Mobile Video Surveillance Systems supports US Border Patrols
Puretech Systems’ Command and Control has been Deployed in San Diego
PureTech Systems has delivered the next phase of the US border patrol’s Mobile Video Surveillance Systems (MVSS) program. The latest deliveries, consisting of ruggedized Ford F-150 trucks fitted with telescoping surveillance payloads, are being deployed in San Diego, California, and will support mobile video surveillance up to 6 miles away.
The MVSS platform utilizes the company’s PureActiv software as its central command and control, providing video intelligence, user interface display and sensor collaboration logic for the surveillance suite, which consists of visible and thermal cameras mounted on a telescoping mast that extends over 35 feet in the air.
The event was followed by Fox 5 News and ABC 10 News in San Diego and highlighted the value to border patrol agents in the field, including their rapid deployment and ease of use.
In the interview with ABC 10 News, Michael Scappechio, a supervisor with the border patrol, said that it’s their increased rate of arrests that‘s brought the trucks to this area: „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.“ Border patrol also commented that these trucks won’t replace the border wall but will go hand in hand with it.
Puretech Systems teamed with Benchmark Electronics to deliver the complete mobile surveillance solution 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, but joins several other systems already being deployed along the border in Texas.