When perimeter security is such a big concern, you want to cover all of your angles. Using a handheld mirror to conduct an under vehicle inspection is among the cheapest and oldest methods. However, a mirror’s options are minimal and provide an array of potential risks for security personnel. A handheld mirror isn’t a security professional’s only choice and is actually very outdated and insufficient. Why rely on one set of eyes and a mirror when better security technology is available to keep your facility safe? Read on to learn why mirror inspections can’t compare to modern under vehicle inspection technology!
Mirrors Require Lengthy and Long Exposure to a Vehicle
In order to conduct a proper mirror inspection, security personnel isn’t only personally exposed to a possible threat, like a bomb or weapon, they’re exposed to that threat for far too long. Whether searching the border crossing contraband, explosives, or tracking devices, the safety of your security personnel should also be a real priority. When security is a problem, you have to take all precautions with remote view technology. Gatekeeper’s Under Vehicle Inspection Technology offers safe remote view capabilities that help keep security personnel out of the elements and positioned at a secure location.
Mirror Inspections Take Much Longer Than an Under Vehicle Inspection Scan
For a mirror inspection to be thorough, it could take several minutes per vehicle. This form of inspection is both time-consuming and labor-intensive. A security professional’s real goal is to detect and identify more in less time to help increase productivity. Gatekeeper’s intelligent under vehicle scanner technology will keep traffic moving and improve perimeter security without affecting any of the day-to-day operations. The Gatekeeper system will automatically locate and identify foreign objects in a much quicker and efficient manner.
Mirrors Do Not Offer Data Collection or Reporting
The success of a mirror search relies mostly on the security personnel doing the search. Other than taking time to manually type or write a license plate number for each vehicle, there isn’t any other way to efficiently record a mirror inspection. Gatekeeper’s automatic license plate scanner, teamed up with our under vehicle inspection technologies, can capture license plate data and place it into a historical archive.
Groundbreaking Technologies 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 act. 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 36 countries around the globe, Gatekeeper Security’s technology is trusted to help protect critical infrastructure. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn for updates about our technology and company.