James Gibbs at the State University of New York, in collaboration with Irbis Solutions Inc. will adapt patent-pending anti-poaching technology for wildlife to the particularities of protecting archeological, architectural and historic sites. Vandalism and looting are major threats to cultural resources on U.S. National Park Service properties. Novel electronic technology now exists that can inexpensively report in real-time on trespass at vulnerable sites in remote areas. The goal of the project is to enhance the existing technology to meet the particular needs of cultural resources protection. Anticipated needs include improvements to mobile device interfaces and wireless sensors and trail camera triggers to record intrusion events at vulnerable sites for cultural resources.

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