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Hikvision DS-2CD2542FWD-IS outdoor mini dome IP camera with 4MP resolution, IR illumination up to 10m and on-board storage [DS-2CD2542FWD-IS]

Hikvision DS-2CD2542FWD-IS outdoor mini dome IP camera with 4MP resolution, IR illumination up to 10m and on-board storage
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Web price: 166.00   199.20 inc VAT
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Overview of the Hikvision DS-2CD2542FWD-IS

A low-cost Hikvision outdoor mini dome network camera delivering up to 4 megapixel resolution and full HD 1080p at a competitive price. This camera features 'true' day/night capability and built in IR LEDs which provide up to 10m of infrared light. With a choice of two lens options (4mm and 2.8mm), this CCTV camera has the ability to be adapted to the user's needs within small business or home use.

Part of the value-driven Hikvision range, this IP camera features IP66 rated casing for protection against rain, dust and low temperatures at an affordable price. The camera is capable of resolution up to 4 megapixel (20 frames per second) or full HD 1080p (25 frames per second).

Incorporating LEDs with an illumination range up to 10m and an infrared-cut filter which automatically switches from full colour to monochrome capture mode, enabling 24 hour CCTV monitoring. This network camera captures good quality video footage within challenging light conditions, delivering cost-effective surveillance for outdoor locations where basic monitoring or recording is needed around the clock.

The built-in microphone in this compact system enables the user to receive sound within the field of view from the camera. Monitoring is enhanced by various video detection methods such as tampering alarms, which when triggered, send users notifications in a variety of ways including email and mobile. Downloadable monitoring apps supported by iOS and Android make for flexible remote viewing in addition to simple and effective camera control.

With a choice of two compression formats (H.264 or MJPEG) that can be applied within installation, multiple options via dual streaming give the user a choice of quality and size of video files, enabling easy management of bandwidth and data. Recordings can be stored via MicroSD slot with a card up to 128GB (card not included) meaning this camera is ideal for stand-alone use.  The internal card-storage is also a reliable backup if there is a network failure. The camera is PoE-compliant, allowing power and data transmission via a single Ethernet cable, meaning this camera model is simple and low-cost to install.

This Hikvision CCTV camera includes iVMS-4200 video management software, designed for small to medium applications and provides live viewing, e-map, remote playback and scheduled recording. Mobile viewing is supported if users require remote access to video footage.

This network camera is available in either 4mm or 2.8mm lens options - please select from the drop down menu above.

Please note: this camera does not come with a power supply, please select from the drop down menu above if required.

Key features & benefits

  • 4 megapixel resolution at up to 20 frames per second
  • Full HD capability at 1080p
  • 24/7 video is captured by switching from day to night mode using an infrared-cut filter
  • LED IR illumination range of up to 10m in complete darkness
  • Choice of lens to best suit application
  • Wide dynamic range (WDR) technology captures detail in scenes with strong back light
  • 3D noise reduction technology decreases noise in low-light surveillance scenes
  • IP66 weather resistant casing and IK08 impact protection level enables outdoor use
  • Dual streaming ability with choice of two compression formats
  • Built-in microphone allows the user to speak to someone standing close to the camera
  • Low-cost to install using PoE
  • Compatible with the latest ONVIF profile

Compatible recording platforms

Typical applications

The Hikvision DS-2CD2542FWD-IS is ideal for general outdoor CCTV surveillance on a small scale. With the IR range of up to 10m this camera is best suited to applications such as home use on garages or the rear of small shops.



  • Hikvision iVMS-4200 video management software
  • Installation guide
  • Fitting template
  • Security screw driver
  • IP66 cat5e glands


(please select from the drop down menu above if required)

  • PoE midspan 
  • MicroSD card 
  • A choice of either 2.8mm or 4mm lens 

Key technical features of the Hikvision DS-2CD2542FWD-IS

Environment: outdoor (IP66)
Type: fixed
Sensor: 1/3” progressive scan CMOS
Lens: 2.8mm @ F2.0 horizonal angle of view: 106°, 4mm @ F2.0 horizontal angle of view: 83°
Power: 12 VDC ± 10%, PoE (802.3af)
Audio: G.711/G.722/MP2L2 compression, 64Kbps (G.711)/16Kbps (G.722.1) bit rate
Resolution: 2688 × 1520
Compression: H.264/MJPEG, H.264. main profile
Frame-rate: 20fps (2048 x 1536), 25fps (1920 × 1080) (1280 x 720)
Day/night: infrared-cut filter with auto switch (auto/schedule/alarm trigger), IR range up to 10m
Minimum illumination: 0.01Lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON), 0 Lux with IR
Imaging: rotate mode, saturation, brightness, contrast, sharpness adjustable through client software or web browser, zone configurable back light compensation (BLC), wide dynamic range, 3D noise reduction
Viewing, detection & recording
Privacy masking: yes
Number of users: not given
Alarm detection: video motion detection, tampering alarm, IP address conflict
Alarm action: full screen monitoring, send email, trigger output, notify surveillance centre
Pre-/post-alarm buffer: not given
On-camera recording: built-in Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, up to 128 GB
Direct-to-NAS storage: yes, supports NFS, SMB/CIFS
Recording software included: Hikvision iVMS-4200 video management software
Network: 1 RJ45 10 M/100 M Ethernet interface with PoE
Audio: 1-ch audio I/O
Alarm I/O: 1-ch alarm I/O
Dimensions: 99.3 (W) × 96.7 (L) × 52.8 (H) mm
Weight: 0.6kg
Warranty: 2 years
Mounting methods: ceiling, pendant mount available separately
Operating temperatures: –30°C to 60°C humidity 95% or less (non-condensing)
Power consumption: max. 5W
Dynamic DNS: yes
Protocols supported: TCP/IP, ICMP, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, DHCP, DNS, DDNS, RTP, RTSP, RTCP, PPPoE, NTP, UPnP, SMTP, SNMP, IGMP, 802.1X, IPv6, Bonjour
QoS: yes
Security: user authentication, watermark, IP address filtering, anonymous access, reset
ONVIF compliant: yes
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