HELIKITE AIRBORNE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS

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 .

Flir and bradley cameras
Airfield from above via flir camera of aerostat
commnications for UAV and Flir camera transceiver feedback loop
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 Systems - Options & Costs
Price - GBP

Price varies with Camera Specs

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

Applications

Military Base Protection
Border Surveillance
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Oil Industry Protection
Maritime Surveillance
Port Security
Firing Range Monitoring

Price - GBP

Price varies with Camera Specs

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

Applications

Military Base Protection
Border Surveillance
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Oil Industry Protection
Maritime Surveillance
Port Security
Firing Range Monitoring

Price - GBP

POA

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

Applications

Military Base Protection
Border Surveillance
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Oil Industry Protection
Maritime Surveillance
Port Security
Firing Range Monitoring
Police Incident Surveillance
Political Conference Security

Price - GBP

POA

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

Applications

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

Price - GBP

80,000.00

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

Applications

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

Price - GBP

POA

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

4 x daylight Surround Cameras
  • Not Gyro Stabilised

  • Waterproof and Rugged

  • 8 hour battery Endurance

  • Streams HD Video & Photos

  • 360º Constant Surveillance

  • Touch-screen ground-station

Applications

Oil Pollution Monitoring
Oil Industry Protection
Maritime Surveillance
Port Security
Firing Range Monitoring
Police Incident Surveillance
Political Conference Security
Private Security Operations

Price - GBP

From 75,000.00

10m3 Desert Star Helikite
  • Tactical Launch Pad or Trailer

  • 12V Electric Helikite Winch.

  • Auto Cut-Down Device

  • 5 Days between Helium top-up

  • Net Lift = 5.5Kg

  • Altitude with camera = 1,000ft Max

  • Wind speed = 45 mph

  • Inflate & Launch = 15 minutes

MASH IR/EO Twin Cameras
  • Night and Day Surveillance

  • 3-Axis Gyro Stabilised Gimbal

  • Secure Licence-Free COMMS.

  • Water/Dust Resistant

  • Daylight Broadcast 30X Zoom

  • IR 640 x 480 + 30º/15º/8º FOV

  • Detect Human at upto 2 Km

  • Detect Vehicle at upto 4 Km

Applications

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

Price - GBP

3,600.00

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

Applications

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

Price - GBP

3,000.00

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

Applications

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

Price - GBP

2,000.00

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

GoPro 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

Applications

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

Price - GBP

2,000.00

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

3 x GoPro 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

Applications

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

Allsopp Helikites Ltd

Unit 2, Fordingbridge Business Park, Fordingbridge, Hampshire. SP6 1BD England UK

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