3D security comes to ASIS 2010

Forget Avatar in 3D, how about your facility's security in 3D?


In Conclusion

If both Koopferstock and Thompson are correct, the advantage of 3D isn't that you'll wow your organization's administrators by having the latest security technologies in place. It also won't be that you have lots of strange glasses to wear when you're staring at your security monitors. It seems that both believe that 3D -- whether stereoscopic in nature like DVTel's AVT-3D or simulated like Feeling Software's Omnipresence -- is a technology which shines largely because the human mind operates natively in three dimensions.

As humans, we perceive depth and have an uncanny knack for being able to visually separate a person or an object in our field of vision from the background. Much like a basic PTZ camera, we can swivel our heads and focus in with our eyes, but we operate our minds in 3D because, unlike that PTZ camera, we can walk around the corner and see if someone is in the room, under the bed, or hiding in the closet. That is the nature of how our mind works, and it's why DVTel CTO Ed Thompson says he receives this reaction after giving a 3D security demo: "Once they see 3D, and you turn it off, they miss it."