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Axis P3248-LV indoor vandal-resistant dome IP camera with 4K UHD, up to 40m OptimisedIR, Lightfinder 2.0 & Forensic WDR

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This advanced unit from Axis is ideal for use in demanding indoor locations. Housed in a vandal-resistant casing and featuring the Axis ARTPEC-7 chip, it provides reliable and high-quality video monitoring under any lighting conditions.

  • Axis Object Analytics included
  • Up to 40m OptimisedIR illumination
  • Tamper-resistant IK10-rated casing
  • Varifocal lens: 100°-53° viewing angle
  • 4K Ultra HD resolution
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This product is discontinued, an alternative model is the Axis P3268-LV

Overview of the Axis P3248-LV

  • Delivers detail-packed 4K Ultra HD resolution at up to 25 fps
  • Varifocal lens provides horizontal views of up to 100°
  • Up to 40m OptimisedIR
  • Lightfinder 2.0 & Forensic WDR technologies
  • Axis 5-year warranty
  • Size: ø149 x 103 mm

Part of the popular Axis P32 range, this vandal-resistant IP camera is a great 'all-rounder' and captures detail-packed 4K Ultra HD resolution video at up to 25 frames per second (fps). Designed to provide reliable 24-hour monitoring of indoor scenes, this advanced model features Axis Lightfinder 2.0 and Forensic Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technologies for improved imaging in challenging lighting conditions. OptimisedIR is also included and helps to enhance night-vision at a distance of up to 40m. Additional features include Power over Ethernet (PoE) support, edge storage (microSD card not included) as well as the Axis ARTPEC-7 chipset and ACAP support for the installation of high-performance analytics applications.


The camera is equipped with a varifocal lens which provides horizontal views of up to 100° and allows the desired viewing angle to be set during installation. OptimisedIR technology helps to enhance night-vision at a distance of up to 40m and intelligently adapts the level of infrared illumination to avoid overexposure and best suit the scene. Two-way audio recording is also possible via optional Axis T61 audio and I/O interfaces (sold separately) – enabling the connection of an external microphone and speaker.


Axis Lightfinder 2.0 technology supports the capture of full colour images even in low light and Axis Forensic WDR technology ensures the capture of details in high contrast scenes. The advanced unit also features motion-adaptive exposure – helping to provide sharper images by reducing the motion blur from nearby or approaching objects. Axis Corridor Format optimises the field of view in narrow areas – ideal for use in school and small office buildings. In addition, the original image can be examined in greater details thanks to digital PTZ controls and multi-view streaming, which allows two cropped views to be streamed simultaneously.

Video analytics

Axis Object Analytics enable the camera to detect and classify people and vehicles when they cross a user-defined virtual line or enter a user-defined area. A range of configurable, camera-based video motion detection alarms are also available to help alert users of activity via a choice of notification methods including email. User can also install other advanced applications from Axis and third-party developers through the Axis Camera Application Platform (ACAP).

Video management

The quality camera can be integrated with high-performance video management software such as Axis Camera Station and Milestone XProtect to enable sophisticated video management. The camera can also be integrated with the Morphean Cloud CCTV platform to achieve a cloud-based solution. Additionally, edge storage provides a handy backup of data in the event of a network connection failure.


Housed in an IK10-rated casing, the unit can be used reliably in indoor locations that are prone to tampering attempts. It also offers straightforward installation with support for remote zoom and focus, as well as PoE.

Please note: this camera does not come with a power supply, please select from the accessories tab if required.

