I saw this question posted on another forum and I didn't see any valid answers or conclusions.

If a person had a Mezuzah case which was fitted with a hidden security camera, would that impact the status of the Mezuzah in any way?

What if the camera was being used to prevent antisemitic harassment to help ensure the Jew could observe? (to prevent the Mezuzah from being damaged or stolen) Would that have any relevance in the situation?

  • Possible duplicate judaism.stackexchange.com/q/8714/759 ping Isaac @Alex – Double AA Dec 18 '18 at 1:57
  • @Avri Please note that the important part of the mezuzah is the hand-written parchment scroll inside, which must have all its letters intact. There is normally no room inside the case for anything else, remembering that the mezuzah must be gently rolled and not folded to avoid damaging the letters. I suppose a case could be designed with a security camera built-in, on provision that there is enough room for the scroll, but I would expect that it would not be an easy job. – Epicentre Dec 18 '18 at 5:07
  • I've seen many mezuzah cases that are larger than the part that opens to receive the scroll. It would be very easy to design one with a camera. Nowadays we have camera doorbells. They're small, connected to power, and transmit to an app on your phone. – Cyn Dec 18 '18 at 5:10
  • @epicent just make the case an inch too tall. Very easy. – Double AA Dec 18 '18 at 12:39
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    If the mezuzah symbolizes G-d watching over your home, why would you want to place a security camera in the case, too? – DanF Dec 18 '18 at 22:18

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