WTF Are These WEIRD STREET SIGNS BEING INSTALLED IN LAS VEGAS?
Part of âIntellistreetsâ rollout?
Paul Joseph Watson
Strange new street signs being installed across Las Vegas are prompting suspicions from concerned readers, one of whom sent us the following images. Are these new signs part of the nationwide âIntellistreetsâ rollout of so-called âsmartâ hubs that eavesdrop on conversations?
âMy neighbor brought it to my attention that these very suspicious-looking road signs are being installed throughout Las Vegas on the major streets,â David wrote to us. âThe enormous amount of road construction they are doing to install these must cost someone (the taxpayers, Iâm sure) a fortune. My neighbor was quite alarmed when he saw these. He took photos and has been asking everyone if they know anything about them-no one will say anything; even the construction workers actually installing have no info about them. The signs are obviously electronic with large control boxes and antennae attached.â
Although it wasÂ reported last yearÂ that 41,000 new LED street lamps were being installed throughout Las Vegas, these devices donât appear to be for lighting, they appear to be for displaying digital messages.
As we previously reported, the Intellistreets system which is currently being installed in cities across the US relies on âsmartâ street lamps connected by a ubiquitous wi-fi network that have numerous âhomeland security applications,â including the ability to âengage captive audiencesâ via a loudspeaker system and give audible warnings to individuals.
The system is âalso capable of recording conversations,âÂ according to a report by ABC 7.
The lights can also be fitted with a digital display similar to the one seen in the photos below which can be used for both advertising and security announcements.
The company behind the street lights, Illuminating Concepts,Â responded to the controversyÂ over âIntellistreetsâ last year by ludicrously claiming the system did not represent a âbig brotherâ intrusion. ABC 7 confirmed that the company was âworking with Homeland Securityâ to implement the high tech network.
If any of our readers are aware of the purpose of these new street signs in Las Vegas, please let us know in the comments below.
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