The Fort Lauderdale Police have recently deployed remote sensing in a very unique way - in a large armored van that gets parked near crime hot spots. Referred to as the "Peacemaker" by law enforcement personnel, the van is home to a bank of remotely controlled cameras that officers at department headquarters can use to scan the area where the van is parked. For additional information:
- Go here to read a news article as reported in the South Florida Sun Sentinel
- Go here to view a video about this approach to fighting crime (without advertisements)
Comment: In keeping with privacy concerns expressed about highway cameras and drones, look for civil liberties groups to add the Peacemaker to their list.