AT&T will sell technology that allows small businesses to remotely monitor their employees and places of business over the Internet. The Remote Monitor program lets a user check cameras, sensors, and other gadgets in real time over the net. “It is Big Brother, but in this day and age, you need these type of tools," says a Texas restaurant owner.
The system can help check on insurance claims, monitor equipment, and keep an eye on potentially lazy employees, reports the New York Times. “It’s a unique and affordable option for a small business that wants to keep in touch with various locations,” says an AT&T exec.