Rooftop Box

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.
Flight Time

24 hours continuous (as long as vehicle is running or plugged into shore power)


1-year / 200 flight hours, with optional extended warranty available


Over-the-air software updates with auto flight log & service documentation

Log Storage

24 hour capacity, single button-push upload to optional cloud account at the station


1.2kg (2.6lbs) take-off weight, weather sealed carbon fiber & advanced composites


Thermal stream resolution of 320 x 240 / 27 fps. Can measure absolute temperature in range -40°C – 400°C, accuracy ± 5%. Low-light RGB stream resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080) / 30 fps / 12 MP / 16x Zoom (0.5x widest – 16x most zoomed).

Ground Station

29kg (65lbs), Rooftop Box configuration size: 764 x 594 x 273 mm (30 x 23.5 x 11 in)

Weather Rating

-10°C to 40°C (14°F to 104°F), IP55, ready to operate in rain, snow, & wind


Max height of 45m (150ft) from the Ground Station


Reinforced load rated ultra thin cable

LTE Modem & Video Streaming

Ethernet + WPA2 encrypted WiFi access point for live video streaming, plus integrated LTE Modem to stream live video remotely for mutual aid and remote incident command

Safety & Regulations Compliant

No piloting necessary; fully autonomous launching, flight, & landing


Secure video streaming & control link to the ground station via tether cable

Flight Control

Fotokite Autopilot with no GPS dependency

System Reliability

Auto pre-flight system checks, single-motor failure redundancy, controlled descent, backup flight power system for up to 120 seconds, backup ground station power system for control & recovery in power blackouts, redundant flight control, tether separation detection, automatic maintenance alerts

Control Software

Fotokite Live is the Windows App delivered with every Fotokite Sigma to provide important system information and camera video streams into a clean and easy to understand control interface.

Fotokite Live’s simplicity is a testament to Fotokite’s unique technology and public safety focus: The Fotokite Sigma’s fully autonomous capabilities allow first responders to easily and safely operate their systems without taking up team resources or increasing operational complexity.

Fotokite Live is also available for iOS and Android tablets.

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