You may have heard the term multifactor authentication before. More and more, we’re seeing all kinds of software—from email accounts to social media profiles—take advantage of the idea. In short, it means requiring two forms of authentication before being allowed access to something. When it comes to software, that may be typing in your password as well as hitting a button on your phone. Multifactor authentication doesn’t just apply to software though and it’s becoming an increasingly more apparent trend in physical security as well. At Gatekeeper, we’ve even applied the concept to vehicle-related security technologies. Multifactor authentication is a huge idea in the security world and once you understand the benefits, it’s obvious as to why.
Why Take Advantage of Multifactor Authentication?
Relying on one form of authentication like a password or keycard means that you’re relying on that credential to not get stolen, replicated, or even just lost. While some forms of authenticating identity are stronger than others (biometrics like facial scans are difficult to replicate), we’re quickly getting to a time where it’s becoming easier for identity theft to take place. Simply put: the more forms of credentials we have, the less likely it is that someone will be able to steal or replicate all of them.
How Does Gatekeeper Use the Concept?
We’re at a point where more and more people are beginning to take advantage of the concept of multifactor authentication but it’s still primarily being used, on a consumer level, in software. Many people don’t realize that the principle applies to physical security as well. Gatekeeper’s suite of security technologies epitomizes this—our security solutions interface with one another to give you a more complete picture of what a security scenario looks like. For example, our Intelligent Vehicle Occupant Detector can pair with the Intelligent License Plate Reader to provide you with information about who is in a vehicle and authorize that vehicle more effectively.
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.