Radar systems monitor several mi² for avalanches, debris flows or rockfall and automatically close traffic routes within seconds.
active alarm and monitoring systems
This year, we extended our glacier lake monitoring system on the Plaine Morte with four autonomous camera stations and an additional pressure probe. The rapid discharge of Lake Faverges in Juli 2018 led to severe floods in the valley floor and damaged several...
On Tuesday night, 2 July 2019, a large, unstable section in the northern slope of Trift Glacier at Weissmies, Switzerland, broke off. Several days before, the image analysis of our deformation camera showed a significant acceleration of the affected area and indicated...
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...
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