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Axis FA1080-E outdoor-ready thermal sensor unit with 208x156 resolution thermal imaging, for use with Axis’ FA54 main unit

£748.80 inc VAT
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This compact thermal sensor is designed for use with an Axis FA54 main unit and delivers high-quality detection in sensitive areas without compromising individuals'' integrity. It can be placed up to 12m away from the indoor main unit.

  • Thermal imaging in 208x156 resolution
  • Fixed lens: 35.4° viewing angle
  • For use with an Axis FA54 main unit
  • 12m cable & vari-angle bracket included
  • Multi-channel setup supported
  • Axis 5-year warranty
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Overview of the Axis FA1080 thermal sensor unit

  • Delivers 208 x 156 resolution thermal imaging at up to 8.3 fps
  • 4mm thermal sensor with a horizontal viewing angle of 35.4°
  • Designed for use with Axis FA54 main unit
  • Outdoor-ready, IP66-rated sensor
  • Axis 5-year warranty
  • Size: ø30 x 62 mm

Designed for use with the Axis FA54 main unit, this compact thermal sensor is capable of delivering 208x156 resolution thermal imaging in outdoor scenes at up to 8.3 frames per second (fps). Part of the FA modular range, this powerful sensor module is particularly suitable for use in locations that require reliable detection - even in pitch dark; and can be used alongside up to three other FA series sensors connected to the FA54 main unit for a comprehensive multi-channel setup.


When connected to the Axis FA54 main unit, this outdoor-ready 4mm thermal sensor offers a horizontal viewing angle of 35.4°. It is also capable of delivering reliable thermal imaging in 208 x 156 resolution at up to 8.3 frames per second. In addition, the compact thumb-sized sensor measures only 30mm in diameter - enabling unobtrusive installation in tight spaces.


Offering an affordable thermal imaging solution, this sensor enables high-level detection of objects - even in darkness, smoke or fog. Thermal imaging cameras are also less sensitive to shadows and challenging light conditions and when compared to non-thermal network cameras, they achieve higher levels of accuracy with a reduced possibility of false alarms. Users can then combine this thermal imaging for reliable intruder detection, alongside an additional optical FA sensor connected to the modular main unit to distinguish colours and details, providing a 'best of both worlds' surveillance approach.

Video analytics

Used in conjunction with the Axis FA54 main unit, the sensor supports ACAP, which enables the use of powerful analytics such as AXIS Guard Suite. The main unit’s four configurable I/O ports also enable the connection of external devices that can handle alarm events and notify users of activity.

Video management

Sophisticated video management is possible when this unit is connected to the Axis FA54 main unit through integration with high-performance video management software applications such as Axis Camera Station and Milestone XProtect.


The advanced sensor can be easily mounted onto a wall or ceiling using the included vari-angle mounting bracket, then manually tilted to achieve the desired viewing direction – enabling unobtrusive installation in tight spaces. In addition, users can place the sensor module up to 12m away from the indoor main unit using a detachable cable for flexible installation options.

Please note: this sensor unit is designed for use with the FA54 main units and is not a standalone network camera.

Key features & benefits

  • Designed for use with the Axis FA54 main unit to deliver non-invasive thermal imaging in outdoor areas
  • Delivers 208 x 156 resolution thermal imaging at up to 8.3 frames per second
  • 4mm thermal sensor offers a 35.4° horizontal field of view
  • Thermal technology for reduced false alarm rate
  • Support for ACAP enables the use of powerful analytics in conjunction with the Axis FA54 main unit
  • Multi-channel setup supported – enabling a more flexible, tailored approach
  • Included 12m cable and vari-angle mounting bracket for flexible, unobtrusive installation

Typical applications

This outdoor-ready thermal sensor unit delivers high-quality detection in sensitive areas – without compromising individuals’ integrity. Typical applications include care homes, school grounds and outside of licensed premises.



  • Installation Guide
  • AXIS F8201 Vari-angle Mounting Bracket
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Key technical features of the Axis FA1080-E thermal sensor unit


Environment: outdoor
Type: modular, thermal sensor
Sensor: uncooled Microbolometer 208 x 156 pixels, Pixel size 12 μm, spectral range: 8-14 μm
Lens: athermalised, 4mm, F1.2, horizontal field of view: 35.4°
PTZ: none
Audio: none
Power: 12 V DC, typical: 14W, max: 30W
Memory: 1024 MB RAM, 512 MB Flash


Resolution: 208 x 156
Compression: H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) Baseline, Main and High Profiles, Motion JPEG
Frame rate: 8.3 fps
Video streaming: multiple, individually configurable streams in H.264 and Motion JPEG, Axis Zipstream technology in H.264, controllable frame rate and bandwidth VBR/ABR/MBR H.264, quad view, max 1080p resolution, HDMI
Day/night: not given
Minimum illumination: not given
IR illumination: none
Video overlay: text and image
Image settings: compression, colour, brightness, sharpness, contrast, white balance, exposure value, exposure control, exposure zones, local contrast, rotation, Corridor Format, text and image overlay, privacy mask, mirroring of images, picture-in-picture, rotation in quad view


Application Programming Interface: AXIS Video Motion Detection, active tampering alarm, audio detection, support for AXIS Camera Application Platform enabling installation of third-party applications
Event triggers: analytics, external inputs, edge storage events
Event action: file upload: email, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, network share, notification: email, HTTP, HTTPS and TCP, pre- and post-alarm video buffering, video and audio recording to edge storage, play audio clip, external output activation
Privacy masking: yes

Video Management

On-camera recording: support for microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC card, support for SD card encryption, recording to network-attached storage (NAS)
Network video recorders: Axis NVRs, Milestone Husky NVRs
Video Management Software: Axis Companion, Axis Camera Station, Milestone XProtect
Cloud: Morphean Cloud CCTV CamStreamer Cloud


Network connections: RJ12
Alarm I/O connections: none
Dimensions: Ø30 x 62 mm
Weight: 0.37kg 
Casing: aluminium, IP66 and IP67–rated
Operating temperatures: -30°C to 55°C
Mounting methods: ceiling, wall
Installation aids: pixel counter
Warranty: 5 year
Power consumption: max. 30W
Protocols supported: IPv4, IPv6 USGv6, HTTP, HTTPS, SSL/TLS, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ,FTP, SFTP, CIFS/SMB, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnPTM, SNMPv1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), DNS, DynDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTP, TCP, UDP, IGMP, RTCP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, SOCKS, SSH, LLDP, MQTT
Security: password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPS encryption, IEEE 802.1X (EAP-TLS) network access control, digest authentication, user access log, centralized certificate management, brute force delay protection, signed firmware
Approvals: EMC: 55032 Class A, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 55024, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A, VCCI Class A, RCM AS/NZS CISPR 32 Class A, ICES-003 Class A, safety: IEC/EN/UL 62368-1, environment: (Thermal unit)

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