Shaping Safety: The Evolution of PlanSafe's Design

Q&A with our UI/UX Designer Hamish Thomson on PlanSafe's redesign.

PlanSafe V2 Update Q&A with George Dominic & Rhys Collyer 

What it takes to change...

Locate24 National Geospatial Conference Awards Dinner - Peter Woodgate Award

Nomination - Julianne Leslie and Chad Ajamain

City of Moreton Bay

With over 10,000 inductions completed within the past 12 months, in addition to WHS, CMB is using PlanSafe to roll out training.

PlanSafe Beta – Campus Management

We’ve kicked off a brand new early access program for PlanSafe for administrators so that you can get a taste of awesome new features early.

PlanStudio 3.6

Improved wall snapping, added user groups, customisable leader line widths, and more...

FY24 Q3 Newsletter

April 2024

The Fire Safety Adviser Whisperer

BJ Kim is the pearl of this particular quarter, and rightly so for all the work he does to help coordinate our compliance team, drafters and most importantly our customers.

Planning & Protecting America’s Schools with Locatrix’s PlanViewer

How Hawkeye S3 is improving situational awareness with critical accuracy

PlanStudio 3.5

Manually configure all evacuation paths per diagram, support for multiple users on the same device, extended image importing/exporting and more…

FY24 Q2 Newsletter

December 2023

Behind The Moustache

The second person to be nominated as Employee of the Quarter, goes to Kris Brown, Exec Manager ANZ. Read Kris’s thoughts on what he does here at Locatrix and what he thinks of our products….

PlanStudio: Not Just a Plan...

Today our Partner network here in Australia and across the globe has hit 1629 users, all of which are contributing to over 93,000,000 sqm.

National Storage Finds a Way with PlanStudio

In 2020, National Storage commenced a search for an innovative solution that could address an issue of inconsistent floor plans across their 200+ sites throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Rhys’ Pieces

Q&A with Employee of the Quarter Rhys Collyer, Technical Consultant and Product Specialist.

When Does a Non-Drafter Become a Drafter?

Meet Lachlan Docherty and Jack Godfrey, our two newest members to Locatrix’s drafting team.

PlanStudio 3.4

Improved evacuation pathfinding, UI enhancements and more...

County Compliance Culture: Using Digital Data to Keep Orange County on Top of Safety

Orange County has a culture that takes Safety Seriously! This is why PlanSafe’s online Emergency Preparedness System was implemented.

Removing the Blinkers from Risk

Garry Cuddy recognises that safety induction training is not just about inducting employees, it’s just as much about educating employers too.

Why Have a Brand Promise?

Nothing tests trust more than a promise...

FY24 Q1 Newsletter

September 2023

PlanSafe Dashboard Update

Say hello to our brand-new PlanSafe Dashboard - your ultimate hub for seamless portal management.

PlanStudio 3.3

Display satellite imagery on site plans, override libraries, customise portal links, and more...

Karen Davis - Welcome to Locatrix

Karen is a technology industry leader and creative thinker with over 25 years experience in professional services and technology environments – designing and scaling global communication team structures and activating results.

How a US Fire Department Uses Aussie Software to Solve an Age Old Problem

Traditionally in the fire service, preplans had been hand-drawn either on paper or on a computer with no georeferenced data included. Advances in technology have made it possible to create more detailed and accurate preplans using computer-aided drafting (CAD) software.

What the World is Teaching Locatrix

June and July were two extraordinary months of learning for Locatrix. Well established now in Australia, our Sales team headed over to FireEx in London and NFPA in Las Vagas in a bid to launch PlanStudio and PlanSafe onto the world stage.

Is your Child's School Mapped with PlanStudio?

PlanStudio shares its data with Emergency Services to enrich situational preparedness, will they know how to navigate your child's school?

Locatrix Enables Better Planning to Empower those Living with a Disability

How do we prepare our most vulnerable people for an emergency and how can we better empower them to Live a better life?

PlanStudio 3.2

Offline Mode: You can now download campuses and edit them while offline. To download a campus, click on the Download button in the campuses list.

The Power of Preparedness for Safer Schools

Specializing in School safety, BeSafe works to share critical building information between school administrators, emergency services and facilities management, assisting in providing the situational awareness our Heroes need, in order to keep our most vulnerable safe in the case of an emergency. 

