My neighbor has set up a security camera peering into my backyard (confirmed deliberately to record me)
What's a cheap way of disabling it?
I'm thinking of shining an IR light into it or something
You could get an IR laser and point it at the camera. A light alone probably wouldn't be enough to disable the camera.
well an IR lamp would be a good and non-harmfull solution, as is canfronting him about it, or if you feel even more introvert, calling the police.
or you could sneak past it in the middle of the night and adjust it to point away from your back yard.
what did you do to make your neighbour want to record you?
Make a really shitty drawing of the camera's view and tape it to the lens.
No, a few simple examples with casual wikipedia-tier or mainstream news media articles would be sufficient. I already did some casual googling and found that the laws are highly inconsistent, ambiguous, and contradictory, whereas you confidently proclaimed there's some kind of consensus.
Your extreme overreaction to my request for a citation is only making me more convinced you're a 12 year old troll.
Again you said: "illegal in every civilized country". A few countries, and a mainstream source. Not asking for the official statutes here.
I've looked into it, and the law is murky. The camera is on their property and it isn't even looking directly at my property (they can see into my backyard through the wide field of view).
Ongoing property and personal disputes (on their part)
I don't know, just picked it up from image search lol
By 'disable' I only mean render it unable to record me.
Would IR work at daytime, or just night? I read there are sometimes IR filters on cameras - how common is this on residential cameras? What exactly do I buy?
I second this, the only places that you could get away with setting up surveillance directed at someone else's property are shit tier 3rd world countries
given the chance, i like being passive aggressive.
i would get a large plant in a pot that can block the camera and then place it in a very annoying way.
every time he moves the camera, so would i with my plant.
this could also be done with a sun umbrella in your garden or anything else that can be moved. do this until your neighbor gets really annoyed and starts asking you why you are moving your plant around all the time.
tell him it's all about energy and feng shui, you have to move the plant every time he moves his secret camera because otherwise the energyflow would be totally off balance.
Boundary line is currently under dispute, so can't alter fence to make it higher. Plus it would mean more money and hassle.
I just want a simple way to make the camera stop being able to see me and my backyard
Are you a member of CAM OVER?
The fact that you have masked gangs going around destroying private and public property is enough to convince me that you have a much bigger problem than "uncivilized" countries like the UK and the USA where private property owners are allowed to have cameras where the field of view includes areas of someone else's property.
I imagine it's a hyperreaction to the fact that your country was taken over by literal nazis.
those are against survailance cameras set up by governments. which is believed to still be against privacy laws (inlike americans who think that if the gov does it it's ok)
if a civil person does it it's still illegal
This, easy. You could possibly do it out of the webcam's field of view depending on circumstances. Depending on how powerful a laser you get, you might only have to use it once. Arguably could get in trouble for intentionally damaging his property, but eh.
I said shit tier countries and you post american article. Way to prove my point
>By 'disable' I only mean render it unable to record me.
>Would IR work at daytime, or just night? I read there are sometimes IR filters on cameras - how common is this on residential cameras? What exactly do I buy?
Some security cameras have IR filters which are mechanically slid out of the way then the illumination is low. It's not an uncommon feature, really. If the cameras are monochrome, they possibly don't have filter IR light. RGB cameras are almost guaranteed to filter non-visible light.
Regardless, a strong IR light or laser will blind the sensor - just like any other laser. You might experiment with a webcam, as they have IR cut filters almost invariably.
Shining IR lasers at other people's property isn't very nice because they're more dangerous than normal lasers to human eyes.
I guess I'm just a nanny-state loving nazi-lover then, because to me destroying a security camera on an urban subway train is vandalism with no justification. Who gives a shit if the train is technically a government organization, what are they going to do with that? Oppress you by knowing what you and 5 million other people wore to work? I'd rather some asshole stealing wallets can be caught more easily.
You're scarred for life because you murdered a bunch of jews and gypsies, I hope you get some psychiatric help soon.
Get one of those and mount it to some sort of stand with a ball joint. You can use your cell camera to see if you hit your target. It will be enough to disable but not destroy the target camera.
you couldn't get away with that in the 3rd world countries, they could just whack your camera or attack you physically because they tend to smite justice with their own hands.
>protip: am live in a 3rd world shithole and I could just shoot their camera with airguns and there is nothing they could do, not even calling the cops short of confront me directly
>mfw when even OP doesn't know the source is in the file name
You could ask that he point the camera away from your property, because it feels threatening to you that he is keeping tabs on your location within your property, which would actually be grounds for a lawsuit if he doesn't follow through.
then of course you could destroy property like
paint over the lens
shoot it from a spot that isn't being filmed
hit it with a high powered laser
cut the wires
or a more expensive and time consuming endeavor: but arguably more effective
set up a large suspended tarp from poles right up against the fence, making it much taller and MUCH uglier
Option 1: Tell perv you want to set up a camera too to get access to feed, set up dummy camera. Send videos of granny animal hardsport porn through it when you go out to tan, re enable original feed when your finished....
