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Axis 221 indoor, varifocal DC-Iris lens IP security camera with day/night function, built-in motion detection, PoE

This product is discontinued. An alternative model is available in our Axis IP Cameras category.
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This product is discontinued, an alternative model is the Axis P1375

Overview of 0221-003 Axis 221

The Axis 221 network camera is ideally suited to a wide range of scenarios where a 24-hour monitoring solution is needed, such as factories, hotels and offices. The camera can provide a stream of up to 45 frames-per-second in VGA resolution and uses progressive scan to eliminate distortion and motion blur from the image.

Alongside these features, the 221 features full day/night functionality, giving you round-the-clock surveillance. During the day, a full-quality colour image is provided. At night, using an automatic infrared filter, the camera switches to an infrared-sensitive black and white image. A built-in motion alarm can trigger recording and notify you by e-mail of any activity, and 2 alarm inputs and 1 alarm output allow you to customize the camera with additional alarm triggers to suit a wide variety of installations.

As well as this, Power over Ethernet provides both power and a network connection to the camera through a single cable, substantially reducing costs and time during installation. The 221 also has a built-in web server, allowing you to view a live feed from the camera using any standard web browser such as Internet Explorer or Google Chrome - no additional software is required.

Please note: this camera does not come with a Power over Ethernet power supply. Please select if required.

An outdoor version is available.

Key features & benefits of 0221-003 Axis 221

  • Day/night functionality provides round-the-clock monitoring utilising an automatically removable infrared cut-filter
  • Up to 45 fps in VGA resolution provides a smooth image and progressive scan technology eliminates motion blur and distortion
  • Built-in motion detection alarm can notify you by e-mail and trigger recording of any activity
  • Power over Ethernet provides a one-cable solution for power and connectivity
  • 2 inputs and 1 output available to customize the camera's event management capabilities
  • The included Axis Camera Station One software provides a complete camera, recording and playback solution out of the box for ease-of-use

Typical applications of 0221-003 Axis 221

The 221 is suitable for a range of applications where a round-the-clock surveillance solution is required, such as offices, factories, hotels and railway stations

Accessories for 0221-003 Axis 221


  • Power supply 9 V DC
  • Stand
  • Mounting and connector kits
  • Installation guide
  • CD with installation tools
  • Recording software and user's manual
  • Key for tamper-proof screws
  • Windows decoder (1-user licence)


  • Axis Camera Station video recording software for live image monitoring, recording, playback and system management for installations of more than one camera
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Key technical features for 0221-003 Axis 221

Environment:indoor, aluminium casing
Sensor:1/3" Progressive scan RGB CCD
Lens:varifocal, 3.0 - 8.0 mm, F1.0, DC-iris, CS mount; horizontal angle of view: 35° - 93°
Power:Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3a, Class 2
Processor/memory:ETRAX 100LX, ARTPEC-2, 32 MB RAM, 8 MB Flash
Compatibility:Windows (XP or later), Windows Server (2003 or later), Mac OSX (10.4.4 or later), Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox
Resolution:160x120 - 640x480
Compression:MPEG-4 Part 2 (ISO/IEC 14496-2), Motion JPEG
Frame-rate:MPEG-4 Part 2 - up to 30 fps at 640x480, 60 fps at 320x240; Motion JPEG - up to 45 fps at 640x480, 60 fps at 480x360
Bandwidth control:Simultaneous MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG, controllable frame rate and bandwidth, VBR/CBR MPEG-4
Day/night:automatically removable infrared-cut filter
Minimum illumination:colour - 0.65 lux, F1.0; B/W - 0.08 lux, F1.0
Video overlay:text and image
Imaging:shutter time - 1/25000 s to 2 s; settings - compression, rotation, color, brightness, sharpness, contrast, white balance, exposure control, exposure area, backlight compensation, fine tuning of behavior at low light
Viewing, detection & recording
Privacy masking:yes
Simultaneous users:20
Alarm detection:built-in motion, anti-tampering detection, IR cut-filter, temperature, external input
External alarm inputs and outputs:2 inputs, 1 output
Alarm notifications:file upload via FTP, HTTP, notification via email, HTTP and TCP, external output activation
Recording triggers:manual; automatic - motion, anti-tampering
Pre-/post-alarm buffer:9 MB
Recording software included:Axis Camera Station One, full live monitoring, 1-channel recording and playback (not Mac-compatible)
Compatible recording platforms (not included)
Software:Axis Camera Station, Milestone XProtect, SecuritySpy (for Mac OSX)
Network Video Recorders:QNAP
Power:Power over Ethernet, DC jack
Network:RJ-45 for 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Alarm I/O:2 inputs, 1 output
Dimensions:145 mm (5.7") x 88 mm (3.5") x 49 mm (1.9")
Weight:550 g (1.2 lb.)
Warranty:three years
Mounting methods:ceiling, desktop, wall
Operating temperatures:0 - 50°C (32 - 122°F); humidity 20 - 80% RH (non-condensing)
Power consumption:Poe: IEEE 802.3a, Class 2; DC jack: 7 - 24 V DC, max 5.5 W; 10 - 24 V AC, max 7.5 VA
Dynamic DNS:yes
Protocols supported:IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPS, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnP, SNMPv1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), DNS, DynDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTP, TCP, UDP, IGMP, RTCP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, SOCKS
Security:password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPS encryption, IEEE 802.1X network access control, user access log
ONVIF compliant:yes
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