Counterterrorism Alert System
The Counterterrorism Alert System is a warning system for both government and business in the event of an increased terrorist threat level. The system is managed by the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV).
Alert system gives a warning in the event of an increased threat level
The Counterterrorism Alert System warns the police, municipalities and key sectors (e.g. drinking water companies, the energy sector) in the event of an increased threat level. This means that rapid action can be taken to reduce the risk of an attack or minimise its impact. The system is aimed at professionals that may be affected by terrorist threats.
Four alert levels
The Counterterrorism Alert System has four levels of alert:
- low threat;
- moderate threat;
- high threat.
Each alert level corresponds to certain security measures. The greater the threat, the tougher the measures taken.
N.B. The alert level is not the same as the threat level.