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FTA offers stowaway detector

[ July 21, 2015   //   ]

With striking ferry workers once again blocking the road approaches to Calais, the Freight Transport Association is marketing a new portable device that can detect migrants in the back of trucks. The detector picks up CO2 emissions within a 40ft range and can send text or email alerts to the driver or transport manager and the manufacturer’s monitoring service using a roaming SIM.  Settings can be adjusted according to the cargo, so fruit and vegetables that themselves emit CO2 do not cause false alarms.
The £299 device (only £199 to FTA members) also has worldwide tracking and is integrated with Google Street Maps.
The detector is fully portable and can be moved from vehicle to vehicle.  It has a battery life of between two and four months and requires an £11.99 monthly subscription.

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