Enhancing Logistic Facility Security:

How Automated Gates Align with TAPA Regulations

By meeting the requirements of a Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) certificate, you’re assured that your employees and goods are safe at all times. It is not without reason that many international companies require their logistic partners to have the correct TAPA certificate.

An automated gate can play a significant role in improving the security level of a logistic facility to meet the requirements of the TAPA regulations. These regulations focus on preventing cargo theft and ensuring the security of the supply chain. Here’s how an automated gate can contribute to meeting these regulations:

Access Control

With the CERTUS automated gate you can control who enters and exits your facility. This ensures that only authorized personnel, vehicles, and shipments are allowed entry. Access can be granted through various means such as:

  • Keycards
  • Biometric authentication
  • Pin code
  • QR codes
  • Facial recognition
  • License plate recognition
  • RFID

The CERTUS Autogate is a software solution which is supplemented with hardware (like a gate kiosk, traffic lights and speedgates amongst others) to manage traffic at the gate and ensure the highest security level. This reduces the risk of impostors attempting to access the facility.

Auditing and Reporting

The CERTUS Automated Gate keeps a detailed record of all vehicle entries and exits, along with corresponding timestamps. This audit trail can be valuable for investigations and compliance purposes, as it helps track who accessed the facility and when.

Remote Monitoring and Control

The CERTUS automated gate systems can be monitored and controlled remotely. This is particularly useful for security personnel who can oversee the gate operations and respond to any incidents from a centralized location.

The Automated gate also gives control over the exception handling process. Procedures for rejected trucks are documented and an alarm can be triggered if a truck is not leaving the premises within a certain timeframe. Any risk to unwanted visitors is minimized.

Optimized gate process

Our consultants are happy to support you in optimizing your gate process and recording the different process flows for visitors, thus optimising your properties security. This means rejected or unauthorized visitors are handled in a way that doesn’t risk your companies security.

By implementing an automated gate system with robust security features, a logistic facility can significantly enhance its security measures to meet TAPA regulations. However, it’s important to note that while an automated gate is a crucial component, a holistic security strategy should include other measures like employee training, perimeter security, cybersecurity, and partnerships with local law enforcement agencies.

Want to learn more about how our Autogate can contribute to meeting TAPA regulations? We are happy to tell you all about it.