Zistos Tactical Products: A History of Field-Proven Reliability

Designed for Tactical Surveillance Missions…

Dual View Under Door Camera

The Zistos Dual-View Under-the-Door Camera (ZDV) provides a means of covert visual intelligence in hostage-barricade scenarios. It features two high-resolution, CCD camera chips that toggle from one to the other providing a safe and covert view of both forward looking into a room as well as upward looking at the back of the door. It employs IR illumination, video-frame integration and ultra-sensitive audio microphone.

StealthSCOPE

Designed for tactical surveillance applications, the Zistos StealthSCOPE™ (SSM) is a videoscope that combines a powerful internal 980nm IR laser light source — completely invisible to humans — with electronically-enhanced, low-light video processing. Its 9mm diameter allows it to be inserted into small openings and tight areas. It can generate images of objects and individuals as far as 20+ feet away in pitch darkness.

Through-The-Wall

The newly improved Zistos Through-The-Wall (TTW) system now provides audio as well as visual intelligence in hostage-barricade scenarios. The added audio module enables tactical teams to have additional insight into a current situation. The system utilizes a high performance, low-light camera equipped with a pinhole lens for covert observation into an adjacent interior room through a sheetrock wall.

Dual Mode Thermal Camera System

The NEW Zistos Tactical Dual Mode Thermal Pole Camera System (WS-TPS-A9D) featuring our THC-51D camera, provides the ultimate in tactical surveillance. It helps ensure your team maintains the visual advantage, increasing safety and effectiveness of tactical missions. The system outputs true thermal image with full thermal resolution, and an additional full resolution, low-light black & white image that toggles with the thermal image.

Other Tactical Surveillance Products can be viewed here.

For more information or a free product demonstration, please don’t hesitate to reach out by phone: (631) 434-1370, email: info@zistos.com or website: www.zistos.com.  We look forward to hearing from you.

ASSE 2018 Tradeshow

Join us at ASSE 2018

Come visit us at ASSE 2018, Booth #434 for a look at some of our NEW confined space safety products. The show is being held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center located at 900 E Market Street in San Antonio, Texas. Once you arrive at our booth, you will have the opportunity to demo our SafeAir LadderTM and Confined Space Inspection Camera System.

Confined Space Inspection System 

The best way to avoid hazards and the related expense of a confined space entry is to avoid the entry in the first place. The Confined Space Inspection System is designed just for this purpose. Instead of sending a person into the confined space, the system sits on top of the manway and the camera is lowered inside. The range of motion and 40x optical zoom functionality of the system allows for a thorough inspection of the entire interior. The system also includes our WalkAbout DVR which permits video and still images to be recorded.

SafeAir Ladder SystemTM (Patent Pending)

If you must enter a confined space use our SafeAir LadderTM to ensure a safe entry. The SafeAir LadderTM is designed to perform a secondary test as well as monitor and report environmental conditions inside of a confined space prior to an individual making an entry.

A gas metering sensor is mounted to the base of the ladder and is designed to be inserted into a confined space. The top of the ladder mounts onto the manway and has an integrated alarm console, which remains outside the space. The console offers a visual (Red LED – Hazardous Environment, Yellow LED – indeterminate state or malfunction, Green LED – Environment Safe) and audible indication of atmospheric conditions as communicated from the metering sensor at the base of the ladder. When activated and inserted into a confined space the ladder can alert a worker prior to entry, (and management), that the atmosphere inside of the space is or is not suitable to sustain human life.

For more information or a free product demonstration, please don’t hesitate to reach out by phone: (631) 434-1370, email: info@zistos.com or website: www.zistos.com.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Dual View Under Door Camera

Designed for tactical surveillance missions…

The Zistos Dual-View Under-the-Door Camera (ZDV) features two high-resolution, CCD camera chips that toggle from one to the other. It employs IR illumination, video-frame integration and an ultra-sensitive audio microphone.

When inserted under a door, the first or forward-looking, sensor allows the user to covertly view 3 to 4 m (15 to 20 ft) into a dark room facilitating a quick assessment of hidden threats. Additionally, the camera can transition to a second sensor designed to provide a high-resolution image of the door knob and frame on the reverse of the door. This feature allows users to assess if the door may be barricaded or rigged with an explosive.

To ensure user safety, the Dual-View Under-the-Door Camera is supplied with a 6 ft (2 m) telescoping pole that allows the camera to be deployed and panned at a safe distance from the door. The ZDV is fully compatible with all existing Zistos tactical surveillance systems and other components.

For more information or a free product demonstration, please don’t hesitate to reach out by phone: (631) 434-1370, email: info@zistos.com or website: www.zistos.com.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Zistos Task Force Rescue System

The Zistos Task Force Rescue System (WS-TFRST) is used by FEMA Technical Search Specialists and other elite rescue teams for expediting victim location during search & rescue missions.

