Between the multiple large-scale terrorist attacks that we have experienced over the last two decades or so, mass transportation has been considered one of the top targets for terrorist attacks. All around the world, there have been some major pushes to enforce new types of regulations and rules to stop the possibility of terrorist attacks. There have been a lot of pushes in terrorist screening measures, too, whether through more human security personnel or implementing of terrorist screening technology. Let us take a in-depth look at some of the ways the security industry is making mass transportation safer for each person involved. Read on to learn more!
Enhanced Amount of Security Forces
The first and maybe the most obvious method for reducing possible terrorist attacks is by adding more forces of security, whether through security guards or something similar like air marshals for domestic flights. These personnel can then be able to screen different passengers along with their bags, although this can come at a cost. There are some financial ramifications, like hiring more people, as this comes with a more expensive price tag. This can also lead to reduced perceptions of the convenience of transportation, which allows for vulnerabilities at these security checkpoints and also creates a sense of fear.
Video Analytics and Surveillance
Video-based security systems are becoming more intelligent by the day. These days security systems are fully capable of facial recognition to determine if someone is allowed to be in a specific spot. This can be a powerful feature for prohibiting free movement in areas where only transit employees are allowed to be. Someone could imagine, for example, setting up driver cameras in an airport’s employee parking lot to help aid in preventing terrorists from gaining any unauthorized access.
Systems That Are Designed for Mass Transportation
As we move toward more general security measures being put in place to address the worries of terrorist attacks, we notice more systems designed with mass transportation in mind. Take our own Automatic Train Undercarriage Inspection System as a prime example. While it is capable of scanning cargo trains and passenger trains, this system is intended to provide high-resolution scans of every vehicle so you can make sure there are no weapons, other foreign objects, or dangerous modifications made to each vehicle. Consider our arsenal of security transportation technology for the future.
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.