July 24, 2003

ABP Introduces 'Border Beepers'
Sensor Alarms Sent Directly to Electronic Pagers

"Border Beeper" - shows Message 1 - Sensor 14 - north bound (1) - Twelve suspected border intruders at 9:14 AM on July 24, 2003.
Sierra Vista, Arizona (ABP) July 24, 2003 -- American Border Patrol announced today that it has begun distributing electronic pagers that alert ABP management and selected citizens when ABPs "GroundHawk" sensors are triggered. The first Border Beepers will be issued to citizens living in the canyons of the Huachuca Mountains. When a sensor in a canyon is triggered, residents living near that sensor will be alerted what sensor went off, the direction of the travelers and the number of suspected border intruders. ABP expects to be distributing "Border Beepers" to ranchers all along the U.S./Mexico border in the next few months.

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