As security technology and its approaches towards keeping our plant safe continue to evolve and develop, so too do the efforts of terrorist organizations and individuals. When discussing terrorism, it is challenging to compare some of the attacks in different countries with different security technology and infrastructure setups. However, one thing is clear despite the country: investing in proper terrorist screening technology has become a necessity. Understanding what is truly happening in the world of large-scale, global terrorism aids us much better in understanding how we can address these vulnerabilities and which technologies or approaches may be helpful in the long run. Read on to learn more!
A Serious Reliance on Improvisation
We typically think of terrorist attacks happening with men in masks wielding machine guns, but a lot of terrorist attacks today are being performed with alternative means of havoc. Over the last decade or so, the use of firearms within terrorist attacks has dropped. The reason being is that terrorists have been looking for more creative and improvisational methods that are easier to access, like using vehicles and explosives. While the conversation on firearm legislation will not likely ever cease, it is vital that we do not forget about correct vehicle inspection or building access to prevent the use of improvised explosive devices.
More Targeted Chaos
Situations that are tough to keep secure have become some of the most prominent targets for terrorist attacks within the last few years. The Barcelona and Paris attacks in 2015 and 2017, respectively, are two examples where terrorists used bombs and vehicles to harm people. In either case, a spot was chosen due to its open vulnerabilities and lack of security. We can be better prepared to put the necessary features in place by analyzing and looking at specific areas.
A Spike of Lethal Attacks
The number of terrorist attacks typically tends to shift annually, but there has also been an increase of the lethality of large-scale terrorist attacks. Since 2015, lethal attacks have increased, with more deaths than terrorist attacks in previous years. As terrorism slowly grows and adapts and embraces new forms of technology and social ideas, so does the overall state of security and its approach towards taking down threats around the world. Gatekeeper Security has various forms of security technology, like under vehicle inspection systems, artificial intelligence, and automatic license plate scanners. Give us a call as soon as possible if you would like to protect your business or property against potential threats, terrorists or not.
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 376 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.