Fotokite Sigma
Fotokite Sigma provides public safety teams with mission-critical situational awareness from elevated perspectives. Fotokite's actively tethered drones saves team resources by launching, flying, and landing with the single push of a button; no piloting necessary. Fotokite Sigma is authorized and recognized by aviation authorities as a safer alternative to non-actively tethered drones and free-flying public safety drone systems.
Fotokite Live: Easy to Use
Fotokite Live is Fotokite Sigma's native operating software. Mission critical situational awareness information is continuously available on included rugged tablets and allows teams to make increasingly information-driven decisions through a simple, straightforward interface.
RGB video resolution with 5x digital zoom is 720p/30fps
24h Operation
Tethered drone flying at night
Operate as long as your mission needs it. Integration into the power supply from your vehicle keeps the Fotokite Sigma operational for the duration of your mission.
Field Tested. Firefighter Approved.
firefighter operating fotokite tethered UAV command tablet for aerial thermal situation awareness
From live fire responses to search and rescue missions, firefighters are now using the Fotokite Sigma on a daily basis as an essential tool for their missions.
Safe & Reliable in any Weather
tethered drone UAV flying in harsh weather conditions such as snow
Reliability is one of the cornerstones of Fotokite's technologies. While normal public safety drone use is widely limited in inclement weather conditions, Fotokite actively tethered UAS is regularly deployed in rain, snow, and windy conditions.
Fotokite Sigma is available in three configurations:
The Rooftop Box configuration is Fotokite's flagship configuration, enabling elevated situational awareness immediately and completely hands-free. Designed for integration into SUV and heavy apparatus vehicle classes, the Rooftop configuration deploys with the single push of a button.
tethered UAV placed in the rooftop of the vehicletethered UAV placed in the rooftop of the vehicle
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Fotokite. Launch and forget.
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.
Flying when you need it most.
The simple controls, functions and programmed autonomous actions of the aircraft makes it easy to operate even under stressful conditions and austere weather environments.
Mark Salter, Group Manager, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, UK
Scott Douglas, Captain, Oklahoma City Fire Department, US
Tadd Wegener, Batallion Chief, City of Merrill, US
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We work with numerous partners to make Fotokite available to first responders around the globe.
Fotokite drone in the box
Fotokite announces closing financing, market expansion and executive team appointments

Fotokite announces that it has closed a CHF 13.7M ($14.8M) series B financing round and outlines its plans to expand operations in 2022.

swiss design prize 2021
Fotokite Sigma wins 2021 Design Prize Switzerland!

Fotokite’s unique patented system is chosen as winner of the Design Prize Switzerland 2021 in the category Product Investment.

Fotokite command tablet depicting thermal and regular light camera streams in use by fire fighters
aerial caption from the tethered drone of the scene of the road accident
Horizon 2020
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 856120.
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