With our security needs increasing, especially in remote places, Zistos Corporation can help you with the right application for your remote surveillance equipment needs. Our rapidly deployable surveillance systems are self-powered and offer complete vision solutions that are wireless and easily transported.
Our newest system, The Backpack Surveillance Tower (BST) is a portable, one man battery operated, wireless network surveillance system with a pan-tilt-zoom camera that is mounted on a collapsible four-meter mast. The system facilitates surveillance of a wide area from a high angle of view. The BST deploys quickly from a backpack, which allows one individual to transport it over rough or wooded terrain. The 13 ft. tower unfolds easily from storage and can be setup by a single individual. The pole is stabilized using guy-wires and ground spikes included in the kit. Multiple BST systems can be networked together and can be monitored from a ruggedized laptop computer available with the kit and can also interface with any standard digital device – laptop, tablet, or smartphone – with Wi-Fi capability. Continue reading “Ready, Set, Go…Zistos Backpack Surveillance Tower A Step Above”
Zistos Corporation, a leader in the manufacture of video based vehicle search tools that are designed “to see where your eyes can’t go”, is now working with Desert Snow, the leader in vehicle search training techniques.
Retired NYPD Detective Joe Zogbi talks Vehicle Interdiction
The country’s highways and roadways are still the prime movers of illicit money, narcotics and human beings with increasing frequency.
In the informative video below, Joe Zogbi, retired NYPD Emergency Service Unit Detective, talks about the critical role that vehicle interdiction continues to play on front lines of law enforcement.
These days you have to be wary. Even routine public matters can involve elevated security risks; they can take on any form, especially vehicles, currently the weapon of choice for the bad guys.
The result is a rapid increase in the sheer volume of preemptive searches of vehicles being conducted that in turn raises the associated risk factor for inspectors.
Inspecting a vehicle for explosives like IEDs is dangerous business to say the least. The multiple locations where a device can be hidden extend to the entire vehicle, from the undercarriage to the trunk, engine, cargo area and top of the vehicle as with a truck.
The risk of relying on equipment made for best-case scenarios…
This Zistos design philosophy stems from over a decade’s experience and the many lessons learned by our engineers and end users in building portable video inspection systems. As a result, instead of designing for a best-case scenario, Zistos equipment has always been designed to operate in a worst case scenario. In other words we do our best to ensure that, when you really need it, it will work as intended.
Zistos applications include physical security, tactical law enforcement, urban search and rescue, military and industrial inspection. This means rugged and dependable under any conditions. While they may not have the flashy look of some consumer-grade products, our design build, flexibility and reliability make the critical difference when the equipment used must perform in the field.
The Zistos design approach to building its equipment is based on key factors and problem avoidance:
Wireless vs. wired. Many of the wireless video systems on the market utilize analog video transmitters and receivers that are similar in design and performance to inexpensive consumer electronic systems wrapped around high tech looking enclosures. Many of these wireless solutions are of poor quality, easily detected and can be easily intercepted. They are also prone to a multitude of operational problems based on environment. There are many consumer products/technologies that can detect and intercept wireless video transmission. There are even applications for smart phones that can threaten wireless video security. Video signals can easily be detected, acquired, viewed and recorded by outside parties, media and even adversaries. Although we offer wireless as an option, the built-in wired configuration employed by Zistos avoids all of these risks.