Technological Capabilities of Virtual Reality Laboratories for the Training of Personnel of State Security Entities
Purpose: The objective of this article was to present the analyzes of the needs of state security entities in the context of training, with particular emphasis on the analysis of technological possibilities of virtual reality laboratories in line with the paradigm of digital training technologies. Design/Methodology/Approach: Analysis of the well-known literature, the authors' experience of R&D and implementation in the area of security, requirements of state security entities and best practices in the field of digital training technologies were taken into account. Findings: The result of the work is a set of identified features required for training systems for state security entities, in particular for training anti-terrorist and counter-terrorist activities. Practical Implications: Virtual solutions will not replace training on real equipment, however, they enable repetitive training in conditions similar to real ones, reducing training costs and enabling instructors to constantly increase the level of training difficulty. Taking into account the deficiencies in the infrastructure of uniformed and military services and the prevailing trend to develop training facilities and improve the competences of officers and soldiers at every level. Originality/value: It can be concluded that the presented solutions will have a positive impact on the level of interdisciplinary training in the field of planning, preparation, implementation and consequences of actions taken.