Has The Gap Closed Between Security Fiction And Security Reality?

Editor Introduction Among its many uses and benefits, technology is a handy tool in the fantasy world of movie and television thrillers. We all know the scene: a vital plot point depends on having just the right super-duper gadget to locate a suspect or to get past a locked door. In movies and TV, face recognition is more a super power than a technical function. Video footage can be magically enhanced to provide a perfect image of a license plate number. We have all shaken our heads in disbelief, and yet, our industry’s technical capabilities are improving every day. Are we approaching a day when the “enhanced” view of technology in movies and TV is closer to the truth? We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How much has the gap closed between the reality of security system capabilities and what you see on TV (or at the movies)? Joe Oliveri Technologies, such as fingerprint and eye scanners, are innovations that have been showcased in future-thinking television shows and movies for years. Today, these technologies are no longer on the horizon, but rather they’re currently being used by leading organizations. In fact, biometric access control is the proper security […]

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