The program, which doesn’t yet have clients, will be sold to WL Benefits Group’s current customers for a licensing fee of $2 to $4 a month per employee. Burt hopes employers would make the training program mandatory for new hires.
Upgrades will be included in the monthly rate and offer customized versions including specific floor plans of the businesses that purchase the program. The company plans to create a Google Cardboard virtual reality viewer to depict offices realistically.
“You’ll swear you’re in that room,” said Burt.
He emphasized that training should go beyond the product, including finding ways to help workers who could be at risk of becoming an active shooter before a crisis escalates.MORE NEWS: Blue Alert For Suspect Accused Of Shooting North Texas Officer Canceled Due To Complaints From Residents
“We need to address the underlying issue of mental health,” said Burt. “We can’t dismiss employees as being crazy or wacko. We need to provide help if this problem is ever going to de-escalate.”