The need for protection against terrorist attacks is one of the major driving forces behind security technology development. As important as something like protection against theft is for commercial entities, there’s no denying that the shadow of terrorism looms even heavier. It’s a subject that remains in the back of everyone’s minds, unfortunately, but engineers, designers, and security experts have continually responded over the years to keep up. Read on to see three major ways terrorist screening has changed in recent years.
A Focus on Improvised Attack Methods
In the past, terror attacks were thought of to be carried out through two methods: explosives or guns. 9/11 was evidence that terror can happen in places you least expect. Terrorists are able to take advantage of something as seemingly benign as a regular road vehicle and turn it into a deadly weapon, something we’ve been seeing more of in recent years. To combat this, we must know where to look, which means more terrorist screening systems in place to protect airports, secure parking facilities, border checkpoints, and more.
Turning to Social Media
Terrorist organizations and their communication tactics look much different than they did even a decade ago. Much of their recruitment efforts are focused on social media, which is also sometimes even used to plan attacks. While much of terrorist screening exists as physical security technologies, it’s important that we remember how critical social media is in the organization and planning of terror attacks.
Events that are most vulnerable to attacks are those that aren’t adequately prepared and would quickly fall into a state of disarray in the event of one occurring. This has generated a need for technology that is adaptable and versatile. Take our Intelligent Vehicle Undercarriage Scanner, which is available as a mobile installation option and is a suitable means of checking for potential dangers on the undercarriage of vehicles.
Improving Security With Gatekeeper
Gatekeeper Security’s suite of intelligent optical technologies provides security personnel with the tool to detect today’s threats. Our systems help those in the energy, transportation, commercial, and government sectors protect their people and their valuables by detecting threats in time to take action. From automatic under vehicle inspection systems, automatic license plate reader systems, to on the move automatic vehicle occupant identifier, we offer full 360-degree vehicle scanning to ensure any threat is found. Throughout 30 countries around the globe, Gatekeeper Security’s technology is trusted to help protect critical infrastructure. Follow us on Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn for updates about our technology and company.