Harassment From Your Neighbour: Part 8
NFHiB Recommended Products: Managing a nuisance neighbour who is causing ongoing harassment and distress can often be a challenging situation, especially where you may need to acquire evidence covertly and safely.
We have put together our top 5 recommended devices from Fly On The Wall to help you gain the harassment evidence you require in order to provide the much needed proof to authorities, perhaps to initiate or progress formal action further. These devices will assist you to gain the covert evidence you require in instances of harassment from a neighbour. Please be safe and use them wisely.
Lighter DVR Camera (4GB) - This incredibly lifelike product features both voice and colour video recording, internal memory of 4GB & a one touch recording button for up to 4 hours of recording. Priced at only £59.99, this is the perfect accessory to help gather covert evidence of harassment. One Reviewer said "The quality of this camera is excellent, also easy to operate, and playback very clear." - Mike Harding (2010). Buy Now!
Keep your eyes on a nuisance neighbour with these specs - Spy Glasses With Hidden DVR Spy Camera, priced at a great £99.99. Look entirely natural while you take either full colour video, audio recordings (microphone range built-in of up to 2 metres) or image stills at 5MP quality.
Easy connection to PC via USB capability allows you to transfer saved data with ease and the simple 2-button control makes it a breeze to operate these glasses. Buy Now!
Bring a ray of sunshine to the day with the Smiley Badge Hidden DVR Spy Camera that easily clips on (or use supplied suction cup car mounting bracket) at £59.99. Contains a small DVR camera hidden inside. Record up to 6 hours of video in full colour, audio or images (1MP quality) onto a Micro SD card (you'll need to purchase this separately). Connects to a PC via USB for easy transfer. Buy Now!
Wrist wear is most definitely fashionable using the HD Diving Watch DVR Spy Camera (32GB) which allows video and voice recording in a waterproof-to-30-metres watch - priced competitively at £134.99. The battery gives a full 5 hours of use and easy playback via a TV or PC. Buy Now!
The MP3 player has voice recording, colour video capturing and still image capabilities at 1MP quality, giving you a perfect solution for on-the-move covert surveillance and recording. Buy Now!
- Part 1: Harassment From Your Neighbour
- Part 2: Harassment Definitions & Stalking
- Part 3: Harassment and Bullying: Differences
- Part 4: Racial and Sexual Harassment
- Part 5: Legislation & Harassment
- Part 6: PFHA 1997
- Part 7: Other Legislation & Law of Assault
- Part 8: What to do if suffering harassment?
- Part 9: Evidence, Complaining & More Help
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- Forms of Harassment from your Neighbour
- What action you can take about harassment
What can you do if you're suffering with Harassment?
Don't ignore harassment
If you are experiencing harassment, intimidating behaviour or harassment, please don't ignore it - most of the time it's unlikely to go away without some kind of action. Don't feel it's your fault because you're living with it either and you won't be labelled as a 'troublemaker' for bringing it to the attention of others and the Police.
People who are involved in harassing behaviour often display it as a form of control and 'superiority' over your life, ignoring it could be seen as a sign of success by the person who is harassing you. Worst still the harasser could feel they are entitled to get away with it. Don't let them.
If you've only been harassed once, that's one time too many; don't ever hesitate to contact someone for more help and ask the police for more advice and information.
Get help and support
Inform and ask your Local Police for help. Ask them about the Protection From Harassment Act of 1997 (PFHA '97) and other possible legal avenues that could be open to you. Ask the Police if they are able to take action on your behalf under relevant legislation and in particular the PFHA '97.
You could also:
Talk to a harassment adviser (you may have one in your workplace or organisation).
A counsellor where appropriate may offer guidance.
Get professionally qualified legal help (e.g. from a solicitor).
Ask a friend for support.
A workmate or union representative could assist you.
Where it happens in work, your personnel/human resources department should be there to advise.
Ask the person who is harassing you to stop: May be difficult, unrealistic or impossible, but could help.
Do not ever approach your neighbour or person who is harassing you if you are in any way worried that there may be actual physical danger or threatened violence. Call your Police at once if this is the case.
If you do decide to approach the person responsible for causing you harassment, take very careful actions and due care over your safety. Don't go alone, take a friend or relative with you.
Going alone could put you in danger. By taking a witness it could be useful to have a third party account of what was said and done - the harasser then also cannot claim as you didn't ask them to stop their harassing behaviour, they felt it was acceptable behaviour (because you didn't object to it in the first place).
Above all - YOUR SAFETY is paramount, do not place yourself in unnecessary and un-needed danger. If in doubt, get out of the way or do not get in the way of potential problems or danger.