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‘Indestructible’ speed camera coming to the UK

A new vandal-proof speed camera that is the toughest in the world could be coming to the UK.

The device towers four-metres above the road and features strengthened glass, a fire-resistant body plus a stiffened steel base.

It is also fitted with smoke and vibration sensors which can detect an attack. If someone tries to damage the camera, it triggers an alarm at the nearest police station and automatically downloads all its vital digital photographic data back to base so that no evidence is lost.

Called IDEE, which stands for Innovative Digital Enforcement Environment, the machine has been created in response to the increasing cases of enraged motorists sabotaging speed traps.

Produced by Dutch firm Peek Traffic, the first models have just gone live in Holland, but they could be coming here soon.

The manufacturer is keen to sell it across the rest of Europe including Britain.

The camera would need to go through Home Office type approval before it could be put to work on the roads here, but this process could take less than a year."

The IDEE, which costs between £30,000 and £50,000 depending on specification, is mounted in a thick steel base which is driven direct into the ground without the need for concrete foundations.

This set up provides added strength against being rammed or pulled out of the ground while the cameras and flash equipment are protected behind impact-resistant polycarbonate glass.

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