Should I Be Worried About Video Surveillance During My Worker's Comp Case?
Filing workers’ compensation claims is becoming more and more common in this day and age. It is also common for insurance companies to look more into the people filing those claims. These carriers do not want to be defrauded out of money. Because of this wariness, they might go as far as to film you going through your typical daily activities.
They want to know as much as they can about you. When it comes to video surveillance, they will make it look as invisible as they can so that you won’t find it easily. They will use these video surveillance systems to keep watch on you and possibly your family. You need to be watchful for this so let’s take a look at these systems.
What do these new surveillance systems look like?
A traffic cone video surveillance system looks like what appears to be a typical traffic cone used on streets in America today. You wouldn’t realize that the traffic cone is taping your activity in front of your home. You do not see the video recording system on the outside of the cone itself. It will provide video surveillance that is completely wireless, battery-powered, outdoor, and covertly operated. This operating system can also detect patterns in the use of smartphones from people in the area around the traffic cone.
There is a particular model offered by Boundless Security Systems that touts a low-battery option that uses one-tenth the power as other models. These security systems is starting to be used quite a bit by insurance companies who want to keep an eye on the people filing for workers’ compensation. The battery can last up to 4 weeks of around-the-clock surveillance, which means officials spend less time investigating their cases.
Why are insurance companies using these surveillance techniques?
Insurance companies have been making more use of the current video technology lately and this instance is not an exception by any means. These video systems are used by these companies to keep an eye on those who have filed for workers’ compensation funding. The companies want to make sure that no one is trying to defraud them in any way. However, these systems are usually filming 24/7 and will film everything that happens within their “line of sight”. This means that they will capture everything you do in the vicinity of the lens of this camera.
It can capture you entering and exiting the house along with any conversations you are having, whether it is with another person standing next to you or on your cellphone. This can make anyone feel more than a little uncomfortable if they know about it. However, these camera systems are unable to be seen due to their incredibly small size. They are usually hidden by a traffic cone, which might not be an unusual sight to you as it sits in front of your house. Because of this, it is a good idea to be wary of anything you find in your general vicinity. As you are getting ready to go to court, make sure the lawyer is aware of any surveillance equipment you find.
Greenville, NC Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
I’m Brian Ricci, a workers’ compensation lawyer in Greenville, NC. If you or a loved one has sustained an injury at work, please call me at please call me at (252) 752-7785 or 800-387-6406 for free, friendly advice.
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