The Border Monitoring and Surveillance category focuses on the so-called “smart” or “virtual” border wall, i.e. the monitoring and surveillance apparatus that can replace physical barriers in preventing people from crossing the border. This includes companies that provide the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with:
- Border patrol aircraft and ground vehicles, both manned and unmanned, including planes, drones, blimps, all-terrain vehicles, and motorcycles.
- Border surveillance towers, both fixed and mobile, and the myriad cameras, imaging systems, and other sensors installed on them.
- Surveillance equipment installed at border crossings, such as vehicle and license plate readers, as well as devices collecting people’s biometrics including fingerprints, facial images, DNA, etc.
- Electronic databases and systems that store and analyze these data, as well as the servers that host them.
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