Is CCTV legal in a room rental apartment?

Discuss about life in Singapore. Ask about cost of living, housing, travel, etiquette & lifestyle. Share experience & advice with Singaporeans & expat staying in Singapore.
Post Reply
User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 39553
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 10
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 20 Jan 2011 4:55 pm

JayCee wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Outsiders cannot come in and use the facilities willy-nilly. The Renter's/owners have right of access, but outsiders must be invited in. This is even controlled by guards manning the gate as well -
Assuming those guards are actually doing something other than sitting on their arses reading a newspaper or playing cards with eachother. I've yet to see a condo security guard do any work in the dozens of ones I've visited and certainly have never been stopped walking into the main entrance of any of them
I am, of course, talking about the principle, not necessarily the execution. How many owners would sit down every day to look at all the photos/tapes of the cctv in the house. Anyway, we all should be getting used to the 1984 scenario by now, especially with all of the reality shows on TV. :lol:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 39553
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 10
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 20 Jan 2011 4:56 pm

JR8 wrote:Did you think of putting a plastic bag over the camera?
No, but I've though about bagging some of the girls I've "known" in years gone by. I finally threw away my beer goggles! :lol:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

x9200
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 9862
Joined: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 4:06 pm
Location: Singapore

Post by x9200 » Thu, 20 Jan 2011 5:05 pm

JR8 wrote:Did you think of putting a plastic bag over the camera?
There is a condo - forgot the name, pretty new, opposite to BTT Plaza, where the developer got the idea of installing cctv in all the units. Two apartments we visited had plastic bags over the cameras :)

User avatar
JR8
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 16516
Joined: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:43 pm
Location: K. Puki Manis

Post by JR8 » Thu, 20 Jan 2011 5:15 pm

x9200 wrote:
JR8 wrote:Did you think of putting a plastic bag over the camera?
There is a condo - forgot the name, pretty new, opposite to BTT Plaza, where the developer got the idea of installing cctv in all the units. Two apartments we visited had plastic bags over the cameras :)

Pretty damned obvious thing to do. We used to have them in the lifts in NYC so sex was off-limits there

User avatar
JR8
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 16516
Joined: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:43 pm
Location: K. Puki Manis

Post by JR8 » Thu, 20 Jan 2011 5:16 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
JR8 wrote:Did you think of putting a plastic bag over the camera?
No, but I've though about bagging some of the girls I've "known" in years gone by. I finally threw away my beer goggles! :lol:
Que? You been on the sherry? :)

x9200
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 9862
Joined: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 4:06 pm
Location: Singapore

Re: Is CCTV legal in a room rental apartment?

Post by x9200 » Thu, 20 Jan 2011 8:05 pm

cocorossello wrote: Also, as we didn't like the CCTV idea, I changed the router configuration so the cameras were not recording anymore (MAC address filtering). Now he thinks that I deleted all the recorded data and he is advising me that it is ilegal and he is very angry with us.

Overlooked this part... who's router is it?

Can anyone give me an advise? I don't know what to do...
I am not sure. It is kinda gray area. IMHO it is a violation of the privacy but not that significant to break the contract.

User avatar
durain
Director
Director
Posts: 3666
Joined: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 8:15 pm
Location: Location: Location: Location:

Post by durain » Thu, 20 Jan 2011 9:28 pm

install your own cctv and alarm in your room.

User avatar
JR8
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 16516
Joined: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:43 pm
Location: K. Puki Manis

Post by JR8 » Thu, 20 Jan 2011 9:37 pm

This is one of the weirder threads that I could imagine...

carlsum1986
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 479
Joined: Sun, 06 Jun 2010 9:49 pm
Location: Bangkok

Post by carlsum1986 » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 9:43 am

take your clothes off and walk aaround naked in the common area if you are a guy.....the landlord would definitely not like what he sees..... :lol:

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 39553
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 10
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 10:01 am

Depends. Could be a Tai-Tai! :lol:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

User avatar
QRM
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1831
Joined: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 5:23 pm
Location: Nassim hill

Post by QRM » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 11:27 am

x9200 wrote:
JR8 wrote:Did you think of putting a plastic bag over the camera?
There is a condo - forgot the name, pretty new, opposite to BTT Plaza, where the developer got the idea of installing cctv in all the units. Two apartments we visited had plastic bags over the cameras :)
The loft condo all have CCTV in the living room, again nice idea at the time, so the owners can check who is coming or going, but as a tenant it seems a bit odd. When we first looked at the apartment some one stuck a panty pad on the camera.

A condo in KL takes a snap shot of everyone who presses the door entry phone button. LOL the wife/hubbie can then scan through all the people who have entered the property.
Last edited by QRM on Fri, 21 Jan 2011 11:40 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
QRM
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1831
Joined: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 5:23 pm
Location: Nassim hill

Post by QRM » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 11:31 am

carlsum1986 wrote:take your clothes off and walk aaround naked in the common area if you are a guy.....the landlord would definitely not like what he sees..... :lol:
or have a laugh and get ghostly outlines etc and parade them around the room, amazed how many people around here believe in those scam ghost videos.

Set up fake murders, or cannibal dinners .

carlsum1986
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 479
Joined: Sun, 06 Jun 2010 9:49 pm
Location: Bangkok

Post by carlsum1986 » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 1:11 pm

QRM wrote:
carlsum1986 wrote:take your clothes off and walk aaround naked in the common area if you are a guy.....the landlord would definitely not like what he sees..... :lol:
or have a laugh and get ghostly outlines etc and parade them around the room, amazed how many people around here believe in those scam ghost videos.

Set up fake murders, or cannibal dinners .
hahahahhahaa

+1

User avatar
ev-disinfection
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 459
Joined: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 4:37 pm
Location: Singapore
Contact:

Post by ev-disinfection » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 3:19 pm

Well, what i would do if there is a cctv in the living room, is a "mission impossible" which is to take a picture of the exact view that the cctv is capturing and clip it, in front of the cctv.

Maybe cocorossello can talk to the police for their advise,
i think that the cctv installed is crazy, first time i have ever heard of this...
but the entering into your rented room by the landlord is a no no... he should have informed you prior...

solsav
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 4:51 pm

Re: Is CCTV legal in a room rental apartment?

Post by solsav » Mon, 13 Jul 2020 5:25 pm

I rented a room, the owner installed a CCTV in the living room without seeking my consent first, stating that they don't have the habit of securing their stuff so hence the camera. Based on the contract I have the right to use the kitchen area (open kitchen visible from living room where the camera is installed) for laundry and light cooking. Though, since I'm not a lawyer I don't know if there's any law, or parts of PDPA, that allow a landlord to install CCTV that inevitably will capture my video. Anyone with info or pointer to where I can find good info on this?

Edit: PDPA turns out to be only applying to organizations and not individuals

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Staying, Living in Singapore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests