Radar systems monitor several mi² for avalanches, debris flows or rockfall and automatically close traffic routes within seconds.
active alarm and monitoring systems
The world's largest detection system for avalanches is being built at the Rogers Pass in Canada to improve the winter safety of the Trans-Canada Highway (media releases by Government of Canada, CBC, Revelstoke Mountaineer). Among the detection devices are four...read more
In cooperation with Geobrugg, our CEO Lorenz Meier and Head of Customer Solutions Gian Darms visited Brazil last week. They gave presentations on automated natural hazard monitoring systems for several mining companies in the Minera Gerais region. The Swiss delegation...read more
The German science magazine Bild der Wissenschaft has published a comprehensive article on our monitoring system of Bis glacier at the Swiss village Randa. The article also describes the technologies applied to monitor the glacier and to detect ice and snow avalanches...read more
What do our customers say?
“The avalanche and people radar installed on Belalp in December 2018 convinced us very quickly and made our work much easier. The real-time information and images provide us with the data and information we need before, during and after an avalanche blast, which helps us make the right decisions”.
Head of Regional Avalanche Safety Service
“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.”
Chief Observation Officer Winter
Regional Safety Service Mattertal
“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.”
Head of Safety Department
“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.”
Head of Infrastructure