This kit features redundant low light color cameras, a two-way talkback communication device, a display and two articulating poles (one 9 foot and one 3 foot).  The two cameras are low-light sensitive, high resolution, color cameras that are submersible up to 100 feet.  Other optional components are available such as thermal imaging, longer pole lengths up to 40ft, zoom magnification and video transmission.

The system was designed for a single operator and all poles, cameras and audio components are under two inches in diameter for use through FEMA standard two inch, (50mm), core holes.  It allows search teams to optimize time and effectiveness while performing an efficient external recon and an internal search of a collapsed structure.  The system has a backup camera and pole to ensure long operations even if a component becomes damaged.

The extremely portable and modular design allows the kit to be easily hand-carried over the most challenging terrain and be instantly configured on-site to adapt to any rescue scenario.  This inherent adaptability through modular design saves time and, ultimately, lives.

For more information or a free product demonstration, please don’t hesitate to reach out by phone: (631) 434-1370, email: info@zistos.com or website: www.zistos.com.  We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Gain Audio & Visual Intelligence – Through a Sheetrock Wall!

Gain Audio & Visual Intelligence – Through a Sheetrock Wall!

The Through-The-Wall (TTW) system is ideally suited for hostage barricade scenarios as well as explosive breaching.

The system contains a specially designed hand drill, cutting tools, a pinhole camera, WalkAbout display and audio module that facilitates visual and audio observation into an adjacent interior room through a sheetrock wall. New to this system is a contact microphone to add audio intelligence through the wall with no additional holes necessary.

Like many of our systems, our TTW Camera System was developed at the request of, and with the cooperation from Law Enforcement.

TTW on wall shots (4)The system combines a very high performing low-light camera equipped with a pinhole lens, and all the tools necessary to quietly install the system without alerting the subjects of the surveillance operation.

A custom designed sheetrock hole-cutter is used to create an access opening. The silent hand drill is employed with two different bits: one to strip out the plaster, and the other to IMG_3263create a small 1/8” (3.2mm) observation hole through the far wall. The Low Light Pinhole Camera is then put into position and the video is viewed on a battery-powered, WalkAbout video monitor.

The system supports invisible IR illumination of the room with an included illuminator through a second pin hole, if necessary. It can also be adapted for other display solutions, which includes a wireless WiFi transmitter to stream the video to a computer or mobile device.

For more information or a free product demonstration, please don’t hesitate to reach out by phone: (631) 434-1370, email: info@zistos.com or website: www.zistos.com.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Searching and Securing a Venue

Truck-Search

The Zistos Vehicle Search System helps security personnel and law enforcement do a quick, visual inspection of any passenger or commercial vehicle entering a large public venue, secured checkpoint or other vulnerable location — safely and more effectively — without climbing, crawling or kneeling.

Thoroughly search any passenger or commercial vehicle.

Dash-Cargo-InsetThe Vehicle Search System includes of all the necessary tools to facilitate a thorough search of the vehicle’s engine compartment, undercarriage, interior under-dash spaces and wheel wells — which may be difficult or dangerous to access.

The Zistos Vehicle Search System makes an excellent first line screening device that can be used to help decide whether a vehicle should be singled out for an increased level of scrutiny.
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The system is effective on many levels: it keeps operators safe and helps avoid injury, it presents a strong visual deterrent, it increases their screening capabilities, it increases public confidence that appropriate security measures are taking place and it keeps traffic moving through the screening location.

 

For more information or a free product demonstration, please don’t hesitate to reach out by phone: (631) 434-1370, email: info@zistos.com or website: www.zistos.com.  We look forward to hearing from you.

SHOT Show 2018 Recap

Zistos was recently at SHOT Show 2018 in Las Vegas where we showcased a broad selection of our reliable, field proven tactical surveillance video tools. For those of you who may have been unable to attend, we wanted to give a quick overview of what we showed so you don’t miss out!

Tactical Pole Camera Systems: Customization options offer a variety of poles ranging from 2’ to 40’ as well as IR, thermal, zoom, fixed focused, and color cameras in addition to a choice of our display options to complete a kit.

WalkAbout Display: Our body-worn, ruggedly built 5.6” LCD display powers any of our tactical cameras using a rechargeable battery and generates a clear, detailed video image.

The WatchAbout display can be used in conjunction with the WalkAbout, enabling other team members to receive and view the wireless tactical video on a small wrist-mounted video screen.

The Through-The-Wall System contains specially designed hand drill and cutting tools, cameras, display and audio module that allow visual and audio observation into an adjacent interior room through a sheetrock wall. This system is perfect for hostage barricade scenarios as well as explosive breaching.

Dual View Under Door Camera: This camera has a specially designed pole that keeps the operator of the camera out of the fatal funnel of the doorway. It has a forward facing camera to look into the room and an upward facing camera to view the backside of the door as well as audio listening capabilities.

