Why Manual Inspection Poses a Serious Problem For Security Experts

The human element will likely always be an essential part of security, but there are certain vulnerabilities associated with manual inspection.

There are broad concerns that removing, or even just reducing, human operators from security scenarios will lead to problems down the road. While it’s unlikely we’ll see the human element removed from most security situations any time soon, there is something to be said about how the use of intelligent systems alters our relationship to effective security. With all of the available intelligent optical security systems out there, it’s led to more efficient security measures as well as better informed, safer human operators. Let’s take a look at what some of the problems manual inspection poses for security experts and how intelligent security systems can reduce those problems.

Background Knowledge

When all of the burden is placed on human security experts to perform comprehensive inspections, it creates a certain need for knowledge. Take, for instance, the inspection of a road vehicle. Because there are so many different vehicles on the market, a security professional may not know what the undercarriage of a vehicle is supposed to look like, allowing for potentially dangerous modifications to slip through the cracks. Utilizing an intelligent system like the Intelligent Vehicle Undercarriage Scanner removes the burden for professionals to know the ins-and-outs of every single vehicle and allows them to make informed, safe decisions.

Reducing Human Errors

The truth is, humans make mistakes. No matter how well-trained or experienced, errors are bound to occur. Consider the additional issues of security experts often working long, odd hours, and that terrorists or other individuals that seek to cause harm are constantly trying to innovate and find ways to bypass security forces. With all of this in mind, as appreciative as we should all be of anyone who takes professional security seriously, it’s critical that we offer them the best support possible.

Extensive Searches

While an expert may know where to look and what to look for, there are certain things that intelligent systems make possible that people just can’t do. Take something like facial recognition, in this case utilizing Gatekeeper’s Intelligent Vehicle Occupant Detector, which can compare a driver’s face to a database, informing professionals of whether or not someone has the proper credentials to enter an area.

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.

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