Can a Landlord Use Surveillance Outside a Property?

Inspired by "Is IR Video Surveillance Legal In Movie Theaters? " and a call by one of my clients.

A client of ours is going to rent his property, a house, that has a surveillance system we installed and has remote viewing setup. He originally contacted me and asked how he could keep his connectivity to his him system. Without much thought I gave him some suggestions on doing just that. Today he called and someone had mentioned to him that leaving the system online and recording was an invasion of privacy. I am not sure whether this is or not. To me it seems that if all the cameras are on the exterior of the property, which they are, that this may be legal. I am pretty sure if the landlord discloses the presence of the system and has the tenant sign an agreement there would be no issue.

What do you think or know? Can a landlord use a surveillance system on their property without any sort of agreement with a tenant?

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