Sanland Park, New Mexico: The federals have turned to virtual-reality wunderkind cameras to help control the southern border: creating an invisible border wall.
The high-tech clock poles, known as automatic spy towers, are solar-powered and use artificial intelligence to detect movement over a two-mile radius, sending the information to real-time agents.
And now they are loaded at about 2,000 miles along the US-Mexico border.
“The envelopes are in remote areas that are difficult to reach,” said Joel Friland, a border guard. They are fully solar powered and work 24 hours a day and are environmentally friendly.
ASTs were co-founded by Palmer Lucy, 28-year-old founder and designer of Oculus VR and Oculus Rift.
The towers, first tested in the San Diego border in 2018, have recently been installed in El Paso, one of the busiest crossing points for refugees near the border.
Agents working in the El Paso sector arrested 155,892 people by fiscal year 2021. By 2020, it will almost double to 54,396 in all.
“Most of us [recent] Fear has come from this tower, ”he said of the new ASA in El Paso, a high-altitude border crossing between the frontiers of Freeland, Texas, New Mexico and Mexico’s Chihuahua state. The camera has only been in use for the past two weeks.
The number of officials who thanked the towers did not give the exact number.
“AST scans the area on radar to detect movement, rotates the camera in the direction of radar detection, and analyzes the image using algorithms to automatically identify objects of interest such as people or vehicles. From US Customs and Border Protection, which plans to deploy 140 cameras to create a virtual wall at the border.
Lucy, a supporter of former President Donald Trump, is launching a defense technology in 2017 and is launching a network of cameras and sensors that connect to each other through the Andrill Industries.
Andrews did not respond to requests for comment.
On-ground border patrol agents thank Lucy for the technology that will increase the workload of thousands of green and white border patrols and VV border agents. They usually see refugees and smugglers crossing in the dark.
“Before the ASTs, agents could monitor about a quarter of the area from their cars,” Freeland said. Now we can see everything.
When Lucky was in his late teens, he first designed the Oculus VR system in his parents’ California garage. In March 2014, the company that built Oculus was sold to Facebook for $ 2 billion.
Lucy continued to work with Facebook. But three years later, it came to light after it was reported that he had donated $ 10,000 to Trump’s anti-Hillary Clinton memorial service. He later said in a Facebook post that he had donated “new ideas” to the group.