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WS-TSW-A9U Articulating Ultra Low-Light Pole Camera System

Articulating Ultra Low-Light Pole Camera System


Applications, Features and Benefits

The WS-TSW-A9U is identical to the WS-TSW-A9, but has an upgraded camera that has superior low light performance. The system is a hand held pole camera and body worn display that is used as a tactical surveillance tool to increase the safety and effectiveness of a tactical mission. The system allows operators to see into areas that may harbor an unknown and hidden danger using a low light camera that has integral IR LED illuminators invisible to the human eye. The modular design is ruggedly built and compatible with many other Zistos specialty cameras such as thermal, under-door, videoscopes, low light color, and throw-robots.

The system is designed to utilize reliable hard wired video that cannot be intercepted by media or other third parties, remotely detected or used to trigger an IED. Wireless operation is available as an option upon request. The system is ideally suited for looking up into attics, down in basements, crawlspaces, and in windows to provide visual intelligence on the location and status of a suspect or situation.


  • Hostage scenarios
  • Barricaded suspect
  • Active shooter
  • Any unknown and potentially hostile environment


  • Low light IR illuminated camera (sees 60 feet [18M] in the dark)
  • Submersible pole and camera
  • Remotely articulating camera head
  • Fully compatible with other Zistos camera products
  • All weather, front or back mounted display unit with sunlight viewable high resolution screen


  • Improves safety of team members
  • Increases situational awareness
  • Allows dynamic adaptation to tactical strategy based on real time visual intelligence

Our most popular Tactical Surveillance System is the WS-TSW-A9U. It contains:

  • A split display / base that provides the lower profile that many teams prefer in a tactical situation
  • 9′, telescoping, articulating pole with 180 degree (+- 90 degree) articulation with a twist of the hand grip. Kits with 14′ poles are also available (WS-TSW-A14U).
  • Ultra low light, IR illuminated, black & white camera that is submersible to 33 feet and has an effective range of 60 feet in complete darkness
  • Weather-resistant, listen-only audio module with ear buds

Recommended Additions

Zistos systems provide complete flexibility and compatibility. Tools designed from year to year work together; they will not become obsolete and systems can be expanded at any time. Recommended additions to tactical surveillance systems include:

Color camera(WPC-3.5, LLC-1.4)
Thermal Camera(THC-51, THC-51D)
Zoom Camera(WPC-2.5Z, WPC-2.5ZIR)
Under Door Camera(ZDV/ZSV)
Video Monocle(VM)
Articulating pole(AP-TXX “XX” is pole size)
Wireless Surveillance Camera(PNSC)
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