Integrators, Do You Make Your Field Techs Bring Their Own Person Laptops?

I just saw a job listing that included this requirement:

- Own a laptop and be comfortable with port forwarding and basic networking with standard routers from COX, ATT and Time Werner, as well as Netgear, Linksys router.

One, if you are wondering how video surveillance systems get part of a bot net army, look no further to integrators that advertise port forwarding.

Two, it just strikes me as weird that the integrator requires the employee to bring their own laptop. So...

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