The U.S. Border At Night, Part 4
Video Surveillance Secrets – What they don’t
The United States government has funded a program to increase
security along our southern border. This program is called the
Secure Border Initiative – SBI. With Mexican border towns
rife with drug cartel violence and outright gang warfare, the
people crossing the US border illegally are no longer simple farm
workers looking to send money back to Mexico but gang members
looking to do the US population serious harm.
A key element in this new plan to protect our borders is some
method of watching the border night and day. Such a border watch
effort requires some form of video camera technology and there
are several systems that have been tried.
These camera systems can be thought of as a “force multiplier”
in that by using a camera to monitor the border, human agents
can perform other duties such as apprehending drug smugglers and
Such border cameras can be grouped into five general categories:
Low Light Level cameras
IR Night Vision cameras
Range Gated cameras
You might contact your congressman and ask him
to start protecting you and your family from the border threat
by funding the United States Border Patrol.