All the technology in the world is useless when the human behind it is asleep at the wheel:
Daniel Castillo of Queens swam to shore and then walked past motion sensors and closed-circuit cameras of the airport’s state-of–the art Perimeter Intrusion Detection System.
The $100 million system is meant to safeguard against terrorists.
Castillo climbed an eight-foot-tall perimeter fence and made his way to Terminal 3, according to The New York Post. He approached a Delta Airlines worker, who alerted authorities, the paper said.
“We have called for an expedited review of the incident and a complete investigation to determine how Raytheon’s perimeter intrusion detection system-which exceeds federal requirements-could be improved,” the Port Authority said in a statement. “Our goal is to keep the region’s airports safe and secure at all times.”
Noble goal. You failed, but still, noble goal.
I wonder if this is how well the virtual fence is working on the southern border.
Nah. Probably not. After all, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said it’s safer than it’s ever been, and we can trust her. Right?