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This device consists of four items of 'jewelry', each built
similarly to a house arrest bracelet. One is attached to
of the suspendee's wrists and ankles. The devices can be
linked together to attach the suspendee's hands to their
or unlinked to allow free movement, at the push
the suspendee can link or unlink at will and the device can
tell when it is unlinked. Near field RFID is used to confirm
that the devices are linked, so there is no bypassing the
detection by wiring contacts to each other.
If the device
detects that it is unlinked and has a gps speed of more than
20 mph, it tattles to the police and begins video recording
later prove in court whether the suspendee was driving: the
suspendee is responsible for keeping these cameras
uncovered while riding as a passenger. In addition,
the device believes it is linked up and a passenger, it
intermittently sends a few frames of video to the parole
officer, so that they have an opportunity to detect if the
suspendee has found a bypass. So, the suspendee may ride
a car or plane by linking their hands to their feet while
in the passenger seat, but they will not be able to drive.
||So FOUR electronic tags, with cameras. Ok, do both wrists
and ankles have to be linked? Because I'm not sure many
people could achieve that on an aircraft seat. If it's just
one ankle and one wrist, then I could cross my left leg
over my right knee, rest either of my wrists on that and
easily drive an automatic.
||How is this transmitting video frames? standard mobile 4G
data link? Four of them? or one and a data interlink
(separate to the NFD) WiFi? How does that work on an
aircraft or out of mobile data coverage (eg. underground
rail)? What happens if the perp has access to a car
converted to hand controls? What happens if the perp
works in a Faraday cage? It's more common both
intentionally (electronics, power, electrophysiology) or
unintentionally (ships, shipping containers, rail cars) than
you might think. How does the video work if it's dark?
How does it work if the perp is riding a bicycle and it's
cold? Riding a bicycle around below freezing with all four
limbs exposed is no joke - but it might be the perp's only
option to get to work.
||There's a lot more wrong with this idea, but I thought I'd
start with why it can't be done before the more obvious
reasons why it shouldn't be done.