Ring Doorbell concerns

Hi,
today I’ve just noticed my neighbour directly opposite has installed a ring doorbell. 

when I look out my kitchen window I can see it, from the camera to the end of my drive it’s about 10 meters.

is there anything I can do? I’m not sure if it is recording motion or they just use it to view live as and when or if they can hear audio.

Should the doorbell be facing out from the door because if that the case it would not be pointing towards my property as they have the doorbell as they come out the door attached to the wall on the right.

thanks.
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  • Grenage
    Grenage Posts: 2,899 Forumite
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    Data protection laws come into effect if it views more than their property, other than that there's not much you can you.

    Sounds like it's a fair distance away.

    They could view live footage at any time if they desired, although I'm not sure why they would.
  • happy2017
    happy2017 Posts: 91 Forumite
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    It definitely will capture my property along with maybe 2-3 on either side of me
  • Grenage
    Grenage Posts: 2,899 Forumite
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    That's not uncommon with video doorbells.  They aren't doing anything wrong.
  • powerful_Rogue
    powerful_Rogue Posts: 7,509 Forumite
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    happy2017 said:
    It definitely will capture my property along with maybe 2-3 on either side of me
    Not if they use the privacy settings and blank your property out.

  • Sarahspangles
    Sarahspangles Posts: 1,355 Forumite
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    If the doorbell is set to record motion the householder normally sets the range so that it only records when someone steps on the path, otherwise every passing car will set it off. 
  • happy2017
    happy2017 Posts: 91 Forumite
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    I’m going to test it later tonight just going on to my drive to see if the light comes on
  • powerful_Rogue
    powerful_Rogue Posts: 7,509 Forumite
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    happy2017 said:
    I’m going to test it later tonight just going on to my drive to see if the light comes on
    The light might come on, however doesn't mean it's recording.

  • Undervalued
    Undervalued Posts: 8,844 Forumite
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    Quite!

    I am always amazed that people get so exercised about this perceived "problem". 

    Whilst there are laws that regulate the use of CCTV, mainly in a business setting, it is often forgotten that using a hand held camera you can photograph / film pretty much anything or anybody that you like!


  • GrubbyGirl_2
    GrubbyGirl_2 Posts: 722 Forumite
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    Think of it in a positive way - If they wanted to see what you were doing all day they could simply sit at their window and watch you.  Now they have a ring doorbell pointed at your property you now have additional security so if something happens to your property they will hopefully have a recording.  I have a ring floodlight camera and when my neighbour is away on holiday I extend my recording coverage to include their driveway and they appreciate that.  In fact I actually caught someone checking out their van one night so I reported it to the police
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