- New Jersey
Hello, for those who don't know about mobile home communities, we own our home, and pay what is call " lot rent" . That rent includes, water, sewer and township taxes ( schools ect.). Recently, ( last 1-2 years)of the 72 homes here, at least 11-15 homes installed outside security cameras. 2 of these homes are my neighbors. Both homes have 3-5 cameras, with 1 pointing at my front yard, the other my front door. I have been told by other neighbors, that my business ( whether walking in my yard on the phone or sitting on my front deck) is all over the place. By business I mean my personal life. Conversations regarding my grown children that I've had while on the phone sitting in my yard, to disagreements I've had with my husband on the porch. I emailed the property owners and questioned the legality of this, with no reply. ( email was sent in February 2019) I've looked up several laws, but am still unsure. I've lived here for 30 years, and I could understand 1. If we had crime in the community, 2. If the property owners themselves put up cameras at the entrance. To date, the only one they have put up is at the dumpster. I've asked the homeowners, before I knew they were watching and listening, if their cameras recorded sound, they both said yes. They are not the only ones here who do this. 60% of homes with cameras also watch listen and tell everyone. I never signed any paper allowing myself to be videoed or recorded. The property owners never asked if any of us are ok with this, and most of us ARE NOT ok with this. Do we have any rights in this matter being violated?