Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Well, isn't this nice? New police radars can 'see' inside homes.

Sayonara Fourth Amendment.


Joe said...


Anonymous said...

For every action there is a reaction. Somebody will figure out how to block it. Better yet, how to make smoke come out of it.

Anonymous said...

The point may seem moot if you are a fugitive hiding at an address, but wouldn't a "radar jammer" serve to nullify these gadgets? What about an old radar detector hooked to a plug-in power supply? A radar detection warning beep, in a residence, in a neighbrohood, where there is never a radar trap, would serve to notify said fugitive that a "Range-R" is being used and he had better turn on his jammer or stop breathing. Gadget nullified. Never-the-less, this thing crosses the same 4th amendment line that an unwarranted thermal scanner does.

Anonymous said...

So we develop appropriate countermeasures. I don't think lead shielding is necessary as the device they have utilizes radio waves. So we would need shielding akin to that used in a Faraday cage. So we would need to spec out the Range-R radar device to determine the frequency used and then purchase the appropriate size copper screen. This could be build into a wall of a new building, or I think overlaid on the interior of walls, perhaps as a portable blanket with the screening built in. Hmm, will have to think some more on this.

Anonymous said...

Funny, I said this was coming out a couple of years back and the imbeciles all said I was crazy. I guess if it ain't on FOX news it can't be real..

Rhodes said...

Just apply the principle of chaf, create more returns than can be processed. Easy to do with foresight.

Anonymous said...

Tech specs on this, anyone? I'm thinking its time to look into installing foil-backed insulation -- gotta go green and save energy, you know.

MissAnthropy said...

I appreciate that everyone is thinking of counter measures, but I am well and truly sick of having to think of the latest counter measure to the latest blatant violations by the infernal state and its lackeys.

Sometimes the passivity and incurious mindset of the population fills me with such contempt that I almost entertain thoughts of just giving up and joining with the statists, just to make sure these dumb cattle do get the government they deserve. But then the moment passes, and I'm back to being outraged on behalf of the 97% of unthinking fools.

Anonymous said...

So here is more info on this piece of equipment. Gizmodo has some interesting info as well as links to Supreme Court rulings supposedly declaring there use to be illegal.
And here is a link to the manufacturer's website.

Allen said...

give it time. having countermeasures will be "probable cause" for a search.

Paul X said...

I wonder about aluminum paint...

"Current and former federal officials say the information is critical for keeping officers safe if they need to storm buildings or rescue hostages."

This story is a bit of closing the barn door after the horses have escaped. Maybe instead of complaining about peeping Tom cops, we should be countering the whole notion of cops storming homes in the first place. And that bit about rescuing hostages? What a joke. We are all hostages of the ruling class and their thugs - as long as we put up with this crap.

CowboyDan said...

Gizmodo has some interesting info as well as links to Supreme Court rulings supposedly declaring there use to be illegal.

And since when do criminals (okay, these have badges, but they're still crooks) obey laws?

They'll do what they do whatever the law says.

Anonymous said...

"Will RANGE-R go through metal surfaces?

No. The RANGE-R signal is a radio frequency, therefore it will not penetrate metal surfaces, regardless of thickness."

Brings a whole new meaning to 'Tinnie House' :-)

Of course resistance to illegal detection may be used as 'probable cause'?


xtron said...

counter measures??? the thing detects motion...keep it simple...a desk fan....in every room..maybe several so the cops think there is a party going on.

as for the guy that was arrested that started the whole thing...he was on parol...if you are on prole you have no rights. your P.O. can kick in your door and search you and your place any time he wants for any or no reason..NO search warrent needed. parolees are still wards of the state and in the custody of the prison system

Earl Flanigan said...

Its a hopped up wall stud detector, easily compromised. http://www.range-r.com/FAQ/index.htm

Anonymous said...

This isn't something new. Ultrawideband radar has been around for at least a couple of decades. It was originally intended (on a much larger scale) to detect stealth aircraft. Later it was adapted to penetrating structures. Evidently it has now been reduced to something that a person can carry easily.

Your current radar detector will not pick it up. Jamming it is very difficult because of its ultra wide bandwidth. A single jamming frequency, or even a noise jammer with a typical bandwidth, won't bother it.

Check out this site for more information: http://www.zmescience.com/research/technology/wall-penetrating-radar-renders-real-time-video-of-whats-going-on-behind/

Jerry The Geek said...

I'm Dubious.

This may or may not be "New Technology", but considering the size of the 'receiver' I'm inclined to believe that this is less "Radar" than simple Infra-Red Detection Technology.

We've had that for years. "They" could always detect bodies by heat radiation ... and "radar" is defined as: 'Radar is an object-detection system that uses radio waves to determine the range, altitude, direction, or speed of objects."

In close proximity, Infra-red Technology performs these functions when displayed on a real-time receiver display.

So, is it magic? I think not. It's merely an extension of technology which has been available for 50 years.

Does it use a different wave-length? Perhaps. But perhaps it's not so different from Infra-red technology.

Bottom line: There's nothing very new here. And for those "Tin-Foil Hat Conspirators" out there, don't be thinking about using lead bowlers (John Steed, please call your office) because ... in the words of Forest Gump:

"Stupid Is as Stupid Does"

Anonymous said...

It may be that I am missing some important things.

Aluminum siding doesn't block it?

The metal foil backing on most types of fiberglass insulation should at least interfere with it, I should think. Electrically conductive solids tend to be impermeable to electromagnetic radiation of longer wavelength than X-rays.

And if all it can detect is motion, I do not see how it can tell the operator anything important. Anything from the spinning motor that runs your refrigerator's freon pump to the pigeon that built a nest in the attic to air convection to the mice in the walls are moving, and their motion could theoretically be detected by something sufficiently sensitive--and so what?

As I said, maybe I'm missing something important here.

Paul X said...

Again, I keep thinking that the whole point of this stuff is not to catch bad guys but to intimidate ordinary people. The rulers want the peons to fear. In that case the details hardly matter, and the device may not even exist in any usable form. The rulers depend on the self-enslavement of the peons.