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Trump’s Wall Is Only One Potential Option for Border

Border patrol equipment is becoming largely security based



    Trump’s Wall Is Only One Potential Option for Border
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    A U.S. flag put up by activists who oppose illegal immigration flies near the US-Mexico border fence in an area where they search for border crossers October 8, 2006 near Campo, California. President Donald Trump's promise of building a wall between Mexico and the United States is just one potential option for border security.

    Donald Trump's promise to build a wall between the border of the United States and Mexico is just one option when it comes to border security, NBC News reported.

    Around the world, physical barriers aren't the only things countries are doing to keep people out. Border agencies in conjunction with security companies are developing technology, such as "intelligent fences" that can detect intruders. Other options include ground sensors and high-range security camera that can see up to 15 miles away. Sniffer dogs are also being used.

    In Europe especially, maritime surveillance is a large share of the market as well, driven by demand for unarmed drones, helicopters and patrol vessels to keep track of the number migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea. Rather than aggressive tactics, countries are using equipment that is security based.