Zistos Corporation and Desert Snow – Leaders in Vehicle Search Tools and Training – Working Together To Stop Vehicle Borne Threats to Secure Areas

 

 

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.

Zistos Corporation’s professional quality vehicle inspection tools will now be used in classroom and hands-on training by Desert Snow’s equally professional staff.

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Combating criminal activity on the nation’s roads

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.

Increase the safety and effectiveness of vehicle inspections at a secure checkpoint.

 

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.

Then there’s the cabin and passenger area, dashboard, seats, cargo area and more. Each challenge requires a different tool to properly assess the risk while protecting the inspector. Continue reading

Designed specifically for real world operations

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.

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.

WELCOME TO THE NEW REVOLUTION

In today’s technologically advanced world, the options of communicating have changed so rapidly it’s like a revolution taking place. We are embracing this movement whole-heartedly and are very excited to launch our new website.

Zistos has always strived to design and manufacture portable, rugged, reliable and cost effective specialized video tools for field use. But we had not always done an adequate job in educating our customers on the full array of our product offering, as well as on the capabilities of both our products and the company.

According to Bob Levine, President of Zistos Corporation, “Our new website goes a long way to address these issues. We have a product that is, by its very nature, visually oriented. The new website allows end users to visually explore the various tools that we have available and learn how they may be applied to help solve their problem, or accomplish their mission. Users can not only see the products as still images, they can examine specs, applications and actually view sample video from the different components.” Continue reading