The U.S. Border At Night, Part 7
FLIR – or Forward Looking Infra Red – cameras are
sensitive to even longer wavelengths of light. They are exclusively
used to monitor the border at night using flat bed trucks and
huge permanent camera towers. Humans sense these longer wavelengths
of light as heat.
Because a human is “warm” these cameras can see a
human. They can also see the heat from a car engine or even the
heat stored in a rock heated during the day by the sun.
These cameras are used only at night to see people or cars without
letting anyone know they are being watched. The IR cameras discussed
previoulsy emit light that can be seen by anyone else with an
IR sensitve camera. This, can be incredibly bad.
These FLIR cameras cannot see through fog or rain or snow or
a sand storm or even haze. Under these conditions they cannot
see any better than you can with your own eyes.
In some instances they can see worse than you can. Remember,
they look for heat and there isn’t much heat that gets through
The cameras can “see” objects through the obscurant
if the object is brighter than the obscurant. For example, they
– just as you – can see brake lights of a distant
car right through the fog. They are "seeing" those brake
lihgts by the heat the brake light's filament bulb emits.
These cameras are purchased in the extremely illusory hope that
they will see in the dark and also under adverse conditions.
There are ways to evade these cameras. The standard US Army fatigue
uniform has some level of FLIR evasion cabability built into its
fibers. There are stealth airplanes and they do a failry good
job of hiding from these cameras. Stealth planes do it with microscopic
beads called "cenospheres" which, when coatred with
the right coating, can absorb heat and not let it escape to be
seen fro a distance. These "cenospheres" also scatter
the heat so that the FLIR camera sees a far lower energy signal.
The energy is still there, it is jsut spread out all over.
U.S. Navy SEALS and others have creams that they can apply to
exposed areas of their body which are filled with these tiny "cenospheres"
and help them evade FLIR cameras.
There are dozens of simple ways to evade these cameras, but why
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.