Scottsdale company proposes US-Mexico border wall immune to tampering, attack
Apr 6, 2017, 3:50 PM | Updated: Apr 7, 2017, 11:29 am
(DarkPulse Technologies Inc via AP)
PHOENIX — A Scottsdale company has submitted a bid to help create a U.S.-Mexico border wall that is immune to both tampering and attacks.
DarkPulse Technologies Founder Dennis O’Leary said his company would install fiber sensors in the wall that would instantly detect someone trying to get around the wall.
“We actually embed our technology inside the wall so, if somebody does start tampering with the wall, we would know immediately where the tampering was occurring and we’d actually be able to send the information to [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] and Border Patrol,” he said.
That same fiber technology would also run under the wall to sound the alarm on any potential tunnels.
“Let’s say, from some reason, there’s a breech. We’ll have built our technology under the border so that if the breech comes in the form of a tunnel, we know exactly where the tunnel is, exactly when they would cross,” O’Leary said. “If, for some reason, they climb over the wall, we know exactly where they are.”
O’Leary’s design would also be coated with a slick coating that would prevent climbing and be able to withstand attempts to knock it down.
“You could fire a tank round at it and it will take the impact,” he said.
O’Leary said the technology in the wall will save the government millions in personnel costs.
Border wall construction contracts are expected to be awarded in early June.
KTAR’s Martha Maurer and the Associated Press contributed to this report.