Between the infamous 9/11 attacks, the 2004 Madrid train bombings, and the 2015 Paris attacks, mass transit has been considered a serious target for large-scale terrorist attacks. All over the world, there have been big pushes in enforcing new types of regulations and rules in an attempt to curb the possibility for terrorist attacks. There have also been pushes in the use of terrorist screening measures, whether it’s through the use of more on-site human personnel or newly-implemented terrorist screening technology. Many different measures have now been put in place to make mass transit more safe and protected against potential terrorist attacks. Read on to learn more!
Improved Number of Security Forces
The first and most obvious method for reducing possible terrorist attacks is to add more security forces – whether that is security guards or something similar like air marshals or other military personnel for flights. These personnel would then have the ability to screen passengers along with their bags, although this does come at a cost. There are some financial ramifications since hiring on more people always comes with a bigger price tag, but it can also lead to reduced perceptions of the easiness and convenience of transportation. This allows for vulnerabilities at these security checkpoints and creates a general feeling of fear. Equipping the security personnel with transportation security technology will make their job easier, since they won’t have to worry about the time it takes to perform an inspection.
Analytics and Video Surveillance
Video-based security systems are also becoming much more intelligent every year. These days, these security systems are capable of facial recognition to figure out if a person is allowed to be in a particular spot. This could be a great feature for prohibiting any free movement in spaces where only transit employees are supposed to be. Setting up an intelligent vehicle occupant detection system in an airport’s employee parking lot will help aid in preventing terrorists from gaining any access.
Systems Designed Just for Mass Transit
As we make a move into more security measures being set in place, the concern for terrorist screening in mass transportation, we will see more and more systems designed with transit in mind. Take Gatekeeper’s very own Automatic Train Undercarriage System, for example. While capable of scanning either passenger trains or cargo trains, the system is intended to provide high-quality scans of every vehicle so you can ensure there are no foreign objects or potentially unsafe modifications being made to the vehicles.
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 36 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.