New mobile surveillance vehicle showcased to Congress

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/21/2011 - 14:22

WASHINGTON - September 10, 2011 - This past Thursday, Terrahawk, LLC  showed off its Mobile Utility Surveillance Tower (MUST) to members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate along with their staffs.

With MUST, law enforcement agencies can quickly set up a mobile surveillance tower for emergency response, crowd control, or general surveillance.

Using an automatic hydraulic stabilization system, in less than two minutes a single operator can launch a vehicle-mounted elevated surveillance tower as high as twenty-five feet without ever having to leave the safety of the interior of the vehicle.

The MUST solution is a reasonably priced, ruggedly versatile platform to integrate state of the art thermal cameras, ground radar, and other surveillance technology and can be deployed within two minutes.

Additionally, TerraHawk is the only system currently available where a single person can operate the vehicle and deploy the surveillance capsule without ever having to leave safety of the interior. This ease of deployment not only improves the protection of those in the field, but also gives agencies a new capability against those trying to circumvent the surveillance net.

In addition, the tower is capable of withstanding winds of up to forty miles per hour and can be outfitted with ballistic shields.

Having already been acquired by numerous U.S. Police Departments and several Sheriff's Departments along the Texas Border, TerraHawk is not only making an impact on border security but has brought the market a more efficient solution to assist law enforcement personnel who have the responsibility of keeping America safe by using technology to prevent terrorism, respond to emergencies and deter crime.