Privacy is the main issue with a listening device. It is illegal to breech the right of privacy so it is important to be careful when using a listening device that you are not using it to do this. Listening devices are a cost effective method of keeping a garage, holiday home or lock up etc secure. If someone breaks in you can hear the noises and possibly identify the offender.
Privacy And Listening Devices
Every person in the UK enjoys a right to privacy. This right cannot be usurped in any way unless the right to privacy is in conflict with the law. Hence, using a listening device to eavesdrop on a private conversation is not allowed. For a listening device to be used in someone’s home it needs the approval of the owner and everyone living in the home must be informed of the device.
The Many Uses Of A Listening Device
Listening devices are a small and compact item and can be easily hidden from view. This makes them ideal for use as a security device. Keeping a listening device in your garden will let you know if you have an intruder. The device is voice or noise activated and can alert you by mobile phone if it goes off. This gives you the opportunity to call the police and inform them.
Keep Your Animals Safe
Placing a listening device in your stables or kennels will allow you to know if someone has visited your animals without your knowledge or permission. Animals, especially horses and donkeys are often kept away from your home or living area. This makes it easier for people to break in with a purpose of either stealing or harming your pets or work animals.
Protect Your Belongings
A large percentage of the people in the UK may keep some belongings, such as cars, caravans and boats in lockup sheds, boat houses or barns if they do not have enough room in their homes. These lockups are often far from their homes and keeping them secure can be an expensive problem. However, placing a listening device in the lock up will provide the security of knowing if someone has broken in or they have attempted to break in.
Keeping Elderly Relatives Safe
Sometimes older people who live alone refuse to leave their family home even though they are not able to look after themselves as well as they used to. Fitting a listening device into their home, perhaps in the bedroom or kitchen will hopefully alert you to any falls or problems that your relative may be having. It is also a device that can keep a note of the times and dates of any issues so they can be analysed with the aim of persuading the relative to move in with you or move onto a home where they can enjoy time in comfort with other people in a similar position.