For more than a year, former president George H.W. Bush’s home had a broken alarm system and Secret Service failed to fix it, the Washington Post reports. 
Although the alarm system monitors the property and the house, the agency rejected requests to replace it since 2010, according to an inspector general report.
For at least 13 months, the 20-year-old alarm system didn’t function and wasn’t fixed. It wasn’t until November or December of 2014 that the replacement was made.
Although the Secret Service provided an agent to take place of the broken alarm, the report said that was insufficient.
Agency officials said technology problems are common.
“The service, supported by the department, is making it a priority to go through all of the security systems for all of the protectees, whether they are current officials or former presidents,” said an official who spoke on condition of anonymity. “It’s the department’s and the service’s job to always be concerned about their security, particularly in light of recent things we’ve learned.”
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