Is Your Neighbor's Security Camera Pointed at Your Window?

It might just look that way, but if it is invading your privacy, what should you do? And how useful are security cameras, anyway?

A security camera outside a house and pointed off the property.
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Security cameras were a popular 2023 Christmas present, and in the days after Santa’s visit, families and business owners were busy at work setting them up — which led to several phone calls from their concerned neighbors, everyone asking some variation of the same question: “Can I do anything about my neighbor’s security camera being pointed directly at (fill in the blank),” including:

  • Our front office
  • A room where I keep our pets
  • My bedroom
  • Our bathroom
  • A room used by employees to change their clothes

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H. Dennis Beaver, Esq.
Attorney at Law, Author of "You and the Law"

After attending Loyola University School of Law, H. Dennis Beaver joined California's Kern County District Attorney's Office, where he established a Consumer Fraud section. He is in the general practice of law and writes a syndicated newspaper column, "You and the Law." Through his column he offers readers in need of down-to-earth advice his help free of charge. "I know it sounds corny, but I just love to be able to use my education and experience to help, simply to help. When a reader contacts me, it is a gift."