Advanced technology makes a remarkable difference. It is even more important when you need it for security purposes. Integrating it into your existing protocols and procedures is essential. In any case, it’s worth it to invest in video surveillance and augmented reality (AR) technology simultaneously. How can this work in practice and not just in theory?
A Deeper Look at AR Technologies
Augmented reality is becoming more sophisticated and more popular. It’s similar to virtual reality (VR) technology that is also trending upwards in video game technology. Text, images, and important information can be added to live scenes or video devices. This innovation helps the user understand the situation more easily. If you know what a heads-up-display (HUD) is, this concept shouldn’t be unfamiliar to you. Monitors, mobile devices, smart glasses, and headsets are all screens that facilitate the use of AR. Plus, they are already widely accepted platforms for monitoring and reviewing video content. Various apps are becoming available that make this experience even more immersive and accessible.
How It Aligns with Surveillance
You may be wondering how this technology and surveillance are supposed to intersect. Street names and compass points can be incorporated into the display. This upgrade helps make life easier for operators and first responders. What does this mean? AR can also indicate the locations of defibrillators, fire extinguishers, entrances, and emergency exits. This information is valuable for fire drills, evacuations, reverse evacuations, and lockdown procedures.
Further Into the Future
It can be hard to predict the future. Even with the best preparations, future-proofing might not always go as planned. Existing data and live data are essential for first responders and security personnel who need to make snap decisions instantly. This is why body cameras for police officers, firefighters, and paramedics can make a massive difference for every stakeholder involved.
How It Benefits Everyone Else
Of course, first responders can stand to benefit from AR as a supplement to video surveillance. That isn’t much of a question that can be disputed. Industrial plant workers benefit from aggregated information collected for them by sensors located throughout the building. Which factors and data points are those? Temperature levels, air quality readings, and smoke detectors – all of which can help indicate whether or not a fire might break out at any time. Temperature spikes (both high and low) will trigger alerts that will need to be addressed. Likewise, audio surveillance upgraded with augmented reality can pick up sounds associated with perimeter breaches, raised voices, and direct break-ins into the building or intrusions into the property.
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