Searching and Securing a Venue


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.
*Video of Inspection*

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: or website:  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: or website:  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: or website:  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: or website:  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: or website:  We look forward to hearing from you.

Portable Network Surveillance Camera Interview

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The Zistos Portable Network Surveillance Camera provides encrypted, wireless IP-based video surveillance. It is a self-contained, battery-operated, wireless network camera in a single, rugged, weatherproof, carry case with wheels and handle for easy transportation. It includes a rechargeable battery, telescoping pole (up to 78″ high), and infrared camera that can be remotely controlled to pan, tilt and zoom (18x Optical). No external power or wires are needed for its operation and images can be viewable on a PC or laptop.  The system allows for up to 6 PNSCs in a circuit.

It can be rapidly deployed anywhere and the system can be set up in less than five minutes. The PNSC is suitable for a wide range of applications including surveillance, border security, disaster management, and industrial site safety/security.  The system also features a motion activation alarm that when movement occurs within an area of interest (say a front door) this alarm will go off on your laptop, alerting you to the motion.

There are three different base options for the PNSC and they include, WiFi, MESH and Cellular.  The WiFi based PNSC uses a basic WiFi connection and connects to a PC/Laptop display.

The MESH based system uses a dual band radio. It still uses a WiFi connection to outside devices but it also uses a secondary mesh based transmitter to communicate with the other camera systems in the network. This makes the network more robust and can correct for network camera transmission problems dynamically as they occur.

The cellular PNSC is the most intriguing of all.  This system can be accessed from anywhere there is a cellular signal.  For example, you could be in New York with the laptop and your PNSC set up could be in California and you could still control and see the video as if you were right next to it.

The PNSC can be a valuable tool for many first responder, security and tactical missions. The PNSC can increase situational awareness in a dynamic fashion. It can allow an operator to remotely view scenes in the field where no other security or infrastructure assets exist.

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

THC-51D – The New Dual Thermal Camera from Zistos

Zistos is introducing our new tactical surveillance camera, the THC-51D.  It’s a dual mode thermal camera which contains both a thermal imager and a low-light black & white IR Illuminated camera in the same 1.8” cylindrical housing.

The THC-51D camera is a second-generation product and is different than the previous THC-50D.  It is appreciably lower in cost, much smaller in size, has higher thermal image resolution and better low-light performance than its predecessor.

The THC-51D has another feature that is new to this generation of Dual Mode Thermals.  It is available with a built-in, high gain audio microphone that allows you to listen for very subtle sounds in the background.

Like all of our cameras, it is modular and can attach to any of our poles and displays. The THC-51D is also available in a new and complete pole camera system including an articulating pole and display.

The new Thermal Pole Camera System (WS-TPSDM-A9), which features our THC-51D Dual Mode thermal camera, is an excellent tool for finding subjects that are trying to hide in attics, basements and crawl spaces. The camera is capable of seeing a subject’s body heat and can transition to the B/W IR illuminated mode to see the other details of the individual and the surrounding area.

The dual mode video capability allows us to have the best of both worlds in visual detection and threat assessment.

The new THC-51D and the Thermal Pole Camera System with the THC-51D as the integral component, joins the latest portfolio of products from Zistos that are interchangeable and can be used for tactical surveillance applications.  Such as our Under-the-Door camera, our IR illuminated zoom cameras, and our low-light IR fixed focus cameras.

Please watch the above short video for more details on this exciting new product. For more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out by phone: (631) 434-1370, email: or website:  We look forward to hearing from you.

Internal Inspection of Tanker Trailers/Rail Tankers

The System

Safely Inspect the Interior of Tanker Trucks and Rail Tankers

Designed to perform a safe visual inspection of the interior of a tanker trailer or rail tanker car for hygienic conditions, foreign objects, cracks and corrosion without the need for a confined space entry.  The system utilizes a self-illuminating, high power 40X optical zoom camera positioned at a right angle on the end of the 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.


Optional Accessories

Barcode Scanner (WBS)

img_1286-003thumbnailOur Wireless Barcode Scanner can help identify the archived video inspection files by superimposing the tanker ID along with the date and time on the images. The tanker ID time/date stamp on the recorded video file provides proof that the tanker was in a suitable state to accept product on a specific time and date.