FY23 Q4 Newsletter

June 2023

Why create a PlanStudio Digital Twin for your existing building?

The collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida on 24 June 2021, is a tragic event that won’t be forgotten. Fire fighters searched through the ruins for almost a month to locate the 98th deceased occupant, terrible outcome and completely avoidable.

Why is Indoor Mapping becoming more and more Important?

Indoor mapping of buildings is one of the fastest growing and developing markets led by recognised names such as ESRI, Here Technologies, MapsPeople and Locatrix.

Rick Anstey: It is my dream to see the ESP embraced by Emergency Services everywhere

Rick Anstey has been the Chairman of Locatrix and active Non-Executive Director since 2010. With a career spanning 35 years, Rick has extensive experience in deep technology.

What's better than a Digital Twin? A Thin Twin!

A Digital Twin is a great concept – but what about the rest of the “family?”

Pre-EMpTing the Future

Using PlanStudio for their mapping, Fire EMT found the software to be very user friendly, of high quality and incredibly efficient.

This Could Save Your Life

Innovation is forcing accountability and personal responsibility at every level of life.

PlanStudio vs CorelDRAW vs AutoCAD

Once a fire safety company ourselves, drafting floor plans and evacuation diagrams, we were in the same boat as you.

Serious Change Requires Serious Software

Since the announcement of England’s updated Fire Safety Standards, Locatrix has been actively engaging with English fire safety professionals to better understand where our technology can support.

People and Assets: Humanising Data

Managing buildings and facilities following the COVID-19 crisis presents a new set of challenges for owners and occupiers.

Plans on Form

Form1 live by their motto “passionate about people and serious about safety” and like Locatrix, their culture is strong and all about its people.

FY23 Q3 Newsletter

March 2023

PlanSafe Update - Compliance Dashboard

Introducing the new and improved Compliance Dashboard!

PlanStudio Maps Down Under with Dreamworld

Dreamworld were one of our first PlanStudio users and have mapped their entire park creating a complete digital thin-twin of the site.

Cleaner Data with PlanStudio

All this data collected can help building owners better understand their indoors. No more guessing! Only knowing….

Australian Compliance Management

Australian Compliance Management (ACM) has been a Founding Partner with Locatrix for over two years.

A Unique Focus on One of Our Most Critical Industries - Agriculture

Are you aware that the agricultural and equine sectors have some of the highest injury and fatality rates of any Australian industries?

Australian Fire Protection

Patrick first recognised Locatrix for their application PlanStudio, admitting that it increased the efficiency of providing Evacuation Diagrams.

Why Does ISO 27001 Security Matter?

Andrew Eross on ISO-27001 implementation.

Industry Focus - Logistics

Solutions in Fire Compliance (SIFC) may be small in stature but don’t be blinded by this.

FY23 Q2 Newsletter

December 2022

Locatrix Welcomes Scott Jackson

We are delighted to share with you great news that Scott Jackson is confirmed to join our team as our new Chief Operating Officer.

Q&A with Eric Sutton

As Locatrix expands globally and we head over to the US, we know we are in safe hands with Eric.

Q&A with Margaretta B

During National Fire Protection Month, we are celebrating the different roles that people play in helping our local communities.

Q&A with Shayne McLaughlin

Former Fire-Fighter and Police Officer

Q&A with Kylie M

Former Firefighter & Support Volunteer

PlanStudio 3.1

New roles/permissions, dark mode, and re-bindable hotkeys!

PlanSafe Update - V457

What's new in the latest version of PlanSafe?

Partners Winning with PlanSafe

Therese and her husband Dean Walker have been in the fire safety business for over 17 years.

Locatrix Media Release

Locatrix recognised in the 2022 Gartner® Competitive Landscape: Indoor Mapping report.

PlanSafe Update - V534

What's new in the latest version of PlanSafe?

Q&A with Matthew Henry

Senior Software Engineer at Locatrix. With PlanStudio 3 launched into the universe this May, we thought you might like to hear from one...

Locatrix Welcomes Malinda Denovan

Chief Financial Officer Locatrix are proud to formally announce the appointment of Malinda Denovan CA as Chief Financial Officer who...

PlanStudio 3.0

What's new in version 3.0 of PlanStudio? Watch the full overview below to find out! Major Changes

Locatrix + Pendo

Locatrix is thrilled to announce our partnership with Pendo! Pendo is a Digital Adoption Solution which acts as an in-app guide,...

