The sad and depressing reality is that combatting terrorism isn’t as easy as it was before. There was a time where harsh, physical security measures, like those that you see each time you head through an airport or other checkpoint, were good enough in preventing or discouraging, terrorist attacks. As the years have passed, these types of conflicts have become much more rooted in beliefs and ideologies, more reliant on new forms of technology, and more subversive than before. While a lot of terrorist organizations have taken advantage of technology as a channel to spread their beliefs or organize violent crimes, technology has also been influential in preventing these attacks. Read on to learn about how terrorist screening technology, as well as other forms of security technology, have changed the way we prevent terrorist attacks.
Calculated, Smart, and Improvised Attacks
Improvisation has always been a key factor in terrorist attacks, going way back with car bombs seen years ago. However, we are starting to see less of a reliance on what most would consider the typical. Fewer guns are being used, while explosives or cars have begun to be used more prominently. Many different terrorists have taken advantage of technology, including social media, in ways that were never even thought possible even a decade ago. The improvisational and unpredictable nature of terrorist attacks makes planning tough, but creating redundancies within our security systems through machine learning artificial intelligence or multi-factor authentication is one way to prepare for potential attacks. These forms of terrorist screening technology can help significantly in the unpredictable nature of terrorists.
Looking at Possible New Targets
The goal of terrorist attacks is just that: to spread chaos, fear, and instability. As a result, targets are normally picked based on maximizing those goals and creating a type of environment that makes it difficult for responders to help. This is why we see temporary events, such as concerts or political rallies, where it is challenging to place reliable security measures everywhere often targeted by terrorists. By creating and implementing terrorist screening technology that can be moved around on the go, terrorist attacks can be prevented. Some forms of terrorist screening technology, like Gatekeeper’s intelligent under vehicle inspection systems, can be used by security professionals and law enforcement agencies to implement security backup when necessary.
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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 30 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.