To promote the CIRculation of PEople at Sensitive Sites

In 2015, the government launched an action plan and required that measures be taken to prevent and respond to malicious acts targeting sensitive sites.

The CIRPESS Project is working to implement a tool to track the circulation of people inside sensitive sites that have been designated as vulnerable.

These so-called “sensitive” sites include:

  • SEVESO sites and industrial sites that pose significant risks (nuclear, electric, etc.)
  • major economic hubs such as La Défense
  • seaports and airports


In addition to the accidents to which these sites may be susceptible as a result of their field of activity, they are not immune from malicious attacks. In Europe, some 10,000 sites are currently affected.


Objectives and action plan

The goal of the CIRPESS Project is to bring a number of public-security stakeholders together to work collectively on what are called systemic innovations. These notably include:

  • real-time big data acquisition, refinement of relevant data and alert engine
  • robust, secure transmission and processing chains for data from sensors
  • automated confirmation by aiming cameras, including fixed cameras and airborne cameras in response to a geolocated alert
  • the standardization of interfaces that can accommodate components from all brands of all types, and connect to the on-site security systems.


The project anticipates three demonstrations of increasing complexity, suitable for implementation in three types of institutions (nuclear sites, airports, and petrochemical SEVESO sites), over the course of three years.


Deveryware’s Contribution

With 16 years’ worth of expertise in the field of real-time geolocation, we were eager to apply our real-time geolocation technology to this shared objective of securing people and sites, with the goal of establishing a system to trace movements that can be applied to:

  • employees of the sensitive sites
  • and/or to visitors and external personnel who need occasional access to the sites (TRL 7 – 8*).


In addition, we intend to use our Notico Safe Pro app, which allows an issuing authority to send a security message to targeted employees and to receive instant confirmation that the messages are sent and read.

Our goal is to have 2 to 5% of all SEVESO sites, essential operations, and military sites equipped by  2023.

*Technology readiness level


Expected results

  • Geolocation and monitoring of people and vehicles both outside and inside
  • Instant alert in the event of signal absence or signal reception in a place where the person is not authorized (positive security model)
  • Resistance to negligence and malice
  • Limiting of sensitivity to disturbances (metal, waves, water, etc.)
  • Compliance with the ATEX* Directive.

*European regulation regarding companies’ explosion risks.




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Project start and end dates: December 2017 – Autumn 2020

Project length: 36 months

Grant amount: €2.6 million from BPI France (Banque Populaire d’Investissement) through the PIA (Investments for the Future Program).