Hungary built fence to slow the flow of refugees through the country
A very interesting and fact-finding article by Celeste Ruiz, reporter of Cronkite News (USA, Arizona) about refugees crisis at the hungarian border,
Celeste visited our company a few weeks ago to receive more informations about our company, the 1000 km long border protection project in Turkmenistan, to know what is our concept and suggestions for a potential hungarian border protection system and what is our point of view as security expert regarding the fence constructions all around Europe.
The interview with Zoltan Szilágyi (CEO of Umirs Europe) from the article:
A GROWING MARKET
The refugee crisis is good business for Umirs, a Budapest-based company founded in 2007, specializing in perimeter protection and detection technology.
Zoltan Szilagyi, managing director of Umirs, said the company has received many more inquiries about its high-tech products as the number of refugees has grown.
“I got a map a few days ago showing how many countries are building a fence, building border protection systems all around the world,” Szilagyi said. “It’s impressive for a security expert like we are. “
The company’s array of detection technologies may be of particular interest in countries that lack border patrols. It offers microwave barriers that detect movement, a combination of microwave and infrared detection and cable sensors as options for perimeter protection, according to Umirs’ web site.
“We have no more policemen or soldiers that can be used for protecting the Romanian border (and) the government decided to build a fence there also,” he said.
The company’s technology is being tested along a mile or so of Hungary’s southern border. If the Hungarian government likes the way it works, Umirs hopes it will be extended through the whole 109-mile long fence, a project that would cost nearly $6.2 million dollars, according to Szilagyi.
Szilagyi said he believes many Hungarians agree with the building of border fences. “Not happy with the situation that we had to build a fence, but we are happy that we know we can protect ourselves,” he said. “Even if the city is safe where you are living, you close your door. Even if there are no problems around Europe, it’s good to have the feeling that we decide who we let in and who we do not.”