Axis has revealed its latest security camera at the International Security Conference West in Las Vegas. Described as ‘top of the range’, the new Q6035 pan/tilt/zoom dome is equipped with a variety of advanced IP security features.
Alongside pan/tilt/zoom functionality and a 20x optical zoom, the camera is capable of streaming full HDTV 1080p images at 30 frames per second, or an impressive 60 fps in HD 720p. As a result, quick movements such as packages changing hands or till transactions being performed can be captured in greater detail for use as evidence. It also features an endless 360° pan function, making the Q6035 ideal for use in areas where disciplined security protocols are of critical importance, such as casinos, stadiums and airports.
Both the indoor and outdoor-ready versions sport day/night functionality, and the robustness of the outdoor-ready model (Q6035-E), with its dust- and splash-resistant IP52-rated casing, makes it ideal for installation in potentially challenging environments. The Q6035-E also features Axis’s ‘Arctic Temperature Control’ system (an attribute typical of their more advanced outdoor-ready cameras), and is capable of operating efficiently in temperatures as low as -40 °C (-40 °F).
The camera also comes with the usual host of Axis refinements; H.264 compression enables the transmission of images over a lower bandwidth without compromising image quality, and Power over Ethernet provides a cost-effective wiring solution, with data and power combined in a single cable. An SD/SDHC card slot allows users to record footage locally.
With a suggested retail price of £2,068/€2,329/$3,399 for the Q6035 and £2,443/€2,752/$3,999 for the Q6035-E, and a planned release for June/July 2011, we anticipate that these cameras will be an attractive proposition for the higher end of the IP video surveillance market in the coming months.