Bruhn NewTech SAFE ZONE®
Public safety & Private sector
Bruhn NewTech SAFE ZONE ® is a complete end-to-end solution that saves lives in case of chemical terrorist attacks. The protection covers the full suite of airborne hazards whether accidental, intentional or natural – and whether they include explosives or chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear material. Our complete solution enables you to help as many people as possible get away from the danger and give emergency responders the information they need to respond efficiently.
Bruhn NewTech specialises in software solutions that help you save lives by providing a complete information management solution for both preparation and response to events involving Explosives and Hazardous Materials. Our solutions reduce response time and enable lifesaving decisions to be made rapidly.
Early detection, and rapid and effective warning and protection are key elements, when handling these kinds of incidents, as they normally have one or more of these characteristics:
potential for loss of life
potential for mass casualties
potential for long term effects
creating an extremely hazardous environment
We provide solutions, which can be tailored to your needs both in mobile configurations, such as protections of concerts or sporting events, and in fixed configurations for infrastructure protection, such as airports and metro stations.
The first step in protecting yourself from the invisible dangers of a chemical cloud, e.g., is to know that it is there.
The true benefit of our solutions is that you can act smarter – the digitised system validates the detection result to reduce the risk of false alarms and then calculates the areas most likely to be affected by the hazards as the airflow moves the hazards towards an unsuspecting population.
From the control centre or incident control point automated warnings can be sent to the relevant positions downwind from the hazard and precautions can be initiated.
First responders arriving at the scene can be guided along safe entry routes avoiding becoming victims themselves. Those at risk, but still at a distance, can be guided along safe routes or told to shelter indoors.
Bruhn NewTech SAFE ZONE® can be delivered including all required components. This turnkey solution includes the sensors required to detect the hazards, the hardware providing the connection back to the base station as well as the hardware and software located where the situation is monitored.
Bruhn NewTech provides training and 24/7 support and is even able to provide the personnel monitoring the equipment.
The software is designed for use in stressful circumstances and relies on an intuitive user interface, which makes it easy and fail-safe to use with a minimum of training.
We use a flexible pricing system, where you pay for the software as you go. No need for huge investments and you can demo and try out the software in advance to be convinced of its value.
Bruhn NewTech SAFE ZONE® Solution
Bruhn NewTech’s end-2-end solution mitigates the impact of an incident, protects assets and reduces the number of casualties by guiding you through the entire lifecycle from preparing for an event to preserving evidence from the event in order to make improvements based on lessons learned.
Our solution is used extensively in the pre-event planning phase, where security personnel or first responders evaluate the threat against an upcoming event to build-up what-if scenarios to plan responses to potential incidents. The software allows a dynamic planning that can be updated, whenever new threats are identified or plans are changed.
The planning phase also includes identifying and preparing the available sensors, planning the optimum sensor placement based on the type of event and the likely weather conditions and testing the entire setup.
At the recent Champions League football final in Wales, Gwent Police used the software in the planning phase to play through the scenarios that could unfold throughout the period from the players arrived in the area until the match was over and they were returning safely home.
When entering the monitoring phase, our solution enhances the situation awareness by providing an overview of the sensor status and giving notifications in case of malfunction or maintenance needs.
An immediate alarm is given to the operator in case of a potential new hazard and Bruhn NewTech’s solution provides a real-time overview of the areas at risk.
In case of a hazard, the system will provide decision support based on the pre-planned what-if scenarios to speed up the process of determining who is at risk, how to handle evacuation, if required and how to coordinate with other authorities like police, first responders, etc.
Other decisions might also be required based on the current situation picture, like the need for moving sensors to other positions to get an even better picture of the situation.
Once the decisions are made, the protective actions must be quickly and unambiguously set into force. This requires seamless communication with other involved parties for example from venue security personnel to the emergency services. The solution ensures precise communication of the current situation without the loss of information that happens when using voice communication. If the national defence forces are taking part in the response they can also be linked seamlessly into the situational picture as our solution supports the required military communication formats.
The situation overview is constantly updated based on the automatic sensor data retrieval and other information from personnel on the ground.
It is easy to constantly evaluate the effect of the protective actions compared to the current situation picture e.g. to find indication of deviations from the expected picture and make changes to the current protective actions, if required.
All information gathered during the incident are stored to preserve evidence from the event to assist future evaluation, if required.
The preserved information can also be used for lessons learned to improve or update the pre-planned what-if scenarios for future events.
Our software solutions are used by some of the most demanding users in extreme conditions. It has withstood the trial by fire in real operations and protected against real hazards. When chemical weapons were removed from Syria in 2015 and from Libya in 2016, our software was operational onboard the naval task forces ensuring the safe removal of these lethal weapons. Other examples include the Olympics in Athens where NATO forces deployed to provide protection using Bruhn NewTech software.
Our turnkey solution including both detectors, hardware and software was used by the Multi-Agency Initial Incident Assessment Team (MAIAT) in protection of the London Olympics. Within the defence forces our software is the world leading solution providing the protection of soldiers from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards. Today 20 out of 29 NATO nations use Bruhn NewTech solutions.