What To Do If Your Neighbor is Pointing A Security Camera At Your Front Yard

Home security cameras are sprouting up everywhere, and you may even have a security system in your home. Have you thought about the impact that your security camera may have on your neighbors? Is your camera set up to view your front yard? How much of your neighbors front yard are you viewing?

If your neighbors have installed a security camera that is pointing at your front yard, have you discussed this with them? On the one hand, you may not care, or even welcome it, because then there is some security over your home as well as thiers. On the other, some people feel it’s an invasion of thier privacy, and would rather not have someone elses’ camera watching them. It’s true, it can be invasive, and you should try to find out exactly what can be seen by the neighbor’s camera.

If you feel that you have spying neighbors, then you should definitely take steps to find out more about what’s going on, and remedy the situation in a way that leaves you feeling more comfortable. Learn about your rights to privacy.

You may be thinking about putting a camera on your house to spy on your neighbor – for example, if you think there are illegal activities going on. Be very careful about doing this, and check with authorities prior to setting up a surveillance system on your neighbors house. While it may not be illegal to point a security camera at someone’s house, it may be illegal if you can see INSIDE the house. This would be regarded as an invasion of privacy, and you could be cited and fined for that.

While you do not have to have a permit to have camers on your house, it makes sense to set them up prudently, so that they give you maximum viewing protection, while maintaining the privacy of your neighbors. Make sure that what you are viewing is public space, and you will not have any problems. If you want added security, you could always approach your neighbors and ask permission to observe portions of thier property that are adjoining to yours, so that you get a full view of your yard.

If your neighbor has pointed a security camera at your yard, and you feel it is an invasion of your privacy, you can also erect a fence or plant trees or shrubbery to block thier view. Of course, this then makes your yard easier for criminals to hide in, unless you too set up a surveillance system. Perhaps that is a good idea for you?

This article is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. If you need legal advice, consult an attorney familiar with the issues you are dealing with.

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I think my boyfriend has a home made video surveillance setup in our bedroom and bathroom. How can I find out?

I KNOW I’m being watched somehow by my boyfriend. I looked everywhere for cameras or some type of DVR but can only find wires that are not hooked up. I recently saw him messing with our Samsung tv remote in the guide somewhere but he quickly took it off the screen when I came in the room. Is there a way to play anything he may have recorded if all I have is a Direct Tv remote, and a new model Samsung tv remote? And, I flat out asked if he was watching me… he said no and I’m crazy.

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Is it legal to aim a survelliance camera into someone else's backyard to prove that are shooting at pets?

A neighbor has shot and killed one cat w/ a gun and shot and injured another w/ a BB gun. Our backyards border an open field where the cats like to hunt. All adjoining neighbors are upset and concerned because this is a former juvenile delinquent with a history and no job, at home all day w/ mom and dad at work and doing this to show off to friends. We would like to set up a surveillance camera pointing pointing to their backyard (they have no fence) so we can have proof for law enforcement that he is the one doing this. Otherwise, they will do nothing, it’s perfectly legal to shoot a gun in a subdivision as long as you don’t shoot towards the road or into someones yard. Is this legal and can I use the evidence in court , if necessary?

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is it against the law to point surveillance camera at someones private home?

i have a neighbor that just put camera up and its pointed toward my home not her own proberty
no im not running naked with windows open. geez ur the type of person i warn my children to stay away. i have 2 teenagers. so if my child washes her car in a bathingsuit the neighbor gets to record this? its my yard

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Do you have installed surveillance camera’s outside your home?


I’m thinking about getting some installed. Just for safety purposes and other reasons.


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How to install home surveillance cameras?


Hi, I recently purchased a house which is vacated at the moment. The house currently has no T.V., modem or anything. What do I necessarily need to do to in order to install and view the videos on my computer? Do I need a router, or dvr??Thanks a lot!


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Do you need some kind of permit to set up a surveillance camera outside of your home?


Been having some serious issues with a next door neighbor and a friend of there’s that recently moved out from our back house. Some really shady people have been spotted scoping out our home so I plan on setting up some serious security cams!
:EDIT: I live in my own house in the suburbs. It’s not an apartment complex or anything of that sort. It is my property.


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