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Title says it all. Thinking about having one when I go.
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Yes. Very.
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What did you have in mind? If you think things are going missing then no.
If you intend to put a camera up outside your room, then yes and some of the housemates wont be happy.
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yes..... very much so.
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What did you have in mind? If you think things are going missing then no.
If you intend to put a camera up outside your room, then yes and some of the housemates wont be happy.
Just a few cameras to ensure my laptop, tablet and guitars don't get stolen. All inside my room, they'll be discrete. I've heard a lot of horror stories about things like that, and I can't afford losing them.
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Just a few cameras to ensure my laptop, tablet and guitars don't get stolen. All inside my room, they'll be discrete. I've heard a lot of horror stories about things like that, and I can't afford losing them.
do you not have a lock on your room door ??

my experience at UNI, only one thing was stolen from me, and that happened in a house viewing, im pretty sure someone came in and stole one of my Zippos.
One of my mates had his speaker wire cut up, but it wasnt in his room and it was after a loud pres, so i think someone got pissed. apart from that in my 2 years at UNI i havent heard of experienced many horrer stories.

One of my mates in halls, literally kept his room open 24/7, since he lost his keys. He openly left notes/money,His 2 £500+ fenders, his mac, his card and a lot of stuff just out .. nothing was ever stolen and people knew his room was open and used to just walk in to chill there ( he didnt mind ). One of my mate shouse also had no locks on anyones door, and nothign got stolen.. At the end of the day itll be hard to steal something and use it since you live with that persona and most people dont steal or dont see it as wortwhile .

so yh these horrer stories are just worse case tbh ..... people are less scummy in real life. if you have a reason to get CCTV like someone actually stole form you then okay but otherwis eits a waste of time and money.
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(Original post by bolt3791)
Just a few cameras to ensure my laptop, tablet and guitars don't get stolen. All inside my room, they'll be discrete. I've heard a lot of horror stories about things like that, and I can't afford losing them.
Is this uni accommodation?

If its on your own room then up to you.

Maybe also get them marked and put tracking stuff on.

Being burgled is more likely. I would tend to think its less likely with your actual flatmates. You soon get an idea.
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(Original post by bolt3791)
Title says it all. Thinking about having one when I go.
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(Original post by bolt3791)
Just a few cameras to ensure my laptop, tablet and guitars don't get stolen. All inside my room, they'll be discrete. I've heard a lot of horror stories about things like that, and I can't afford losing them.
No one is going to steal your stuff. Just make sure you only have cheap things in your dorm
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It shouldn't be necessary. I took my laptop, tablet, several current gen consoles, and TV to uni. I didn't advertise what I had in my room (only people I let in the entire time I was there were two friends who lived outwith halls) and kept the curtains closed when I was out as I lived on the ground floor.
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(Original post by bolt3791)
Title says it all. Thinking about having one when I go.
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Yes it's weird. Just keep your door locked - it's as simple as that. My uni had a policy where if anything was stolen from your room and your room was locked, you're covered by insurance. However if you left your room unlocked and things were stolen, that's your own fault for being so careless.
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Can you not lock your door?
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I'm intrigued. I think this is an interesting and good idea!

I can understand the downside is that anyone who is invited over is then being recorded. Someone will need to correct me if I am wrong, but does that not mean you'll need to flag up the fact you have CCTV?
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Yeah, pretty weird.
Don't do it. Get insurance instead.

(Original post by DrSebWilkes)
I'm intrigued. I think this is an interesting and good idea!

I can understand the downside is that anyone who is invited over is then being recorded. Someone will need to correct me if I am wrong, but does that not mean you'll need to flag up the fact you have CCTV?
And any partner they bring back will be unaware that they're featuring in a sex tape.
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*plot twist.... the CCTV gets stolen....
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Yeah, pretty weird.
Don't do it. Get insurance instead.



And any partner they bring back will be unaware that they're featuring in a sex tape.
A lot of CCTV, cheaper certainly so, does not feature sound, and if the cameras are pointed towards items that are generally fixed, such as a Laptop, and not the bed (I assume that's where most of the action occurs), then what's the issue?

Also even if someone inadvertently got caught in the sex tape, it's illegal to do anything with it.
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Really very unnecessary - halls commonly now have an electronic keycard for getting in and out of places if not an actual key - usually a door to get into your block, then your flat, then your actual room. It is very rare anything would be stolen other than by someone you physically let into your room.
And after first year it shouldn't matter anyway if you pick who you live with well
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Is it against uni policy? You'd have to check whether you'd actually be allowed to set one up as there are privacy issues if other people are recorded as a result without express consent (although, you could tell them about it and make it public knowledge so your chances of your stuff being stolen is further reduced). Just something I'd keep in mind.
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Sounds like you're more likely to create a legal problem than solve one.

Very odd.
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sounds okay to me, although you should get an insurance instead (and learn how to take care not to get things stolen)

just make sure your uni allows this

and don't invite anyone over lol just in case it isn't legal or something
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