Security and Protection

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 objective of safety researchers is to provide people and the environment with the best possible protection from threats. They adopt a long-term approach in order to gain control of all the different phases that occur in a disaster, focusing on early detection, prevention, direct protection and quickly overcoming the consequences of a disastrous event.


We Conduct Research into:


Sniffer Devices Detect Hazardous Substance

Saving Lives with Disaster and Crisis Management

Protecting Infrastructures

IT security

Restoration and Protection of Cultural Property

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Further Information

Fraunhofer Group for Defence and Security

Fraunhofer institutes have joined together in this group to coordinate and implement their research activities in defense and security.