john mica

john mica

Congressman Suggests ADT For White House Security WASHINGTON -- With the Secret Service under intense congressional scrutiny for a series of security breaches, Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) had a suggestion Tuesday: an off-the-rack home security system for th

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Congressman Suggests ADT For White House Security WASHINGTON -- With the Secret Service under intense congressional scrutiny for a series of security breaches, Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) had a suggestion Tuesday: an off-the-rack home security system for the White House. In the latest incursion, a man jumped the White House fence earlier this month, and managed to get deep inside the building before being tackled. But in a hearing of the House Oversight Committee, Mica pointed to another revelation that, in 2011, the Secret Service didn't realize the president's home had been struck by bullets until a housekeeper found broken glass. After investigating the incident, the Secret Service incorrectly determined the shots were a backfiring vehicle. Mica said he was perplexed that the Secret Service could miss things that even his own alarm system at home would have detected. "It's a simple thing. If someone opens a window, or a window is broken at my house, I have an alarm," Mica told Julia Pierson, director of the Secret Service, who was testifying before the committee. The congressman then held up a sign for the alarm company ADT. "Have you ever heard of these guys? It is not very costly. You can subscribe. That can be installed."