As security technology and the approaches towards keeping the entire world safe continue to change and develop, so too do the efforts of any terrorist around the globe. When we talk about terrorism, it is hard to compare some of the attacks on different countries with varying security technology and infrastructure levels. However, one thing is clear: investing in terrorist screening technology has become an absolute necessity. Understanding what is currently happening in the world of global terrorism aids us in better understanding how we could address these vulnerabilities and which technologies or approaches might be helpful.
A Significant Reliance on Improvisation
We usually think of terrorist attacks being done by AK-47 wielding men in masks, but most terrorist attacks are being performed today with alternative means of destruction. Over the last few years, the use of firearms in terrorist attacks has significantly dropped. The reason is that terrorists have been looking into more improvisational methods of destruction that are much easier to access, like using explosives or using vehicles. While the conversation on firearm legislation won’t likely ever cease, it is vital that we don’t forget about proper vehicle inspection or building access to stop the use of improvised explosive devices.
More Targeting Disarray
Situations that are tough to secure have become a few of the most prominent target spots for terrorist attacks. This includes the Paris attacks in 2015, where a concert was targeted, or the Barcelona attacks in 2017, where a van was used to drive into pedestrians on the famous tourist street La Rambla. In either case, a spot was picked due to its vulnerabilities, but by looking at any areas that might specifically attract attacks, we can be much better prepared to put the required features in place.
More Lethal Attacks
The number of terrorist attacks usually tends to shift annually, but there has been a definite increase in recent attacks’ lethality. Since 2015, the amount of lethal attacks has increased significantly, with more deaths than the attacks in previous years. As terrorism continues to grow and adapt and embrace new technological or social ideas, so does the security industry and its approach to taking down terrorist threats worldwide. Gatekeeper Security has a number of different forms of security technology, so give us a call today if you’re interested in protecting your business against possible threats.
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.