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Axis M4218-LV Indoor vandal-resistant IP dome camera with 4K resolution, varifocal lens, WDR and OptimisedIR

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Equipped with a 4K resolution sensor, WDR and OptimisedIR, this compact dome is ideal for capturing maximum detail in indoor monitoring applications, even in complete darkness. It also features advanced analytics for more effective security.

  • 4K / 8 megapixel resolution (up to 3840 x 2160)
  • Varifocal lens 3.5 - 6.6 mm with horizontal viewing angle of 93° to 47°
  • Up to 20m OptimisedIR illumination for image capture in complete darkness
  • Deep-learning Axis Object Analytics available in the camera
  • Axis Edge Vault hardware-based cybersecurity platform
  • Axis warranty: 5 years. Firmware support to: 31-12-2031
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Overview of the Axis M4218-LV indoor dome camera

  • Varifocal lens and installation aids makes for quick and precise set-up
  • Capture high-quality 4K CCTV footage, even in complete darkness with Axis OptimisedIR
  • Zipstream compression technology optimises bandwidth whilst preserving image detail
  • Connection to a public viewing display is available via a built-in HDMI port
  • Highly accurate detection of people and scenarios with Axis Object Analytics

This camera with its compact, impact-resistant dome is ideal for discreet monitoring in any indoor application. Its ability to capture high-quality 4K video around the clock makes it suitable for the most demanding security requirements. Metadata from on-board deep learning analytics accurately detects individuals and enables quick forensic search in live or recorded video. Featuring Axis’ efficient Zipstream compression technology, bandwidth demands and storage usage are kept to a minimum, whilst the important forensic detail is preserved. Axis Edge Vault ensures maximum cybersecurity of the camera, whilst firmware support and updates will be available from Axis until 31st December 2031. Typical applications for the Axis M4218-LV dome camera include CCTV monitoring of larger areas in for example warehouses, distribution centres, or on factory floors, but also large public indoor areas such as churches, aulas and conference space. 

Imaging and Optics

Equipped with a 4K resolution sensor as well as advanced WDR, the Axis M4218-LV produces rich, detailed footage at up to 15 frames per second. The integrated infrared LED with OptimisedIR technology ensures optimum scene illumination when there is total darkness. The unit’s 3.5mm – 6.6mm varifocal lens enables horizontal viewing angles of up to 93° wide and down to 47° narrow, whilst vertical views are 50° to 26° enabling a good range of zoom to clearly capture the target object or space. Moreover, Axis Privacy Shield employs AI-based dynamic masking allowing the concealment of moving objects, safeguarding the privacy of individuals when so required. 

Video Analytics

On-camera video analytics include Axis Object Analytics, Face Detector, Live Privacy Shield and Active Tampering Alarm. Easy to configure, these applications will give you flexible control over what the camera will be used for, and what kind of events you want to detect, and when. Whether you want to be alerted to security breaches, instances of loitering or over-occupancy, you can configure up to ten different detection scenarios. Using intelligent spatial behaviour analysis, Axis Object Analytics can filter out unwanted or irrelevant events, so you can focus on exactly what you need.

Additional Axis applications and third-party applications are supported to enhance the camera’s functionality for more specific requirements.

Recording and Video Management

Recording and video management options for this camera:

Installation and Mounting Options

Fitted with an active tampering alarm and featuring an IK08-rated casing, this robust camera can be safely deployed in areas prone to vandalism. Measuring just 120mm in diameter and able to be repainted, this compact unit is designed to blend into almost any indoor environment. PoE provides this versatile camera with efficient power and network delivery, whilst an HDMI port allows it to be connected to an external monitor and Portcast technology supports two-way audio.

