Past Features

August 29, 2015

Bringing the Mountain to Mohammed
SEIDARM™ will be brought to the people


"Those that will come can see firsthand the type of technology that is needed to see if the border is secure," said Spencer.
Washington Post -- August 25, 2015   
How Donald Trump's name wound up on a plane flying over the Mexican border
    
Years ago, an engineer named Glenn Spencer bought a little compound on the U.S.-Mexico border from an Arizona farmer who was tired of the drug cartels' shoot-outs spilling onto his land. It became the home base of American Border Patrol, a company that would develop radars, seismic sensors, and drones to police the border --- a job Americans weren't doing, to coin a phrase.
    Spencer, like so many immigration hawks, suffered through years of political disappointment, until he finally found salvation in Donald Trump. For the first time since 1996, he thought, a credible candidate for the presidency was talking about the threats coming across the border. Last month, Spencer appeared on former Arizona Rep. J.D. Hayworth's NewsMax show and invited Trump to personally watch the test of his new triple-threat radar/sonar/seismic detection tech, designed to catch anything unusual crossing the border. It could supplement the border fence that obviously, also, needed to be built.
    "Those that will come can see firsthand the type of technology that is needed to see if the border is secure," said Spencer.

Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol
Taking it on the Road
    American Border Patrol has been demonstrating the use of technology on the border for thirteen years. The most recent example is the SIEDARM™ system.
    This technology can detect people, vehicles, and aircraft on a continuous, unbroken line as long as is needed.
    We have worked with others to demonstrated these technologies, however attracting people to come to a remote location on the Mexican border that involves miles of dirt road, much of it rutted by monsoon rains, has turned out to be too much of a hindrance. On August 15, a bus carrying passengers to a demonstration of SIEDARM™ couldn't make it all the way.
    In the coming weeks I will be taking the SIEDARM™ story on the road. This will include live demonstrations in places more easily reached. We will announce these “road trips” in the near future.

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