Speaker: The name of the person delivering the speech
Date: Date when the speaker will deliver the speech
Topic: Video Recording should not be allowed while renting a house or apartment.
Purpose of the speech: To enlighten people on video recording in rental houses or apartments– how to prevent video recording and also what actions to take in case you discover hidden cameras in your room.
Attention getter: Technology has been used as a tool when it comes to recording videos and audios. Today, you will find surveillance cameras in large companies and on the streets. However, many people have taken caution and installed cameras in their homes, both indoors and outdoors for security purposes. It is logical if you want to feel secure in your house but some people have misused cameras for their own benefits. It is acceptable to install surveillance cameras in your private home but is quite unacceptable to install cameras in rental houses or apartments. Many individuals consider this unethical because it is an invasion of privacy especially if the client is not aware of these cameras. Therefore, video recording should not be allowed while renting a house or apartment.
Transition: How indoor cameras are regulated in the state and national level.
Regulations on indoor cameras: It has come to my attention that many people don’t check their rental rooms for hidden cameras or audio devices. In the state, using a hidden camera in your house is legal but I advise you to research on the laws in your country or town regarding the use of any surveillance equipment. In my opinion, whether the use of hidden cameras is legal or not, one should not assume it is acceptable to record a client without his or her consent. On the other hand, the use of audio devices is unacceptable, whether it is a conversation or monitoring you clients occupying your room next door. When you discover that your host is recording videos or audios in your room, you should immediately call the police. In my experience, it is necessary to inform your client about any cameras installed in the apartment or the house to be rented. If you cannot guarantee privacy for your clients, they have the right to sue you for the invasion of privacy.
Transition: I strongly support the law stating that it is illegal to install cameras or audio devices in rental houses or apartments.
Airbnb involved in a lawsuit: Airbnb is one of the largest company offering rental houses and apartments. This company has been involved in a lawsuit when one of their clients claimed that there were hidden cameras in the room she rented. The client was not informed about the indoor cameras, therefore, she was not cautious when discussing personal matters and business with her partner. Airbnb values client’s privacy and therefore if any undisclosed cameras are found, the landlord listing the house or apartment is terminated. To avoid these irregularities, confirm with your landlord that there are no hidden cameras and also check out for recording devices.
Transition: Confirming that there aren’t hidden cameras in the room will help you to enjoy your vacation freely knowing that no one is watching or listening to your conversations.
Summary: Clearly, privacy and personal space should be considered when renting a house or apartment. Always keep the doors closed to avoid disturbances and noise. More so, check out for hidden cameras and audio devices before renting a house or an apartment.
Concluding device: Before you pack your bags, research on the laws regarding cameras in that state. Additionally, companies offering rental services, for example, Airbnb, should authorize all the listed landlords and tenants to respect their client’s privacy and personal space. Nevertheless, always watch out for video recording devices when renting a house or apartment.