Over the years since the first under carriage inspection system was first developed, the industry has enjoyed vast technological improvements. Scanners went from handheld wands with convex mirrors to the first electronic systems with white and black images to the advanced technologies in place today. These systems now offer color imagery, safer employee conditions, faster scans, real time processing, and mobile units. They’re also customizable with a variety of add-ons.
What were once black and white images taken by area scan cameras, have become accurate full-color images right down to the line-scan pixel. This improved view has made it easier for security personnel to quickly identify foreign objects, no matter how quickly they pass over an under carriage inspection system. These devices offer full-color scans with zero distortion that allow for clear, sharp images.
The hi-tech under carriage inspection system that replaced handheld convex mirrors on an elongated wand have eliminated the need for security personnel to be in close proximity of the vehicle during a scan. This greatly increased the safety of employees implementing under carriage inspections. Vehicles pass over inspection systems and the data is communicated to security personnel remotely.
The new systems have reduced the time it takes to scan a vehicle exponentially. The old handheld wand method was extremely time consuming, besides being dangerous. Modern technologies have made it possible for a vehicle to pass over a static under carriage inspection system and process and relay an accurate full-color image to security personnel in eight seconds.
Real-time video inspection technologies, the latest improvements to hit the market, have zero processing time, and see the image as the vehicle passes over the under carriage inspection system. Images immediately come on the screen where security personnel simultaneously review the results from a safe distance. This allows trained personnel to assess the undercarriage of all vehicles quickly and efficiently without interrupting the flow of traffic.
The real-time video under carriage inspection system is also a mobile unit. When security needs shift to other venues, these non-intrusive devices can be deployed quickly and easily on any flat surface by a single employee. Securing off-site events is now possible with the mobile devices. Special add-on features like Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR), auto detection ability, bi-directional scanning, and temperature regulators enhance the capabilities of the mobile units.
A modern under carriage inspection system as a part of your security repertoire makes good business sense and improves workplace security.