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Augmented Reality in Security

Augmented Reality in Security

Zach OHanlon - Monday, June 05, 2017

Augmented Reality (AR) is an emerging technology, but physical security experts are already anticipating how it will impact the industry. Unlike virtual reality, which completely immerses the user in a digital world, augmented reality keeps the user functional in the real world by superimposing digital information, such as images or GPS data, onto the user’s real-world view. Early AR hardware includes the Microsoft HoloLens and Google Glass.

Four main areas where AR could enhance physical security: 

  • Accessible project information
  • Photo and video capture
  • Tracking and “X-Ray vision”
  • Precise GPS

In this article, we'll look at the benefits of accessible project information and photo and video capture.

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