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Not sure how I feel about this…


We had our antiquated security system updated this week.

As they were finishing up, one engineer said to me, “there’s an app, you know.” And damme, there’s an app.

I can check the alarm status. I can alarm and unalarm remotely. I’m notified if an alarm goes off and which sensor has been tripped. I get a log of every alarm setting event and which keyfob was responsible.

But so, of course, can everyone else in the company who downloads the app. Whee! I’m punching a timeclock again.

I don’t actually mind punching a time clock, literally or figuratively. And I don’t suppose any of the old dears I work for has the slightest interest in a phone app, anyway. But I am perfectly poised between thinking this is a great and useful thing to have and thinking it’s a level of surveillance too far.

On a side note, I’ve had to work a 9-to-5 to babysit the workmen and I am shattered. How did I ever do this day after day?



November 10, 2021 — 6:46 pm
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