Indoor security cameras

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Would like input on indoor security cameras from anyone that has had experience with using them in a entry/kitchen/commons area of their B&B.

Thanks!

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Why do you feel the need to monitor these areas with cameras? Have you experienced a problem? 

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We have two Ring cameras outside and two inside. 

The outside cameras are pointed at our front door (doorbell), and our parking lot, to alert us to arriving guests.

The inside ones are pointed at the front door and our back door, where guests enter. Again, just to let us know about arriving guests. It's a two-story climb to our owner's suite, so we don't want to rush downstairs every time someone comes in to see if it's a new guest or an existing one.

We do not have any other cameras scattered about the inside of the property. None of the 4 cameras have their microphones turned on. We don't evesdrop.

We disclose all all this to our guests in our guestbook. We understand that people are skittish about such things. Amazingly, no one seems to notice, care or comment on them. 

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This is all we're interested in - having the entry points monitored. As far as evesdropping...ugh, I think we all lives, and have much better things to do than to care or go to that extreme with guests...especially the cranky ones!

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Northern Dreamer wrote:

As far as evesdropping...ugh, I think we all lives, and have much better things to do than to care or go to that extreme with guests...especially the cranky ones!

It's not about your reality, it's about their perception. You know how people are, always thinking the worst.

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I've know of a few who used them outside, for instance, to see who is ringing the door bell, but don't know of anyone putting them inside the house. That would probably give some guests an uncomfortable feeling of being watched or even spied upon.

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