Valve Inspection Camera (VIC-2)

img_1295-003thumbnail This camera can be used to inspect pipes and valve assemblies on rail or truck tankers transporting bulk liquids to ensure proper operation, hygienic conditions and the absence of residue from previous loads. The 2-foot, self-illuminating, semi rigid gooseneck pole can maintain a desired position to generate a video image of the area of interest. The entire assembly is ruggedly built and the full camera assembly is submersible.

Modular Tactical Products

Dual-View Under the Door Camera

Safely View into an Adjoining Space for Covert Tactical Operations
The Dual-View Under the Door Camera has two cameras and a built-in listening device. One camera faces forward to see into the room and the other faces upwards to view the back of the door to look for barricades and trip bombs. The specially designed pole for this camera keeps the operator out of the fatal funnel.



A Revolution in Tactical Surveillance
The StealthSCOPE is a one of a kind videoscope that combines a powerful internal IR laser light source – which is completely invisible to humans – with electronically-enhanced, low-light video processing. It has a 9mm diameter tip, allowing it to be inserted into tight areas and can generate clear images of objects and individuals as far as 20+ feet away in pitch darkness.


Cameras & More

Modular Products – Every camera will fit on any pole and plug into any display in our cache of tools.
IR Zoom – Offers a true 10X Optical Zoom with powerful IR illuminators so the operator can see further, with more detail, in complete darkness, reinforcing stealthy operations.
Thermal – Use an individual’s heat signature “glow” to pinpoint his or her exact location.
Through-The-Wall – Ideally suited for hostage-barricade scenarios, this system contains specialized tools that allow observation into an adjacent room through a sheetrock wall.


 For more information or a no-obligation demonstration, 
please visit or call  (631) 434-1370.


The NEW Zistos T-Pole Tanker System

Zistos Corporation has just introduced a NEW and improved system that is designed to inspect the interior of bulk transportation vessels – such as rail tankers and tanker trailers – without the need to make a confined space entry.  An operator can insert this system into a tanker and look for contaminants, cracks, corrosion, vermin, or just to assess interior conditions to ensure conditions are acceptable for the next load.  Our newest version of this system has been optimized to be:

  • Easier to deploy
  • Simple to use
  • More cost effective

The IAD-TIPZ-H6 system functions with a special pole mounted video camera that has been designed to mount on top of an open manway on a tanker. Internal images of the tanker can be safely viewed when the camera assembly is inserted into the tanker manway and the inspector remains outside of the tankers confined space.  The camera has very bright illuminators that are built in and features 10X optical zoom magnification. The position and angle of the camera can be manipulated by moving the pole so that any area of the tanker interior can be viewed. The video image is viewed on a 5.6” LCD WalkAbout display with a built in video recorder. The WalkAbout DVR display is worn around the operator’s neck and is viewed on the operator’s chest. It is simple to deploy a neck strap that allows easy access and removal. The DVR can record video clips or JPEGs to a removable SD memory card.

A Bluetooth interface in our DVR WalkAbout display permits the use of a wireless laser barcode scanner with this system.  We can scan a barcode for a lot number or ID on a tanker and that information becomes part of your permanent video record. This allows an operator to identify the ID or lot number of a tank or product when viewing previously recorded images that have been stored on a computer.

Our WiFi interface can allow stored images to be instantly transferred to a smart phone, cloud based storage or local area network.

There are numerous benefits to using the IAD-TIPZ-H6 for your bulk transportation vessel inspection needs.  The system will not only keep workers safe by eliminating the need to enter a confined space, but it also offers these benefits:

  • It minimizes the time needed to complete a visual inspection of a tanker
  • It allows you to maintain a visual record of conditions on a specific date/time
  • Images can be shared in near real-time with others not at the location
  • It limits liability because you can prove interior tank conditions were acceptable at your location
  • It is simple to operate – minimal training required
  • The system is highly cost effective

In many instances, the increased efficiency alone will pay for the system in a short amount of time. Lease to own and fixed finance terms are now available through Merrimac Capital, making the system even easier to acquire than previously.  Please contact us today to arrange a no obligation product demonstration.

For more information about Zistos portable video inspection systems, visit our website, or call us at (631) 434-1370 to request a free, no obligation product demonstration.