I need to secure my apartment and my parking space. the management of the apartment block refuses the residents request to reinstall security gates back on the front of the building. what am I legally allowed by the state county and city law to do to secure my property?
If the installation of your security system does not damage the landlord's property or intrude into the private space of other tenants--i.e., only it takes video of space where nobody has an expectation of privacy, except yourself-- then you should be able to take surveillance video.
A tenant cannot require the landlord to install security gates and the landlord can prohibit your attaching cameras and other equipment to his building, just like they can prohibit installation of satellite dishes, etc. If you can install it without attaching things to the building, like the camera mounted on a tripod pointed out a window, it will probably would be legal. You would not, of course, be allowed to intrude on others right to privacy.
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