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February 13, 2020
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Round Table:  March 18, 2020 at 11 AM.  Join Morgan Hertel, VP of Technology and Innovation, Rapid Response Monitoring and Ken Kirschenbaum for a round table discussion on ​current state of monitoring including technology and well as outside influencers like minimum wages and privacy laws. 
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Body cams – something you should be offering?  
            Enjoy your daily newsletter with a lot of interesting insights.
          One of our clients is a large hospital in NY.  We provide integration services. Recently we were in a meeting where body cams and facial recognition came up.
            Are body cams a good solution for a security guards that are employees of the hospital?  They are security guards, not Peace Officers nor policemen.
Body cams video and audio would be used by Security and Risk Management Departments
            Facial recognition is considered to spot persona non grata that had issues with hospital stuff/patients who have been “banned” from the hospital grounds.
Currently Security relies on the Security Guard remembering the “banned” person image from briefings or bulletins.
            The idea is to employ technology to spot the unwanted “guest” on the Hospital Grounds and escort them out.  Facial Recognition is being used by law enforcement but is it legal to be used by a Hospital Security Department?
     Please advise if you can.
            While the answer may be that it’s presently permitted, the better answer is probably that there isn’t any statute specifically prohibiting the use of the body cams.  There may be statutes that could be applied to prohibit the use of body cams, such as Civil Right Laws that deal with video capture and invasion of privacy.  
            New York has proposed legislation that would prohibit or restrict the use of body cams because of privacy issues.  I believe the proposed NY legislation involves police officers.  Facebook was sued for violating Illinois biometric privacy laws, where since 2008, it’s illegal to collect facial, fingerprint and iris scans without consumers consent. 
            I have not conducted research to determine the law but I think we can reasonably expect that new legislation is likely as the facial recognition products become more available for private use.  
            As in many privacy issue matters, the problem is not likely to arise simply by use of the body cams, but rather how the data is ultimately disseminated.  Careful collection and storage of the data is certainly going to be an important factor in potential liability.
            Sorry for the vague response, but until K&K is retained to draft a contract for body cams,, providing them and facilitating the recording and storage of the data, we won’t be researching the relevant laws.
Credit cards and billing software
            I recently saw an offer in one of your e-mails for Credit Card Processing. I just received an update from Quickbooks in which they posted their new fee schedule.
I would like the opportunity to compare (and save) processing fees.
            If possible, could you send me the link for the company that was posted in your e-mail.
Many Thanks
            The software for recurring billing and credit card processor is listed on The Alarm Exchange in the Financial category and also Technology and Services That Increase Or Preserve Your RMR Biller Genie  

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