New technology promises border security


Technology used to find pockets of oil can be used to secure the U.S. Border with Mexico, Mike King said.

On Tuesday, he along with others demonstrated how seismic equipment, which has been specialized and downsized, can track not only ground traffic but air traffic as well.

As vice president of Border Technologies, King said the United States government is spending far too much, for little results, in its failed attempt to secure the border.

Existing technology with some tweaking can do it for $100,000 a mile, instead of the millions the government says it will cost, King said.

The U.S./Mexico international boundary is about 2,000 miles long, stretching from Brownsville, Texas, to San Diego, Calif., as it wanders through four states — Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.