As violence and extremism seep into the everyday lives of people attending public events or carrying on normal activities in public spaces, attention turns to security. Much like tighter security controls by nations in airport security, border crossings, and other situations where large numbers of people congregate, private businesses and individuals are upping their own security efforts. These security systems are set up not only to protect citizens from worst case scenarios, but also to thwart mild to moderate security risks that may pose a threat to the general public. The use of a UVIS (under vehicle inspection system) is increasingly in demand for the security of public spaces.
Most people assume that an under carriage inspection system serves the sole purpose of locating explosive devises, but this is not accurate. A UVIS serves a greater purpose of ensuring nothing is brought into a public event hidden under vehicles that could possibly disrupt or harm attendees. Of course, a significant benefit of these under vehicle scanning devices is to look for vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices, but scanners also uncover contraband, weapons, and stowaways. Weapons and contraband are the two most common illegal items confiscated by security at public events.
For those hosting sporting and other spectator events, under vehicle scanner systems help to eliminate weapons and party drugs. Competitive events by their nature elevate the emotions of attendees. Those who bring weapons to such events have already decided to do harm before they ever arrive. Adding drugs and alcohol only exacerbate the potential for trouble. The combination ultimately leads to huge disruptions like fights or mobs, which in turn lead to personal injury and property damage. Effective detection and elimination of such items with a UVIS can serve as preventative measures.
Events that center on opportunities for controversy like political rallies, religious demonstrations, or the speeches of dignitaries, among others, come with innate risks posed by those holding opposing viewpoints. Whether the intention is to cause harm or disruption, an under vehicle scanner can help to maintain the integrity of the event by weeding out those attempting to bring in illegal items that pose a threat to others.
Savvy event planners and other officials make attendee safety the number one priority of a successful event. Businesses who sponsor public events can protect their reputation and their fans with a UVIS as part of their comprehensive security measures.