Option: Tease the fuck out of him. Rub lotion while out, wear bikinis and thongs. Bend over suggestively while outside facing camera . It will drive him insane not able to have you. If he tries anything , call rape and his tell him his "camera and or footage" won't do much to save him....
>They claimed recently they have something 'on camera'. I don't know what exactly.
There are a lot of ways to interpret this sentence, and very few of them are favorable to you.
What did you steal?
create a jello mold that will fit over the camera and distort its view.
forcibly remove camera during night hours and deny it. (is this his only security cam or is his whole property rigged?)
Put on a wicked 24/7 laserlight rave show for his camera
if you actually did something i'd be legit worried. If you didn't you can file for harassment that he's filming you deliberately on your own property and keeping tabs on your location within said property, because that feels threatening to you. he's not allowed to harass you if you've done nothing wrong.
But OP, what exactly did you do to warrent the camera? did you do anything incriminating that he could have actually caught on camera?
Well in norway there is ton of paper work to be done just to add 1 camera in a store and yes, privacy laws are the biggest issue. But i agree with you on the subway as it is the one of the biggest hubs where people gather, although that example is at least very polar
Well, it looks like they have that permission, because the rail systems in both Austria and Germany are technically private corporations.
So, since they have permission, how are you justifying dressing up like a burglar and smashing stuff?
better yet have a child play in your backyard naked, have neighboor arrested for filming said child playing naked and making disgustingly suggestive sexual comments within earshot (camera probs doesn't have a mic)
Out of the question. Police have already called (by me) for trespassing & assault, stalking and verbal death threats. They think they own part of my land as well and are trying to repossess it (I've hired a surveyor).
I will probably report this matter to the police, but I wanted to see if there is an easier way to prevent it first.
I haven't done anything at all. In fact, I've had to call the police to protect myself against their actions several times. One of their motives is that they think they own part of my land (since they won't do it, I've hired to a surveyor to clear the matter up).
They moved in about a year or two ago and are the neighbors from hell.
just get one of those very powerful lasers (not the cheap pointer ones, but the green ones, usually 5mw) and have it pointed directly at the camera
that will mess up the entire image and look like a giant green blob to the camera. probably even burn part of the camera sensor if it's a cheaper one
alternatively you can just put up a infrared ligthbulb facing the camera
Pretty sure telling a child to perform naked for a camera that just happens to be there, for the express purpose of creating child pornography, is going to get you sent to jail and make the neighbor look justified in putting up a camera due to his crazy neighbor.
I forgot to add
Many of you are suggesting ways to destroy the camera. I can't do anything that would harm the camera in any way. I'm just looking for peaceful ways to stop them from taking lewd moving images of me, before I decide to go a step further and report it to the police.
they cannot just claim they own part of your land without actually having it surveyed and confirmed. I mean he can say whatever the fuck he wants, but its still your land until proven by an authority. If your surveyor confirmed that you own the land you think you do, your neighbors can go fuck off and deal with the impending harassment lawsuit.
What do you do in your backyard that you don't want seen?
The smart thing to do is probably close you curtains and just ignore it otherwise.
These tit-for-tat things have a way of escalating into even more annoying situations.
except kids play naked all the time. especially in peoples back yards. I was assuming OP might actually have a kid, which would make that much easier. Nobody looks justified while filming their neighboors children playing naked
IR laser, would work assuming there's no IR cut filter. It's hard to say without the specific model number.
If it's wireless you could jam it, but that's risky as far as FCC or similar regulations go.
Most consumer security shit doesn't have IR cut filters. Get the camera model and we can help you out OP.
Also yeah you could just aim a spot light at it, and it'll blind it, IR cut filter or not.
set up a large racks of telescoping (vertically) shop lights. you could easily get a rack of 8-12 high pressure lighbulbs up to security camera height, and they'd be super easy to relocate to the cameras next spot whenever that will be.
If you have a homeowners association they almost always have lots of regs about security cameras, what types, how large, external lights, and where they point. it sucks getting bitched at by a HOA and they'll will eventually send out crazy fines that if left unpayed, can get a person evicted.
place a very obscene sculpture in front of the camera.
if the guy was just illegally filming him or threatening his privacy i bet he wouldn't go to the cops either after his cam was destroyed. Also you can shoot it from some place out od the camera's FOV.
Make a hole in your yard inside the camera's view and outside disputed land. Whenever you need, take a shit in that hole. Only wear white, thin, almost transparent trousers when taking a shit, it is recommended you use the same trousers everytime.
