AERIAL SURVEILLANCE

Helikite Airborne Surveillance Systems

Helikite 34m3 plus camera
34m3 Desert Star Helikite +
Cloud Cap TASE 200 Gyro-Stabilised Camera
Helikites Camera Monitor
aerial surveillance
LARGEST RANGE OF AEROSTAT CAMERAS
Helikites are unique in having our proprietary,  universal 'Steady-Cam' Camera Attachment system. This allows almost any type of camera to be easily attached and then held steady and level whilst providing a full 360 degree field of view. The 'Steady-Cam' systems also ensures that Helikite cameras are automatically lifted out of the way when the Helikites are close to the ground, so they are not damaged during landing or take off.

360 DEGREE TOTAL SURVEILLANCE
Another feature of Helikites is their ability to keep the same angle of attitude in the sky whatever the wind speed. This is very useful for all-round surveillance as it allows numerous cameras to be attached all around the Helikite to provide 360 degree surveillance. So even without the addition of camera levelling systems there is constant and reliable viewing of everything below the Helikite.  A high zoom camera pointing in on direction is exceedingly useful, but it will miss what it is not pointing at. Getting constant video or photographic information from all around means nothing is missed. This is very useful for wide area policing of incidents such as riots, football matches crowds, festivals, traffic control or military training .

LONG-RANGE GYRO-CAMERAS
For very long range or higher resolution video, gyro-cameras are required. There are now excellent models available from the UAV and helicopter industry. Most UAV gyro-cameras can be lifted with Helikites, but we concentrate on those that offer the best performance for the least weight and power whilst remaining within a reasonable budget. These cameras are regularly updated and all new cameras are of interest to Allsopp Helikites.

MANUFACTURERS WORLDWIDE SUPPORT
The ability of the camera manufacturers to provide timely production, good warranty and worldwide maintenance of their products is very important. This is taken into account by Allsopp Helikites when recommending cameras for use on Helikites.

LARGE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS
Larger camera systems cost more per unit, but, if vast areas need to be protected larger systems often cost less per square kilometre of surveillance coverage.

AIRBORNE LONG-DISTANCE PATROLLING
The ability of Helikites to be operated from mobile trailers as well as straight from the ground is very important for rapid deployment. Unlike other aerostats (that rapidly become unstable) Helikites can be towed at high speed behind trailers, trucks or boats with no problems at all.  This allows long-distance patrolling and fast pursuit of felons in areas without overhead telephone or power cables. Patrolling in this way reduces the surveillance costs per square Km by ten times compared to fixed installations.
 

HELIKITE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM - OPTIONS AND COSTS


200m3 Desert Star Helikite Wescam MX-15 Gyro-Stabilised APPLICATIONS &
APPROX. COST OF TOTAL SYSTEM
All systems can be operated from land, trailers, trucks and marine craft if required. Choices on these may alter total system costs.
Military Base Protection
Border Surveillance
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Oil Industry Protection
Maritime Surveillance
Port Security
Firing Range Monitoring
 
200m3 Desert Star Helikite

Ground Based Launch
Gasoline Winch +Power Tether
Net Lift = 100Kg
Altitude with camera = 3,000ft
Max Wind Speed = 60 mph
Time to Set Up = 1.5 hour
Wescam MX-15 Gyro-Stabilised

Up to 120 hours Endurance
Laser Targeting etc
Day = 0.79º - 60º FOV
Cooled Thermal = 0.4º - 27º FOV
Detect Human at approx. 40Km
Detect tank at approx. 80Km
Price varies With Camera Specs.


100m3 Desert Star Helikite FLIR Ultraforce Gyro-Stabilised Military Base Protection
Border Surveillance
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Oil Industry Protection
Maritime Surveillance
Port Security
Firing Range Monitoring









 
100m3 Desert Star Helikite

Ground Based Launch
Gasoline Winch + Power Tether
Net Lift = 50Kg
Altitude with camera = 2,000ft
Max Wind Speed = 50 mph
Time to Launch = 1 hour
FLIR Ultraforce Gyro-Stabilised

Up to 120 hours Endurance
Laser Targeting etc
Day = 0.79º - 60º FOV
Cooled Thermal = 1º - 17º FOV
Detect Human at approx. 20Km
Detect tank at approx. 40Km
Price varies With Camera Specs.


