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AXIS P13 Box Camera Series

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Axis P1388-LE outdoor varifocal box IP camera with 8MP 4K UHD resolution, exchangeable i-CS lens support, 50m OptimizedIR, Lightfinder 2.0, Forensic WDR, and Axis Object Analytics

£1,316.40 inc VAT
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Monitor exposed areas in ultra HD 4K resolution video with this vandal-resistant, high-performance box IP camera built for the outdoors with intelligent analytics. Maintain clarity even in freezing conditions with defog function & front lens heater.

  • 8MP sensor for 4K UHD video up to 3840x2160 resolution
  • Varifocal P-iris lens gives 46°–122° horizontal viewing angle
  • Robust and reliable around-the-clock external monitoring
  • Lightfinder 2.0, Forensic WDR and OptimizedIR for excellent clarity in poor lighting
  • AI analytics for granular object detection & classification
  • Axis 5-year warranty, firmware support until 31-12-2033
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Overview of the Axis P1388-LE outdoor varifocal box IR camera

  • IP66/67 and IK10-rated casing to withstand harsh conditions and vandalism 
  • Front lens heater and defog function ensure clear viewing in freezing temperatures
  • Optimise poor lighting with Lightfinder 2.0 and Forensic WDR
  • Exchangeable i-CS lens support for flexible field of view options
  • AI-based algorithms accurately classifies objects such as people, cars, buses, motorbikes and bicycles

For a sturdy and dependable solution to monitoring exposed outdoor areas, the P1388-LE from Axis is equipped with cutting-edge technology to ensure excellent image quality regardless of weather conditions. The P-Iris lens is kept clear through the front lens heater and defog function for visibility in freezing conditions, with Lightfinder 2.0 and Forensic WDR visually balancing out scenes with challenging lighting. Housed within an IP66/67 and IK10-rated casing, this resilient camera captures 4K ultra high-definition footage 24-hours a day, with monochrome images up to 50m in complete darkness thanks to OptimizedIR.

EIS delivers a smooth and consistent video feed with playback up to 60fps to capture all the finer details. Detect motion and classify objects with deep learning analytics for enhanced security and business performance insights. Mounting and installation is made easy with the included mounting arm and PoE support, and redundancy DC power prevents downtime in the event of power outage. Audio capture can be enabled through use of an external microphone.

Video Analytics

Axis Object Analytics (AOA) identifies objects with granular level classification delivered by the on-board Deep Learning CPU which greatly improves accuracy for minimal false alarms. Run up to 10 scenarios simultaneously, including virtual line crossing, object in area and time in area. Objects are visualised on-screen in colour coded bounding boxes (which can be turned off), and user-defined alerts can be configured for enhanced security and performance insights. Classify objects including people, vehicles, cars, buses, bikes and license plates. These attributes are applied to objects as metadata, which also enables Forensic AI search for rapid footage retrieval.

Recording and Video Management

Available recording and video management options for this camera:

Example Use Cases

  • Perimeter and zone protection - early detection of intruders or vehicles, configure alarms upon unexpected behaviour, line crossing alerts, intrusion detection, loitering warning
  • Entrance monitoring - visitor detection, authorise and confirm deliveries
  • Anti-vandalism - deter criminal activity, identify suspcious behavior, early warning of break-ins, prevent unauthorised area access
  • Car parks - licence plate capture (LPR, ANPR, NPR), speed detection, entry and exit control, object counting in area

Accessories included

  • Camera
  • Installation guide
  • Terminal block connectors
  • AXIS TQ1003-E Wall Mount
  • Owner authentication key


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Technical specifications of the Axis P1388-LE outdoor varifocal box IP camera


Environment: outdoor
Type: varifocal box
Sensor: 1/1.8” progressive scan RGB CMOS
Pixel size 2.0 µm
Lens: Varifocal, 3.9–10 mm, F1.5
Horizontal field of view: 122°–46°
Vertical field of view: 64°–26°
IR corrected, CS-mount lens, P-Iris contro
PTZ: digital PTZ only
Audio: Automatic gain control
Speaker pairing
Input for external unbalanced microphone, optional 5 V microphone power
Power: Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 2 Class 4
Typical 9.58 W, max 25.5 W
10–28 V DC, typical 8.49 W, max 25.5 W
IR illumination on: class 4, max 25.50 W
IR illumination off: class 3, max 12.95 W


