1. A modular surveillance tower system (10) for monitoring a site (12) and for modifying the system as a function of changing conditions, the system comprising, in combination:a base (16) in a tubular configuration and having an upper end (18) and a lower end (20), the lower end being positioned on a recipient surface at the site to be monitored, the upper end being at an elevation sufficient to allow monitoring of the site, the base being hollow and having a circular cross sectional configuration with a base diameter, the base having a base height between the upper end and the lower end, the base height being several times greater than the base diameter; a support plate (22) at the lower end of the base, to allow the system to be freestanding;
a plurality of modules (24A) (24B) (24C) (240), each module being similarly configured in a tubular configuration, each module having an upper end (28) and a lower end (30), each module being hollow and having a circular cross sectional configuration, with a module diameter equal to the base diameter, each module having a module height between the upper end and the lower end, the module height being greater than the module diameter; a cylindrical projection (32) on the lower end of each module to facilitate removable coupling to the base or another one of the plurality of modules there beneath, the diameter of the cylindrical projection being smaller than the module and base diameter;
the plurality of modules including a lowermost module (24A) removably supported on the upper end of the base, a hub (36) positioned within the lowermost module, the hub adapted to receive digital data, manipulate received digital data, and transmit manipulated digital data;
the plurality of modules including a lower module (24B) removably supported on the upper end of the lowermost module, a first window (48) positioned in the lower module, a first camera (50) elevationally adjustable within the lower module adjacent to the first window, the first camera adapted to monitor a first half of the site and generate first images, the first camera adapted to transmit digital data to the hub representative of the first images;
the plurality of modules including an upper module (24C) removably supported on the upper end of the lower module, a second window (54) positioned in the upper module, the second window being located 180 degrees rotated from the first window, a second camera (56) elevationally adjustable within the upper module adjacent to the second window, the second camera adapted to monitor a second half of the site and generate second images, the second camera adapted to transmit digital data to the hub representative of the second images; the plurality of modules including an uppermost module (240) removably supported on the upper end of the upper module, a third window (60) positioned in the uppermost module, a fourth window (62) positioned in the uppermost module, the fourth window being located 180 degrees rotated from the third window, a first infrared lighting fixture (64) positioned within the uppermost module adjacent to the third window, a second infrared lighting fixture (66) positioned within the uppermost module adjacent to the fourth window; a lid (70) positioned on the upper end of the uppermost module, the lid and the base and the first module and the second module and the third module and the fourth module being fabricated of a rigid material and constituting a tower (72);
a transceiver (76) in the base adapted to transmit and receive digital signals to and from the first camera and the second camera and the first lighting fixture and the second lighting fixture; a digital device (78)(80) located remote from the tower adapted to control the system, the digital device selected from the class consisting of lap tops (78) and smart phones (80); and a processor (84) operatively coupled between the digital device and the tower for communicating there between.