More “Graffiti Detectors” In The MakingPosted by Graff Guy
As if they didn’t have it all covered by now here in Cali…
Graffiti vandals beware â€” thereâ€™s a new sheriff in town, and you wonâ€™t ever see him.
Broadband Discovery Systems, a two-year-old company based in Scotts Valley, has developed a series of devices finely tuned to detect the sound of an aerosol spray can from as far as 35 feet away.
â€œI despise graffiti,â€ said president and chief executive Cory Stephanson, who worked with a team of engineers to build the device aimed to stymie graffiti vandals.
Stephanson and vice president Michael Neely discovered that $22 billion is spent every year in the United States dealing with graffiti, and they think their latest innovation will help.
The device, nicknamed â€œProject Merlinâ€ after Stephansonâ€™s son, has intricate sound recognition features that are tuned to detect only the specific sounds an aerosol can makes. When the sensor detects the sound of a can dispensing, it uses cell-phone-like technology to send out an alert.
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