John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor  (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS)

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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John,

I would check into the legal aspect of that, just to be on the safe side...

Jan 05, 2017 09:06 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
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Too expensive and troublesome. Invest in some motion-activated, battery operated cameras that can be placed in a home as needed. You can't stop the break-in with a security system even if it is monitored. All you really need are cameras that can capture the perp in action so the police can hopefully track them down. Technology is very advanced and it wouldn't be hard to place a couple cameras. When a break-in occurs, review the footage and provide copies to the police.

Jan 05, 2017 08:18 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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     Lawyer up.  You may need the Tenant's permission, depending upon the laws in your state.  Especially if you include audio.

Jan 05, 2017 06:30 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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I was curious to see what people had to say on this issue. I would not personally be inclined to do this.

Jan 05, 2017 05:29 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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My broker does this on an apartment building he manages. It has helped him get tenants out that weren't following the rules and disturbing other tenants. I'm being nice and diplomatic here. These camera were only in the common areas and hallways. 

Jan 05, 2017 05:01 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
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It seems a little creepy to me.   Oh by the way, my answer is no.  

Jan 05, 2017 04:31 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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No.

Jan 05, 2017 04:02 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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They have some really inexpensive equipment that uses small cameras via a computer that can do the job. So can a sign that says...VIDEO CAMERA too

Jan 05, 2017 03:31 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Cameras and bars on the window say "unsafe neighborhood" to most people (if not all).  I don't provide any security systems or cameras, if the tenants want to install these they need to get my permission and provide me with a code and not damage the property with installation of sensors.

Jan 06, 2017 10:36 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
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Nope. For vacant rentals, owners hardly ever leave their WIFI active.

            For tenant-occupied rentals, there is the issue of privacy.

Jan 06, 2017 07:23 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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No I do not - if the tenants want to pay for it I would approve it but I'm not paying for it

Jan 06, 2017 05:45 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
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watch privacy issues

Jan 06, 2017 05:39 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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no

Jan 06, 2017 04:54 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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no

Jan 06, 2017 04:19 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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Not me.

Jan 05, 2017 04:43 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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No, I don't and don't think I ever would - unless it was on the outside!

Jan 05, 2017 04:36 PM
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Joan Cox
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I have clients that do, and protects their asset!  

Jan 07, 2017 11:45 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
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No more rentals in my portfolio

Jan 06, 2017 07:08 AM
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Nina Hollander
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As I don't have any rental properties, the answer is no.

Jan 06, 2017 05:12 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
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No I 

Jan 05, 2017 08:43 PM
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Roy Kelley
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Nope.

Jan 05, 2017 07:02 PM
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FN LN
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Some people do.

Jan 05, 2017 05:59 PM
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Bob Crane
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I have them on my office, but not on the rentals.

Jan 05, 2017 05:21 PM