Because Switzerland is preparing to face the threat of mass civil unrest in western Europe that may spill over its border, the newly minted Department of Homeland Swisscurity has beefed up security at all border posts.
The former Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, has been hired as an advisor and is helping patrol the border with surprise checkpoints out in the woods.
All travelers arriving at a port-of-entry to the Swiss Confederation are subject to a thorough inspection by a Swiss border collie.
High tech infrastructure is used to protect the border, including impassable gates and fences from World War Two complemented by hiking signage...
and, most notably, poopy bag dispensers, because you can't protect a border if you don't scoop the poop.
As a dual Swiss-American national, I'm doing my part.
In the picture above, I'm inspecting a border marker up in the mountains between Switzerland and Italy.