In high-tech security news, a collection of Japanese companies is bringing a holographic, “anime-style” security guard to market.

The story from SobraNews24 says the Virtual Security Guard will be protecting home and offices in Japan with a focus on monitoring and surveillance:

“The Virtual Security Guard is a multi-company project headed by Secom, Japan’s leading home and office security company, with telecommunications giant Docomo also contributing its know-how. The large mirror display device has a variety of capabilities, starting, of course, with monitoring and surveillance.”

The story points out that game developer DeNa also had a hand in creating the virtual security officer.

The Virtual Security Guard will be able to leverage AI tools like facial and voice recognition to vet whether or not visitors are authorized to be in the area. The guard can also use technology to detect if someone has collapsed in the area and will send medical help.

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