The Secret Service took more than a year to replace a broken alarm system at former president George H.W. Bush’s home, raising concerns within the agency about the safety of the Houston residence and the Bush family
During the 13 or more months the alarm was inoperable, the United States Secret Service (USSS), which is responsible for the security of all former presidents, their spouses and their residences, assigned an employee to a “roving post to secure the residence,” the report says. No breaches occurred.
The Security Service patrolled the Texas home and used surveillance cameras to monitor the residence while the alarm was down, the report said.
Inspector General John Roth who said that Secret Service personnel protecting the first President Bush noticed a failure in the alarm system at Bush’s Houston home in September 2013. The alarm had outlived its recommended period of operation, the report found.
The Roth report also found security equipment problems at the homes of other former presidents. Their names were redacted from the public report.
The 20-year-old alarm system at Bush’s home stopped working in September 2013 and was not replaced until November or December 2014. The report said the agency had been warned about the alarm in 2010 but a request to have it replaced was rejected.
The president was unprotected by a detail before this.
There were no video cams.
The system was 20 years old.
Max response time est to be 10 minutes.
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