Since the turn of the century, mass transportation has become a significant target for terrorist attacks worldwide. All across the globe, there have been various pushes in enforcing new types of rules and regulations in an attempt to curb the possibility for future terrorist attacks. There is also a push in terrorist screening measures, whether through the use of more human personnel or terrorist screening technologies. If you’re working in the transportation field, investing in security is one of the smartest things you could do. Let’s take a look at a few of the measures placed to make mass transportation safer for every person involved.
Improved Number of Security Forces
The first and potentially the most obvious method in reducing possible terrorist attacks is to have many different security forces – whether in-person security guards or air marshals for flights. These employees would be able to screen passengers along with their bags, although this does come at a bit of a cost. There are some financial ramifications, as hiring more personnel always comes with a heftier price tag. Still, it could also lead to reduced perceptions of the convenience of transportation, which allows for vulnerabilities at security checkpoints and creating a general sense of fear. Make sure not to go overboard when hiring security personnel. If you have reliable transportation security technology installed, you won’t have to lean on them as much.
Video Surveillance and Data Analytics
Video-based security systems are becoming much more intelligent. These days, these forms of technology are capable of facial recognition to determine if somebody is authorized to be in a certain area. This is wonderful for prohibiting free movement in spots where only transit employees are supposed to be. You could set up an intelligent vehicle occupant detection system in an airport or border crossing’s employee lot to aid in stopping terrorists from gaining any unauthorized access.
Systems Designed Just for Secure Mass Transportation
As we make the move into more security measures being put into place to address the concern for terrorist screening in mass transportation – we will notice more and more systems designed with mass transportation in mind. Gatekeeper’s Automatic Train Undercarriage Inspection System can scan either cargo trains and passenger trains, all while providing high-resolution scans of each vehicle so you can make sure there are no foreign objects or contraband on the inside.
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.