Gain Audio & Visual Intelligence – Through a Sheetrock Wall!

Gain Audio & Visual Intelligence – Through a Sheetrock Wall!

The Through-The-Wall (TTW) system is ideally suited for hostage barricade scenarios as well as explosive breaching.

The system contains a specially designed hand drill, cutting tools, a pinhole camera, WalkAbout display and audio module that facilitates visual and audio observation into an adjacent interior room through a sheetrock wall. New to this system is a contact microphone to add audio intelligence through the wall with no additional holes necessary.

Like many of our systems, our TTW Camera System was developed at the request of, and with the cooperation from Law Enforcement.

TTW on wall shots (4)The system combines a very high performing low-light camera equipped with a pinhole lens, and all the tools necessary to quietly install the system without alerting the subjects of the surveillance operation.

A custom designed sheetrock hole-cutter is used to create an access opening. The silent hand drill is employed with two different bits: one to strip out the plaster, and the other to IMG_3263create a small 1/8” (3.2mm) observation hole through the far wall. The Low Light Pinhole Camera is then put into position and the video is viewed on a battery-powered, WalkAbout video monitor.

The system supports invisible IR illumination of the room with an included illuminator through a second pin hole, if necessary. It can also be adapted for other display solutions, which includes a wireless WiFi transmitter to stream the video to a computer or mobile device.

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.

Searching and Securing a Venue

Truck-Search

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: info@zistos.com or website: www.zistos.com.  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: info@zistos.com or website: www.zistos.com.  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: info@zistos.com or website: www.zistos.com.  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-TPS-A9D), 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: info@zistos.com or website: www.zistos.com.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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.

 

StealthSCOPE

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 www.Zistos.com or call  (631) 434-1370.

 

The Zistos WiFi WalkAbout Display

At Zistos Corporation, we are continuously advancing the capabilities of our products to offer increased functionality and value for our systems.  Our most recent upgrade was to our 5.6” LCD DVR “WalkAbout” Display.  Our new enhancements include a built in GPS Receiver, a WiFi Interface to transfer images and a Bluetooth Interface to control and accept data from other sensors and smart devices.

With the addition of a GPS receiver, you will be able to get coordinate data of wherever you are standing.  The latitude and longitude coordinates will appear right on the screen, which – when united with the current DVR capabilities of the WalkAbout – allows you to record/archive every inspection and/or mission, not only with images, dates and times but exact geographical locations.

Another recent enhancement to our WalkAbout Display was the inclusion of a WiFi Interface which works simultaneously with the already existing DVR platform.  Having this WiFi Interface allows an operator to snap a picture or record a video clip and share it directly with others, who may not be present at your location. This process is achievable through a smartphone application that simply receives the still images and video transmissions from our WalkAbout to a smart phone via the WiFi link.  Once the images/videos are on your phone, they can be shared to a cloud based storage media, or through email, text or any other form of communication.  The system can also be linked to through an existing network to a common computer or other resource.

The final enhancement in this series of upgrades is the wireless Bluetooth Interface.  This interface allows us to slave other devices to our system such as a laser ranger finder.  The laser range finder can be attached to one of our camera heads and can be slaved to the display control buttons. Whenever you press a control button the range finder can generate a distance to any object that is visible on the video screen. The distance reading appears directly on the video screen, layered on top of the video image.

Our new display unit that includes these new features add a lot of value and capability to our system. The new display is fully compatible with EVERY Zistos system that has ever been created. This compatibility allows you to add these new benefits to any existing system.

If you would like more information on any of our new enhancements or would like a product demonstration, please contact us and we would be happy to accommodate you.

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.

Get the Tactical Surveillance Gear you need NOW!

Zistos Corporation manufactures tactical surveillance equipment that assists law enforcement personnel who must look into unknown and potentially dangerous environments.

Our new municipal lease-to-own/fixed finance plans make the acquisition of our gear easier than ever! Our tactical tools such as:

help achieve the visual and audio intelligence that tactical teams require to maximize the safety and effectiveness of their mission, while minimizing collateral damage.  Tactical surveillance tools play a vital role in the methods and tactics used by any modern tactical team and should be readily available for their use.

A common problem with many of our customers in public law enforcement sector is funding.  The required funds for teams to procure these necessary tools can be difficult to come by.  The budget landscape for law enforcement agencies is radically different today than it was even a few years ago.  The need for tactical surveillance tools by tactical teams has not diminished. What has gone away are many of the funding paths that were previously available. These programs, such as some of the DOJ and DHS grants that were available enabled a department to purchase these vital tools without impacting their regular operating budgets.

As a result of this new fiscal reality, we at Zistos have come up with a new way to that can provide a mechanism to help some departments acquire this needed gear. We have come up with a new purchase plan that can spread out what was typically a lump sum payment over months or years.  We now can offer lease to own and fixed term financing that can put our equipment within reach of any department.

These options now make it easier than ever to purchase the equipment and get it fast! – No more waiting for a lengthy grant process.

The new lease/financing arrangement can reduce the out of pocket lump sum expense into easily manageable recurring monthly charges that most departments are able to afford.  These tactical surveillance tools can be the difference between life & death.  Every department that has a tactical team should have them at their disposal – now with our new lease/financing plans, they can.  Please call us today for more information, Thank You.

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.

Zistos Dual Mode Thermal Camera (THC-50D)

The Zistos Dual Mode Thermal Camera (THC-50D) is one of the “hottest” camera heads we have on the market. Thermal imagers let you see the world in a way that is impossible to visualize with the naked eye. It lets you see heat, however, thermal images alone can sometimes be ambiguous. Sometimes it is hard to understand when viewing a thermal image what it is you are actually looking at. Details about the subject and surrounding environment can be confusing and hard to identify.

That’s why we designed the Dual Mode Thermal – it lets you see the image in a way that is familiar, along with the thermal image. It allows the operator to instantly switch between thermal imaging and low-light, standard black & white video by a mere turn of the illumination knob.

The THC-50D camera head has built in covert, IR illumination that is used by the standard video camera for illumination, it is enclosed in a slim 1.9” diameter cylindrical housing, and it is designed to be rugged and weather-resistant.

And of course, the THC-50D camera head is designed to attach to any Zistos pole – of any length – or any cable.  So that it can be inserted into an inaccessible or dangerous area.

In Thermal mode, the WalkAbout display shows a thermal indicator that gives you a temperature scale and reading for what the operator is aiming the cross-hairs at the center of the image and the image can be set to produce different colors at different temperature thresholds.

One major benefit of owning a Zistos Video System is the modularity of every component we manufacture, including the THC-50D.  This means if you already own a Zistos system you can add any component or camera to your kit and it will be fully compatible.

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.

Zistos Vehicle Search – When Failure is Not an Option

Zistos Corporation has a Video Search System designed for passenger and commercial vehicles that can be applied anywhere and is more effective at seeing suspicious indicators than can be accomplished with the naked eye or with using rolling mirrors. Mirrors may work to some degree as a deterrent, but are largely ineffective in actually seeing any details.

In many instances, these indicators can be very subtle and would easily be missed using other methods.  The system is portable, rapidly deployable, weather resistant, and easy to operate.  It lets you see the subtle signs of tampering and other suspicious indicators on commercial and passenger vehicles that are often associated with acts of terrorism, and smuggling.

If you are truly interested in real security efforts involving vehicle screening to protect your facility, asset or event, call us for a free demonstration or quote.  Zistos Vehicle Search tools, when failure is not an option.

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