Much of the world still runs on legacy tech—airports use old passenger management software and retailers don’t upgrade their warehouse management systems. This is in part due to high costs of completely swapping systems out and, if the end-user is an employee and not a customer, it’s hard to justify those high costs. This holds true unless the cost of keeping an old system around just isn’t worth it, and in the case of vehicle inspection, this is often the case. Traditional vehicle inspection systems are missing out on key features that make upgrading to more contemporary systems worth it.
What Do Traditional Systems Look Like?
The typical vehicle inspection system is made up of a few different components. First, some sort of optical system, though this usually means a simple CCTV system that’s only capable of recording footage and monitoring it in real time. These systems lack robust features that modern systems take advantage of to give you a better picture of what the security scenario really looks like. One big downside of this is that it puts much of the stress on security personnel to be thorough in their vehicle inspections, which isn’t the most efficient way of doing things and forces high personnel costs.
What’s the Response?
The shortcomings of traditional vehicle inspection systems are apparent and there have been numerous approaches to handling those. At Gatekeeper, we firmly believe in focusing on a few principles to really drive the development of our tech. One of these is that artificial intelligence backed systems are able to pick up on details that simply can’t reliably be noticed by human operators. Systems like our Intelligent License Plate Reader or Intelligent Vehicle Occupant Detector are able to turn info like license plate numbers and facial scans into usable data. The Intelligent Vehicle Undercarriage Scanner is an immediate threat detection system. These are the kinds of things that traditional vehicle inspection systems just can’t do.
Another critical concept is incorporating multifactor authentication, wherein two or more forms of identity are offered for authentication purposes. This could come in the form of a facial scan matched against a database or a license plate number that’s already entered into a database. By utilizing multiple technologies that integrate with one another seamlessly, security experts can get a far better picture of what a scenario looks like.
Improving Security 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 take action. 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, Google+, and LinkedIn for updates about our technology and company.