What we consider to be critical to the backbone of society often includes government and infrastructure running properly, but what many of us fail to realize is how essential the energy industry is to our daily lives. Imagine if, suddenly, something like traffic lights ceased to work? Imagine if every security technology suddenly stopped working and government or commercial facilities were left vulnerable? It’s these reasons that establish an overwhelming need for adequate, comprehensive surveillance technology put in place that serves the energy industry.
The Unique Position of the Energy Industry
Infrastructure has always been an essential part in keeping a nation secure. Having functional roads, for example, allows first responders to get to where they need to be in an emergency scenario. Perhaps more than anything though, the energy sector has become a critical part of infrastructure. The more we rely on technology to do daily tasks, keep nations secure, and afford us a level of comfort that we’re all accustomed to. This positions the energy industry as absolutely necessary in keeping safe.
What Kinds of Technology Is Effective?
More and more, we are seeing systems driven by artificial intelligence pop up as effective security measures. Taking a look at every single bit of footage caught by a traditional CCTV systems—especially when looking for very specific details, like a license plate or a face—is a tedious, inefficient means of handling surveillance. Instead, intelligent systems can do that heavy lifting for us. Some of these systems are capable of recognizing license plates or faces within seconds, just like those designed and engineered by Gatekeeper Security.
What Kinds of Facilities?
Because of the importance of the energy industry, it’s a vulnerable target for terrorism. This includes nuclear power plants, oil refineries, natural gas facilities, and even some of the alternative energy sources we’re seeing pop up. All of these facets of the energy industry are potential targets and benefit from security technology.
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.