After the many terrorist attacks of 9/11, the world simultaneously realized something, and that was our means of transportation had grown much quicker than our efforts in really protecting them. It is no wonder that security technology and its industry have boomed since and become a staple of how we use transportation now. A lot of the policies set in place directly after 9/11 still impact our airports today, and a lot of the focus has mostly been on air travel and border security. While both of these transportation methods certainly need protection due to their history, it still leaves some vulnerabilities in other aspects. That is why we are looking at train security and how it has been overlooked, leaving a lot of our transportation systems open to attacks. Read on to learn more!
Questions of Practicality
Airports and train stations are used in vastly different ways. Nobody is using an airport every day, and even consistent travelers who use planes for work only need to go on one a few times a week. This means that it’s already built into the means of transportation that you are going to have to wait a little bit to get through security measures. In comparison, train stations are used by people every day, and having the same types of stingy security measures in place would not make as much sense. However, there has been an increased of interest in non-invasive, seamless security technologies for these types of places like metal detectors or access control systems from security technology companies.
Trains Set Up as a Transportation Network
Not only are trains used every day by normal passengers, but train security extends to cargo trains too. There has been a considerable increase in installed video surveillance equipment, train security personnel who perform inspections, and an increased awareness overall of just how train security has become so key. It is important to remember just how many goods are shipped via railways and why it is so important we protect the infrastructure, especially in the day and age of the pandemic.
Protecting the Trains Themselves
It is vital that we are looking at the trains themselves. Much like road vehicles, a lot of the modern risk that comes with trains is their undercarriage, where plenty of dangerous modifications could be made, or explosives might be attached by terrorists. To protect against this, there has been a massive wave of technologies responding to this specific type of threat. One of them is Gatekeeper’s very own Intelligent Train Undercarriage Scanner system, which acts as a quick and immediate form of threat detection technology. These types of security solutions should be implemented all around the world, and if you have any questions about them, give us a call!
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.