How to detect without being detected with the SPYNEL 360° IR camera : SPECIAL FORCES application

Special Forces use the panoramic SPYNEL camera to deal with all unexpected events.

In order to temporarily protect an area before an intervention, during the visit of VIPs, or to identify suspects, SPYNEL thermal sensors offer real time HD images, 24/7, in complete discretion. The camera detects, identifies confirm and tracks asymmetric threats. SPYNEL-M cameras are the most compact. They can be deployed quickly and are completely passive, ensuring the stealth of users. These benefits are the reasons why the SPYNEL IR cameras are used by Special Forces in many countries.


What are the main challenges?

- Protection of OPEX in hostile territory, where the installation of security systems is particularly dangerous;

- Temporary and ultra-fast surveillance deployment or dismantling;

- Need for passive means to avoid being detected: radar solutions are prohibited because of the emitted electromagnetic waves;

- Light and compact cameras required, to be transported easily;

- Need for very low power consumption infrared sensors, battery-operated, with a long autonomy.


The SPYNEL IR sensor solution:

SPYNEL-M is the ideal 360° infrared sensor to cover the needs of special forces in terms of temporary surveillance and perimeter protection.

- Easy to use: the thermal cameras and their CYCLOPE software are very intuitive, and can be used immediately without training. This is why they are so easily handled by special forces, who are used to change missions often.

- Fast to set up: SPYNEL-M is well appreciated by Special Forces for its ability to be deployed very quickly, during a convoy stop, on a supply plot or to protect an improvised camp for instance. The surveillance system's user receives alerts on a rugged tablet with the help of a wireless link. The soldier can thus be mobile and assigned to other functions in parallel.

- Absolutely undetectable: SPYNEL is a passive system, meaning it cannot be detected when used for reconnaissance or infiltration missions. On top of that, the thermal camera is unaffected by jamming and luring.

- Compact & lightweight: SPYNEL-M is 4x8 inches and weighs less than 4 pounds. It is easy to transport, for example in a backpack. This is a key feature for Special Forces, who must remain highly mobile while transporting heavy and cumbersome technologies.

- Low constraint power supply: The 360° SPYNEL cameras can be powered via POE or solar panels, and its low bandwidth allows to access the camera from several remote control centers.


Many applications:

International Special Forces use our 360° perimeter security systems for varied applications:

Surveillance of desert areas: Panoramic IR sensors can be set up at the core of the site to be protected, or left ahead of the monitored area, which allows the user not to be exposed to danger.

- Security of special events and VIPs: Deployed very fast with a reduced bandwidth, the sensor can be connected to a remote control centre. SPYNEL IR sensors can also be set up in all the areas visited by a VIP, securing the zone from a roof for example. SPYNEL also provides waterfront surveillance, protection of ground-based aircrafts, rural or desert areas in the event of an unexpected stop of a VIP convoy.

- Vehicle-based surveillance: SPYNEL thermal cameras can be installed on autonomous cars (USV) very easily, to conduct reconnaissance missions.

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 Rugged tablet connected to SPYNEL via a wireless link