The Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is taking delivery of multiple mobile versions of the PureActiv wide area video surveillance software suite, from PureTech Systems, a competitor in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, including its patented geospatial video analytics, as part of the Mobile Video Surveillance Systems (MVSS) program.
CBP is the largest federal law enforcement agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, and is the country’s primary border control organization.
The MVSS program, won by Tactical Micro of Fredericksburg VA, a division of Benchmark Electronics, consists of a complete mobile surveillance platform to aid the U.S. Border Patrol to track and identify Items of Interest (IOI) along the U.S. southwest border.
The “Eagle” Mobile Video Surveillance System (MVSS) stand-alone mobile surveillance system includes an all-terrain pickup with a surveillance sensor payload mounted on a pneumatic mast system, capable of raising the sensors up to a height of 30 feet.
(The MVSS provides law enforcement agencies, private security firms and the military with an affordable solution for force protection, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA). Other ideal applications include, crowd control and crowd safety, border control, search and rescue, facility security, and when deployed can provide surveillance in remote areas without requiring personnel to be on the ground. Courtesy of Micro Tactical and YouTube. Posted on Feb 9, 2015.)
The mobile vehicle sensor payload includes a thermal camera, visible camera, long-range illuminator, laser range finder, cab mounted command and control, as well as, other power management and deployment capabilities.
The Eagle MVSS Features Include:
- Provides detection, tracking, identification and classification of points of interest in the operating area.
- Ruggedized and can be deployed to remote areas that require off-road transport without sustaining damage to the equipment.
- Can be transitioned from a transport state to a mission-ready state in less than 30 minutes after arriving on site, without the operator exiting the vehicle.
- Fits all standard Pickup beds
- No tools required for 1 person transfer between vehicles
Within the MVSS, PureTech Systems software provides the command and control (C2), as well as, the long-range camera pointing and video analytics.
The objective of the MVSS is to provide a rapid deployment short- and medium-range mobile surveillance directly from Border Patrol vehicles.
An agent can deploy the system, which can then aid in detecting, tracking, identifying and classifying items of interest using the video feed and on-board software.
The border agent/operator can then use that information to monitor the situation, respond to events, or share the information to assist other agents.
(Learn More about PureTech Systems’ PureActiv geospatial analytics solution, which is designed to protect critical facilities and perimeters, from Larry Bowe, president and CEO of PureTech Systems. Courtesy of PureTech Systems and YouTube.)
“PureTech Systems strives to create highly dependable, tactically superior solutions to help our customers readily address critical surveillance needs,” commented Larry Bowe, president and CEO of PureTech Systems.
“We’re proud to be a team player on another program delivering industry leading video solutions to customers, such as the Customs and Border Protection.”
MVSS is a part of a larger electronic border protection strategy which includes both mobile and fixed platforms including the Integrated Fixed Tower System (IFT) and the Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS).
In addition to the MVSS, PureTech Systems also provides its PureActiv software suite for the RVSS program and other customers on similar fixed and mobile platforms, which includes radar integration and wireless connectivity to enable monitoring and controlling both fixed and mobile sensor suites from a central command.
The MVSS program was awarded as a 5-year indefinite period contract, extending into 2021.
The systems are scheduled for mobile use in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas as well as several potential Northern border locations.
PureTech Systems manufacturers wide-area perimeter surveillance software solutions including internally developed outdoor video analytics, multi-sensor integration and a map-based (real object size) command and control, serving fortune 1000 firms, petro-chemical, water and electric utilities, seaports, airports and federal, state and local governments.
PureTech Systems Competes in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
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The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, Border Security, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’
As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, PureTech Systems will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Video Analytics Solutions.
To Learn More about the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, see 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners Honored at ISC East.
Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included representatives from:
- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission
- State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Leaders in Private Security