Automatic road closures in real-time

Radar systems monitor several mi² for avalanches, debris flows or rockfall and automatically close traffic routes within seconds.

Radar system monitors Pizzo Cengalo, Bondo

Geopraevent installed a radar system above Bondo. The radar detects millimeter-movements and warns early.

High resolution cameras

Live and past images with a resolution of up to 40 megapixel for automatic deformation analysis.
Get insights of the
 hazard zone via the online portal.

World premiere: avalanche radar

The world’s first avalanche radar of its kind is up and running in Zermatt.

Online data portal

Our online data portal shows live data and past events.

Motion sensors

Lower maintenance costs for rockfall protection barriers as well as increased safety due to alarm functionalities.

Rockfall radar

More than 1 km range and a coverage of 1 km². All-weather suitability.

Georadar

The interferometric radar detects smallest movements and acts as early warning system for rock instabilities and permafrost.

Cleft measurements

Extensometers and telejointmeters measure clefts with submillimeter precision. Easy and fast installation.

Level measurements

Radars, laser measurements and pressure probes provide useful data about the flow.

People radar

The radar detects people in the hazard zone. In all weather conditions and during day and night. Alerts are triggered automatically.

Innovative Technology

We use cutting-edge technology only to develop our alarm and monitoring systems.
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Alpine Installation

All our staff are experienced mountaineers and are trained to work with ropes and helicopters.
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Alarm and Monitoring

Our servers monitor the stations and show live data. We alert reliably by priority SMS, email or phone calls. Roads are closed automatically.
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News

Bondo monitoring one year after the large rock avalanche

After the big rock avalanche at Pizzo Cengalo on August 23, 2017 and several subsequent, powerful debris flows, we expanded natural hazard monitoring in Bondo on behalf of the forestry and natural hazards office, canton Grisons. Since September 2017 (see news entry)...

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Web developer (50-80%)

As web developer, you are part of a small software team in charge of development of web applications that visualize measurement data, e.g. avalanches or landslides, and the status monitoring of our stations. One of your main tasks is to illustrate complex information...

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Glacial lake Plaine Morte: Early flood warning

The glacial lake Faverge on Plaine Morte glacier in the Swiss Alps drained again. On 27 July 2018, 12 PM, our monitoring system detected a drop in the lake level, which had continuously risen to 17 m over the previous two months. The critical level difference was...

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Who’s talking?

“The monitoring system works very well. The interferometric radar predicted several glacier detachments a couple of days in advance. Thanks to the avalanche radar we are able to keep running our train operations as the radar would stop our trains in a save place in case of a larger detachment.”

Lauper-Jungfraubahn
Jürg Lauper
Head of Infrastructure
Jungfraubahnen AG

“The system works very well! It supports us in monitoring the road Taesch-Zermatt. Every single avalanche movement in the area is shown which let’s us assess the situation a lot better.”

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Bruno Jelk
Chief Observation Officer Winter
Regional Safety Service Mattertal

“The system is very user friendly. It is a perfect tool to increase the road safety as well as to analyse and document events easily.”

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Ricarda Bender-Gàl
Hydraulic Engineer
Civil Engineering Office Canton Bern

“I am totally excited about the system. The avalanche radar is always running, even after an avalanche. In the past, it always took a while to replace trigger lines.”

Bernhard-Arnold
Bernhard Arnold
Head of Safety Department
Municipality Zermatt

“Geopraevent is a strategic partner in developing solutions for avalanche detection. Geopraevent’s radar know how in the area of natural hazards is worldwide unique.”

Sam-wyssen
Sam Wyssen
CEO
Wyssen Avalanche Control AG