Axis extends IR-enabled IP camera range
New products enable round the clock surveillance without the need for additional lighting for discreet environments
Axis Communications has unveiled several new network cameras with IR functionality, including pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) and fixed dome cameras, bullet, fisheye and panoramic cameras, and discreet sensors units.
Infrared (IR) illumination enables video surveillance in complete darkness. The new products by Axis extend its IR-enabled product range to virtually all IP surveillance environments.
Peter Rietz, director, product management at Axis Communications, commented: “It is always our intention to develop cameras that offer maximum value to our customers. Being able to integrate OptimizedIR in a broader range of our network cameras and a variety of form factors means that customers have more ability than ever before to reap the benefits of IR. Indeed, we can see IR capabilities as a more and more required feature in the future.”
IR’s ability to allow cameras to literally ‘see in the dark’ is an obvious additional benefit to video surveillance for a number of reasons, from allowing 24/7 surveillance without the need for additional lighting to enabling discreet surveillance in sensitive locations.
Axis OptimizedIR technology, featured in some of the new models, is Axis’ patented IR LED technology. It uses the light to enable an even illumination over the complete camera view.
With OptimizedIR reaching 200 m (656 ft) or more, combined with a directionally discreet and compact dome design, makes this camera ideal for city surveillance applications. The built-in IR LEDs are adaptable to the camera zoom, while Axis Sharpdome technology provides full scene fidelity and sharper images both above and below the horizon. In addition, AXIS Q6125-LE delivers HDTV 1080p, 30x optical zoom, speed dry function and includes AXIS Guard Suite analytics.
AXIS M3057-PLVE & AXIS M3058-PLVE
The AXIS M3057-PLVE & AXIS M3058-PLVE feature Axis OptimizedIR, Lightfinder, Forensic WDR and Zipstream technologies. This makes these new single-sensor panoramic cameras ideal for providing 180°/360° coverage indoors as well as outdoors. AXIS M3057-PLVE features a 6-megapixel sensor, while AXIS M3058-PLVE features a 12-megapixel sensor and stereographic lens. These are flat, discreet and easy-to-install cameras, and they arrive from the factory ready-focused.
AXIS P1447-LE & AXIS P1448-LE
As new additions to AXIS P14 Series of compact and value, outdoor-ready bullet cameras, AXIS P1447-LE and AXIS P1448-LE add several features to the series to support day and night surveillance with quality images in any light condition. AXIS P1447-LE brings 5 MP resolution, while AXIS P1448-LE features 8.3 MP / 4K Ultra HD resolution. Both new cameras include support for audio, wider temperature specifications, IK10 and shock detection, in addition to OptimizedIR.
Axis is launching its first sensor unit with built-in IR illumination in the modular camera category, AXIS FA3105-L. With its small size and eyeball design, the sensor unit is ideally suited for installation together with other sensor units and AXIS FA54 Main Unit, to meet the varying surveillance needs in retail. Supporting ForensicWDR in addition to built-in IR illumination, this 1080p sensor unit delivers outstanding image quality, 24/7.
AXIS P3717-PLE is a compact 8-megapixel camera with four varifocal lenses enabling 360° overview and details in multiple directions – making it ideal for surveillance of wide areas, outer corners of buildings, and intersections of hallways or roads. With 360° IR illumination, Forensic WDR, Lightfinder and Zipstream, this camera delivers ensures high image quality in all light conditions. With just one IP address and one network cable needed, alongside remote zoom and focus, the four-camera-in-one unit provides a flexible and cost-effective solution.