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A situational awareness tool for First Responders.

Fotokite Sigma is an aerial camera system that provides public safety teams with mission critical situational awareness. Fotokites save team resources by launching, flying, and landing with the single push of a button. No piloting necessary. Authorized for Public Safety team operations, no pilot license required.

Save team resources on the response scene and focus on your mission. Drastically improve your team’s situational awareness with the push of a button. Fotokite allows you to gain an unobstructed overview of response scenes in an instant. Live stream and document mission-critical aerial views of the scene without the need for piloting.

fotokite 1The Fotokite Sigma system consists of the Ground Station and the Kite. A ruggedized tablet runs the Fotokite Live App and displays the thermal and low light video streams, giving teams actionable information throughout their mission.

Keep your team safe while saving resources on every response. Live, continuous, and instantly available bird’s-eye views of your scene with secure Thermal IR and Low-Light EO video streams give you access to the information you need, whenever you need it

  • Safety first, no joysticks included
  • Fully autonomous flight means you never need a pilot, piloting, or pilot training
  • Ruggedized IP55 System suitable for use in rain, snow, and windy conditions
  • 24 hours of continuous situational awareness accessible with the single press of a button

Shared Awareness. On and Off Site.

Live video delivery on-site comes standard and can be shared with team members for control hand-off and mutual aid responses. Optional remote video streaming via integrated cellular data modem enables off-site collaborators to review and provide remote incident support from anywhere. Teams can optionally and automatically maintain all response scene records for post-incident use such as training and evidence locker documentation.

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Use Cases.

Whether you are first on-scene or arriving mid-response, you can access secure and reliable aerial overviews within seconds. On-scene response records are easy to review and collaborate on, giving you and your team access

  • Live Incident Response
  • Search & Rescue
  • Traffic & Crowd Management
  • Post Incident Documentation
  • Training & Operations Review

Fotokite 10Configurations.

Fotokite Sigma integrates seamlessly into new and existing vehicles. Various mounting options are available to ensure safe and secure installation of Fotokite systems. Rapid and effortless deployment allows teams to gain immediate situational awareness. Fotokite Sigma is an industrial grade tool for Public Safety teams and is offered in vehicle-integrated or rugged carrying case configurations.

  • Drawer/Vehicle Integrated
  • Pelican Case
  • Roof Box
  • Stand-Alone System


“In today’s fire service we consistently look for new innovations and modern technology to improve our safety and performance on the fire ground. At times this technology hinders our ability to perform at the same speed and efficiency that is needed. The Fotokite accomplished integrating modern technology without interfering with the speed at which we need to maintain to carry out the missions. The ease of launching and using the kite allows on scene personnel to deploy the unit then pass off the tablet to the IC and proceed with their on scene tasks without any compromise of precious minutes. Having the kite be able to stay up during the duration of the incident without worrying about batteries, FAA regulations or assigning a full time operator is invaluable. The pay off for the short set up time, is a birds eye view of the incident, crystal clear video, FLIR video and full documentation of the event. The launch and forget ability of the Fotokite can and will change how we operate not only fire scenes but all Tech rescue disciplines and hazmat events. As an Incident Commander, having this capability without compromising resource numbers on scene, is invaluable.”
- Battalion Chief Larry Young, Kansas City Fire Dept.

Fotokite 1"We used the Fotokite for crowd and traffic monitoring and overall aerial situational awareness on a large scale mass gathering event this summer. As the unit brought was portable, we also used it as a rapid response capability on a few short missions. The Fotokite provided a bird’s eye view to the incident commander and other critical decision makers which allowed them to make more informed and educated decisions in the successful management of the event. We found the Fotokite to be a great capability that can provide situational awareness of a progressing incident and/or the over watching for the safety of firefighters and other emergency workers operating at an incident. The fact that no FAA remote pilot certification or Certificate of Authorization (COA) is needed to deploy or operate the tethered aircraft makes it available for deployment by any emergency personnel trained on the unit. Additionally, the simple controls, functions and programed autonomous actions of the aircraft makes it easy to operate even under stressful conditions and austere weather environments.”
-  Deputy Chief Chris Sadler, York County Department of Fire & Life Safety

“This technology will no doubt be part of our specifications when planning future apparatus purchases. Our industry is constantly changing and this system allows us to have eyes in the sky from the time we arrive on scene in a unique and unparalleled way. This is definitely a game changer.”
-  Chief O’Leary, Fond du Lac Fire Dept.

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