Seon Design Inc.'s Sherpa, a rapid mobile video surveillance deployment system, can climb a pole by itself. Gone are the days of hiring a cherry picker or erecting a dummy pole in a pre-set concrete base. Deployed in less than 10 minutes, the Sherpa can deliver a number of pan/tilt/zoom camera heads to the top of existing poles (9 inches - 4 inches in diameter). Its applications including crowd control, covert surveillance, border patrol and arson prevention. Sherpa is reliable, robust and all-weather proof. The cameras can be controlled remotely from a single location, either by radio transmission (1.2 km), 3G, GSM, Wi-Fi, or any other recognized transmission system. Once in place, the camera can remain active for up to 48 hours. Video recording can take place either remotely, locally at the camera head, or in both places.