A mother claims her neighbor’s ring doorbell camera is being used to look through the windows of her home and she couldn’t help it.
TikTok user @livingrichardson, Samantha Richardson, shared a video explaining the conflict with her neighbor.
This weekend, the TikToker, who has more than 176,000 followers and almost eight million likes, shared a two-minute, 39-second video in which he talks about the situation.
She captioned the TikTok video: “How is this allowed?”
“So we finally put up a fence and found he had a ring camera set up at the far corner of the fence line,” Samantha tells her viewers.
“And he angled it so he can see into our entire backyard and all the windows in our house where our kids sleep, our living room, and all three of our bathrooms.”
In response to the Ring camera’s placement, Samantha said that she and her husband erected a temporary barrier — which she later realized was not helping when her neighbor changed the camera’s positioning.
“We found that he moved the camera a little bit down the fence line, right past the Latus, so he could see our entire backyard, the windows and the back of our house again,” she explains.
“We have an 11-year-old daughter who doesn’t look like an 11-year-old and she’s changing in front of those windows where our little sun room is that goes into our pool.”
Samantha revealed that she had already confronted a local sheriff about the matter, but the officer said there was nothing legally they could do.
According to TikToker, the sheriff confronted the neighbor about the situation and learned the camera was moved to get a view of the pool on the Richardsons’ property.
“So the tank that he wants to watch is at the other end of the fence line by our houses, so he can’t even see the tank if his camera is far back,” she added with concern.
The mother-of-three noted that she and her husband put up “several barriers” – and accused her neighbor of moving the camera to get a better view of their garden and home.
After realizing she was taking her neighbor to court and asking other TikTok users for advice, the mom received dozens of tips.
“How about installing caressing lights that race along the fence line, which would ruin the exposure? Bright for the day, infrared for the nights,” commented one viewer.
Another wrote: “As a temporary solution, install a very bright spotlight aimed at the camera. Easy to adjust as he moves his camera.”
“If you take him to court make sure you subpoena the ring camera footage because if he caught your daughter switching he’s in possession of cp,” said a third user.
A fourth TikTok user commented, “I heard that a laser pointer shining into a camera will burn the sensors in the camera and kill the camera.”
In a follow-up video, Samantha confirmed that she has curtains and blinds on the windows of her home.
“We shouldn’t have to be prisoners in our own house because a camera is looking in,” she added.
The mother claims the ring camera is always moved to get a better view of her house, despite voicing her concerns about her neighbor and constantly putting up barriers.
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https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/5496227/neighbor-ring-doorbell-camera-windows-tiktok/ My neighbor uses his ring doorbell cam to look through my windows and I couldn’t stop him