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How Crumbling Infrastructure Has Become a Security Vulnerability


Poorly maintained infrastructure causes a number of issues including being a security concern.

While infrastructure may not be the most flashy of government initiates, we sometimes take it for granted. Having functional roads, train tracks, and power lines is what keeps a nation up and running. Without a well-maintained infrastructure, employees become unable to get to their jobs, trade gets slowed down because of an inability to efficiently transport goods, and the economy begins to suffer. The importance of infrastructure is clear in that regard—but many fail to realize that a poorly kept infrastructure is a serious security risk.

Keeping Power Available

If power cables aren’t maintained, everything from traffic lights to optical security systems won’t be able to function. Many of our security measures rely on power to do what they need to. If power were to go down as a result of failing infrastructure, access control systems wouldn’t work. This would allow anyone and everyone to enter a government facility, commercial headquarters, or an even large source of power—like a power plant that services thousands of people. Keeping security measures up and running is an absolute necessity in preventing property theft or damage, terrorism, and any other kinds of security threats.

Maintained Roads

Right now, many border checkpoints rely on technology to keep them secure. Poorly maintained roads make it much more difficult to efficiently use roadway security measures. It also causes a problem when trying to circulate security forces to where they need to be. A lack of access entails difficulties in emergency response services getting to where they need to be. Keeping well-maintained roads allows for safety measures to work effectively.

Working Railways

Trains have plenty of security vulnerabilities as well, and if they aren’t able to properly get where they need to be, then that makes security even more difficult. Part of keeping railways secure is scanning trains, from cargo trains to urban metro systems, to check for any vulnerabilities. While railways might not be the first thing you think of when thinking about infrastructure, it’s important to keep them secure as well.

Reducing Vulnerabilities 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.

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