PureTech Systems, a Platinum Award Winner in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program for Best Mobile Surveillance ISR, has met a delivery milestone for the next phase of the Border Patrol’s Mobile Video Surveillance Systems (MVSS) program.
The latest deliveries, consisting of ruggedized Ford F-150 trucks outfitted with telescoping surveillance payloads, are being deployed by U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) in San Diego, CA and will support mobile video surveillance for up to 6 miles away.
USBP is part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the largest federal law enforcement agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, and is the country’s primary border control organization.
(Learn More. Courtesy of Benchmark Electronics and Vimeo. Posted in Dec 2018.)
The event was covered widely in media reports, highlighting the value to Border Patrol agents in the field, including rapid deployment and ease of use.
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 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.
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 objective of the MVSS is to provide a rapid deployment short- and medium-range mobile surveillance directly from Border Patrol vehicles.
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.)
In an interview with ABC 10 News, Michael Scappechio, a supervisor with the Border Patrol, said, it’s their increased rate of arrests that landed the trucks here, “nearly a 90 percent increase is significant, that’s going to get attention, that’s going to get resources, that’s going to get man power, infrastructure and technology.”
(A new technology just reached San Diego and Border Patrol agents say it’s going to help them do their jobs faster, easier and more efficiently. Courtesy of ABC 10 News and YouTube. Posted on Dec 19, 2018.)
Border Patrol also furthered that these trucks won’t replace the border wall but instead, will go hand in hand with it.
“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.”
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.
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).
The MVSS program was awarded as a 5-year indefinite period contract, extending into 2021.
PureTech Systems with partner Benchmark Electronics, delivers complete mobile surveillance with the mission to track and identify Items of Interest (IOI) along the U.S. southwest border and other remote surveillance scenarios where rapid mobile deployment is needed.
The most recent delivery of the mobile video surveillance solution is not the first, with several systems already being deployed along the border in Texas.
(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.)
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 Takes Platinum in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
Platinum Award Winner
Best Mobile Surveillance ISR
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