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Ring Camera for Apt (by Lisa H. [MD]) Feb 8, 2024 9:25 PM
       Ring Camera for Apt (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Feb 8, 2024 10:40 PM
       Ring Camera for Apt (by Deanna [TX]) Feb 8, 2024 11:12 PM

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Ring Camera for Apt (by Lisa H. [MD]) Posted on: Feb 8, 2024 9:25 PM


This question regards my young adult disabled son who lives with supports in a high-rise apartment building. Due to his disability (Autism) we have safety concerns with who may attempt entry into his unit. With his agreement, we are considering a Ring or similar door camera for his unit door.

I'm wondering if there are any laws that we should be aware of such as privacy for other residents that live on his floor? Would like to be informed prior to approaching the Property Manager. --100.15.xx.xxx

Ring Camera for Apt (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Feb 8, 2024 10:40 PM


Sounds like a great idea.

I'm seeing Ring doorbells on apartment doors when I do In Home Visits. Makes A LOT of sense at an apt. Mount with Command strips.

It's much more common and accepted, and it's a plus for the neighbor's security.

I would talk to/reassure the neighbor.

Just be aware it will go BLING every time someone walks by.

The Ring 3? has zones you can aim and adjust. Buy a second battery so you can charge it and swap it for him.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx

Ring Camera for Apt (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Feb 8, 2024 11:12 PM

You can check with an attorney to be sure, but I would expect there to not be an expectation of privacy in a common hallway.

According to the internet---

"Video surveillance is a bit different than audio surveillance under Maryland law. It is legal in Maryland to use surveillance video in your home, including on your porch or lawn, without consent from the parties being recorded.

"However, it is illegal to use hidden surveillance cameras in places where people expect privacy—these places include bathrooms or dressing rooms. Deliberately using video to record people in their respective private residences or in a private place without their consent is considered unlawful in the state of Maryland."

It cites the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors blog post from 3/27/19 entitled "Is it Legal to Record Audio or Video In Maryland without Consent?" --137.118.xx.xxx

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