New tool for hostage barricade scenarios & breaching support

Not having real time visual intelligence can mean the difference between success or failure in a mission. Tactical surveillance devices are often employed to gather this information in a covert fashion. These tools are used to increase situational awareness and provide details on conditions and environment to help insure that mission objectives are achieved, while minimizing the risk of collateral damage. Continue reading “New tool for hostage barricade scenarios & breaching support”

Finding cost-benefits in a confined space

As a provider of visual assessment technology, Zistos looks at every application from a cost-benefit standpoint, comparing them in cases where remote visual inspection tools were used, and when they weren’t. The outcomes are completely different.

In the first case, an undiscovered foreign object and resulting contaminant found its way into a large storage vessel used in the manufacture of a food product.Rail Tanker - Top

Previously, a visual inspection was done by an inspector who could only peer into the fill opening of the vessel with a flashlight; he wasn’t allowed to enter the confined space for both safety and sanitary considerations. Continue reading “Finding cost-benefits in a confined space”

This revolution in tactical surveillance is invisible.

New from Zistos: StealthSCOPE™

Maintaining stealth and visual awareness during a tactical situation in pitch darkness is the difference between a positive outcome and a potential nightmare.

Zistos Corporation’s new StealthSCOPE design is a powerful and broad-spectrum tool that will find applications in many tactical scenarios including barricades, hostage and active shooter situations.

The new StealthSCOPE is a videoscope that combines a powerful internal 980 nanometer Infrared (IR) laser light source—completely invisible to humans—with digitally-enhanced, low-light video signal processing. Its 9mm diameter allows it to be inserted into small openings and tight areas.


One of the main features of the StealthSCOPE is that it can operate in a standalone mode without the need for any other components, making it rapidly deployable. This makes the scope ideally suited for applications where a team is inserted into an environment and needs instant tactical surveillance to better assess unknown conditions. The scope is also compact enough to be holstered or stored in a pouch attached to a belt or vest worn by the operator allowing the user to participate in other functions. Continue reading “This revolution in tactical surveillance is invisible.”

Visit Zistos Corp. at the 2014 SHOT Show

The largest trade show of its kind in the world will kick off on January 14th in Las Vegas, and Zistos will be there.  Visit our booth to see the latest in tactical surveillance and inspection systems, including our powerful new tools:

StealthSCOPE:  A revolutionary new, 9mm diameter videoscope with 4-way articulation, integral high resolution OLED video monocular, self-powered with IR illumination and low light image intensification electronics. See 20+ feet in NO light conditions.  Peer into rooms, around corners, and through gratings.StealthSCOPE from Zistos

ExplorerSCOPE:  A revolutionary new, 9mm diameter videoscope with 4-way articulation, integral high resolution OLED video monocular, self-powered with visible illumination and low light image intensification electronics. See 40+ feet in NO light conditions. See into large voids through small openings – look for contraband, weapons, narcotics, etc.ExplorerSCOPE from Zistos

Through The Wall Camera Kit:  A complete tool kit and camera system that contains special quiet drills, cutting tools, wall bracket, pinhole low light camera, IR illuminator, and display that allows observation into an adjacent interior room through a sheetrock wall. Gather visual intelligence in hostage/barricade scenarios; increase safety in breaching operations.Through the Wall Camera Kit from Zistos

See our full line of tactical products and systems – cameras, poles, scopes, throwable robots, and wireless options – at the Zistos booth (#11174) and enter our free drawing for a Spyderco knife.

Zistos Supports the United Veterans Beacon House

The Zistos Corporation of Holbrook, NY, recently presented a donation to the United Veterans Beacon House (UVBH) on an unseasonably cold day on Long Island.

Zistos Donation To Beacon House
Photo Caption (L to R): Jacqueline DeLeonardis, Vice President and Director of Client Services of UVBH, Frank Amalfitano, President and CEO of UVBH, John Kennedy, Vice President of Zistos Corporation.

UVBH was formed to work with the homeless veteran population of the Tri State area, providing temporary and permanent residence for US Military veterans and their families.

Veterans also come to Beacon House with physical disabilities, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD), Traumatic Brain Injury, mental health issues, alcohol or drug addiction plus job skill/readiness training. Continue reading “Zistos Supports the United Veterans Beacon House”