At the recent TREXPO, we ran across a new technology that makes mobile video surveillance affordable to most any department or military organization. The one thing that struck us is the adaptability of the system. It can be fitted to any vehicle with a standard trailer hitch and is powered through a simple cigarette lighter adapter. This means you don’t have to purchase an entirely new vehicle, but rather can adapt different vehicles for use as a surveillance system. For example, a van could be used during urban ops or a 4-wheel drive vehicle for use in rural areas and these same vehicles can be used for other purposes when the system is not in use. Additionally, it doesn’t require any long-term institutional training but can rather be learned on the job.
Both Luke and Holloman AFB are currently using a Mobile Video Surveillance (MVS)system from Venture Tec LLC.