The Evolving Role of Spatial Intelligence in Physical Security 16 August 2019 / Physical Security Imagine you are the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of a pro sports stadium. As a CSO your chief priority is to ensure the safety of your fans, staff, and vendors. Due to the size and complex use of your stadium this job is often challenging and stressful. To overcome these challenges and increase the effectivity of your security team, you use cameras and sensors to become more aware of your surroundings. However, from past incidents, you realize that hardware like humans has limitations. The blind spots from your cameras are limiting your visibility and ability to respond to risk but your budget is already too tight to invest in more equipment or bodies. To increase your situational awareness, you need a lightweight solution to fill in the gaps.This is where software solutions come into play. As a CSO, software solutions are the perfect investment to enhance the safety of your stadium long-term because it doesn’t require any additional new hardware purchases or updates. No longer do you have to limit yourself to one camera vendor to have an integrated set of tools. Software solutions can also provide you higher quality information about your space by fusing data together from a wider variety of sources. Imagine how much more you could see and do, if you could correlate disparate information together. You would be able to identify trends and patterns beyond the comprehension of a singular camera or security guard. Now, you’re probably wondering. What does this have to do with spatial intelligence? Spatial intelligence before the introduction of technology was limited to a human’s visual and spatial abilities. Due to the advancement of technology, our understanding of space or spatial intelligence is exceedingly better than it ever was before. From the introduction of cameras to the introduction of video analytics, emerging technology continues to further our spatial intelligence abilities beyond our imagination. For more on the future of spatial intelligence, sign up for the Armored Things newsletter.