Q: In Middle TN. It is illegal to point your home security cameras at a neighbors front door and record them?

My husband and I live in a private camping community in Nunnely, TN. Our neighbor to the left of us keeps pointing his home security cameras at the front of our camper and records us. We have on multiple occasions caught him creeping around spying on us. And also has recently stole from us. The problem is he records us. He has told us about the home security cameras. No big deal. But now in the last month or so he has started to turn them towards my property (its in my name not my husband or both of our names) and record us. And we know this because during the day we see them pointed at the street but at night you can see them pointed our way and recently have noticed no matter how hard me try and block his view he points it at our the front of our camper recording us. We used to be on good terms until he decided to act crazy and even threaten to kill my husband. My husband his a Navy Veteran and this had sent him into PTSD episodes. Is it illegal to do record us without our consent?

1 Lawyer Answer
Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Tennessee is a one party recording state. If the cameras are on his property and otherwise in public, then he can pretty much aim them anywhere. You may have a civil claim for invasion of privacy (statutory and common law) depending on needing more facts. Consult local counsel to see what, if any, options you may have.

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