Resolution: 3840x2160 to 160x90
Frame rate: With forensic WDR: Up to 25/30 fps (50/60 Hz) in all resolutions
No WDR: Up to 50/60 fps (50/60 Hz) in all resolutions
IR illumination: OptimizedIR with power-efficient, long-life 850 nm IR LEDs
Range of reach 50 m (164 ft) or more, depending on the scene
WDR Forensic WDR: Up to 120 dB depending on scene
Video streaming: Up to 20 unique and configurable video streams
Axis Zipstream technology in H.264 and H.265
Controllable frame rate and bandwidth
VBR/ABR/MBR H.264/H.265
Low latency mode
Video streaming indicator
Day/night: automatically removable infrared-cut filter
Minimum illumination: 4K 25/30 fps with Forensic WDR and Lightfinder 2.0:
Colour: 0.13 lux at 50 IRE, F1.5
B/W: 0.03 lux at 50 IRE, F1.5
4K 50/60 fps with Lightfinder 2.0:
Colour: 0.3 lux at 50 IRE, F1.5
B/W: 0.06 lux at 50 IRE, F1.5
4K 25/30 fps with Forensic WDR and Lightfinder 2.0:
With optional F0.9 lens
Colour: 0.05 lux at 50 IRE, F0.9
B/W: 0.011 lux at 50 IRE, F0.9
0 lux with IR illumination on
Remote zoom / focus included
Image settings: Contrast, brightness, sharpness, white balance, day/night threshold, tone mapping, exposure mode, exposure zones, defogging, barrel distortion correction, compression, rotation: 0°, 90°, 180°, 270° including corridor format, mirroring, text and image overlay,dynamic text and image overlay, privacy masks, polygon privacy mask, target aperture Scene profiles: forensic, vivid, traffic overview


Application Programming Interface: Open API for software integration, including VAPIX and Axis Camera Application Platform
Event triggers: Speaker pairing
Event conditions Audio: audio detection, audio clip playing
Device status: above/below/within operating temperature, IP address removed/blocked, new IP address, network lost, system ready, ring power overcurrent protection, live stream active
Digital audio input status
Edge storage: recording ongoing, storage disruption, storage health issues detected
I/O: digital input, digital output, manual trigger, virtual input
MQTT: stateless
Scheduled and recurring: schedule
Video: average bitrate degradation, day-night mode, tampering
Event action: Audio clips: play, stop
Day-night mode
I/O: toggle I/O once, toggle I/O while the rule is active
MQTT: publish
Notification: HTTP, HTTPS, TCP and email
Overlay text
Recordings: record, record while the rule is active
SNMP traps: send, send while the rule is active
Status LED: flash, flash 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
Support for SD card encryption (AES-XTS-Plain64 256bit)
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: I/O: 6-pin 2.5 mm terminal block for 2 supervised alarm inputs and 2 outputs (12 V DC output, max load 50 mA)
Dimensions: For detailed dimensions please refer to the datasheet
Weight: 3340 g (7.4 lb) including wall mount
2460 g (5.4 lb) for camera only
Casing: IP66-, IP67-, NEMA 4X- and IK10-rated
Aluminum and plastic casing
Weathershield with black anti-glare coating
Colour: white NCS S 1002-B
Operating temperatures: –40 °C to 60 °C (–40 °F to 140 °F)
Humidity 10–100% RH (non-condensing)
Wind load (sustained): 55 m/s (123 mph)
Installation aids: Levelling assistant, remote back focus
Warranty: 5-year
Firmware support to: 31-12-2033
Protocols supported: IPv4, IPv6 USGv6, ICMPv4/ICMPv6, HTTP, HTTPSb , HTTP/2, TLS b , QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, SFTP, CIFS/SMB, SMTP, mDNS (Bonjour), UPnP® , SNMP v1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), DNS/DNSv6, DDNS, NTP,NTS, RTSP, RTP, SRTP/RTSPS, TCP, UDP, IGMPv1/v2/v3, RTCP, ICMP, DHCPv4/v6, ARP, SSH, LLDP, CDP, MQTT v3.1.1, Secure syslog (RFC 3164/5424, UDP/TCP/TLS), Link-Local address (ZeroConf), IEEE 802.1X (EAP-TLS), IEEE 802.1AR
Security: Software: Signed firmware, brute force delay protection, digest authentication and OAuth 2.0 RFC6749 OpenID Authorization
Code Flow for centralized ADFS account management, password protection
Hardware: Axis Edge Vault cybersecurity platform Secure element (CC EAL 6+), Axis device ID, secure keystore, signed video, secure boot

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