PlanSafe Update - V445

What's new in the latest version of PlanSafe! FEP-4362 We have given Partner Administrators the ability to delete their own campuses. To...

Briometrix and PlanStudio - Helping the Department of Transport Victoria Improve Accessibility.

At some point in our lives, we have all been challenged by poor accessibility. Whether it be that we are temporarily disabled ourselves,...

PlanSafe Update - V439

What's new in the latest version of PlanSafe! Mandatory Work Areas for Learners Administrators now can now make work areas mandatory for...

PlanStudio Update - V2.6

What's new in the latest version of PlanStudio! New Features Smart Fill Drawing Mode The zone tool has a new "smart fill" drawing mode,...

PlanStudio Update - V2.5

What's new in the latest version of PlanStudio! New Features Custom data field support PlanStudio Now Supports Custom Data Fields...

Visual Asset Management - taking Locatrix's PlanStudio Next Level

Locatrix is a company that has seen significant change, growth and development in a very short time. We are a technology inventor...

PlanSafe Update - V433

What's new in the latest version of PlanSafe! FEP-4264 Added the ability to specify child navigations to use in generated documents. With...

Introducing Cameron Scott

Locatrix is delighted to announce the appointment of Cameron Scott to its Advisory Board effective 1 September 2021.

PlanStudio Update - V2.4

What's new in the latest version of PlanStudio! New Features PK-2296 Details now have Adjustable Thickness Hairline thickness is the...

Why create a PlanStudio Digital Twin for your building?

A PlanStudio Digital Twin The collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida on 24 June 2021, is a tragic event that won’t be...

From PlanStudio to PlanSafe partner - Patrick Hall from AFP tells us why he took the plunge

Patrick Hall CEO of Australian Fire Protection was always of great interest to Locatrix when we started out advertising PlanStudio. ...

Lee Johnson (AFSM) and Locatrix

Lee Johnson (AFSM) joined QFES in 1975 as a firefighter. His drive and passion for serving and protecting the community shone throughout his career.

Uptick & Locatrix Partner Story

Aidan and John Hummelstad, CEO of Locatrix, were introduced through a joint project they were working on for a major bank. Once Aidan saw the power of PlanStudio, he knew he had to partner up.

Wesley Mission Queensland Story

Wesley Mission Queensland's search for a better compliance and emergency management system led them to the decision to proceed with Locatrix's PlanSafe product.

Townsville Area Health - Case Study

To provide a complete solution for Townsville Area Health, PlanSafe took a whole of business approach, the Account and Project Managers worked with the team of emergency and rescue professionals and safety training experts.

Ozcare - Case Study

With the added problem of staff working day and night shifts and making compliancy training a challenge, Ozcare was looking for a flexible 24-hour emergency training solution that addressed all the needs of Ozcare and ensured it met all the necessary regulations.

Suncorp - Case Study

Faced with a problem of having a large number of staff across a big geographical spread, Suncorp found that compliance and reporting was becoming increasingly difficult to manage. Suncorp was looking for a flexible and scalable emergency training solution that ensured that they met all the necessary regulations.

Health Industry - Case Study

The Health Industry is one that is required to pass stringent annual accreditation checks and one that emergency situations occur more frequently.

Tas Racing - Case Study

Tasracing upon reviewing their business situation, researched and implemented an online system to induct people, who come with different roles and responsibilities, with the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure they remain safe.

State Government Industry - Case Study

An online system has been developed to induct people, who come with different roles and responsibilities, with the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure they remain safe at hospitals.

Orange County - Case Study

Community resilience is the ability for a population to utilize available while recovering from an adverse situation.

Queensland Children's Hospital - Case Study

The PlanSafe platform enabled Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service to ensure that our staff, volunteers, service partners and contractors had completed their mandatory fire and evacuation training prior to occupying the new Lady Cilento Children's Hospital.

Horse Racing Industry - Case Study

The Governing Bodies of the Thoroughbred, Harness and Dog Racing Industry across Australia provide the strategic direction and funding required to produce quality racing products that meet customer demands in a globally competitive industry.

Meet Our Advisory Board Member Alan Clarke

Alan brings his experience and influence to the Locatrix Emergency Industry Advisory Board where he is keen to do whatever he can to contribute to the improvement of delivering critical information for emergency response.