him at (212) 692-5982 or by e-mail at Legal Brief CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22

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