What is the Legal Risk of Recording Over Surveillance Video?

Author: John Honovich, Published on Sep 04, 2011

One common fear among surveillance users is that video will be recorded over before the user knows or is able to retrieve the video. Under such circumstances, fears of lawsuits and litigation are significant.

A recent US court case involving Wal-Mart provides a valuable precedent that users should not be found liable for video recorded over in the normal course of events.

**** **** *** ******** ****** ** ****** ** *** *** ****** Superior ***** *** *** **** *** *** **** ******* *** be ***** ****: ***** ** ****-***** ********.

**** *** *** *** *********** ** *** ****:

  • * ***-**** ******** ******* ******* ********** ******** ** ** ******** department ******** ******** *********** ** ***-**** ****. ** *** ******** was *******, ******** ********** *** ********* *** ********** *** ****** bags ** **********.
  • * **** ***** *** ********, *** ********* ********* * **** of *** ***********.
  • * ****** ***** *** ***** ******* ***-**** ** ******* *** video ******** ** *** **** ** *** ********
  • ***-**** **** ******** ***** ***** ***** (***** * ******* ****) and ***** *** ******* *** **** ** *** ***** *** recorded **** ***** ** ****
  • ********* *** ***** ****** ** ***********. *******, *** ********* ******** on *** ***** ** *** ********* ************ *****.
  • *** ****** *** ****** **** *** ***** ********** "** ** undisputed **** ***-****, *** *** *** ******, ********* *** ********** value ** *** ********** ** ****** **** ****, ******** ** its ******, ****** **** *****. ***** ***** **** ****** ** the ****** "** * ****** ** *******," *** ******* ***** found ** ******** ** *** ***** ** *** ******. ***** v. ********, *** *.*. ***, *** (****). *********, *** ******* of ***** ** ***-**** ****** ** ********** ******** ** *** faith ** *** ****** ****. "

** ***** **** ** * **** **** ** ***** **** concerned ******** ******** ** ** ** * ****** ******* *** that ******** * ********* *** ****.

**** **** ****** **** ***** ******** **** ********* *** *** having ******** *****. ***** ***** ********* *** ********* ****** *** prosecuting, *** ****** **** ** **** ****** **** ** ********** with *** ******* ** **** ****.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Milestone Beats OnSSI In Court on Jul 17, 2017
The litigation between former partners Milestone and OnSSI has finished, confirmed by both parties. In April 2016, OnSSI sued Milestone and in...
Manufacturers Shipping Unlicensed H.265 Products on Jun 22, 2017
While H.265 support in video surveillance is growing, IPVM's research shows that most surveillance manufacturers are shipping H.265 products with...
No Hack, Still Liable, Court Finds ADT on Jun 20, 2017
Recently, ADT has been in the news for a $16 million settlement for a cyber security vulnerability class action suit. One of the most important...
Non-Competes Divide Integrators on Jun 12, 2017
Non-competes are controversial legal agreements that prohibit parties (typically employees) from working in a similar role or trade of their...
ShotSpotter IPOs, Facing Low Revenue and Losses on Jun 09, 2017
A rare event for North American security manufacturers has happened. ShotSpotter has IPOed on the NASDAQ, raising $30.8 million. US IPOs,...
Shark Tank Startup Guard Llama Mobile Panic Tested on May 16, 2017
A Shark Tank TV show appearance has attracted big attention for Guard Llama, a security startup touting a 'panic button' paired with mobile app...
Mobile Video Installation Statistics on May 02, 2017
Mobile video systems - those mounted on buses, trains, cars, boats, etc. - are a niche within video surveillance with its own particular...
Duress Codes For Alarms Systems on May 02, 2017
An alarm system can call for help in the event of an attempted break in, but only if it is armed. If an adversary forces an authorized user to...
Burglar Alarm Zoning Guide on Apr 28, 2017
The function of an alarm panel is to gather information from sensors and respond to this information by triggering actions. While it is possible to...
A Marketing Home Run For Knightscope - Man Attacks Robot on Apr 27, 2017
We criticize Knightscope regularly - their lack of revenue, their trying to fool mom 'n pop investors, their associating themselves with a clueless...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Security Robots Are Just Entertainment on Jul 21, 2017
Great entertainment, no real security value.  That is the happy (or sad) state of security robots in 2017. Knightscope robot's drowning, the...
Wireless Burglar Alarm Sensors Guide on Jul 21, 2017
Wireless sensors for burglar alarm sensors are an increasingly common option for the historical labor intensive wired alarm systems. However,...
Competing Against ADT on Jul 20, 2017
ADT is one of the biggest players in the security industry, with ~$4 billion revenue. In 2017, they were acquired / merged with Protection...
Hikvision Launching Deep Learning Recorders on Jul 20, 2017
Hikvision has become a common choice for super low cost NVRs. Now, Hikvision is aiming to move up market, with deep learning NVRs that claim far...
PR Campaign Exploiting Manufacturer Cybersecurity on Jul 20, 2017
Manufacturers increasingly have a bulls-eye on their back. As cyber security solutions providers grow, they realize a great way to get publicity...
Axis Door Station Tested (A8105-E) on Jul 19, 2017
Axis continues their push into niche markets, especially audio, with network speakers, an IP horn, and video door stations. We bought and tested...
Manufacturer Favorability Guide on Jul 19, 2017
This 120 page PDF guide may be downloaded inside by all IPVM members. It covers our 20 manufacturer favorability rankings and 20 manufacturer...
$8 Billion Utility Georgia Power Enters Surveillance Business Offering Avigilon And Genetec on Jul 19, 2017
Utilities are typically considered major customers of surveillance integrators but one utility, Georgia Power, with $8+ billion in annual revenue...
Knightscope Laughs off Robot Drowning on Jul 18, 2017
A day after a Knightscope robot drowned, Knightscope has issued an 'official statement' making fun of the issue: The implied message is that...
Microsoft Video AI Cloud Services Examined on Jul 18, 2017
Microsoft has released one of the most amazing video analytics marketing videos ever. In it, they detect oil spills, track individual people giving...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact