Public Safety and Defence

Maintaining internal and external security
The organisations of the Swiss Security Network are responsible for maintaining internal and external security and must guarantee this on a daily basis and in all situations. Networked and crisis-resistant telecommunications and IT systems play a central role in maintaining and ensuring these services. As an independent Swiss consulting firm, AWK has supported the planning, procurement and introduction of efficient and operational ICT systems, applications and terminals for many years.
Public Safety and Defence
Peter Friedli
Peter Friedli
Head of National Security & Defence
Peter Hunziker
Peter Hunziker
Head of Public Security & Law Enforcement

Swiss security and rescue organizations

With the energy turnaround and liberalisation of the Swiss energy market, the framework conditions along the entire energy value chain are being redefined.State-of-the-art deployment and communication systems support Swiss security and rescue organisations in emergencies, from emergency call acceptance to coordination of the emergency forces on site, and ensure that the required assistance is ready for deployment within minutes. Ensuring the efficiency and reliability of all support systems used - from telephony to mobile apps on a smartphone - requires both technical and IT expertise as well as in-depth knowledge of the organisation's technical processes. The same applies to the Armed Forces' complex command support and deployment systems. Only with a methodical approach, professional project management, technical expertise and mutual trust can highly available, effective and efficient systems and applications be built that can be relied upon in an emergency.


The AWK experts have the necessary expertise and work closely with their customers from the Swiss Security Network. In addition to the blue light organisations (police, fire brigade, medical services), these include the Swiss Armed Forces, civil protection at federal and cantonal level, the federal intelligence service, private rescue companies, such as Rega, and technical services. Since the weather can be critical to success in any operation, MeteoSwiss makes an important contribution to security with its forecasts.

How we can assist you:

Our consultants are well networked with the Swiss security and rescue organisations and are familiar with the various systems and their special features. This enables us, as an independent partner, to advise and support you competently at all levels from a neutral perspective. Depending on your specific requirements, you can consult our consultants as experts or project managers. By supporting your project managers on site, we can respond even more directly to your needs and thus maximise the benefits achieved.

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