How to stop criminals and improve your security – in VR

RSS Security Services is now using virtual reality (VR) to show South Africans how to protect themselves against crime and train their staff.

RSS Security Services CEO Brett Fisher told MyBroadband that VR is a great tool to help their clients to understand security risks and how they can improve their security.

“I find that our VR users are totally immersed in the content which means they have fewer distractions and pay more attention to the message that we try to deliver,” said Fisher.

“This improved understanding empowers our clients to develop and maintain their security improvement plans within the constraints of their budgets.”

Improving guard training

RSS Security Services is also using VR to improve their guard and management training and prepare their staff for real-world crime situations.

Guards are not often confronted by contact with criminals, which means they are not always well-prepared to make the right decisions when they come face-to-face with intruders.

By using VR, RSS Security Services is placing their guards in these situations and preparing them to make the best decision in each situation.

“Our guarding and support staff are better trained and more effective than our competitors, and VR helps us to maintain and even extend that competitive edge,” said Fisher.

Estate security in VR

RSS Security Services has made its VR project for estates available, which provides insight into what is needed to secure a typical fenced community.

Fisher explained that there are two golden rules for effective guarding security – tight access control and a secure perimeter.

“This VR project includes videos, pictures, and explanations to help any client understand security risks and to identify what is needed to improve security,” said Fisher.

RSS will soon start presenting a threat analysis and three- to five-year technical roll-out plan at estates using VR and 360-degree cameras.

This will show various ways to secure properties, including implementing the latest security camera technology and artificial intelligence.

“As far as I can tell, RSS is the first guarding security company in South Africa, and maybe even in the world, to embrace Virtual Reality,” said Fisher.

RSS VR estate tour

The screenshots below show RSS’s VR tour, which explains how estate security works and how it can be improved.

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How to stop criminals and improve your security – in VR