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Social engineering: Painting a picture for responders via mobile devices

Project Athena is leveraging bystanders' use of smartphones and social media to give a more accurate picture of developing incidents, writes Gary Mason.

A new approach to help emergency services better manage information during crises is being worked on. Photo: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

A new approach to help emergency services better manage information during crises is being worked on. Photo: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

Date - 27th February 2017
By - Gary Mason - Police Product Insight
When a major incident starts to unfold, the initial reports about what is happening on the ground can present a confusing picture to first responders. Potentially conflicting accounts are currently phoned in to the emergency services by people at...
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