Safety and security
Advanced technology for safety and security
Day after day we read and hear in the media about natural disasters, accidents and terrorist attacks. Such news items are a stark reminder of how vulnerable our society is. The TV reports from Japan conveyed how difficult it can be to deal with extreme situations. The aim of safety researchers is to protect people and the environment from threats as far as possible. In doing so they pursue a long-term approach in order to gain control of all the different phases that occur in a disaster. They focus on early detection, prevention, direct protection and quickly overcoming the consequences of an incident.