The Hungarian national police purchased six heartbeat detectors and installed them at six border crossings to reduce the number of irregular immigrants entering the country hidden in vehicles.
|Project dates||17/08/2009 - 31/05/2010|
|Total budget||€233 996|
|Name of the entity managing the project||National Police Headquarters|
The strengthening of the Green Belt surveillance increased the number of people trying to cross the border on public roads into Hungary by hiding in vehicles. The authorities sought to counter the problem by checking vehicles with endoscopes and carbon dioxide probes, but these were not always appropriate.
The national police decided to purchase heartbeat detectors, which are more appropriate for the infrastructure of several border crossing points.
Over the course of this project, the national police purchased six heartbeat detectors and checked over half of the lorries and buses entering Hungary via the six border crossings at which the new equipment was installed.
The heartbeat detectors allow the Hungarian police responsible for border control at the Ukrainian and Serbian borders to take effective steps against irregular migration. The police carefully chose where to place the equipment, ensuring that the traffic was not significantly disturbed or slowed down for travellers.