Radar systems monitor several mi² for avalanches, debris flows or rockfall and automatically close traffic routes within seconds.
active alarm and monitoring systems
What do our customers say?
“The AADS (Autonomous Avalanche Detection System) supports us considerably in assessing the current avalanche situation and enables us to better understand the regional avalanche conditions. As a result, we have been able to verify the accuracy of our forecasts and significantly reduce closure times of the highway by more than 40% of the annual average this season.” District Avalanche Supervisor
Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure
“The glacier 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.”
“The alarm 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.”
“The monitoring system is very user friendly. It is a perfect tool to increase the road safety as well as to analyse and document events easily.”
Civil Engineering Office Canton Bern
“During critical weather situations, we can rely on the alarm system and no longer have to be on constant alert. The different measurements allow us to learn more about the characteristics of the Carrera creek and to assess situations even better in the future.“
Specialist for natural hazards
Rhaetian Railway RhB
“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 automatic avalanche detection system at Bear Pass, Canada, consists of three stations: the two radar stations, George Copper and Little Bears, and the relay station Mt Johnson for independent, redundant data transmission. The first winter of operation was...
Join us at two online events in October 2020: First, we will give a presentation at the VSSW (Virtual Snow Science Workshop), the largest international snow and avalanche conference, and, in mid October, we will hold a webinar with our partner Geobrugg on construction...
The rock slope named "bim spitze Stei" above world-famous Lake Oeschinen in the Swiss Alps has always seen movement (Office for Forests and Natural Hazards of the Canton of Berne). Heavy precipitation often increases slope movement and in recent years the slope has...