A video camera has now been installed into the garbage room to help deter dumping of large rubbish. This has been a continual problem over the years with many residents taking up the extra task of breaking down other peoples boxes and rubbish.
Notices have been placed in the rubbish room to advise that the room is now under surveillance.
There is absolutely no interest in checking if residents are putting the correct items into the correct bins (we should all know what goes into what bin and there are plenty of signs covering this in the rubbish room.
What is considered dumping of rubbish?
The dumping of rubbish is considered to be leaving items outside of the bins. i.e not breaking down boxes, leaving items outside bins which cannot be disposed of via normal resident rubbish collection.
Some important details on privacy.
Video will only be viewed by members of the Exec, with the understanding still images may be taken and used for identification of anyone dumping rubbish.
Non relevant video will be destroyed between 7 and 30 days after capture.
Video is stored on a private encrypted cloud and no video will ever be made public.
What will happen if I do dump rubbish?
Currently there is no by-law allowing the enforcement of fines. This has been discussed at the full Body Corporate meetings and could be included into the by-laws. You will receive a letter from managing agent and there does exist a by-law about private property in common area’s which could be enacted.
Overall we are hopeful that knowing the room is under surveillance will deter the dumping rubbish.
What if I object to being on video?
The installation of a video camera was raised during a Body Corporate General meeting and the exec given authority take necessary action. Please do contact us if you have questions.
Damage to the camera?
The camera is set to use motion detection only (it does not run all the time). Testing prior to installation has shown it actually ‘buffers’ the video feed constantly and records 5 seconds before visible motion is seen on the video. Attempts to damage or tamper with the camera will therefore be recorded. These will be consider damage to common property and dealt with as such.
Final note on transporting your Garbage.
This is more of a courtesy request. We have noticed that sometimes rubbish bags leak on the way to the rubbish room (it happens to us all). Please take a few moments and clean up behind you should this happen.
Many thanks and wishing you all a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year.