A Warren woman told police a neighbor has been allegedly using cameras to watch her.

She reported that she was a victim of voyeurism Wednesday, and told authorities her neighbor's security cameras were pointing at her windows only when her blinds were open.

This prompted 21 News to look into what the laws are when it comes to surveillance and found that home security cameras are not criminally regulated, but at what point is it considered an invasion of privacy?

There's lots of tech out there to video record not only inside, but outside your property, and a StudyFinds.org survey reveals one in four Americans admit to using home security cameras to peek at neighbors.

"It's very possible you're being recorded," Youngstown Attorney Ira Mirkin said, "Those cameras are so common."

There are almost no specific statewide or federal laws when it comes to surveillance cameras on your property or your neighbors' property. 

"If it's just a camera outside your house and happens to be pointing at your neighbor's house, and in particularly areas that are not considered to be private, just covering their yard, their driveway, because it happens to be across from yours, that's not a violation," Mirkin said. 

That being said, Mirkin points out there is an expectation of privacy in certain situations.

If someone is caught purposely recording a neighbor through a bathroom or bedroom window, for example, to gain sexual gratification, that's criminal, but it's not typically easy to prove someone is purposely trying to observe you in private.

"In any case, you have to be able to prove your case," he said, "There's more to a voyeurism allegation than just their cameras watching me?"

Mirkin adds it's not a bad idea to ask neighbors what their camera is recording if anyone feels uncomfortable. 

"Approach the neighbor and ask and tell him, 'This is making you uncomfortable, is there somewhere else you can point that thing?'"

When it comes to secretly audio recording another conversation without being there, that's a different story, which is a statewide and federal violation.