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    New Ford police car system can automatically sound a chime, lock doors, and put up windows if someone approaches

    Ford Motor Co. has a new surveillance system for police cars that automatically sounds a chime, locks the doors and puts up the windows if it detects someone approaching the car from behind. The system which Ford is patenting is the first of its kind.
    Backup cameras and sensors usually only work when a car is in reverse. The new system, dubbed "Surveillance Mode," allows an officer to use them while the car is parked. An image from the backup camera is beamed onto the rearview mirror, so the officer can keep an eye on the rear of the car. If someone comes too close, four sensors on the rear bumper will detect them. The system works during the day and at night, when officers are often the most vulnerable. It can be turned off if officers are in high traffic areas with a lot of pedestrians.InterMotive sells Surveillance Mode for $248.33 as a stand-alone option. It's $75 when part of a package of other options, including a dimmer for interior lights if the officer doesn't want to be seen and a system that automatically turns down the radio if a call comes in over two-way radio. If a police car doesn't have a backup camera, the system just uses the sensors.
    New Ford system helps warn police of approaches

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    Hmm. Interesting. Sounds good on the surface, price to potential seems reasonable.
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    That's an AWESOME invention. However, my department wouldn't buy it due to the price most likely. Hell, they won't buy anything with a vehicle that raises the price.

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    And see I thought the price was low. Compared to its potential.
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    Mph has an option on their ranger radar that does the same thing

 

 

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