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Why Mirror Vehicle Inspections Are Now a Thing of the Past

Why Mirror Vehicle Inspections Are Now a Thing of the Past

A handheld mirror is not a security professional’s choice for inspections, as it is insufficient and outdated.

When your perimeter security for a vehicle is a big concern for your facility, you want to cover every single angle. Using handheld mirrors to conduct under vehicle inspections is one of the oldest and cheapest methods in the book, and it is now a thing of the past for most organizations. A mirror’s options are pretty minimal and provide a number of possible risks for security personnel. A handheld mirror is not a security professional’s choice due to these reasons, as it is insufficient and outdated. Why should you rely on one set of eyes and an old mirror when system-integrated, high-tech security technology is available to keep your property safe? Read on to learn why mirror vehicle inspections are now a thing of the past and how modern under vehicle inspection technology can help you!

Mirror Vehicle Inspections Need Plenty of Personnel on Site

For mirror vehicle inspections to be conducted properly, security personnel are not only personally exposed to whatever threat, like a weapon or bomb, but they are also exposed to that threat for way too long. Whether searching for weapons at a border crossing or airport, like explosives or tracking devices, the safety of security experts should be a top priority for your organization. When security is an issue, you have to take every precaution with remote viewing technology. Gatekeeper’s very own under vehicle inspection technology offers secure remote view capabilities that can keep security personnel out of the elements and position at a private and secure location nearby.

Mirror Vehicle Inspections Don’t Offer Any Analytics Reports or Data Collection

The success of mirror vehicle inspection searches relies primarily on the security personnel doing the vehicle search. Other than taking some time to manually type or write a license plate number for every vehicle, there isn’t any other way to record a mirror inspection efficiently. While integrated with our under vehicle inspection technology, Gatekeeper’s very own license plate scanner can capture a vehicle’s license plate data and place it into a historical archive. This can then be referenced later whenever you feel the need to scan or inspect a suspicious vehicle or fleet of vehicles.

Mirror Vehicle Inspections Take Too Long

For a mirror inspection to be efficient, it could take several minutes for each vehicle. This type of inspection is labor-intensive and quite time-consuming. A security professional’s primary goal is to identify and detect more in less time to help increase workflow productivity. Gatekeeper’s scanning technology will keep vehicles moving and improve your perimeter security without causing a backup in productivity.

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 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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