As part of my first column in a monthly series for Security.World, I want to look at the emerging technologies coming down the pipeline within the security industry —and beyond— and answer the burning questions: Will this change how we protect people? Can we achieve more protection with less equipment? How can AI influence the industry? Will these changes be good or bad overall? Tune in as I explore a wide range of topics in the coming months. While most of us are now familiar with and may have even experienced the fun and excitement of virtual reality (VR), there’s a newer, similar technology with a less immersive experience that may soon start impacting our everyday lives: augmented reality (AR).
Utility, Inc., announced that it will now offer the industry’s first digital crime scene imaging system, the Smart Scene 360™. This new product represents the next generation in the evolution of body camera technology and it is intended to provide a higher level of situational awareness while enhancing mission critical intelligence. Smart Scene 360 —along with Utility’s full suite of products, including BodyWorn™— were on display at the recent IACP expo in San Diego. Utility provided a virtual reality room at IACP so that attendees could personally experience Smart Scene 360.