In the past, physical security was relatively easy. Station a guard at a security checkpoint, make sure doors are locked with the right kinds of locks, and set up an old-school CCTV system to deter criminals. The conversation these days has shifted to center around cybersecurity, an important aspect of security itself. However, it’s important not to forget the importance of physical security and be aware of just how much the industry has changed in recent years. There are still prominent physical security vulnerabilities that experts develop solutions to every day so let’s take a look at some of those most common examples.
Outdated Optical Systems
For anyone with serious concerns, traditional CCTV systems just don’t cut it anymore. Even the most basic of modern commercial optical systems include additional features, like cloud-based access or facial recognition software. As with most things related to security, the more extensive your needs are, the most robust of a system you ought to use. Combining multiple systems to create a more effective approach has become common as a means of multifactor authentication. As an example: Gatekeeper’s Intelligent License Plate Reader can interface with the Intelligent Vehicle Occupant Detector to provide adequate amounts of information necessary for good physical security.
Unsecured Servers or Data Centers
As important as physical security is, cybersecurity is often talked about these days for a reason. However, there’s a physical element to that, too. If someone were to gain physical access to your servers or data center, the amount of damage that could be done is typically far more extensive than if they only had remote access. It’s important, then, that we consider access control systems as a means of protecting data centers and keeping them secure.
Not Securing Entryways
Any access point, whether it’s a doorway that needs to be secured or a vehicle checkpoint, is an area where physical security becomes incredibly important. Vehicle entryways, such as those in parking lots or at border checkpoints, can benefit from Gatekeeper’s various technologies and optical security systems, whereas regular doorways are best improved with access control systems.
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.