via Grea, an Australian artist.
The government has been using mobile surveillance towers for some time now, including at our boarders. On Bruce Schneier’s blog, he writes about their increased use in parking lots across the nation. These police towers are wholly unnerving and preparing citizens for a life of being under the constant, watchful eyes of law enforcement.
We became accustomed to security guards wandering around. Then, we got used to the fact that security cameras were everywhere. Now, we are seeing the encroachment of guard towers on private, business property. SkyWatch has been in use in New York City since 2006 and can now be seen in many areas of Manhattan. The photo below is in use in Times Square.
ICx Technology, the company behind the towers, is now a major player in the mobile surveillance business. The towers are creepy and remind people of police state tactics.