Home security cameras aren't just ideal to mount outside your home. You should also plan to have cameras indoors as a way to document what transpires in the event of a home break-in. This means that whenever you're not home, having the security cameras running is a good idea. Some homeowners prefer to keep the cameras off when they are home in the name of giving privacy to the family. And, sometimes, you might even not bother turning on the cameras when you run out to the store or take your dog for a walk. Here are some times that you should always be sure that the cameras are running.
During A Party
It doesn't hurt to have your indoor security cameras running when there's a party in your home. If you're away and your teenagers are having a party, cameras keeping an eye on things can provide valuable footage in the event that your home gets damaged in any manner. There are other gatherings for which the cameras are valuable. For example, if you have a large get-together at which you serve alcohol, you're responsible to ensure that no one overindulges and then drives. In the event that someone drinks too much, leaves your house, has a car accident, and the authorities investigate, you could provide footage that shows you trying to prevent the person from leaving.
During An Open House
The security of your home might be the last thing on your mind when you're listing your house for sale. However, whenever you hold an open house, there's always a chance that someone may steal something from you. Having the security cameras operational during such an event will ideally provide the evidence that you can turn over to the police in the event that someone steals something from you and you report the incident to the authorities.
During A Storm
Whether you're home or away, it's a good idea to turn your indoor security cameras on when the weather is very bad. If the storm damages your home, you'll find yourself making a claim with your home insurance provider. The claim process can often be long and onerous, but it will be easier if you have actual video evidence of the damage taking place. For example, a suspicious insurance investigator may think that you caused the damage yourself, but your security video surveillance footage will show that isn't the case.