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Container Inspection – Why is it Necessary?

In the world of international trade, it is customary to use containers to facilitate the transportation of goods because of their maneuverability, easy handling and operation, costs, and security. However, situations such as robberies, irregularities, losses, and contaminations due to the shipment of drugs may still happen, despite the security measures and controls carried out.   These forms of crime include:   - The burglary with force of the whole…

Security at Seaports – Protecting National Security

In Latin America and in the United States (USA), seaports are a driving force for the economy. However, seaports are vulnerable to risks threatening the national security of all countries, because these are places of departure and arrival in terms of international trade. That is why authorities must reinforce and implement strategies and technologies in order to deal with the existing as well as the new threats that compromise these…

Quantitative Risk Analysis – Using the Mosler Method, Questions and Answers

Security has not remained at the sidelines of the development of scientific methods. The application of science to improve security is not restricted to the technological field (alarms, armoring, sensors, video devices, etc). In fact, as it delves into logical and psychological security, several scientific methods had been applied in a similar way as it is done in other sciences. One of the scientific developments that has had more diffusion…

Polygraph Tests – What You Probably did not Know about the Science of Detecting Lies

There are many doubts regarding the use of polygraph tests. That is the reason why we wrote this article, which includes answers to some frequently asked questions. When is it appropriate to use polygraph tests? In all cases where it is necessary to determine the veracity of a statement regardless of the nature of the case in a scientific and reliable way. Through the use of the polygraph, complex situations…

Homes Made from Containers, an Alternative that is a Worldwide Trend

Marcelo Romo, structural engineer, stated that this type of housing can be ready in 15 days, and that it could last for a long time with a proper maintenance. It is also important to mention that these houses are easy to transport, can be disassembled, and do not occupy much space. Nevertheless, in the case of an earthquake, these homes could easily slide for not being completely fastened to the…