Collaborative Safety as a Challenge

In many cases, emergency response is an isolated business in Germany, both in technical and organizational terms as well as within and between public and private decision-making authorities. Therefore, in cases of large-scale emergencies, traditional instruments of emergency response rapidly reach their limits, which will result in bottlenecks concerning civil protection. These facts call for a shift in thinking towards collaborative safety solutions so as to be prepared for future emergencies.

Factors of influence:

Changed threat levels must be continuously analyzed, assessed and responded to at the tactical, operational and strategic level.

The democratic constitutional state lays down the regulatory requirements applying to new safety and security technologies.

The general public requires the planning and employment of safety and security technologies and calls for structured, comprehensible and objective information to be supplied.

Man with his behaviors impacts on the efficiency of safety and security technologies and must therefore be included in the development at an early stage.

A large number of institutions are tasked with providing safety and security at the national, federal and local levels, which requires their activities to be coordinated.

The private sector offers its own safety and security solutions that have to be checked, networked and developed independently.