With the advent of cars, the numerous benefits seemed obvious. Not only did it open up the world for personal travel, but in many ways, it’s the foundation on which we’ve built the modern trade system. Without road vehicles, life as we know it would be incredibly transformed. Unfortunately, vehicles present their own security risk as well and have become more and more of a concern in recent years. Let’s take a look at why vehicle security matters so much when we talk about terror attacks.
Stats and Examples
As reported by CNN, Al Qaeda’s Yemeni branch actually encourages Western recruits to use trucks as weapons. The fact is that road vehicles are easily accessible–much more so than guns or bombs in every Western country–and are thus able to be utilized in the name of terror. It’s become even more evident in recent history, as well. Consider the August 17th tragedy in Barcelona, Spain, in which a van plowed through a crowd in a popular tourist district, killing 13 individuals and injuring around 100 more.
Creating a Need for Vehicle Security
Unfortunately, these incidents aren’t isolated either and seem to be becoming more commonplace in the world. CNN also reported that 2017 has seen the most incidents of vehicles being used to carry out acts of terror. In their timeline of vehicle-related terror attacks, there were 6 total cases in 2017–double that of 2016.
Utilizing Gatekeeper’s Three Factor Authentication
A serious threat requires a serious response. Gatekeeper’s systems are intended to create a three factor authentication process, by which the driver and occupants of the vehicle are identified, the license plate of the vehicle is identified, and the make and model of the vehicle are identified. Measures like these aid in combatting real terrorist threats and make the world a safer place.
Approaching Vehicle 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.