During a rescue operation, you want to be able to rely on your equipment unconditionally. The rescue operation must not be jeopardized by complex technology or technology failures. This is especially true for search and rescue cameras.
FIRSTLOOK360 (FL360) is a hybrid rescue camera that uses two cameras and specially developed software to stitch together multiple live spherical streams to create a smooth imagery landscape that can be viewed, analyzed and edited on a mobile device (tablet or smartphone). In addition, the digital video images are transmitted in HD quality and are designed for wired or wireless transmission to an Android mobile device.
Another great advantage offered by this technology is that the images can also be subsequently evaluated in the entire 360-degree spectrum. Not only the respective image sections are evaluated, since the rescue camera stores the entire spherical image. Third parties, such as the rescue leader, can subsequently search freely through the entire 360-degree view, which greatly increases the chances of a successful search.
Some rescue cameras have moving parts to ensure all-round visibility during rescue operations. The sensitive parts enable classic zoom and focus functions. The challenge with devices with such moving parts during a search mission with unpredictable situations is that they can be damaged. The rescue operation is often aborted at this point if a rescue camera is damaged, unless a rescue camera is available as a replacement.
In addition, it is possible to contact or receive sounds from the patient or victim through an intercom system and the microphones and speakers built into the rescue camera. The ability to communicate with patients and victims is an essential and important element of modern rescue cameras.
It is not possible to establish a secure and stable wireless communication between the rescue camera and the tablet for every rescue operation. To ensure that the rescue operation can still be carried out successfully, it is also possible to operate the FIRSTLOOK360 rescue camera wired and thus establish a stable and interference-resistant connection with the search camera.
Our rescue cameras have the advantage that they can be pushed through the smallest cavities and transmit a very good and illuminated image to the screen due to the built-in LED lighting. LED lighting illuminates the environment 360 degrees and saves battery power accordingly compared to classic lighting, which increases the operating time of the rescue camera. LED lighting technology also saves weight, which facilitates the maneuverability of the rescue camera in rescue operations.
In addition, the FIRSTLOOK360 rescue camera can also be used in water and can be easily converted and prepared for longer rescue operations in water. Short missions in wet environments can also be performed with the standard rescue camera equipment without damaging the rescue camera’s microphones and speakers.
The modern and innovative design of the FIRSTLOOK360 rescue camera enables uninterrupted operation, even if the batteries need to be replaced (hot-swap capability). The rescue operation can be continued seamlessly. In addition, the rescue camera uses commercially available rechargeable batteries or batteries and no special products that are time-consuming or costly to procure.
RSK1 – Rapid Search Kit 1. Designed for rapid search, the RSK1 is suitable for one-person technical search operations, rescue squads, medics, reconnaissance, dog handlers, US FEMA Type 2 (medium) and Type 3 (light) teams, INSARAG Type 2 and 3 teams, DART, and military response teams. With its compact hardshell case and included chest pocket, the RSK1 is the perfect combination for agile rescue teams looking to accelerate their search and an affordable search camera tool for their equipment stash.
The most important features of the rescue camera briefly summarized again
General specifications of the rescue camera
Rescue camera specifications
Mechanical specifications of the rescue camera
USAR1 – Urban Search & Rescue Kit 1
Designed for global Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams and all technical rescue applications. Agility designed the USAR1 for heavy rescue teams, specifically US FEMA Type 1 (heavy) & Type 2 (medium), INSARAG Type 1 & 2 teams, civil defense and military response teams. This kit is best used by a team of two, with one probing the room with the camera and the other giving instructions and conducting the search using the FL360 app on the tablet.
MRK1 / MRK2 – Paramedic & Rescue Kit 1 & 2.
The FL360 camera’s unique spherical imaging makes it the first rescue camera suitable for medical rescue missions where the victim is believed to be in an inaccessible location. The kit makes it easier for paramedics to assess the patient’s health when the entire body is not fully visible. The FL360 camera design, with its small size, non-mechanical camera head, wireless functionality, and full 360° field of view, is well suited to assist paramedics in capturing important data.
Rescue cameras are not only used in rescue. The extraordinary capabilities and the robust design and innovative camera technology make them the ideal operational tool in other areas as well. We would like to show you a particularly exciting example here:
The FL360 rescue camera uses two cameras to create spherical search videos
The FL360 rescue camera has no moving parts that are susceptible to failure, limiting reliability
The videos of the FL360 search cameras can also be searched in the whole 360 degree spectrum after recording
The FL360 search and rescue camera can be operated both wirelessly and wired