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Features

A lightweight, ultra-portable cost-saving machine

UAVs can save your organization money by the bucket-loads by performing many of the tasks of a $2000/hr helicopter.  And carrying the Sentry doesn’t mean fitting it in a specially-designed backpack; it takes up a side pocket of your existing backpack so you can carry the other gear you need.

Trusted in extreme environments

Don’t fear losing your investment.  The Sentry’s patent-pending propeller guard and tough Lexan® camera dome protect against falls and crashes that would leave most UAVs in pieces.  The IP57-rated and buoyant design also survives moderate rain, unexpected water landings and can even be retrieved from swift-water.

Rapid deployment and recovery

It takes under ten seconds to unpack the Sentry and have it flying, and under ten seconds to catch it and pack it securely for transport.  When your mission is critical, the Sentry doesn’t waste time.

Live video and HD recording

The Sentry gathers real-time aerial intelligence allowing you to act on it swiftly.  Live video is streamed to the pocket-portable video receiver and 5″ viewing screen.  The camera can also capture film on-board in HD for later review.

Live thermal infrared video

Gain an immense tactical advantage for your search and rescue, police, fire, security, conservation or inspection mission with our low-cost but powerful IR payload.

Applications

Search & Rescue

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The Sentry improves the speed, efficiency and safety of your team’s extra-urban operations.  A 1 or 2-person flight team can rapidly survey hazards ahead of time, including avalanche and landslide-prone terrain.

Sentry operator teams are able to search for subjects in steep ravines and gullies, thick brush, canyons and mountainous terrain without sending in ground personnel, without the high cost of a helicopter and at night when helicopters are unavailable.

Built with the needs of wilderness rescuers in mind, the Sentry weighs under 1 kg, takes up a small part of your pack and doesn’t take away from your existing rescue gear.

Public Safety

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The infrared-equipped Sentry is a lifesaving tool within an emergency zone.  Some situations the Sentry can assist in are:

Police: Tracking and monitoring armed suspects during hostage, sniper and pursuit scenarios, as well as traffic accident and crime scene reconstruction.

Fire/Urban Rescue: Locating survivors using the thermal camera, seeing the extent of a fire by locating hot-spots, evaluating building safety and likelihood of collapse, providing safety for wildfire fighters by preventing encirclement.

Disaster Response: Rapid low-level aerial observation that can be used to produce maps of a disaster zone and speed up relief efforts.

Conservation & Environmental Assessments

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The Sentry is ideal for park rangers, conservation officers, and forestry and wildlife researchers.  The simplicity, portability and ruggedness of the Sentry in a wet and wild environment is unmatched.  You can get an aerial view with the Sentry’s visible or IR camera to to track animal populations, discover areas of plant growth or infestations, produce ortho-rectified maps of remote areas, and monitor conservation and anti-poaching efforts.

Mining, Geoscience & Industrial Inspection

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Anything that you can get to with a backpack, you can get the Sentry to.  Use it in remote areas during exploration activities to see what’s over the next hill, instead of paying $2000/hr for a fossil-fuel burning helicopter.  You can also inspect difficult-to-access power-lines, mine sites, bridges, dams, pipelines, construction sites and other infrastructure at a fraction of the cost of other professional-grade unmanned aerial systems.

Testimonials

“The resolution on the camera’s great, it’s exactly what we need to look over obstacles, find out the situation, how we’re going to approach it” Peter LeCouffe

SAR Technician, Kaslo Search and Rescue

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We gratefully acknowledge the support given by the Canadian Government and NRC-IRAP for development of the Sentry and other products.

Tech Specs

Customer Service

Industry-leading 2 Year Warranty

We stand behind the quality and ruggedness of our products by covering accidental damages arising from any normal operational use of the Sentry.  Also, if you aren’t satisfied with your purchase, and we are satisfied that your Sentry is still in good shape, you can return it any time within 1 year (how’s that for customer service?)

Services to help you get off the ground

The Sentry is the easiest thing you’ll ever learn to operate.  See our 1-and-2-day Sentry operator training courses. We also offer consulting services to help you secure Transport Canada permits and we have partners in the U.S. capable of securing FAA Section 333 exemptions for your organization.

Buy the Sentry

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FAQ

Can you explain more about the cameras?

The standard camera records in HD to an on-board micro SD card, and simultaneously provides a live video transmission.  The SD card can be removed after flight.

We also offer a live-optimized camera which provides a higher-definition live image and is more suitable for situational awareness applications.  Contact us with your needs to discuss camera options.

The IR cameras come with an on-board SD card recorder, and simultaneously transmit live imagery to the ground station.

Where's the GPS?

Position-holding capability using GPS is something we hope to add in the very near future.  Keep in mind that the Sentry is intended as a close-range aerial scout that is deployed in an emergency, and operates in line of sight in very unforgiving terrain where GPS is often denied (including indoors).  GPS is great for some aerial applications, but waiting for GPS locks to initialize, taking time to set up way-points, and fearing losing your lock in mid-flight is a lot less effective in an emergency than trusting the hands of a skilled pilot.  Train yourself without it, and you’ll find the aircraft very easy to control even in moderate winds.

The Sentry’s tough little controller has altitude lock as well as a feature allowing you to control it relative to your viewpoint rather than the aircraft’s (smart orientation control).

What if I am a distributor/Do you offer any volume discounts?

Please email us directly.

Product demonstrations/Media inquiries?

Due to the high workload required for demonstrations (including Transport Canada permit applications, travel and setup time) we only perform in-person demonstrations of the product in rare circumstances.  We may be able to demonstrate if you:

  • Are located near one of our offices (see contact page for address)
  • Are willing to have the demonstration in a remote or rural area, or indoors, which does not require an SFOC
  • Are associated with the media or are likely to buy a large volume (10+) of our products
  • Are willing to wait until 2017 when the Transport Canada rules will largely de-regulate our small UAV

We encourage you to review our website regularly for updated and improved videos of our products in action and contact us with any questions you may have.

Do you give out free trial products?

We do not.  This includes samples for distributors, licensing partners, customers and anyone else.  Products are to be paid for in full.  You have 1 year to return your purchase in good condition for a full refund.