Thursday, November 22, 2012

Gunshot Detection and Biometrics Merge to Form Real-Time Shooter I.D.

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Amidst the recent revelations regarding the use of facial recognition software by police in San Diego as well as its use by department stores via mannequins equipped with cameras and microphones, it appears that yet another facial recognition technology is being rolled out. This new introduction of yet another method by which to develop and utilize a massive database of American biometrics, like all the other programs, represents the further shredding of privacy rights as well as the fourth amendment.

The new program being referred to is the product of the partnership between two military industrial complex firms – Safety Dynamics and Airborne Biometrics Group (ABI). Both of these firms are thinly veiled creatures of the stampeding DARPA-style surveillance state and shadow government infrastructure now firmly in place the world over.

Essentially, the new programs being prepared for implementation all over the country are designed to detect gun shots from a remote location via acoustic sensors. When the gunshots are detected and located through a quick process of triangulation, a high-resolution camera is then used to photograph the shooter’s face, which is then processed through a biometric database to determine the person’s identity. If the shooter is not yet enrolled in the police state database, the new technology can actually create a new record using the photograph.

As Homeland Security Newswire writes,
Individuals who fire weapons with criminal intent will now have to think twice now that Safety Dynamics Inc. and FaceFirst have decided to join forces.

Working together, Safety Dynamics will combine its gunshot detection technology with FaceFirst’s facial recognition capabilities to automatically identify a shooter’s face in real-time.

Whenever Safety Dynamics’ acoustic ballistic sensors detect a shot it will automatically zero in on the exact location and direct a high-resolution camera to zoom in and capture the shooter’s face. At that point FaceFirst’s software will run the shooter’s face against a biometric database to determine their identity or create a new facial record if they are unknown.
For those who might be wondering about the source of the images contained in the “biometric database” that is referred to in the quote above, the answer is quite simple – everywhere. Although it is well-known that the US government is attempting to establish (and probably already has established) a Total Information Awareness Network of surveillance on each and every American citizen, the fact is that this work has been largely done for them.

This is because, in addition to programs like NGI, US-VISIT, IDENT, and S-COMM, photo identification requirements, airports, city streets, shopping centers, and other public sources of surveillance, voluntary facial photographs like those posted on dating sites, Facebook, and personal websites also make up a great deal of the images in the new biometric database to be accessed by the new software tag team.

Regardless, in the last several days we have witnessed another giant rush forward with the implementation of the surveillance state control grid. With a combination of both ignorance and apathy on the part of the American people, there is little doubt that the introduction of these programs will meet with little resistance, thus encouraging the system to roll out more and more pieces of the puzzle until the entire population who will be enslaved by it either acquiesces or resists.

We are fast approaching the time where we will all find out what happens when this question can no longer be avoided.

For more details about this technology and the implications, please read the updated and expanded article: Biometric Gunshot Surveillance Net Will I.D. Shooters in Real-Time Across America 

Read other articles by Brandon Turbeville here.

Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of three books, Codex Alimentarius -- The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, and Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident. Turbeville has published over 175 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville's podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV.  He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) 


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Mark McCandlish said...

An electronics expert who participated in the "rigging" of systems like HAARP recently told me that such networks typically find their advent in a community with the local establishment of a Walmart store. He stated that, every Walmart only has two entrances, and every entrance has biometric sensors already in place, including the video recording of your person upon entering, as well as the reading of every form of ID in your purse or wallet when you walk through those "anti-theft" sensors just inside the store.

He further stated that in every community, the establishment of traffic intersection cameras starts at the new Walmart and spreads out from there, suggesting that Walmarts are an integral part of the surveillance system described in the above article.

Just for fun, I visited a local Walmart and first ditched all my ID in the car before entering. Then I hid my face as I passed through the entrance. It was remarkable how quickly I found myself in the company or proximity of in-store security people, who just "hung around" as I shopped. Now if we ALL did this, wouldn't they just have a fit?

Anonymous said...

I don't know about the rest of the country but Phoenix Az has had one of these gunshot triangulation systems up and running for years. These systems were put into place after a teenage girl named Shannon (Shannon's Law) was killed by a stray bullet fired into the air. All you have to do is look up at every third or fourth street light pole throughout the valley to see them. Trouble with these systems is that they can also record any and all conversation of the people on the street. They can also be used to track every move (Date/time/destination/route taken) by anyone who is carrying and unshielded credit card or passport with an RF chip in them. However the majority of the citizen's of this once free country have their heads so far up their "cell phones" as to not even notice. Hey as long as we get to watch dancing with the has beens, American Idolatry and all the latest perversion on the mind control tube who care anyway?

Joe said...

Moral of story...don't commit gun-crimes in cities, I guess, without a silencer and a disguise?

Where is the companion law to this that compounds a gun crime if it was committed whilst wearing a disguise? Such laws don't exist at the moment.

Also, most Wal-marts I've come across have pretty flimsy consruction. For some reason, IKEAs are much more sturdily built!

Mark, you really ought to ask your friend the "expert" about putting your cards in a Faraday cage. Also, I'd challenge any facial recognition system to work on a person with facial hair and sunglasses, or holding their head on a slant.

Can your friend articulate what other "systems like HAARP" exist and what their purpose is?

Anonymous said...

Wear an "Anonymous" mask, use a suppressor and
store Cell phones in shielded containers. Problem

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