Security Will Be Tight In Denver For NFL Opener
It is the time of year that sports fans everywhere waited since February for: the first game of a new NFL season. There is no denying that football has easily become the top sport in the United States, taking the place of America's past time, baseball. Americans love football. They like hard hitting, smash mouth action, and football never fails to deliver the aggressive drama. As Americans all across the United States gather at their favorite watering holes or in front of their giant flat screen televisions to watch the first game of the season kickoff tonight, security crews at Mile High Stadium will be making sure the nationally televised event goes off flawlessly in Denver. This means additional security measures and calling upon tools such as those used during the Super Bowl like video surveillance and GPS tracking devices to maintain order.
During the biggest sporting events it is routine that security teams call upon the latest technological gadgets to assist in maintaining order and safety. This means utilizing video surveillance to record fan activity, as well as seek out possible suspicious behavior. However, one of the forms of technology that has been used more frequently in recent years has been the GPS tracker device. This is because GPS tracker systems can be used for a wide range of applications from monitoring team buses to make sure they arrive/depart from areas on time as well as assist security teams in knowing where personnel and vehicle assets are located at all times. "Having the ability to log on to a computer and see where all security vehicles and other assets being monitored is a significant advantage in allowing us to move security personnel from position to position", explained a security expert who has worked sporting events. "Like the referees in the games, we want to simply blend into the background and let people enjoy their time. That is because if our presence is overly obvious it is probably not a good thing."
The Baltimore Ravens will be coming back to Denver to play the Broncos for the first time since they shocked the NFL world by beating the heavily favored Broncos in double overtime; an unexpected win that catapulted the team into an eventual Super Bowl victory. The Broncos will certainly be seeking revenge as they come into the week one matchup as 8-point favorites against a Ravens squad that has lost many popular faces such as Ed Reed and Ray Lewis. Expect a high-scoring game played at a very high tempo with the Broncos squad being powered by a loud Denver crowd. With temperatures expected to be in the 90s at the start of the game on top of the normal challenges of playing at such a high altitude, fatigue will certainly be a large factor. With encouragement from tens of thousands of fans, Peyton Manning one year more experienced with the new offense and a bitter taste still floating in the Broncos' mouth, this GPS tracking device specialist anticipates a 34-24 Denver win. Enjoy the start of the season!
GPS Tracker Leads To Arrest Of Robbery Suspect
With a long wrap sheet and constant run-ins with the law it did not take a Grayson County jury very long to convict Christine White of aggravated robbery, a crime that will now put her behind bars for the next 20 years of her life. The Judge overseeing the case had the option of placing White in jail from anywhere between 5-99 years in prison for the crime that occurred while White was high on methamphetamines. However, the Judge decided on a 20-year punishment due to a number of factors including a past felony for marijuana related crime, the fact White was on probation at the time of the criminal act, the admitted use of drugs during the robbery and that one of the victims was a child. However, what makes this case so interesting is that the arrest was aided by the use of a smart phone app that utilized the latest in GPS tracking technology.
Earlier this year in a Wal-Mart parking lot located in Sherman, White spotted three people (a grandmother, mother and her daughter) all putting away groceries into their family vehicle. High on speed, White approached the trio, threatened the group with a knife she was wielding, grabbed one of the women's purses and fled the scene of the crime. White would later admit to Sherman Police officers that she had been up for days using drugs and simply needed more money to get high. The 12-year-old girl explained to officers that White had pointed a knife directly at her in a aggressive fashion, suggesting right away that the assailant hade no remorse for the age of her victims.
GPS Tracking Helps Investigators
When officers arriving at the scene of the crime began their investigation they looked over surveillance tape that was helpful in providing a description of the vehicle driven by White. However, the key piece of evidence came when a police officer discovered that White also stole an iPhone from the victim (phone was contained inside the purse that was taken). The iPhone had an app programmed upon it called "Find My iPhone", which is used to help phone users recover their smart phone if it is ever lost or stolen. That app acts like a GPS tracker and provides locational information that can be accessed remotely by users. With the assistance of the app officers were able to locate the vehicle documented in video surveillance along with suspect. A knife was also found inside the cab of the vehicle. By the time officers responded to the crime to the moment data from the GPS tracking app was accessed it took less than an hour for an arrest to be made!
When a Grayson County District Attorney was asked about the case he explained that law enforcement agencies have been have a great deal of success fighting crime with the latest technological tools such as GPS tracker devices, surveillance equipment and more. Most importantly, the technology is resulting in quicker arrests and peace of mind for victims knowing that the person who victimized them is behind bars.
Source: Texas News