What Are Some Key Weaknesses of Traditional Security Systems?

What Are Some Key Weaknesses of Traditional Security Systems?

There is no denying that traditional security systems suffer from integral weaknesses that newer and more intelligent systems are more than capable of overcoming.

Within the last decade or so, traditional security systems utilized within commercial or government facilities have consisted of a handful of essential elements. These are a well-trained group of personnel, a CCTV system, and some type of access control systems. At times, the traditional security system elements are good enough for specific uses. Still, there is definitely no denying that these types of security systems suffer from integral weaknesses that newer and more intelligent systems are more than capable of overcoming. Read on to learn more!

Simple Security Systems

Basic CCTV systems or access control-based security are typically simplistic, one-trick pony type of systems. An access control system might require one single type of authentication, like a key card, although these cards might be susceptible to theft or copying. It is a bit of a situation where you’re putting all of your eggs into one basket by relying on a single technology form. You are a bit vulnerable to specific types of threats because of this. By expanding your approach to vehicle or perimeter security and involving a variety of security systems, you are much more prepared for any kinds of threats that your facility might face.

Trained Guards and Personnel

Well-trained security guards and personnel will always be an important element within security, but an overreliance on their knowledge and ability could also lead to some severe issues in your security approach. When performing checks of road vehicles, it is next to impossible for a security expert to honestly know what each vehicle’s underside looks like and how potentially dangerous each modification might stand out in comparison. Intelligent systems like Gatekeeper’s intelligent vehicle undercarriage scanner can accurately determine these threats and benefit from artificial intelligence and instant access to databases at their very disposal.

Unadaptable and Outdated

Traditional security systems are a bit sluggish to adapt to. Personnel required updated training, CCTV systems need costly upgrades, and with all the time and money spent on these, you are left open to a possible attack or security breach. Modern intelligent security systems can upgrade and adapt on the fly to whatever your security needs might be. On the lookout for a certain license plate entering or exiting your facility? An intelligent license plate reader system is more than capable of alerting you to any situation, unlike an outdated CCTV system that requires constant monitoring.

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 37 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.

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