75m3 Desert Star Helikite Cloud Cap Tase 400 Military Base Protection
Border Surveillance
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Oil Industry Protection
Maritime Surveillance
Port Security
Firing Range Monitoring
Police Incident Surveillance
Political Conference Security







 
75m3 Desert Star Helikite

Ground Based Launch
Gasoline Winch + Power Tether
Net Lift = 35Kg
Altitude with camera = 3,000ft
Max Wind Speed = 50 mph
Time to Launch = 1 hour
Cloud Cap Tase 400

Gyro-Stabilised
Up to 120 hours Endurance
Laser Targeting etc
Day = 36x zoom
Cooled Thermal = 2º - 22º FOV
Detect Human at approx. 10Km
Detect tank at approx. 20Km
£450,000


45m3 Desert Star Helikite Cloud Cap Tase 200 Military Base Protection
Border Surveillance
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Oil Industry Protection
Maritime Surveillance
Port Security
Firing Range Monitoring
Police Incident Surveillance
Political Conference Security
Oil Pollution Monitoring
Journalists
Film Making




 
45m3 Desert Star Helikite

Trailer based launch & towed
Helium + Electric / Petrol  Winch
Net Lift = 14Kg - 20Kg
Altitude with camera  = 1,500ft
Max Wind Speed = 50 mph
Time to launch = 15 minutes
Cloud Cap Tase 200

Gyro-Stabilised, GPS Target
Up to 48 hours Endurance
Day = 24x zoom
Un-cooled Thermal = 10º FOV
Detect Human at approx. 2.6Km
Detect tank at approx. 6.1Km
£145,000


34m3 Desert Star Helikite Bradley Gtro Gmball 3 Military Base Protection
Border Surveillance
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Oil Industry Protection
Maritime Surveillance
Port Security
Firing Range Monitoring
Police Incident Surveillance
Political Conference Security
Oil Pollution Monitoring
Journalists
Film Making




 
34m3 Desert Star Helikite

Trailer based launch & towed
Helium + Electric / Petrol  Winch
Net Lift = 14Kg
Altitude with camera  = 1,000ft
Max Wind Speed = 50 mph
Time to launch = 15 minutes
2x Bradley Gyro Gimball 3

Up to 24 hours Endurance
Fibre-Optic Downlink
Day = 30X HD & 60X SD Zoom
Un-cooled Thermal = 10º FOV
Detect Human at approx. 2.6Km
Detect tank at approx. 6.1Km
£129,000


45m3 Desert Star Helikite Bradley Lightened Gyro TI Military Base Protection
Border Surveillance
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Oil Industry Protection
Maritime Surveillance
Port Security
Firing Range Monitoring
Police Incident Surveillance
Political Conference Security
Oil Pollution Monitoring
Journalists
Film Making




 
45m3 Desert Star Helikite

Trailer based launch & towed
Helium + Electric / Petrol  Winch
Net Lift = 20Kg
Altitude with camera  = 1,000ft
Max Wind Speed = 50 mph
Time to launch = 15 minutes
Bradley Lightened Gyro TI

Up to 48 hours Endurance
Fibre-Optic Downlink
Day = 30X HD & 60X SD Zoom
Un-cooled Thermal = 10º FOV
Detect Human at approx. 2.6Km
Detect tank at approx. 6.1Km
£POA


18m3 Desert Star Helikite Trillium Orion HD25 Military Base Protection
Border Surveillance
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Oil Industry Protection
Maritime Surveillance
Port Security
Firing Range Monitoring
Police Incident Surveillance
Political Conference Security
Oil Pollution Monitoring
Journalists
Film Making



 
18m3 Desert Star Helikite

Trailer based launch & towed
Helium for 12 months of flight.
Electric Winch. Net Lift = 8Kg
Altitude with camera = 600ft
Max Wind Speed = 45 mph
Time to launch = 1 minute
Trillium Orion HD25 Camera

Gyro-Stabilised
GPS Pointing
Day = 21.7° – 2.2°
IR 640x480 
    Line Thermal = 21.7° – 2.2°
Detect Human at approx. 4.0 Km
Detect tank at approx. 8 Km
£80,000



