Game-based training is becoming more used in many industries that require better environmental awareness among employees. And the security guard industry is no exception, taking games into the training arenas for guards who will be protecting customers and products at malls, employees and warehouses, patients and doctors at hospitals, and much more. Situational awareness is the security guard’s number 1 mental state. Always being aware of what is going on around you and the people or materials you’re guarding – without being distracted by anything going on inside their heads or distracts from being aware of what they’re guarding. It’s actually a good state for anybody to be in, at work or at home. Imagine the situational awareness of a mother with a newborn infant.
Much of game-based training is in developing skills on decision making in the midst of challenging or extreme situations. The realism of a 3D headset is a much different experience then a paper study and exam, or even an in-person enactment (which can be very expensive for security companies). The guards in training can quickly replay and do over situations which they found difficult to negotiate with de-escalation decision skills or response skills.
Both private property and corporate security guards benefit greatly from this kind of immersive training.