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

GEOPRAEVENT is Main Sponsor for ISSW 2018

The ISSW (International Snow Science Workshop) is the largest snow and avalanche conference worldwide and takes place every two years in the US, Canada or Europe, alternately. The 22nd edition of the ISSW will be held from 7 to 12 October 2018 in Innsbruck, Austria....

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Power supply at freezing temperatures and in deep snow

  Our alarm and monitoring system are frequently located in very remote areas from where they observe avalanche slopes, unstable rock faces, glacial lakes or other areas at risk of natural hazards. System operation requires power for  measurement instruments and...

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More than 40 avalanches in 24 h on the way to Zermatt

On 4 January 2018, our avalanche detection system on the road to the Swiss tourist resort Zermatt counted more than 40 avalanches within 24 hours. Two avalanche radars continuously monitor the highly avalanche prone slopes called Lüegetli and Schusslobina from their...

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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.”

Testimonial Geopraevent 1
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.”

Testimonial Geopraevent 2
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