Our Dual Mode Thermal Camera incorporates both a thermal camera and an IR illuminated B&W camera in one housing.  They can easily be switched between merely by using the illumination knob on the WalkAbout display. The thermal camera is great for location and the IR B&W mode is great for seeing a detailed image.

Portable Network Surveillance Camera (PNSC) is a highly compact, self-powered, wireless Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) camera that can be rapidly deployed anywhere! The entire system packs into one PelicanTM case and can transmit wireless, encrypted data to a command location, where the images can be viewed on a computer or tablet.

StealthSCOPE: This scope is a standalone compact videoscope that can covertly see 20ft into complete darkness due to its internal IR laser light source.  Its 9mm diameter and 4-way remote articulation makes it perfect for small openings and tight areas such as around corners, over walls, under doors and inside vents and ceilings.

For more information or a free product demonstration, please don’t hesitate to reach out by phone: (631) 434-1370, email: info@zistos.com or website: www.zistos.com.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Tanker Inspection System – Confined Space Safety

Bob-Tanker-Inspection-IMG_1435TankerInspection-B6_1329-Bullets-whitebkgrdThe Zistos Tanker Inspection System (IAD-TIPZ40-B6) that lets you visually assess conditions inside the tanker. The system allows you to identify hidden hazards and inspect for problems such as: structural issues, residual heel, vermin, foreign objects and more – so NO confined space entry is required!

Rail tankers and tanker trucks – are confined spaces that pose significant risks. Confined space entries result in over 11,000 accidents and nearly 100 deaths each year. In addition to the human toll, the cost to companies can be staggering.

This uniquely-configured video pole camera inspection system is inserted into a hatch, as shown above. It allows the pole camera to stay situated on the man-way, without the need for the operator to support its weight in position.

The system utilizes a self-illuminating, high-powered 40X zoom camera positioned at a right angle on the end of a pole. The camera can rotate 360° in a horizontal plane and pivots forward, back, left and right for a full range of motion. Images are viewed on a 5.6” LCD display that can record live video or still images to an SD card, or transmitted via WiFi to a network or smartphone for later review.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out by phone: (631) 434-1370, email: info@zistos.com or website: www.zistos.com.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Zoom Rescue System for Victim Location Operations

037e1be8-064b-4b9b-bcd9-3473de1ca855See video details in Victim Location Operations that could be the difference between life and death.

Locating and rescuing trapped victims is often a race against time. Technical Search Specialists rely on video images from pole camera systems inserted into void spaces to help identify locations and the status of trapped victims. The details provided in these images are often key in recognizing a victim and saving a life.

Zoom-w-WalkAbout-Rescue-BlogThe Zoom Rescue System from Zistos can provide more detailed images— better than standard fixed focus systems. The video images generated by this system now allow rescue personnel to identify subtle signs and visual indicators that could otherwise be missed.

The self-illuminating zoom camera head has a true 10x optical zoom, which magnifies small areas in a void space. The system also includes an additional and interchangeable fixed focus camera with a smaller diameter for insertion into tighter areas.

The Zoom Rescue System comes equipped with the newly improved, sunlight viewable, WalkAbout III display that has four times the pixel resolution as the previous model. A built-in DVR for recording video onto an SD memory card is available as an option.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out by phone: (631) 434-1370, email: info@zistos.com or website: www.zistos.com.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Rail/Truck Tanker Inspection System


The Zistos Truck/Rail Tanker Inspection System (IAD-TIPZ40-B6) with built in DVR is designed for food, beverage and chemical processing companies to inspect and document the inside of rail, truck tankers or any processing tank prior to filling and without the need to enter into a confined space!

Our systems are used to look for foreign objects, corrosion, basic hygienic conditions, mold, vermin, and other contaminants.  When these camera systems are inserted into these spaces, you can look at impellers, liners, little voids that might have residue build up from previous operations that can cause contamination. The system can facilitate a proper visual inspection to ensure that the tank interior is in a hygienic state prior to filling with product.

The system can also be used to inspect tanks for mandated inspection procedures that happen on an annual or bi-annual basis and look for pitting, cracks, corrosion and other structural issues.

The kit includes one self-illuminating, low light 40:1 optical zoom color camera, a telescoping 6 foot T-Pole pole designed to straddle the tanker car hatch and allows a 360° view of all areas inside of a tanker car to be visually assessed for problems. The kit also includes our standard 5.6” LCD WalkAbout DVR display that can record live video or still images to an SD card for later review.

The benefit of our system is it facilitates these inspections which are safe and easy to accomplish, thus improving quality and at the same time improving safety.  Documenting the inspection will help prove cleanliness should anything go awry further in the supply chain.

Please watch our video so that we can show you how to increase safety, reduce operating costs and liability by conducting a thorough visual inspection of the inside of the tank without the need to make a confined space entry.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out by phone: (631) 434-1370, email: info@zistos.com or website: www.zistos.com.  We look forward to hearing from you.