Virtual tours are a great way of helping attract people to your site and/or plan their visit.
During the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions virtual tours can help maintain interest of potential visitors and keep them mindful of the site as a place to visit once Government advice allows.
Whilst helpful for potential visitors, virtual tours can be incredibly useful for another audience – those considering malicious acts against your site or visitors. This can range from petty criminality (e.g. pickpockets) to terrorists.
The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure has published some guidance on staying safe, and being security conscious when producing a new virtual tour of your venue.
This short guidance shows you how you can create virtual tours that are attractive and useful for your normal site visitor, but less useful to those with malicious intent, who are also known as a ‘hostile’. It also shows how you can further deter these individuals with some key messages about security placed on your website.