Between 9/11, the 2004 Madrid train attacks, and countless other attacks in recent years, mass transit has become a significant target for terrorist attacks. All over the world, there have been severe pushes in enforcing new kinds of rules and regulations in an attempt to help curb the possibility of terrorist attacks. There have been many pushes in terrorist screening measures, whether this is through the use of more human personnel or terrorist screening technology. Let us look at a few of the measures set in place to make mass transit especially more safe for everyone involved.
An Increased Amount of Security Forces
The first and perhaps most obvious method for reducing possible terrorist attacks is to have more security personnel on deck, whether security guards or more personnel for flights. These security forces would then be able to screen any passengers and their bags, although this does come at a bit of a price. There are a few financial ramifications, as hiring more than one person always comes with a bit of a higher price tag, but it could also lead to a reduced perception of the convenience of transportation, allowing for more vulnerabilities at those security checkpoints and creating a general feeling of fear.
Video Surveillance Systems and Analytics
Now, video-based security systems are becoming much more intelligent. These days, these types of systems are capable of features like facial recognition to determine if someone is authorized to be in a particular area. This could be an excellent feature for prohibiting free movement in places where only transit employees are allowed to be. One could imagine that setting up a driver camera inside an airport’s employee parking lot can help prevent terrorists or other shady figures from gaining key access.
Systems Designed Especially for Mass Transit
As we make the transition into more and more security measures being set up to address the concern for terrorist screening in mass transit, we will notice and more systems designed with mass transit in mind. Take Gatekeeper’s Automatic Train Undercarriage Inspection System, for example. While it can scan either cargo trains and passenger trains, the system is intended to provide high-resolution scans for every car so you can make sure that there are no foreign objects or possibly dangerous modifications made to the cars.
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