High resolution cameras such as the OCULUS HERITAGE are Silent Sentinel’s contribution to the joint development of a counter drone detection capability with Kelvin Hughes. The cameras can detect and identify a PHANTOM-sized drone well beyond 750-1,000m and slave high resolution cameras to the appropriate vector for detailed observation.
In April 2022 Silent Sentinel announced the expansion of its EVO2 range of Uncooled LWIR thermal sensors to complement more of its existing platforms. The EVO2 range of uncooled Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR) thermal sensors, formerly only available within the Oculus and Aeron platforms, can now be installed on the Osiris and Jaegar camera platforms. EVO2 represents new thermal core and lens technology, providing advanced detection capabilities in the most extreme conditions. The introduction of EVO2 to the Osiris and Jaegar platforms means that all of Silent camera platforms are now capable of capturing thermal images either in 640x512, 1024x768 (XGA resolution) or 1280x1024 (HD resolution), all with 12μm pixel pitch as standard. The range also offers zoom lenses from 25-75mm up to 28-300mm, providing full-spectrum surveillance at both short and long ranges. These lenses are all paired with a secondary HD visible sensor with lens options up to 1000mm.
In October 2021 Silent Sentinel announced the launch of the Rapid Deployment Kit (RDK). Developed to meet the increasing demand for flexible surveillance, the RDK allows for swift set-up of a surveillance position even in remote locations.
The RDK consists of a Pelican watertight, dustproof and crushproof carry case containing a tripod, an Oculus or Aeron thermal PTZ camera, and a laptop or GTAC depending on the needs of the customer. The Kit takes no more than twenty minutes for one individual to set up, and has a bank of six 5590-type NATO standard hot-swappable batteries which means that the Aeron camera can provide uninterrupted surveillance for up to 30 hours, or indefinitely when connected to an external power source such as AC 110-220 or DC from a vehicle.
The RDK weighs approximately 30kg (depending on the camera model), meaning the contents of the lightweight and durable carry case can be split between two individuals and carried to otherwise inaccessible locations, making it ideally suited to search & rescue operations conducted by law enforcement and disaster relief organisations such as FEMA.
Once deployed, the RDK can also be connected with a mesh radio to create an arrayed network of systems capable of providing surveillance and threat detection over a wide area. The RDK’s durability and the PTZ’s precision means it is well-suited to the most challenging of applications, such as maritime, border security and vehicle-mounted installations, and can be quickly configured accordingly. If required, the RDK can be upgraded to include a complete Over The Horizon (OTH) capability including remote power control and camera streaming.