Europe: Hungary Begins Construction of New Smart Fence Border

Article publisher: 
The New Observer
Article date: 
5 March 2017
Article category: 
National News
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Hungary has started building a high-tech second fence on the border with Serbia complete with night cameras and heat and movement sensors to keep out illegal immigrations, that country’s government has announced...

Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced plans for the 10-foot high fence in August 2016, and the construction is now underway. The new fence will reinforce an existing barrier erected in 2015 at the height of the mass Third World invasion sparked off by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The new fence will have sensors every few inches to trigger alarms, Orban’s chief security advisor, Gyorgy Bakondi, told the Magyar Hirlap newspaper.

The daily Magyar Idok newspaper added that work had begun with the first columns being erected near the Kelebia border crossing.

The newspaper said that the work was being done by prisoners, who in November completed a 6.4 mile test section.

Bakondi said that this part “exceeded expectations” and led to a complete halt illegal border crossing there...