Actively Tethered UAS
Built for
First Responders
Fotokite Sigma

Fotokite Sigma provides public safety teams with mission-critical situational awareness from elevated perspectives. Fotokite’s actively tethered drones conserve personnel by launching, flying, and landing with the single push of a button; no piloting required.

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.

Advanced Wide/Zoom and Thermal Cameras
Available in multiple Configurations
Rugged and IP55 Rated
No Piloting Necessary
Exempt from Pt. 107 and COA (USA)
24h
Flight Time
150ft
45m
Maximum
Altitude
2.8 lbs (1.3 kg) Carbon Fiber Frame
Advanced Wide/Zoom and Thermal Cameras
Available in multiple Configurations
2.8 lbs (1.3 kg) Carbon Fiber Frame
24h
Flight Time
150ft
45m
Maximum
Altitude
Rugged and IP55 Rated
No Piloting Necessary
Exempt from Pt. 107 and COA (USA)
Aerial image of the Fotokite Sigma tethered drone surrounded by smoke from a building fire
Situational Awareness at
the Tap of a Button

Fotokite Live is the native operating software for the Fotokite Sigma. Mission-critical situational awareness is continuously available on a rugged tablet, allowing responders to make increasingly information-driven decisions through a simple, straightforward interface.

Made for
Advanced Camera System

Fotokite’s latest generation camera features a radiometric thermal camera, a wide-angle color camera, and a zoom color camera mounted on a three-axis gimbal. The data from these camera sensors is combined to provide simultaneous video streams to the user at any time.

The dual color camera configuration allows the zoom color video feed to provide 0.5x - 16x hybrid optical and digital zoom.
Aerial image of a firetruck and Fotokite Sigma tethered drone in a forest surrounded by smoke
Stream to Any Device

The Fotokite system can stream live thermal and color video to remote viewers over the Internet via Wi-Fi or mobile networks.

20+
viewers simultaneously
Dual RGB + Thermal IR Streams
Share within Seconds
via secure URL
or QR code
Fotokite with a building fire below.
24 Hour Operation

Operate as long as your mission requires. Integrated into your vehicle’s power supply, the Fotokite Sigma will remain operational for the duration of your mission.

Police officer with a tablet. Fotokite Rooftop box in the background on top of police vehicle.
Field Tested for Public Safety

From live fire responses to search and rescue missions, public safety teams are now using the Fotokite Sigma everyday as an essential tool for their missions.

Fotokite with a building fire below.
24 Hour Operation

Operate as long as your mission requires. Integrated into your vehicle’s power supply, the Fotokite Sigma will remain operational for the duration of your mission.

Fotokite flying in snowy weather.
Safe & Reliable in Any Weather

Reliability is a cornerstone of Fotokite’s technology. While normal public safety drone operations are severely limited in inclement weather conditions, Fotokite’s actively tethered UAS are regularly deployed in rain, snow and windy conditions.

Configurations
Fotokite Sigma is available in two configurations:
Transport Case

The Transport Case configuration allows the use of the Fotokite Sigma to be interchangeable between vehicles and provides flexibility in deploying the system at the scene of an incident.

Rooftop Box

The Rooftop Box configuration is Fotokite’s flagship configuration that provides immediate and completely hands-free increased situational awareness. Designed for integration into SUVs and heavy apparatus vehicle classes, the Rooftop configuration deploys with the push of a button.

Hear from our Customers
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.
Flown by
As Featured in
Partners / Distributors
We work with numerous partners to make Fotokite available to first responders around the globe.
New FAA Reauthorization Act Unlocks Operational Freedom for Public Safety Teams with Actively Tethered UAS

Exciting news for US firefighters, law enforcement, and public safety teams: new US law expands access to a unique type of drone to help them save lives and serve their communities.

Fotokite drone in the box
Fotokite secures investment round, achieves strong growth and expands global reach

Fotokite has secured around CHF 10 M ($ 11 M) investment to further accelerate its growth, bolster its R&D and expand its operations globally.

securely tethered UAV NYPD
Securely tethered UAV by Fotokite aids NYPD counterterrorism efforts at New Year’s Eve

New York City PD has fortified its counter-terrorism measures with the integration of Fotokites into their security infrastructure.

Horizon 2020
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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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