The U.S .Department of Homeland Security unveiled its newest high-tech tool today to fight terrorism and secure Americaâ€™s northern border.
The Operational Integration Center, referred to as OIC, allows security analysts to monitor a critical part of the Northern border 24/7 relying on cameras and radars along the St. Clair River separating Michigan from Canada.
The $12 million OIC facility features a 30 foot video panel to watch various sections of the Northern border. Real time video feeds into the OICâ€™s situational awareness room from 11 towers equipped with high-tech cameras and radars built along 35 miles of the St. Clair River.
The towers are the result of a $20 million investment in technology as part of the Department of Homeland Securityâ€™s Secure Border Initiative.
U.S. Border Patrolâ€™s Special Operations Supervisor, Gregory Lambert managed the 13-month surveillance tower project. He says the technology is already paying off.
â€œInstead of having a camera and operator looking at a screen all day for eight hours, now we have a radar working with the cameras to tell that operator, â€˜Hey. Thereâ€™s something going on over here,â€ he says.
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I feel safe, feel me.