Some homes have "standard" security systems and others have video camera surveillance. The technology exists for an owner to set up a system and watch remotely what goes on in their homes. Some have this video surveillance capability in every room.
Over the past ten years I recall only one home in Rockledge, Florida that had cameras seemingly every place. Who knows how many I have been in and not noticed?
Some home buyers may ask why I am writing about a surveillance system on a blog about buying and selling homes?
Because of the old saying...loose lips sink ships.
I do not fault any homeowner for seeking to provide security for their home. It is for that reason I urge all buyers to not make purchase terms or other comments when viewing a home that has a security system. Who knows if we are being being recorded?
While there is likely nothing nefarious about this I prefer buyers not reveal how high they are willing to go on a house when there is a chance the seller will also hear.
After all, you would not leave a note that says
"Loved your house, making an offer and willing to go as high as XXX,XXX dollars!