Terrorist screening technology needs to adapt just as quickly as terrorist tactics do. With the most recent bombing attack on Christmas Day in Nashville, we must prioritize terrorist screening technology and tactics now more than ever. These days, a lot of terrorist attacks are targeted towards soft-targets like train stations, stadiums, and concert venues. Unfortunately, a lot of the response to this in the terms of security has been the usual approach of hiring more security guards and calling for more and more law enforcement assistance. While this is quite effective, it leaves one to wonder if more technology-involved and sustainable approaches would better resolve these problems. Today, we are going to take a look at a few tips and ideas that should be kept in mind when it comes down to terrorist screening.
Do Not Treat All Threats the Very Same
The fact is, many different situations call for different types of searches. While a government facility or an airport with highly sensitive data and high-risk personnel might benefit from some advanced driver cameras, other targets do not require the same type of extensive response. This might seem like an obvious principle, but we should be much more concerned about any sophisticated weaponry instead of everyday items like razor blades or screwdrivers that have the possibility of being weaponized.
Realizing that Flow is Important
As a general design principle for a lot of terrorist screening technology, you do not want to impede on the end-user in a big way. Any type of technology that slows down people and their daily commute will be perceived as being not really worth the trouble. That is why something like Gatekeeper’s license plate reader works so well. You do not need to be overbearing to secure a perimeter effectively.
Know That Security Is Not All or Nothing
The terrorist screening landscape has totally changed, and it is now the case that any location that draws big crowds could become target sites for terrorists, just like Nashville a few weeks ago. This is why it is becoming more important to increase security at all levels. You might not need the most robust and high-tech system available. Still, some minor modifications could be a part of stopping terrorist attacks and aren’t just effective at fighting back against domestic crimes such as theft or break-ins.
In a few instances, it is not a big deal when there is a big lapse between the development of new technology and users actually switching away from their legacy technology. For example, a lot of businesses still rely on older software. When it comes down to security, it is crucial that you use technologies that can be modified or swapped out when a new and improved technology comes around that can protect the most people.
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