Product SearchCam 3000

The SearchCam 3000 locates victims trapped in collapsed buildings. The articulating waterproof camera head with LED lighting pinpoints the victims’ location so that rescuers can extract them. The SearchCam’s on-screen graphics direct the rescue team to where and how to begin extraction. The two-way audio allows rescuers to communicate with the victim.  Rescuers can record video and voice, as well as take still photos of the search. 

"We really wanted to get this camera right. Money is real hard to come by for search rescue teams. We wanted to build something that’s not just a one-trick pony. This camera provides value."
- Andy Ibbetson, President of CON-SPACE Communications

"With limited options available for search equipment, Searchcam and Delsar units are options that work. 1. It’s field proven; 2. It’s a standard in the US USAR environment as well as outside the US; 3. Interoperability within USAR agencies."
- Rexford Ianson, Search Team Manager/Task Force Leader, California Task Force

SearchCam 3000 Features

  • Quick-Disconnect Cameras – switch from color to Infrared
  • Records Video, Voice & Still Images
  • 240º Articulating Camera Head
  • Waterproof Camera – up to 75 feet(23 meters)
  • Expandable Tube Sets – Camera extends from 92 inches to 223 inches (234 cm to 566 cm)


SearchCam 3000 Accessories

  • Remote Display
  • Video Display Extension Cable
  • Environmental Sleeve
  • IR Camera Head
  • Upgrade to Kit 2
  • CABLEPROBE, Color Camera, Audio
  • 3 -Position Battery Charger  - 6010-05-001
  • Lithium ION Rechargeable Battery Stick  - 6010-05-000
  • Lithium ION Battery Stick Charger  - 6010-05-002
  • Lithium ION Charger Power Supply - CHAR-Ll-SB1

SearchCam 3000 Specifications

Camera Colour, 1/4" CCD, 0.4 Lux, 350 lines, auto iris
Interchangeable Camera Heads YES
Probe Articulation Pistol Grip Controls
Illumination 16 element white LED array with multiple levels
Display Monitor 5" diagonal, flat screen LCD active matrix
Auxiliary Output YES
Video Standard NTSC or PAL
Victim Communication Two way - located at the camera probe
Operator Headset Noise attenating boom microphone, under helmet style
Modular design NO
System Length Telescopes from 41" to 92" (104.3 cm to 234 cm)
Probe Weight 8.8lbs (4 kg) including batteries 
Camera Housing Diameter 1.85" 
Minimum Access Diameter 1.85"
Articulation Travel 240° total - right to left
Viewing Distance 20' (6 m) total darkness
Type and Endurance Li- Ion Battery Stick 
Operational Temperatures 14° to 140° F (-10° to 60° C)
Recommended Storage Temp 0° - 80 ° F (4° - 26° C)
Water/Dust Submersible Camera Head 
Type Pelican® water tight and dust tight


SearchCam 3000 Technical Comparison

Model SC3000  Recon III Mongoose
Primary Use Victim location/extrication, video search   Victim location/extrication, video search   Victim location/extrication, video search  
Interchangeable Camera head options YES ( Colour & Infra Red)  No No
Colour YES  Yes Yes
ON Screen Function Menu  YES  Yes Yes
Monitor/Display 5" (12.7 cm) TFT-LCD 5" (12.7 cm) TFT-LCD 5" (12.7 cm) TFT-LCD
Picture Rotation Yes Monitor can be Rotated  No No
Water Resistant YES Submersible  Yes Yes
Adjustment 6 Step variable Lighting  HIGH to LOW to OFF high/low (6 feet in zero light)
Multiple Monitor Support Yes  No No
Video Out - Component  Yes with cable  No No
Video Out - other  No  No No
Video In  No  No No
Integrated Audio at Camera Head  Yes  No No
Audio Volume Control Yes  No No
Ability to talk to victim (two way) Yes  No No
Recording Media - Video Yes - HCSD Card  No NO 
Recording Rescuer Voice Notes Yes  No No
Recording Victim Audio Yes  No No
Battery Type Li-ion Li-ion Dry Lead Acid 
Endurance 3 hours 2 hours 3 hours
Recharge Time  1 hour -90%  2 hours 90%   
Temperature Range  10~140 degrees(-12C to 60C) 10~140 degrees(-12C to 60C)  10~140 degrees(-12C to 60C)
Water Resistance - VDU Yes Yes Yes
Water Proof Camera Head Submersible to 100ft  Yes Yes
Immersion Yes  Yes No 
Weight 8lbs(including batteries)    3 lbs - 1.36 kg (excluding battery)
Case 53x17x6 unless it changes  53” x 16” x 6” (135 x 41 x 15cm) 28x1+x8
On Screen Graphics Yes  Yes Yes
Camera Head Position on Screen Yes No - on camera body No
Left/Right Limits Yes  Yes No
Automatic Centre Stop Yes No No
Illumination Backlight  16 High Output LED’s Yes
Low Battery Warning  Yes  Yes Yes
One Hand Operation Yes Yes Yes
Silent Operation  Quiet ( Not Silent ) Yes Yes
Articulation  240degrees 240degrees 120 degrees 
Type of Articulation electric / remote mechanical / remote mechanical / remote
Articulation Control  Pistol Grip - Fingertip Control Drive Collar w/ Camera Position Indicator Trigger Style
Headset Yes - Noise Cancelling - Behind Head Design  No No
Shoulder Strap Yes Yes Yes
Cable Reel  Option - Yes No No
Cable Probe Style of operation  Option - Yes No No
Extension Cables  Yes  No No
Pole Sets      
Standard Tube Set  14"- 78" 43” - 56.5” (109-143.5cm 22" - 56 cm
Long Tube Set  48.5" - 168" No NO
Breaching System Yes No Yes
Technical Advantages  Powered Articulation, Solid Construction, Clutched gearbox  Cichy Drive Clutch Manual Articulation Mechanism Solid Construction, Rugged, Reliable,LED Lighting

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