Urine Detection Devices for Elevators


Apparently the elevators in Atlanta’s MARTA rail stations have become a hot spot for those in need of a semi-private place to relieve their aching bladders.  To deter this type of behavior the Rapid Transit Authority has installed Urine Detection Systems.  The systems, believed to be the first of its kind, uses sensors to detect when someone has decided to use the restroom between floors.  An alarm would then sound alerting the MARTA police.  In the first month that the system was in place there was only one incident and the violator was arrested.  MARTA plans to roll out additional detectors at a cost of US$10,000 for each elevator. What are your thoughts on this new system and would you be in favor of it in your city?

To view a video news report regarding these devices click here.

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