Monday, July 22, 2013

Ford 'Surveillance Mode' Keeps Police Safe

Ford 'Surveillance Mode' Keeps Police Safe

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich.- Requesting backup... Police officers could soon be enjoying a new kind of protection from the latest safety technology being tested on the new Ford Police Interceptor! The breakthrough Ford 'Surveillance Mode' keeps police safe while on the job.

Ford Motor Company's new system called 'Surveillance Mode' helps to protect police officers from people approaching their vehicle's from behind. If the system detects someone approaching the vehicle from the rear, it will automatically sound a chime, lock the doors, and put up the windows. Plus, the backup camera image is projected onto the rearview mirror so officers can see what's going on behind them at all times.

While we're used to backup cameras and sensors only working when the car is in reverse, this new system, which is the first of its kind, works even when the car is parked. If someone gets too close to the vehicle, the rear sensors will detect them. While the surveillance system works during both the day and night, it can be turned off in high traffic areas where there are a lot of pedestrians.
“It’s like insurance. You hope you never need it. But if you do, it gives the officer a few extra seconds of warning,” says Marc Ellison, vice president of operations at InterMotive Inc., the company which helped Ford develop the system.
While the Ford 'Surveillance Mode' technology is currently only available on the Ford Police Interceptor, the automaker also employs countless safety features on its more popular models available to the general public. Stop by our Dearborn Area Ford Dealership to see how a new Ford can keep you and your family safe. Family owned and operated since 1946, Roy O'Brien Ford is located at 22201 E. 9 Mile Rd. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 for all your Metro Detroit Ford Vehicle needs. Stay on the right track to Nine Mile and Mack!

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