equipment is used as part of an audio monitoring system, the law requires
that the public be given notice of AUDIO MONITORING ON THE PREMISES.
A decal notice is included with each microphone shipped.
REGARDING AUDIO SURVEILLANCE
Codes, Title 18, Section 2510 (2) states:
Oral communication means any "oral communication" uttered by a person
exhibiting an expectation that such communication is not subject to
interception under circumstances justifying such expectation.
By definition of
the code section, a person cannot have an expectation of privacy, nor can he
or she expect that communication will not be intercepted, if there are
public signs posted, indicating that the communication is being monitored.
Amendment of the Constitution provides that any conversation between
individuals is private, unless otherwise notified. In simple terms, this
means that any overhearing or recording of a conversation is illegal ...unless
both parties are aware that it is being done.
In order to comply
with the law, LOUROE ELECTRONICS provides a disclaimer stating, AUDIO
MONITORING ON THE PREMISES. These disclaimers must be affixed, in plain
view, to all entrances where the microphones are installed.
It is suggested
that distributors notify customers, at the time of installation (or sale) of
the equipment, that disclaimers must be in plain view at all entrances and
In that some state
laws may vary, it is further suggested that you consult with your local
attorney, and become fully aware of the local laws in this regard.
Federal Regulations, US Code, Title 18. Crime and Criminal Procedure, Sec