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Top Five Coolest Products at the Border Security Expo

Top Five Coolest Products at the Border Security Expo
Sarah Dinell

The 8th Annual Border Security Expo kicked off yesterday, with 125 companies gathering in the Phoenix Convention Center to show off their latest technologies. Environmentally friendly products like solar powered drones and electric cars seemed to be the big trend this year, enabling border officials to simultaneously crack down on immigration and save the planet.

But along with the standard high-tech surveillance systems and many, many guns, some of exhibits featured pretty cool products. Forget border officials, here's the top five coolest technologies we wish we had.

5.) ID Authentication Systems

Top Five Coolest Products at the Border Security Expo
Sarah Dinell

While it's not a new technology, these automated ID authentication systems from Regula Forensics are about as sophisticated as you can get. After scanning driver's licenses or passports, regular and infrared scans are processed through a computer which verifies whether or not the ID is, in fact, legit. Perfect for those underage drinkers with a spare $50,000 who want to check whether the "real" ID they bought from China actually checks out. Oh, and I guess the border patrol could find it useful as well.



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