Harmful technological incidents (T incidents) are caused by accidents or failures in technical installations. T incidents include dam breaks, satellite crashes or extensive electric power and telecommunications failures
In Switzerland different authorities are responsible for dealing with various types of T incidents. Federal offices are particularly charged with tasks relating to early warning (satellite crashes) or alerting the inhabitants of various cantons.
NEOC is linked to the important network operators (electricity, telecommunications, traffic). Through the NetAlert process situation network partners are informed on major network failures.