Axis Unveils Latest Thermal Network Cameras

Both cameras feature enhanced resolution, full frame rate video and four different lens alternatives to ensure improved image quality and detection range.
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Axis Communications has introduced its latest thermal network cameras, the AXIS Q1921 and AXIS Q1921-E, that both feature enhanced resolution, full frame rate video (30fps) and four different lens alternatives to ensure improved image quality and detection range.

Thermal network cameras, which create images based on heat signatures radiating from people, vehicles and other objects, provide a powerful and cost-effective solution to other perimeter protection methods, says Axis in a written statement. In addition to being able to see in complete darkness, thermal cameras can also handle many difficult weather conditions better than conventional cameras, allowing operators to see through haze, dust and smoke.

Axis Communications says the AXIS Q19 Series is an “ideal protection and detection complement to any IP-based surveillance system.” In addition, the company touts “the high quality detection and wide range of coverage provided by the AXIS Q1921/-E Thermal Network Cameras.” Because of the camera’s quality and range, the company says it is “ideal for use at airports, maritime ports and utility stations, as well as 24/7 perimeter surveillance at schoolyards, prisons and rail stations.”

The AXIS Q19 Series also include many other typical features of network cameras such as two-way audio, “Power over Ethernet”, advanced compression and up to 32GB of local storage, providing additional benefits to the end user and integrator over analog camera technology, Axis says.

AXIS Q1921 is designed for indoor surveillance, while AXIS Q1921-E is an IP66-rated, outdoor-ready network camera. The four available lens alternatives include 10 millimeters, 19 millimeters, 35 millimeters and 60 millimeters, allowing detection of people at extended distances ranging from up to 220 yards with a 55 degrees field of view to 1,300 yards. with a 9 degree field of view. The 384x288 resolution and advanced image processor, coupled with H.264 compression, further improves effective area and perimeter surveillance.

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