Until now, catching graffiti “artists” at their handicraft has been a daunting task.
Up steps GPS technology to betray the location of these ‘taggers’ who do cause millions of dollars of damage nation wide.
The term ‘tagging’ denotes the marks and signatures of mostly notorious artists and to set boundaries of gang territory..
Science has now found a way to reveal their location using GPS and hidden video and through a fascinating high frequency effect created by the spray can itself to locating there exact whereabouts. Here are a few stories and a video of the El Cajon police catching these ‘Picasso's” in the act.
New Regional Anti-
Police use GPS to catch taggers
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -
Satellites and super-
TaggerTrap, a graffiti eradication system being tested in several California cities, uses global positioning system technology, cell phones and sensors that recognize the ultrasonic pitch of spray cans to alert police when vandals begin their work, representatives said.
"The tagger, when he pushes down on that spray can, he's calling police," said George Lerg, co-
The unique, ultrasonic tone emitted by aerosol paint cans trips the sensors, which signal a transmitter linked to a police cell phone or radio. The global positioning system pinpoints the location of the transmitter, Lerg said.
The portable sensors have a range of 100 feet in any direction.
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