How are ground checkpoints optimised?

How are ground checkpoints optimised?

Countries know firsthand the importance of guarding their land borders to prevent the passage of radioactive or explosive material that could pose a threat to society. Placing a radiation monitoring system at land checkpoints has become an obligation due to the proliferation of extremist groups that manage to recruit people in different countries with the intention of causing damage. The idea is to check every vehicle that passes through a ground checkpoint without delay. To achieve this, countries employ a mobile cargo inspection system that can be moved to wherever a checkpoint needs to be set up. This facilitates the implementation of effective security strategies because it allows random ground checkpoints to be set up, catching criminals trying to pass through with some type of prohibited material.

Real-time review

When a police officer needs to check a suspicious vehicle, they risk that its occupants may be armed. Many of these people would rather attack than be caught. With a mobile cargo inspection system, the police officer does not have to approach the vehicle or ask the passengers to disembark in order to inspect them. They only have to pass through a “tunnel” which emits secure X-rays that allow the officer to see everything in the vehicle. Even if there is something hidden inside the vehicle’s chassis or inside the passengers’ bodies, the system will be able to detect it without any problems. As the check is carried out in real time, there is no risk of causing traffic jams or inconvenience to other passengers. In fact, two controls are usually implemented, one that checks passing vehicles and one further ahead that stops vehicles that have triggered an alert.

Importance of the element of surprise

A country’s intelligence forces are constantly analysing patterns of behaviour on the Internet to detect suspects who may be planning to harm society. Being able to move a radiation monitoring system to where it is needed allows the country’s security forces to create strategies to stop the entry of radioactive or explosive material. In fact, there are systems that can be hand-held, allowing police officers to enter buildings and search for dangerous items. For example, if a person is known to be associated with an extremist group, police officers can go to the place where they live and scan the place with the help of these devices. This not only facilitates the work of the police, but also reduces the risk of coming into contact with radioactive material, which can seriously affect health.