Santa Monica Mother Faces Eviction Over Doorbell Security System

Santa Monica Mother Faces Eviction Over Doorbell Security System


THE GROUND LAST NIGHT AT THE OBSERVATORY. A MAN PUNCHED HIM IN THE FACE AND HE WAS KNOCKED OUT FOR ABOUT A MINUTE. PEOPLE THINK A RIVAL WRAPPER WAS BEHIND THE ATTACK. JUAN: A WOMAN WHO INSTALLED A SECURITY DOORBELL IS FACING TROUBLE BECAUSE SHE DID NOT HAVE CONSENT FROM HER LANDLORD. REPORTER: BC MIKE SIMPLE WAYS TO ADD SECURITY BUT IF YOU ARE A RENTER AND YOU SIGNED A LEASE THAT SAYS YOU WON’T ALTER THE PROPERTY, INSTALLING THIS COULD VIOLATE THAT. THIS BATTLE COULD LAND THIS WOMAN AND HER DAUGHTERS OUT OF THEIR HOME. WITH A SPIKE IN HOME BURGLARIES ACROSS CALIFORNIA, HOME SECURITY SYSTEMS ARE BECOMING MORE AND MORE POPULAR. I CAN LOOK ON MY PHONE OR MY IPAD AND SEE WHO IS THERE. REPORTER: JESSICA INSTALLED THIS DOORBELL AT HER APARTMENT AND WAS SURPRISED AT WHAT CAME NEXT. THE DAY I PUT IT UP, I GOT A NOTICING I HAD TO TAKE IT DOWN. REPORTER: SHE MOVED IN IN 2009 AND HER LEASE SAYS SHE CAN’T ALTER THE PREMISE OF HER APARTMENT. SHE WROTE A LETTER ASKING TO LEAVE IT UP. THEN I HEARD FROM THEIR LAWYER SAYING I HAD UNTIL JUNE 14 TO REMOVE THE BELL AND TO REPAIR THE WALL, WHICH I’M DOOR, OR THEY WILL START THE EVICTION PROCESS. REPORTER: SHE’S FRUSTRATED BECAUSE SHE SAID DOORS TO THE BUILDING AREN’T LOCKED AND SHE DOES NOT HAVE A PEEPHOLE ON HER DOOR. THESE ARE THINGS THAT ANYONE SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TOO. I DON’T UNDERSTAND WE WOULDN’T WANT TO HELP THE SAFETY OF THE BUILDING AND WHY A LANDLORD WOULDN’T WANT THE UTMOST SAFETY FOR THEIR TENANTS. REPORTER: SHE IS STILL FIGHTING THE BATTLE BUT ALSO LOOKING FOR ANOTHER WAY TO MOUNT THE DEVICE, NOT ON THE DOOR OR WALL.

5 Replies to “Santa Monica Mother Faces Eviction Over Doorbell Security System”

  1. You saw the place before you signed the lease. You signed the lease. Abide by the lease or move.
    Having said that, the rental company have their collective heads up their asses.

  2. The installation of the device consists of sticking the device to the door with a 2 sided adhesive. There is no structural change or anything and can easily be taken off and adhesive removed. It is wireless and Battey powered as well so no cables need to be run. You technically alter the property if you hang a picture which does more damage to interior walls. While she can fight it and win an eviction she will either be asked to leave and have no renewal at the end of the rental agreement.

  3. I can see it from two sides, it's an apartment complex with many people and her camera is placed outside her dwelling which can create tension with her neighbors since they don't know what she could be doing with the footage, she could be using the footage to stalk neighbors and see who's home or away, however if the camera was inside her home it could still be effective as a safety device but would only capture people who actually enter the home. I don't understand why she needs the camera outside of the door unless people steal her packages

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