What is the law regarding an outside security camera?

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What is the law regarding an outside security camera?

I have mounted a security camera on the side of my house, the camera also captures part of the neighbor’s property as well which is on the side of his house. All of this, however, is visible from the street. Is it legal to have the camera here?

Asked on September 23, 2019 under Real Estate Law, New Jersey

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

If you place a security camera for purposes of suveilling your property and it just happens to capture your neighbor's house or yard which are visible from public areas, then they can't press charges against you as they have no reasonable expectation of privacy outdoors.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

If you place a security camera for purposes of suveilling your property and it just happens to capture your neighbor's house or yard which are visible from public areas, then they can't press charges against you as they have no reasonable expectation of privacy outdoors.


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