Axis launches affordable thermal imaging cameras


With the market launch of the first thermal imaging cameras in the P line, for the first time a broad user environment can benefit from the advantages of this technology. The cost-effective cameras offer thermal imaging capabilities for small and medium sized systems with limited budgets – such as schools, nursing homes and independent retailers – and enable intrusion and incident detection without compromising the identity of individuals.

Thermal cameras are known for providing reliable detection with a low number of false alarms, but until now the cost of high-quality thermal imaging cameras has been unattainable for companies with limited budgets. With two new models in the P-Series, that’s about to change:

AXIS P1280-EAxis P1290
An indoor/outdoor camera with a flexible form factor that allows installation in locations with limited space.Thermal indoor camera that is protected in a dome housing to ensure discretion.


Ideally, they can be used as a cost-effective detector with visual confirmation for the safety of people and property in numerous environments. The cameras have built-in analysis capabilities, such as AXIS Video Motion Detection, which can send a warning message when it detects movement of objects within a predefined area. Martina Lundh, Global Product Manager at Axis Communications, explains the benefits of the thermal imaging camera: “In environments where the individual’s privacy is paramount – such as schools and nursing homes – the thermal imaging camera detects incidents without revealing personal information about people in the image. In nursing environments, employees can observe patients and residents from a distance so that employees can work more efficiently and patients and residents can rest undisturbed. It is also possible to use the thermal imaging camera to observe students’ movements through a school without the staff being physically present in every room or hallway and without invading the privacy of the student. In addition, cameras can be used inside and outside schools to detect unauthorised access before, during or after school.”

AXIS P1290 will be available early in the first quarter of 2018.


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