DHS Looks To Install Microphones In "Urban Areas" That Can Listen To CoversationsSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 12:41
DHS Looks To Install Microphones In "Urban Areas" That Can Listen To Coversations
“Gunshot detectors” could be used to eavesdrop on street chatter
Paul Joseph Watson
January 21, 2013
The Department of Homeland Security is looking to install “gunshot detector” microphones that are capable of listening to conversations throughout “urban areas” of Washington, DC.
According to a Request for Information (RFI) posted on the FedBizOpps website on January 18 (PDF), the DHS, in tandem with the Secret Service, “Is seeking information on commercially available gunshot detection technologies for fixed site surveillance applications. Typical coverage areas are expected to be from 10s to 100s of acres per site, located within urban areas. Due to the secure nature of these sites, a high gunshot detection rate (>95%) is strongly desired while daily, operational monitoring of the system by external parties is undesirable.”