15m3 Desert Star Helikite 4x daylight Surround Cameras Oil Pollution Monitoring
Oil Industry Protection
Maritime Surveillance
Port Security
Firing Range Monitoring
Police Incident Surveillance
Political Conference Security
Private Security Operations








 
15m3 Desert Star Helikite

Air-Inflatable Helibase Launcher
Ground or Trailer Operations
Electric Winch.  Net Lift = 6Kg
Altitude with cameras = 1000ft
Max Wind speed = 45 mph
Inflate & launch = 15 minutes
4x daylight Surround Cameras

Not Gyro Stabilised
Waterproof and Rugged
8 hour battery Endurance
Streams HD Video & Photos
360º Constant Surveillance
Touch-screen ground-station
£POA


15m3 Desert Star Helikite 4x daylight Surround Cameras Military Base Protection
Border Surveillance
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Oil Industry Protection
Maritime Surveillance
Port Security
Firing Range Monitoring
Police Incident Surveillance
Political Conference Security
Private Security Operations
Oil Pollution Monitoring
Ecological Monitoring
Private Security Companies
Movie Making
Broadcast Video



 
24m3 Desert Star Helikite or
24m3 Skyhook Helikite

Trailer Coversion kit
12v Electric Winch
Net Lift = 10Kg
Altitude with cameras = 1,000ft
Max Wind speed = 50 mph
Time to launch = 15 minutes
Bradley Gyro Gimball3

Up to 12 hours endurance
Fibre-Optic Downlink
Day = 30X HD & 60X SD Zoom
Broadcast Quality
Detect Human at approx. 2.6Km
Detect tank at approx. 6.1Km
£55,000 / £48,000


10m3 Desert Star Helikite Search Systems Twin Cameras Military Base Protection
Border Surveillance
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Oil Industry Protection
Maritime Surveillance
Port Security
Firing Range Monitoring
Police Incident Surveillance
Political Conference Security
Private Security Operations
Oil Pollution Monitoring
Ecological Monitoring
Private Security Companies
Movie Making

 
10m3 Desert Star Helikite

Jacket Launcher
Electric Winch. 
Net Lift = 2.5Kg
Altitude with camera = 600ft
Max Wind speed = 45 mph
Inflate & launch = 10 minutes
MASH IR/EO Twin Cameras

Gyro Stabilised / 48 Hours
Secure COMMS. Waterproof
8X Daylight Zoom
IR 640 x 480 = 30º FOV
Detect Human at approx. 0.7Km
Detect tank at approx. 1.5Km
£37,000


4.5m3 Desert Star Helikite Search Systems Twin Cameras Military Base Protection
Border Surveillance
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Oil Industry Protection
Maritime Surveillance
Port Security
Firing Range Monitoring
Police Incident Surveillance
Political Conference Security
Private Security Operations
Oil Pollution Monitoring
Ecological Monitoring
Private Security Companies
Film Making

 
4.5m3 Skyhook Helikite

Jacket Launcher
Hand Reel. 
Net Lift = 2.0Kg
Altitude with camera = 300ft
Max Wind speed = 40 mph
Time to launch = 4 minutes
MASH IR/EO Twin Cameras

Gyro Stabilised / 24 Hours
Secure COMMS. Waterproof
8X Daylight Zoom
IR 640 x 480 = 30º FOV
Detect Human at approx. 0.7Km
Detect tank at approx. 1.5Km
£29,000


4.5m3 Skyhook Helikite Search Systems IR Camera Military Base Protection
Border Surveillance
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Oil Industry Protection
Maritime Surveillance
Port Security
Firing Range Monitoring
Police Incident Surveillance
Political Conference Security
Private Security Operations
Elephant and Rhino Poaching
Farm and Resort Protection



 
4.5m3 Skyhook Helikite

Jacket Launcher
Hand Reel. 
Net Lift = 2.0Kg
Altitude with camera = 300ft
Max Wind speed = 40 mph
Time to launch = 4 minutes
MASH IR Camera

Gyro Stabilised / 24 Hours
Secure COMMS. Waterproof
8X Daylight Zoom
IR 640 x 480 = 30º FOV
Detect Human at approx. 0.7Km
Detect tank at approx. 1.5Km
£22,000