Get yourself a used mannequin, dress it as a clown, few hair, lots of make up. Add balloons for creepier effect.
dig a hole next to fence, on disputed territory, tunnel under the area with the security camera, wait for tunnel to collapse and claim it was his hole going to his tunnel on his land. For best results tunnel under the entire house
oh try not to die OP
In Hungary you can't record your own house (without a special permit) if the camera records portions of the street too. And it's just public area. I would assume that recording someone else's property is straight illegal here.
yes, but not after you argue that your neighboor is purposely filming because of your naked children, and would not stop filming after being confronted about filming his naked children.
also if techno music is playing it is automatically porno
OP you either come clear with this fucking mess or all you'll get is fucking laser.
Tell us what the fuck happened seriously and we might help you. No, destroying the camera is out of the way. You're not the first to deal with silly laws and shitty neighborg so stop the cryptic bullshit will you, you're not in fucking shadowrun.
get a large plastic bag (without holes) that is big enough to fit on your head and wear it where the opening is past your neck. Then acquire several large rubber bands and fit them around the bag acting as the bag seal while the bag is still on your head.
The camera will slowly go away after all this is done.
why not buy one of those super-powered laser pointers? 500 milliwatts will light matches and pop balloons and shit. It blinds people well enough, so it should work on a camera sensor.
Not always, it depends on the particular neighborhood you're in. My parents live in a subdivision with a pretty wimpy HOA. Every year the association sends them a letter saying they owe like $75 in dues, and my parents throw it in the garbage. One time my mom showed up at a meeting and the HOA president reprimanded her for not paying. To which she replied "Whaddaya gonna do? Not invite me to that easter-egg hunt you hold every year?" And since that's pretty much all the association does is put on dinky little events like that, yeah, that's pretty much all they did.
Are you some kind of faggot? Mask yourself at night, get out of your house unnoticed, wait a while and then smash the camera or get a slingshot if it's out of reach.
Repeat till neighbor has no money for replacement of cameras.
If he gets a cage to secure his cam, start fucking with his house. Throw a brick through a window or key his car.
>Kill his dog
>Cut it in pieces
>Hang pieces before every camera
>Neighbor wakes up and sees his doggy on all of the multiple screens
>Post results on /b/
>Scare away SJW nefags and make 4chan cancerfree again
I dunno why people are telling you to shoot it with an airgun.
you're in america, do it right
>from a dead angle
>shoot it from a spot that isn't being filmed
>without having the camera see you first.
>Also you can shoot it from some place out od the camera's FOV.
>Mask yourself at night
Why even bother concealing your identity? It would be painfully obvious who destroyed it.
>I didn't do nuttin'!
Tell that to judge.
The absolute dumbest thing you could do if you have an active legal process is actually contribute evidence against yourself.
I mean, holy shit, how can anybody on /g/ even be stupid enough to think destroying the camera would be a good idea?
The goal here is to prevent it from filming OP. NOT to destroy it.
Because this board is filled with high school children who think just because they watched a youtube video how to put a computer together they are smart.
Anyone who actually believes OP story in the first place is dumb as fuck
Uh? Please explain. Plausible deniability only works in this case if something else in addition to the camera was damaged, such a vandalism attack where the entire wall was damaged and maybe some of OP property in the process... it is just too much work just to take out a camera.
ya, I would like to see that go to court.
>OP walked on to my property to destroy that camera I was using to watch them without their permission. I mean my property isnt posted or nuthin, im just a pervert.
Go on Craigslist and find the biggest thing you can find under the free section. Make an art project and block line of sight and troll them at the same time. Here is a random "big" thing under my craiglist. Plus free diabetes, pic related:
no, all he would have to do is say,
"he is pointing cameras at my property without my permission"
"his purpose is to intimidate me"
You cant record someone without their permission if its a private residence.
Set up a dressing area in full view of the camera. Hire some underage kids to get changed in view of the camera, or if you have kids of your own just use them. Hey presto, your creepy neighbour is now recording child porn, and can now be arrested and possibly evicted as a result of a lengthy court case.
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Since it's probably recordind with motion detection (every camera have it nowday) mount someting in your property wich will always be on movement, like elium baloon or a little disco light, so the camera will stay on record 24h and fill it's stupid disk. This way he he want to see "something" he have to watch the entire day long footage,assuming he have enought space to record it.
Are you underage? If not then this will work too, but you'll have to put up a skeevy craigslist add that advertises for underaged couples to have a space to come fuck if they can't fuck at each others houses or the back of a car.
Anyway, either an underaged you or the kids you got through craigslist go ahead and fuck in full view of the camera when nobody is likely to be monitoring the feed and then you report your neighbors for recording and possession of Child Pornography.
What is with all those posts about getting underage children to be naked in front of the camera? Pedophiles need to fuck off.