Product SearchCam Recon III

The Recon III camera has been completely re-designed to provide unparalleled reliability, durability and ease of use to meet and exceed the operational requirements of a rescue squad or medium/light USAR capability.  Building upon the success of the popular Recon II, the Recon III fits today’s demanding requirements and more demanding Budgets. The New Recon III is affordable, versatile and ready to go! 

The Recon III utilizes a 240 degree articulating camera head with variable high output LED lighting to achieve effective visual searching as close as a few inches to over 10 feet (3m) in total darkness.  The display is attached to the control housing with a quick connect fitting and can be easily removed to extend the cameras reach. Articulation is accomplished by rotating the large glove friendly drive collar.  The pistol grip handle makes positioning and handling intuitive and provides an easy reference for camera head orientation.  The lack of external wires and belt packs make the Recon III camera extremely maneuverable and portable.  

The Recon III is compatible with batteries and chargers of the SearchCam 3000 and Delsar LD3 and Delsar Mini Systems to aid with logistics on a large scale event. The Recon III is designed for rescue squads that understand the value of an adaptable visual search tool that can be used in a wide variety of operations and want the quality and features found only in a SearchCam product.

Recon III Features

  • Each detent Represents 15° of camera movement
  • 16, High Output LED Illumination
  • Camera head articulates 240° from full left to full right
  • New, Internal, Self Centering Clutch Mechanism
  • Waterproof Articulating Camera Heads
  • Lightweight, Lithium Ion Batteries
  • Drive Collar w/ Camera Position Indicator
  • Camera Orientation Markings
  • Pistol Grip
Recon III Camera  
Waterproof Head YES (IP68)
Pistol Grip YES
Camera Head
Articulation Method Cichy Drive
Large Drive Collar YES
Articulation Safety Clutch YES
Battery Type Li Ion Sticks
Battery Style Internal
Length 43” - 56.5” (109-143.5cm)
Lighting 16 High Output LED’s
Cables Internal
Camera Head
Orientation Markings
Camera Diameter 1.85” (4.7cm)


SearchCam Recon III Technical Comparison

Model SC3000  Recon II Recon III Mongoose
Primary Use Victim location/extrication, video search   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 No
Colour YES  Yes Yes Yes
ON Screen Function Menu  YES  Yes Yes Yes
Monitor/Display 5" (12.7 cm) TFT-LCD 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  Yes (camera head can be rotated)   No No
Water Resistant YES Submersible  Yes Yes Yes
Adjustment 6 Step variable Lighting  high/low (112 feet in zero light) HIGH to LOW to OFF high/low (6 feet in zero light)
Multiple Monitor Support Yes  No No No
Video Out - Component  Yes with cable  No No No
Video Out - other  No  No No No
Video In  No  No No No
Integrated Audio at Camera Head  Yes  No No No
Audio Volume Control Yes  No No No
Ability to talk to victim (two way) Yes  No No No
Recording Media - Video Yes - HCSD Card  No No NO 
Recording Rescuer Voice Notes Yes  No No No
Recording Victim Audio Yes  No No No
Battery Type Li-ion Dry Lead Acid  Li-ion Dry Lead Acid 
Endurance 3 hours 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)  10~140 degrees(-12C to 60C)
Water Resistance - VDU Yes Yes Yes Yes
Water Proof Camera Head Submersible to 100ft  No Yes Yes
Immersion Yes  No  Yes No 
Weight 8lbs(including batteries)  4.5 lbs - 2.04 kg (excluding battery)   3 lbs - 1.36 kg (excluding battery)
Case 53x17x6 unless it changes  39x18x7 53” x 16” x 6” (135 x 41 x 15cm) 28x1+x8
On Screen Graphics Yes  Yes Yes Yes
Camera Head Position on Screen Yes No No - on camera body No
Left/Right Limits Yes  No Yes No
Automatic Centre Stop Yes No No No
Illumination Backlight  Yes 16 High Output LED’s Yes
Low Battery Warning  Yes  Yes Yes Yes
One Hand Operation Yes Yes Yes Yes
Silent Operation  Quiet ( Not Silent ) Yes Yes Yes
Articulation  240degrees 180 degrees  240degrees 120 degrees 
Type of Articulation electric / remote mechanical / remote mechanical / remote mechanical / remote
Articulation Control  Pistol Grip - Fingertip Control Manual Ring  Drive Collar w/ Camera Position Indicator Trigger Style
Headset Yes - Noise Cancelling - Behind Head Design  No No No
Shoulder Strap Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cable Reel  Option - Yes No No No
Cable Probe Style of operation  Option - Yes No No No
Extension Cables  Yes  No No No
Pole Sets        
Standard Tube Set  14"- 78" 45" - 1.14 m 43” - 56.5” (109-143.5cm 22" - 56 cm
Long Tube Set  48.5" - 168" 3m No NO
Breaching System Yes Yes No Yes
Technical Advantages  Powered Articulation, Solid Construction, Clutched gearbox  Simple, Rugged Manual Articulation Mechanism, Quality Image   Cichy Drive Clutch Manual Articulation Mechanism Solid Construction, Rugged, Reliable,LED Lighting

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