LowCam Under Vehicle Inspection Takes ‘ASTORS’ Platinum (Videos)

The LowCam VI108 UVIS, from Advanced Detection Technology, is one of the lightest and most portable inspection ramps in the industry and was specifically commissioned by Advanced Detection’s partners in Russia to be a part of security checkpoints at FIFA World Cup 2018.
The LowCam VI108 UVIS, from Advanced Detection Technology, is one of the lightest and most portable inspection ramps in the industry and was specifically commissioned by Advanced Detection’s partners in Russia to be a part of security checkpoints at FIFA World Cup 2018.

Advanced Detection Technology, has been recognized as Platinum Award Winner in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, for the second consecutive year, for Best Under Vehicle Surveillance System.

The company’s suite of portable and fixed systems Under Vehicle Inspection Systems (UVIS), utilize 3D Composite View Imaging, embedded magnetic and LEDDAR sensors, and License Plate Recognition (LPR) to create the highest level of viewing potential for rapid, cost-effective, efficient and safer access control solutions.

For example, Advanced Detection portable LowCam UVIS units were selected to secure entrances at the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.

Courtesy of YouTube
Courtesy of YouTube

The LowCam VI108 UVIS is one of the lightest and most portable inspection ramps in the industry and was specifically commissioned by Advanced Detection’s partners in Russia to be a part of security checkpoints at FIFA World Cup 2018.

Mechanical Specialty, located in Greensboro, NC, was tasked with building the outside shells for Advanced Detection’s LowCam VI108 under vehicle inspection ramps that were bound for FIFA18.

Advanced Detection’s LowCam UVIS systems provide the following features:

  • Advanced composite imaging technology
  • Embedded License Plate Recognition (LPR)
  • Embedded intelligent LED lighting
  • Embedded magnetic and LEDDAR sensors
  • Ultra Portability
  • Fast & Easy user interface
  • Searchable database

(Compare the LowCam Under Vehicle Inspection System (UVIS) with a handheld mirror inspection – Faster, more Thorough and Safer for any Checkpoint. Courtesy of Advanced Detection Technology and YouTube.)

The LowCam VI110’s advanced composite imaging technology creates the widest field-of-view of any UVIS.

Four strategically placed high definition cameras capture footage in real time to allow pause, playback and playback speed adjustment.

Security professionals achieve the highest level of viewing potential with these HD cameras in conjunction with embedded License Plate Recognition (LPR) cameras, intelligent LED lighting, magnetic and LEDDAR sensors.

These tools enable the viewer to see up and around areas of an undercarriage that are out-of-view with stitch only scanning.

(See the LowCam VI110 in action, as it provides a view of a vehice undercarriage from the angle of 4 different cameras. These composite images allow the inspector/viewer to see up and around areas that are otherwise out of view with single stitch images. Courtesy of Advanced Detection Technology and YouTube.)

The LowCam VI110’s light and durable frame permits rapid deployment anywhere/anytime.

Integrated LEDs and LPR cameras eliminate extra setup time for external equipment.

LowCam® VI110
LowCam® VI110

Weighing only 65 pounds, the entire system can be set up by one person in less than three minutes.

With a sunlight readable touchscreen monitor and the ability to be powered through a vehicle power inverter kit, vehicles can be inspected day or night even when traditional power methods are not available.

The LowCam VI110 records important historical data for future analysis, such as license plate numbers, vehicle alerts and traffic patterns.

The LPR system can access the historical database and load a comparative image, if available, from the vehicle’s most recent visit for analysis.

With a user-friendly icon-based operating platform, the VI110 deploys quickly and easily regardless of training level.

The LowCam VI110 is trusted in a variety of industries, which includes:

  • Government:
    • Embassies, Consultants, Dept. of Transportation, Customs & Border Protection.

