Venture Tec's MVS is a lightweight, rapid deploying, telescopic mast for elevated video surveillance. By attaching directly to the vehicle's hitch receiver, it can easily relocate to surveillance areas, thus optimizing detection ability. The system incorporates a pivoting mast, which allows users to quickly position the pole vertically at any location, including uneven or sloping terrain. The system telescopes to elevations over 30 feet, is simple to use, and takes only a minute to raise or lower. It can operate day or night in nearly all weather conditions and all video is recorded to a DVR with date/time stamp.