Virtual Reality: The next big thing in business?

When it comes to virtual reality, it’s likely our first thoughts turn to entertainment and gaming; you’d be forgiven for not even considering its use in day-to-day business.


As you’ll be aware, virtual reality (VR) is a 3D computer-generated environment that mimics physical presence in the real or imagined worlds, and recreates a person’s sensory experiences played out through a screen on a wearable device.


Tech giants, Google and Microsoft have been experimenting with VR technology and through the introduction of Microsoft’s HoloLens, we’re close to a break-through in VR applications specifically designed for businesses.


With a focus on training, physical security surveillance, technician support, video conferencing, medical diagnosis and surgery, archaeology, urban design, construction and product design* etc., there’s set to be significant time and money-saving benefits for businesses that replace in-depth demonstrations and training sessions with reliable and user-friendly simulation platforms with realistic 3D training scenarios.


Virtual reality and Security


(As a security systems company, you can imagine this caught our attention!)


Impressive still is the use of VR machines for physical security, in particular the simulation of potential security breach situations. Equipped with virtual CCTV surveillance systems, 3D VR machines can discover and solve hidden problems that would otherwise not be detected by conventional CCTV.


That said, there’s still a long way to go before Virtual Reality will champion over the physical security systems market, as it is still largely in prototype stage. Watch this space!