wrist-mounted live video monitor

Lightweight and ultra-portable

It’s not about fitting 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

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.

Search & Rescue

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The Sentry improves the 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 cost of a helicopter and at night when helicopters are unavailable.

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 & Research

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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.

Remote Industrial Inspection

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Anything that you can get to with a backpack, you can get the Sentry to.  Inspect difficult-to-access powerlines, mine sites, bridges, dams, pipelines, construction sites and other infrastructure at a fraction of the cost of other professional-grade unmanned aerial systems.

“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.

2 Years of Guaranteed Toughness

We stand behind the quality of our products with an industry-leading 2-year warranty, which covers damages arising from any normal operational use of the Sentry.  If you aren’t satisfied with your purchase, and we are satisfied that your Sentry is still in good shape, you can also return it any time within 1 year of purchase (how’s that for customer service?) See our full warranty and return terms and conditions.

Helping 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.

Order direct from Riderless:

  • 1 year return period!
  • Shipping cost billed to the customer (Canada/U.S. Post or FedEx, tracked and insured)

Order from our Distributors:

  • Contact or view distributor to see return and shipping policies

Pricing is in U.S. dollars and subject to change.  Posted specifications are based on experiments, engineering analysis and mathematical predictions and may change.

^ See here for detailed warranty terms and conditions.

* IR cameras are an export-controlled item when used outside of the USA and Canada.  We will contact you for more info if you plan to use the product in this way.

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 do you mean by refundable? And how about returns?

At any time (prior to us shipping you the Sentry) you may request to cancel your order, and we will return your full deposit to you less any financial transaction fees we incur doing so.

Our post-purchase warranty and return terms and conditions can be found here.

Please note that the Sentry pricing is fixed in U.S. Dollars, and this is the currency your funds will be held in.  This means Canadian dollar purchases may get back more or less than what you originally paid when you ask for a refund.

What payment methods do you accept?
  • Bank wire in U.S. or Canadian Dollars* only (please contact for wire information)
  • PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/riderlessaerotech)
    • All PayPal payments are charged a 3% transaction fee
  • Cheques, bank drafts, or money orders made out to Riderless Technologies Inc. in U.S. or Canadian Dollars* only, mailed to our offices at 288 East 1st St, North Vancouver BC V7L1B3 Canada
  • (Within Canada* only) Interac email money transfer to stefan@riderless.ca
  • Bitcoin transfer through our accredited Bitcoin payment provider (please contact)
What's the deal with Bitcoin? Is it safe?

Bitcoin is a very low-cost and excellent way to send money, especially internationally, without high bank or credit card transfer fees.  Bitcoin can be used for anonymous transactions (like cash) and has obtained a bad reputation in some circles, but we use an accredited Bitcoin payment provider who has verified our identity and bank details, so there is nothing hidden about it.  Upon receipt of payment you will immediately be emailed proper invoices and receipts for your purchase.

You can learn more about Bitcoin and get a wallet by going here.

*How do you calculate exchange rates if I pay in Canadian Dollars or Bitcoin?

For CAD conversion to USD we use the mid-market rate at the time of purchase (or refund) at http://www.xe.com.  We don’t use separate buy and sell rates.  For Bitcoin we use our payment provider’s rate, which will be published at the time of sale.

^What about taxes?

Prices do not include taxes.

CANADA – Customers will be charged 5% GST (unless exemption number given). British Columbia customers will be charged an additional 7% PST (unless exemption number given).

USA – Currently, we do not have operations in the United States and we will not charge any tax on U.S. buyers but any tax assessed during shipping remains the buyer’s responsibility.

INTERNATIONAL – Customers will not be charged taxes but will be responsible for paying any import taxes assessed during shipping.

Are there any export control restrictions?

Yes, only for the infrared Sentry.  We can supply the full frame rate infrared cameras to U.S. and Canadian customers without issue.  If your intended destination of end use is outside the U.S. or Canada, we will contact you for further information.

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 certain circumstances (e.g. where a customer is likely to purchase a significant volume of products, or for certain media events).  It helps if you are located near us, and are prepared to have the demo at a remote location where an SFOC is not required.  Please contact us for more details.

Do you give out free 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.