After seeing tonight's episode I came to the same realization I had with Seven Days. The main character is a messenger. Why is he going outside the lab at all? His ability has no real need to visit the locations to be effective. It's the same issue with Frank from Seven Days. All he really should have been doing is backstepping and providing whatever future information he has. No need to be going on adventures himself.
Hacking into closed circuits would seem to be a good argument to have him onsite.
I've been enjoying the show more and more with each episode. I hope it can dodge the cancellation bullet.