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CCTV and Smart Doorbell Cameras

Installing CCTV and smart doorbell cameras can be an effective way to enhance the security of your home. However, it is important to use them considerately and responsibly, and to seek permission from Beyond Housing before installation.

Beyond Housing has guidelines and requirements that must be followed when it comes to the installation of CCTV and other security devices. This is because the installation of such devices can have an impact on the privacy of others, and it is important to ensure that everyone’s rights are respected.

Before installing CCTV or a smart doorbell cameras, you should contact Beyond Housing to seek permission and guidance. You can fill out this form and selection the option for ‘Request an alteration or improvement to my home’.

Where permission is given, and you are installing your CCTV or smart doorbell cameras, there are some important considerations to keep in mind:

  • Ensure the devices are only pointed at your own property and capturing only your own home and garden. This will help to avoid any potential conflicts or disputes and keeps you safely within the law
  • Make sure that the devices are not intrusive or obtrusive. For example, a CCTV camera that is too large or positioned in an obvious place can be intimidating for passers-by and neighbours. Similarly, a smart doorbell cameras that is too loud or frequently activated can be a nuisance for those in the vicinity.

By following these guidelines, you can help to maintain a safe and respectful environment for yourself, your neighbours and community.