Out of the box, this camera can mounted to a wall or ceiling but further installation options are available by using one of the optional mounts:

  • Axis T94C01L recessed mount for drop ceilings
  • Axis TM3101 pendant wall mount
  • Axis T94C01U universal mount

Accessories Included

  • Owner authentication key
  • Virtual client license for H.264/H.265
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Key technical features of the Axis M4218-V


Environment: indoor
Type: fixed dome
Sensor: 1/2.8” progressive scan RGB CMOS
Lens: Varifocal, 3.5–6.6 mm, F1.7 - 2.6 Horizontal field of view: 93°–47° Vertical field of view: 50°–26° Minimum focus distance: 1.5 m (59 in)
PTZ: digital PTZ only
Audio: Audio features through portcast technology: two-way audio connectivity, voice enhancer
Power: Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 1 Class 2
Typical 3 W, max 4.8 W


Resolution: 3840 x 2160 to 320 x 240
Frame rate: Up to 12.5/15 fps
Video streaming: Multiple, individually configurable streamsb Axis Zipstream technology in H.264 and H.265 Controllable frame rate and bandwidth VBR/ABR/MBR H.264/H.265
Day/night: automatically removable infrared-cut filter
Minimum illumination: Colour: 0.24 lux at 50 IRE F1.7
B/W: 0.04 lux at 50 IRE F1.7, 0
Remote zoom / focus included
Image settings: Compression, colour, brightness, sharpness, contrast, white
balance, exposure control, motion-adaptive exposure, WDR: up
to 110 dB depending on scene, text and image overlay, mirroring
of images, privacy mask
Rotation: 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°, including Corridor Format


Application Programming Interface: Open API for software integration, including VAPIX and Axis Camera Application Platform
Event triggers: Device status: above operating temperature, above or below operating temperature, below operating temperature, within operating temperature, IP address removed, new IP address,network lost, system ready, live stream active
Edge storage: recording ongoing, storage disruption, storage health issues detected
I/O: manual trigger, virtual input
MQTT: subscribe
Scheduled and recurring: schedule
Video: average bitrate degradation, day-night mode, tampering
Anaytics: Axis Object Analytics, Axis VMD, Axis face detector, Axis live privacy shield, active tampering alarm
Event action: Day-night mode
MQTT: publish
Notification: HTTP, HTTPS, TCP and email
Overlay text
Pre- and post-alarm video or image buffering for recording or
Recordings: SD card and network share
SNMP traps: send, send while the rule is active
Upload of images or video clips: FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, network
share and email
WDR mode

Video Management

On-camera recording: Support for microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC card Recording to network-attached storage (NAS)
Network video recorders: Axis NVRs, Milestone Husky NVRs, ONVIF support for 3rd party NVRs
Video Management Software: Axis Companion, Axis Camera Station, Milestone XProtect
Cloud: Morphean Cloud CCTV, CamStreamer Cloud


Alarm I/O connections: Audio: Audio and I/O connectivity via portcast technology
Dimensions: Ø120mm x 71mm
Weight: 0.35kg 
Casing: IP42 ingress protection, IK08 impact-resistant, polycarbonate and aluminium casing with hard-coated dome Encapsulated electronics Colour: white NCS S 1002-B
Operating temperatures: 0°C to 40°C
Installation aids: Pixel counter, remote zoom and focus, level grid
Warranty: 5-year
Firmware support to: 31-12-2031
Protocols supported: Pv4, IPv6 USGv6, ICMPv4/ICMPv6, HTTP, HTTPS, TLS, QoS Layer
3 DiffServ, FTP, SFTP, CIFS/SMB, SMTP, mDNS (Bonjour), UPnP
ARP, SSH, LLDP, CDP, MQTT v3.1.1, Link-Local address (ZeroConf)

Edge security Software: Signed firmware, brute force delay protection, digest
authentication, password protection, AES-XTS-Plain64 256bit
SD card encryption
Hardware: Axis Edge Vault cybersecurity platform
Secure element (CC EAL 6+), system-on-chip security (TEE), Axis
device ID, secure keystore, signed video, secure boot, encrypted
filesystem (AES-XTS-Plain64 256bit)
Network security: IEEE 802.1X (EAP-TLS), IEEE 802.1AR, HTTPS/HSTS, TLS v1.2/v1.3, Network Time Security (NTS), X.509 Certificate PKI, IP address

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