Google Cloud Integration with ZistosHD Pole Camera Systems

One of the design objectives for the new ZistosHD Pole Camera System was to provide a simple way to remotely share recorded images and videos. Traditionally this was accomplished by offloading images and videos onto a computer by either removing the system’s SD memory card or using a USB cable to transfer files. While the files reside on the computer, they can be emailed to the specific individuals for review. This process works, but we were hoping to come up with a mechanism that would provide faster access to the files for those who may be situated in remote locations.

To achieve this desired result, we utilized Google Cloud services along with the ZistosHD Pole Camera System’s dedicated imaging application. A Google Cloud account needs to be set up in advance. The ZistosHD tablet normally connects to a dedicated network created by the system’s handle. Following the Google account creation, the ZistosHD tablet can be configured to access a secondary network with internet access. This network can be a local WiFi network used in an office, facility, or even a WiFi based cell modem. Once setup is complete, all that needs to be done to upload images and videos to your Google account is simply turning off the ZistosHD pole camera with the tablet still powered on.

When the pole camera is turned off, the tablet will automatically connect to the local secondary network. It will then begin syncing the images and videos to your Google account. Once the sync is complete, just turn the handle back on and you are instantaneously ready to continue using the system to inspect, surveil, or search. The time for this process to complete will vary and depends on the amount of data, along with the bandwidth of the network connection.

With this process, anyone with access – and only those with access – to your secure Google account can access your photos and videos anywhere with an internet connection. This Google Cloud account can also act as an archive for your collection of videos and images that can be accessed from anywhere.

The ZistosHD products can now share and archive images and videos anywhere in the world where there is an internet connection by just connecting a Google account to our system tablet. This solution facilitates image sharing with anyone/anywhere, and it is accomplished with a single push of a button.

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.