Rapid Scout® was founded when after many years of working closely with a wide variety of clients in the Electronic Security Industry, it became clear to Stephen Bell Founder and Managing Director there was a need for specialised autonomous, mobile surveillance solutions both vehicles mounted and standalone. The Rapid Scout® HQ was created for use wherever a traditional CCTV set-up is logistically unfeasible or cost prohibitive. This can be a temporary implementation such as for major events, outdoor concerts and festivals, or in response to civil unrest or protests in urban areas.
Mobile command vehicles have been in use for some time with emergency services, however these tend to focus on an administrative capability for management in the field. As such they are generally larger in size (bus, caravan or truck) and do not primarily support the deployment of mobile CCTV that is independent of fixed power and data infrastructure.
Rapid Scout® has focused on the development of the Rapid Scout® HQ vehicle with both short- and long-range surveillance capability, with a stationary working height of 13 meters via a pneumatic telescopic mast. Quick release surveillance solutions, including thermal imaging are mounted with ease to the head end of the mast which allows for effective function in all conditions and controlled from within the vehicle. Eight static CCTV cameras were mounted to the vehicle roof ensure 360-degree coverage of any site.
Rapid Scout® have also developed of a suite of autonomous Rapid Scout® surveillance kits, specifically for 15km plus range remote surveillance operations via an encrypted mesh wireless link, streaming live footage to the Rapid Scout® HQ vehicle over a private, secure network. These surveillance kits have GPS tracking, integrated dual voltage battery power with solar backup if required, Rapid Scout® cloud connectivity over 3G/4G LTE networks, are man packable and can even handle submersion in water.
With up to 2 weeks remote operational capability from 1 battery pack, Rapid Scout® can be adapted to any environment and can be stand alone as a remote monitoring sensor to create a live notification alert for any in field intelligence and data collection
Rapid Scout® truly is a versatile remote surveillance solution.