Border security is seen as one of the most critical aspects of security for many nations. Security checkpoints can often be the first place that security personnel can intercept potential threats or criminal activity, but to do so, they must be properly equipped. In a time where security seems to be of the utmost importance, there isn’t any reason to take a chance on how well equipped your border security checkpoints are. Read on to find out three steps we can take to improve the quality of border security checkpoints.
1. More Personnel
Having more bodies available to search vehicles can definitely improve security. If it is within your funds, having more staff on hand can definitely do some good. The problem with hiring more people is that it ends up being the most costly addition to your security efforts. The more personnel you hire, the more salaries you’re paying out, whereas investing in specialized technologies may only be one upfront cost. Nonetheless, having more staff on hand can certainly make the task easier and more thoroughly approached. However, more staff want to avoid the issue of the human failures of lack of concentration
over long periods or in depth knowledge of each vehicle’s undercarriage. These challenges can only be
dealt with by computers able to analyze and compare undercarriages such as the Gatekeeper AUVIS.
2. Better Training
Training personnel to recognize anomalies is a big part of good checkpoint security. If you’re concerned about border security, you know how important it is to be able to check vehicles for anything out of the ordinary. If your employees are able to recognize those threats on their own, it can result in better security protocols and reaction times. However, keep in mind that manual searches are never going to be completely effective, and that while education is an important component in border security, it isn’t the answer to everything.
3. Utilizing Technologies
If you’re worried about the issues with manual inspection or can’t afford to bring on more personnel, advances in technology may be the solution for you. New technologies are capable of performing automated vehicle scans for you, so you don’t need to rely on your staff’s knowledge and have a more concrete backup. Gatekeeper’s Automated Vehicle Inspection System is available in permanent installations so you can take border security as seriously as it should be. It will scan the undercarriage of any road vehicle to determine if there have been any potentially dangerous modifications or alterations.
Put Your Trust in Gatekeeper Security
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.