  • Defense:
    • US & Foreign Militaries, US Dept. of Defense.
  • Energy & Chemical:
    • Nuclear & Chemical Plants, Refineries, Petrochemical Facilities.
  • Airport & Mass Transportation:
    • US & International Airports, Ports of Entry, Mass Transit Authorities.
  • Commercial:
    • Data centers, Banks, Financial & Distribution Centers, Sports Arenas.
  • Public Safety:
    • Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Transportation Safety Administration (TSA), US National Guard, Local & State Police.


The continued success of Advanced Detection is fueled by the innovative thinking and technical expertise of the electrical, software and mechanical engineers who continue to create, modify and adapt the LowCam UVIS to meet or exceed the needs of security professionals.

On-going product development and technical support are integrated into the lifecycle of every product so that customers become collaborators who are supported by an experienced team of security experts.

Advanced Detection’s mission is to help protect the people who are ultimately protecting us, by providing the best possible image of any vehicle no matter the size, the foundation for the most successful under vehicle inspection has been achieved.

With cutting edge tools designed to improve the thoroughness of an inspection, we strive to be the best at detecting the most.

(See the competitive advantages of 3D Composite View Imaging available with the LowCam Under Vehicle Inspection Systems (UVIS). Detect and identify foreign objects that are otherwise undetectable with single image only. See if you can locate all four foreign objects. Courtesy of Advanced Detection Technology and YouTube.)

Since 2003, Advanced Detection Technology, has been designing and manufacturing Under Vehicle Inspection Systems (UVIS).

Jan Zickerman, CEO (at left), and Eric Cheek, Advanced Detection Technology, accepting a 2018 'ASTORS' Platinum Award at ISC East.
Jan Zickerman, CEO (at left), and Eric Cheek, Advanced Detection Technology, accepting a 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award at ISC East.

Due to the experience gained by collaborating with and developing UVIS for the U.S. Military since the company’s inception, Advanced Detection’s LowCam® UVIS is the most user-friendly, versatile and durable system on the market with the ability to see, detect and identify more than any other.

Advanced Detection Technology, located in Mooresville, NC, is a global leader in designing and manufacturing a suite of portable and fixed UVIS systems, called LowCam UVIS, that are widely used around the world to create more efficient and safer access control solutions.

Advanced Detection Technology Takes Platinum in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

Advanced Detection Technology

2018 ASTORS Platinum

  • Best Under Vehicle Surveillance System

  • LowCam VI110 Under Vehicle Inspection System

  • *A 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.

2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East
2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program drew an overwhelming response from industry leaders with a record high number of corporate and government nominations received, as well as record breaking ‘ASTORS’ Presentation Luncheon Attendees, with top firms trying to register for the exclusive high – end luncheon and networking opportunity – right up to the event kickoff on Wednesday afternoon, at the ISC East registration!

Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:


  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Viasat, Hanwha Techwin, Lenel, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Verint, Canon U.S.A., BriefCam, Pivot3, Milestone Systems, Allied Universal, Ameristar Perimeter Security and More!

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program was Proudly Sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic SystemsDesktop Alertand Royal Holdings Technologies.

2018 Champions Edition

See the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Champions Edition – ‘Best Products of 2018 ‘ Year in Review’ for in-depth coverage of the outstanding products and services of firms receiving American Security Today’s 2018‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards.’

Nominations for the AST 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open as of January 1st, 2019 at americansecuritytoday.com.

Enter Early to Maximize Media Coverage of your Products and Services at Kickoff, and Get the Recognition Your Organization Deserves!

And be sure to Register Early for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East 2019 to ensure your place at this limited- space event!

2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East
2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

Why the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Why American Security Today?

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 70,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

The old traditional security marketplace has been covered by a host of security publications that have changed little over many years.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that provides our readers with solutions to their challenges.

Our Editorial staff provides a full plate of topics for our AST monthly digital editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts.

The editorial calendar and AST’s high drawing website features 23 different Technology and Marketing Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities and Emergency Response among others.

These sectors are part of the new integration, where these major applications communicate with one another in a variety of solutions to protect our cities and critical infrastructure.

AST has Expanded readership into vital Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other Potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – enticing targets for extremist or lone wolf attacks due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.