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Photo: Don Pablo (Shutterstock) It’s becoming increasingly common for homeowners to invest in security cameras, but there are also privacy laws that limit where all those cameras can be pointed. If you’re looking to install security cameras in and around the perimeter of your home, you’ll need to consider those laws as much as your own security, so let’s explore some of the legal implications of using a home security camera so you know your rights when neighbors come knocking on your door. Home security cameras are increasing, along with privacy concerns While home security systems are growing in popularity, so are privacy concerns. If your neighbor has security cameras installed and they’re pointing in your direction, you’d be a little concerned too, right? Some landlords have even come under fire for invading tenant privacy. Over in the UK, one judge even ruled in favor of a tenant who felt her landlord’s cameras amounted to harassment. To be clear, landlords do have the right to install cameras outdoors. Still, they could be violating your state’s wiretapping laws, so it’s worth researching to see where your state stands. How to use your security camera within the law The bottom line is that you have the right to install surveillance cameras around your home, as long as they’re not recording in areas with a reasonable expectation of privacy. In that case, you’d need written consent to film anyone. There are no federal laws in place that restrict the use of home […]