To effectively protect against threats on compounds or other forms of bases, decisions have to be made about follow-up actions. Without appropriate situation awareness threats cannot be timely recognised, so that decisions to contribute to the level of protection cannot be made in time. For acquiring this situation awareness the environment has to be measured with sensors and information about the threats should be processed as fast as possible. This paper will focus on the process to achieve the necessary situation awareness for the compound as an integrated platform with the aim of making effective protection possible. It is a report on results from the Dutch research program ‘Protection and Survivability of Compounds’.