The Department of Homeland Security has restored the operations of a border monitoring system in southern Arizona built by Elbit Systems of America, Nextgov reported Tuesday.
Aliya Sternstein writes local border patrol personnel have started to useÂ the virtual wall to trackÂ human trafficking and drug smuggling activities after a two-week evaluation of the system.
Personnel also use the technologyÂ transmit video surveillance feeds from fixed towers in Arizona to the computer screens of border patrol personnel, according to the report.
Sternstein writes the towersÂ alsoÂ contain cameras and ground sensors.
The Elbit Systems subsidiary won the contract in February 2014 to develop the sensor towers and command and control tools for Customs and Border Protection.