September 19, 2005

Border Cam Coming Online
"Millisecond Men" to View Border from Home

Glenn Spencer's right hand is on the border fence in Southeastern Arizona. Border Monument can be seen at right. Click here for full-size images
Latest in border technology
In a move that could revolutionize border control, American Border Patrol, a non-profit [501(c)3] organization is beginning testing of a border surveillance camera that can be operated over the Internet. The camera provides live color video with pan-and-tilt and optical and digital zoom capability. According to Glenn Spencer, head of ABP, the system will use volunteers to monitor the border for, say, one hour per day. The operators will be able to control the pan-and-tilt, zoom and other camera controls. "By spreading the task among many volunteers we greatly increase the vigilance factor," Spencer said.

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