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Axis FA54 main unit for use with up to 4 Axis FA sensor units, HD 1080p, Forensic WDR, HDMI output and dual edge storage

£513.60 inc VAT
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This Axis unit supports the connection of 4 Axis FA sensor modules for monitoring multiple areas of an indoor location. The flexible, multi-view CCTV system is an ideal choice for businesses requiring flexible installation options.

  • HD 1080p resolution
  • Main unit for use with 4 FA sensor modules
  • Built-in HDMI output
  • Sensor modules can be placed up to 8m away
  • Axis Forensic WDR is supported
  • Axis 5-year warranty
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Overview of the Axis FA54 main unit

This Axis FA54 main unit supports the connection of up to four Axis FA sensor modules, allowing users to monitor closely situated indoor areas - in HD 1080p resolution. Handy connections such as HDMI output and I/O ports are also included which help to make this compact unit a very versatile choice for non-invasive monitoring. Additional features include dual SD card recording, Forensic WDR and support for remote viewing via the Axis Companion application.

The main unit can deliver up to four HD 1080p video streams at full frame and the quad view feature allows users to watch footage from all connected sensor modules simultaneously. Each sensor can be placed at a distance up to 8m away from the main unit – offering flexible installation options and allowing users to completely tailor the layout of their camera system. Additionally, a pack of four longer-length cables is also available (not included) which allows users to place each sensor module up to 15m away from the main unit.

This unit is designed for use with up to four Axis FA series sensor modules. For more details on the lenses available, see the Axis lens table below.

Feature Axis FA1105 fixed sensor unitFA1105 Axis FA4115 varifocal sensor unitFA4115 Axis FA1125 fixed sensor unitFA1125 FA3105-L fixed turret sensor unitFA3105-L FA3105-L fixed dome sensor unitFA4090-E
Horizontal angle
of view
111° 99° to 53° 91° 103° 35.4°
Lens Standard Varifocal Standard Standard Thermal
Min illumination 0.2 Lux 0.2 Lux 0.25 Lux 0.2 lux -



Forensic WDR (wide dynamic range) technology helps to improve images captured in difficult lighting by compensating for bright lights and dark shadows – ensuring individuals and objects are clearly visible. Axis Corridor Format is also included and allows the monitoring of narrow scenes such as entranceways to be optimised by rotating the sensor 90° - preventing the recording of redundant areas.

A microphone and speaker (not included) can be connected through the audio I/O ports to enable audio recording and two-way communication. Audio and video motion detection alarms can be set to trigger MicroSD card recording and inform users of activity via email notification. In addition, alarm signalling is enhanced with the connection of external alarm sources via the integrated I/O ports and an HD monitor can be connected through the HDMI output to provide a simple PC-less monitoring solution.

The free Axis Companion application offers simple video management for up to 16 camera channels and is available as a PC client or mobile application for iOS and Android devices. This handy software provides remote access to live views as well as playback of recordings.

Axis' Zipstream technology is also included to help lower bandwidth and storage requirements. It does this by analysing and optimising the video stream in real-time, recording interesting detail in high quality, whilst filtering other areas out.

Please note: this main unit does not include an FA sensor unit, please select the required sensor units from the dropdown menu.

Key features & benefits

  • Main unit supports the connection of up to four Axis FA sensor modules to provide a flexible, multi-view CCTV system
  • Capable of streaming Full HD 1080p video at 25 frames per second from up to four sensor modules simultaneously
  • Sensor modules can be placed up to 8m away – providing flexible installation options
  • Quad view provides a full system overview and allows all connected sensors to be monitored at the same time
  • Forensic WDR enables details in scenes with both bright and dark areas to be viewed clearly
  • Narrow scenes are monitored effectively using Axis Corridor Format that vertically orientates the video stream
  • Audio I/O ports support two-way communication and allow sound to be recorded
  • Configurable audio, tampering and video motion detection alarms notify users of activity and can be set to trigger edge recording
  • External devices can be connected via alarm I/O ports for enhanced alarm signalling
  • Integrated HDMI output supports the connection of an HD monitor for a simple standalone setup
  • Axis Companion application provides a free video management solution for up to 16 IP cameras
  • Dual SD card slots provide edge storage space and handy data backup
  • Axis’ Zipstream technology optimises the video stream in real-time, lowering bandwidth and storage levels by up to 50%

Compatible recording platforms

Typical applications

The Axis FA54 main unit supports the connection of up to four Axis FA sensor modules and allows users to monitor multiple areas of an indoor location in HD 1080p resolution. This flexible, multi-view CCTV system is an ideal choice for businesses such as independent retail stores, gyms and small offices.



  • Installation guide
  • 8m black cable
  • 2 pcs locking nut
  • Mounting brackets


  • Up to 4 Axis F series sensor modules
  • SD card
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Key technical features of the Axis FA54 main unit


Environment: indoor 
Type: main unit for Axis FA series sensor modules
Sensor: sold separately
Lens: sold separately
Power: 12 V DC, typical 14 W, max 30 W
Memory: 1024 MB RAM, 512 MB Flash


Resolution: (1920 x 1080) to (480 x 270)
Compression: H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) baseline, main and high profiles, Motion JPEG
Frame-rate: 25 fps
Bandwidth control: multiple, individually configurable streams in H.264 and Motion JPEG, controllable frame rate and bandwidth, VBR/MBR H.264, Axis Zipstream technology in H.264
Minimum illumination: not given
Overlay: text and image
Imaging: compression, colour, brightness, sharpness, contrast, white balance, exposure value, exposure control, exposure zones, local contrast, rotation, Corridor Format, mirroring of images, Forensic WDR

Viewing, detection & recording

Privacy masking: yes
Number of users: not given
Alarm detection: Axis video motion detection included, active tampering alarm, audio detection, support for AXIS Camera Application Platform enabling installation of third-party applications
Alarm action: file upload: FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, network share and email, notification: email, HTTP, HTTPS and TCP, video and audio recording to edge storage, play audio clip, external output activation
Pre-/post-alarm buffer: yes
Edge storage: two SD/SDHC/SDXC slots supporting memory cards up to 64 GB (card not included), support for recording to dedicated network-attached storage (NAS)
Recording software supported: Axis Camera Station, Axis Companion software


Power: 12 V DC, typical 14 W, max 30 W
Network: RJ45 for 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX PoE
SD card slot: two SD card slots
Other: RJ12 for sensor units, 6-pin terminal block for four configurable inputs/outputs (12 V DC output) - max load 50 mA, 2 x 3.5 mm mic/line in, 3.5 mm line out, DC connector for 12 V DC input, HDMI (type A)


Dimensions: 202 (L) x 102 (W) x 31 (H) mm
Weight: 0.44 kg
Casing: aluminium, plastic
Warranty: 5 years
Operating temperatures: 0°C to 45°C
Power consumption: max 30 W
Dynamic DNS: yes
Protocols supported: IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPSa, SSL/TLSa, 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

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