The EU is testing the digital barrier system they have installed in recent months for $3.7 billion. The goal is to prevent illegal crossings on the 200-kilometer border between the two countries.
Security controls such as artificial intelligence-operated lie detectors, virtual border guard bots, and cameras were tested within the scope of the system, which includes an artificial intelligence-operated surveillance network with cameras and sensors.
In the system, which can send deafening sounds towards the Turkish border from the long-range acoustic device installed on the armored vehicle of the Greek police, the steel wall to be built aims to prevent immigrants from crossing the Meriç River between the two countries.
Long-range cameras, night vision, and many sensors will be placed on the watchtowers near the Meriç River.
When there is a suspicious movement detected using artificial intelligence analysis, the obtained data will be sent to the control center.
On the other hand, a new steel wall, similar to the concrete wall on the US-Mexico border, closes the commonly used crossing points along the Maritsa River that separates Greece and Turkey. Long-range cameras, night vision, and multiple sensors are installed in nearby observation towers. The resulting data is then sent to control centers to flag suspicious movements using artificial intelligence analysis.
Dimonsthenis Kamargios, the region’s border guard chief, said in a statement to the Associated Press agency, “We will have another border” in front of the border so that we can understand what is happening. With the palm scanner in the system, the vein pattern of the people’s hands can be recorded and used as a biometric identifier, thus revealing those hiding in the border region.
Kamargios stated that the details of the system will be announced towards the end of the year.