By Georgia Comensoli and Michelle Wang Two people shot, eleven people injured from a shooter opening fire at an online gaming tournament in Jacksonville, America. It’s one of several shootings in the city in nearly as many years. Regardless of what legislation is in place, the best way to keep people safe in public areas is to be prepared. Even with strict gun rules here in Australia, people still illegally access firearms (or other makeshift weapons). Let’s lay out the facts
By Elaine Doyle In the USA Columbine school massacre, 13 people were killed and 21 wounded in just 16 minutes - yet it took first responders over 3 hours to find them. Why? First responders were working on outdated floor plans in an attempt to familiarise themselves with the building layouts as the crisis unfolded. Using 360 degree video to digitally map premises provides an immersive experience for the viewer where a more comprehensive situational awareness can be obtained.
On December 21st 2015 we published an article about bomb threats and threats of violence across two major school districts in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of students were evacuated and sent home in response to a threat, which was later deemed a hoax. The same scenario has unfolded here in Australia over the past week, as schools in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania and South Australia have been evacuated or sent into lo