DMT presents new product at the Intergeo

Professional Geomonitoring with DMT SAFEGUARD


For many years, the Essen based consulting and engineering company DMT has contributed significantly to geodetic, geotechnical and geophysical monitoring in hazardous environments through its numerous geomonitoring projects. To process and analyse the extensive measurement data from various measuring instruments and sensors, the company developed a hardware and software solution which stores and analyses all gathered data in such a way that it's available for sharing: DMT SAFEGUARD.



DMT SAFEGUARD is a modular system for safe and reliable risk assessment for projects in mining, building construction, civil engineering and environmental monitoring. Examples of areas in which it can be applied include the monitoring of slope stability in mining, the measurement of noise and vibrations during tunnel building work, the securing of "sensitive" buildings in the course of construction or the monitoring of subsidence and sinkholes in former mining areas. "Even in the early stages of development, we were able to convince many important customers from the construction and mining industries of the benefits of this innovative solution", says project manager Karsten Zimmermann.
An integrated early warning reporting system enables fast, well-informed decisions, making it the ideal support tool for professional risk manage-ment.

DMT SAFEGUARD includes the following functions:

  • Data collection (data port module): Integration of heterogeneous data from a variety of sources (geodesy, geophysics, geotechnical engineering, hydrology, integration of image and video data)
  • Data management (core server module): Central database on high-performance servers for good data accessibility and security
  • Data visualisation (web-view module): Online user portal for data presentation with interactive web GIS maps
  • Document management
  • Data analysis (evaluation & alarm module): Notification by SMS or e-mail, as well as on site signals

"The data from the complex monitoring network is consistently merged, saved centrally and securely managed, while simultaneously displaying up-to-date results to numerous users via web-view", says Zimmermann. “The advantage is that this internet-based monitoring solution is not manufacturer-specific and delivers the high standard of safety the TUV NORD GROUP is known for."
DMT SAFEGUARD is designed as an SaaS solution (software as a service), a new service from DMT, which will gradually be enhanced with additional project-specific functions.
In the course of this year's INTERGEO in Essen (08. - 10.10.2013), DMT will be showing demonstrations of the system at their stand.

Contact and further information:

Dr. Karsten Zimmermann
Exploration & Geosurvey Division
Phone: +49 201 172-1968
Fax: +49 201 172-1971

Download the press release DMT-Safeguard