4.5m3 Skyhook Helikite Search Systems Camera Military Base Protection
Border Surveillance
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Oil Industry Protection
Maritime Surveillance
Port Security
Firing Range Monitoring
Police Incident Surveillance
Political Conference Security
Private Security Operations
Oil Pollution Monitoring
Ecological Monitoring
Private Security Companies
Film Making



 
4.5m3 Skyhook Helikite

Jacket Launcher
Hand Reel. 
Net Lift = 2.0Kg
Altitude with camera = 300ft
Max Wind speed = 40 mph
Time to launch = 4 minutes
MASH EO Camera

Gyro Stabilised / 24 Hours
Secure COMMS. Waterproof
8X Daylight Zoom
Pelicase Ground Station
Detect Human at approx. 0.7Km
Detect tank at approx. 1.5Km
£19,000


2m3 Skyhook Helikite Search Systems GoPro Camera Maritime Surveillance
Firing Range Monitoring
Traffic Control
Traffic Accident Photography
Police Incident Surveillance
Oil Pollution Monitoring
Ecological Monitoring
Private Security Companies
Security Patrolling
Farm and Resort Protection
Film Making







 
2m3 Skyhook Helikite

Rapid Jacket Launcher
Stores fully inflated in a van
Hand Reel. 
Net Lift = 0.8Kg
Altitude with camera = 400ft
Max Wind speed = 35 mph
Time to launch = 2 minutes
MASH GoPro Camera

Gyro Stabilised / 1.5 Hours
WiFi Smartphone Downlink.
Waterproof and Rugged
Wide Angle Lens
Detect Human at approx. 0.3Km
Detect Vehicle at approx. 0.6Km
£3,600


3m3 Skyshot Helikite DJi OSMO Daylight 4K Camera Urban Military Base Protection
Rapid airborne reconnaissance
Consulate Protection
Port Security
Firing Range Monitoring
Police Incident Surveillance
Political Conference Security
Private Security Operations
Photography
Film Making
Journalists




 
3m3 Skyshot Helikite

Rapid Jacket Launcher
Stored fully inflated in a van
12Volt Winch. Net Lift = 1.3Kg
Altitude with camera = 300ft
Max Wind speed = 35 mph
Inflate & launch = 3 minutes
DJi OSMO Daylight 4K Camera

Radio control Pan-Tilt Gimbal
3-Axis Gyro-Stabilised
8 Hours battery Endurance
Handheld Pan/Tilt Controller
Wi-Fi Tablet Ground Station
Streams HD Video & Photos
£3,000


2m3 Skyshot Helikite 'Go-Pro' Daylight Camera Urban Military Base Protection
Rapid airborne reconnaissance
Consulate Protection
Port Security
Firing Range Monitoring
Police Incident Surveillance
Political Conference Security
Private Security Operations
Photography
Film Making
Journalists







 
2m3 Skyshot Helikite

Rapid Jacket Launcher
Stored fully inflated in a van
Hand Reel. Net Lift = 800g
Altitude with camera = 400ft
Max Wind speed = 35 mph
Inflate & launch = 2 minutes
'Go-Pro' Daylight Camera

Radio control Pan-Tilt Gimbal
Not-Gyro-Stabilised
1.5 Hours battery Endurance
Handheld Pan/Tilt Controller
Ipad or Smartphone Viewer
Streams HD Video & Photos
£2,000


1m3 AutoPilot Helikite 3x 'Go-Pro' Daylight Cameras Urban Military Base Protection
Rapid airborne reconnaissance
Consulate Protection
Port Security
Firing Range Monitoring
Police Incident Surveillance
Political Conference Security
Private Security Operations
Photography
Journalists






 
1m3 Action Cam Helikite

'Big-Bag' Rapid Launcher
Stored fully inflated in a car
Hand Reel. Net Lift = 300g
Altitude with camera = 400ft
Max Wind speed = 30 mph
Inflate & launch = 1 minute
3x 'Go-Pro' Daylight Cameras

Not-Gyro-Stabilised
1.5 hours battery endurance
360º Constant Surveillance
Wi-Fi Downlink and Control
3x Tablet Monitor / Controllers
Streams HD Video & Photos
£2,000