From Mass Private I:

DHS’s Hometown Security Initiative (HSI) encourages businesses to spy on Americans. DHS admits to working closely with the private sector.

HSI’s four parts Connect, Plan, Train, and Report are designed to encourage spying on Americans.

1. Connect: Reach out and develop relationships in the community, including local law enforcement. Invite local law enforcement to tour your business.

In other words, businesses and landlords have a close relationship with law enforcement.

Earlier this year, I warned everyone that Police are using homeowners associations, religious groups, property managers, businesses, schools, healthcare providers etc., to spy on Americans.

Businesses and landlords are spying on Americans

2. Plan: … Develop plans, including security, emergency response, emergency communications, and business continuity plans, while considering the protection of your employees and customers, access control, closed-circuit television, signage, suspicious activity reporting, and parking security.

In other words, businesses and landlords are using CCTV to spy on everyone. Earlier this year, I also warned everyone that DHS/Police are turning public CCTV cameras into surveillance cameras.

Police use CCTV cameras to spy on millions of people

Although the [CCTV] cameras are not deployed for surveillance purposes, they can be utilized to increase public safety by properly integrating with current surveillance systems” said Yung-Hsiang Lu, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.
 

DHS uses police to help businesses and landlords spy on people 

2. Plan: Evaluate your security requirements and design a monitoring, surveillance, and inspection program that is consistent with your business operations. Engage local first responders (police, fire, medical) in all of the above efforts to ensure your efforts are in synergy with theirs.

In other words, DHS uses police to help businesses and landlords evaluate their security and design monitoring and surveillance …

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