Key features & benefits

  • Robust dome delivers 4K Ultra HD resolution video at up to 25 fps
  • Varifocal lens offers horizontal viewing angles up to 100° and allows users to easily set the viewing angle during installation
  • OptimisedIR technology provides up to 40m of not vision whilst helping to evenly illuminate the scene
  • External devices can be connected to help improve alarm signalling and enable two-way audio recording via optional Axis T61 audio and I/O interfaces (sold separately)
  • IK10-rated, vandal-resistant casing provides protection in indoor locations that are prone to vandalism attempts
  • Full colour images are produced, even in ambient light extremes thank to Lightfinder 2.0 technology
  • Forensic WDR technology ensures the capture of image details in high contrast scenes
  • Motion-adaptive exposure reduces the motion blur from moving objects – helping to capture sharper images
  • Axis Corridor Format maximises the area of interest in narrow scenes by vertically orientating the video stream
  • Axis Object Analytics detect and classify humans and vehicles and helps to reduce the frequency of false alarms
  • Configurable camera-based video motion detection alarms help to alert users of activity via notifications such as email
  • ACAP support enables the installation of advanced analytics applications from Axis and third-party developers
  • MicroSD card (not included) provides edge storage space and handy data backup
  • Remote zoom and focus enable simple installation and maintenance
  • PoE supplies power and network connection over one cable for quick and cost-effective deployment

Typical applications

This vandal-resistant dome provides reliable 24-hour surveillance in Ultra HD 4K resolution – ideal for use in demanding indoor locations. Typical applications include high-end retail stores, banks and schools.



  • Installation guide
  • User manual
  • Windows decoder 1-user licence
  • Drill template
  • Resistorx T20 L-key
  • Terminal block connectors
  • Cable gaskets
  • Connector guard

Optional (select from accessories tab):

  • PoE midspan
  • MicroSD card
  • Axis T61 audio and I/O interfaces


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Key technical features of the Axis P3248-LV


Environment: indoor
Type: fixed dome
Sensor: 1/1.8” progressive scan RGB CMOS
Lens: varifocal, 4.3-8.6mm, F1.3, remote zoom, remote focus, P-Iris control, IR corrected, horizontal field of view: 100° - 53°
PTZ: digital PTZ only
Audio: Two-way audio connectivity via the optional AXIS T61 Audio and I/O Interfaces with portcast technology, external microphone input
Power: Power-over-Ethernet IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 1 Class 3, typical: 8.2W, max: 11.4W
Memory: 2048MB RAM, 512MB Flash


Resolution: (3840 x 2160) to (160 x 90)
Compression: H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC), Main, Baseline and High Profiles, H.265 (MPEG-H Part 2/HEVC) Main Profile, Motion JPEG
Frame rate: 25 fps
Video streaming: multiple, individually configurable streams in H.264, H.265, and Motion JPEG, Axis Zipstream technology for 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: 0.14 lux, b/w: 0 lux
IR illumination: OptimisedIR with power-efficient, long life 850nm IR LEDs, range of reach: 40m or more depending on scene
Video overlay: text and image
Image settings: compression, colour saturation, brightness, sharpness, contrast, local contrast, white balance, day/night threshold, tone mapping, exposure control (including automatic gain control), motion-adaptive exposure, exposure zones, defogging, Forensic WDR: up to 120 dB depending on scene, barrel distortion correction, fine tuning of low-light behaviour, dynamic text and image overlay, privacy masks, mirroring, rotation: 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°, including Corridor Format


Application Programming Interface: open API for software integration, including VAPIX and Axis Camera Application Platform (ACAP), Axis Video Hosting System (VHS) with One-Click connection, support for Session Initialisation Protocol (SIP) for integration with Voice over IP (VoIP) systems, peer to peer or integrated with SIP/PBX, ONVIF profiles G/S/T
Event triggers: included analytics: Axis Object Analytics, Axis Motion Guard, Axis Fence Guard, Axis Loitering Guard, Axis Video Motion Detection, active tampering alarm, audio detection. Supported analytics: Axis Live Privacy Shield, support for ACAP enabling installation of third-party applications. External input, supervision of input, edge storage events, virtual inputs through API
Event action: record video: SD card and network share, upload of images or video clips: FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, network share, and email, pre- and post-alarm video or image buffering for recording or upload, notification: email, HTTP, HTTPS, TCP, and SNMP trap, overlay text, external output activation, play audio clip, make call
Privacy masking: yes

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


Network connections: RJ45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T PoE
Alarm I/O connections: I/O: 4–pin 2.5 mm (0.098 in) terminal block for 1 supervised digital input and 1 digital output (12 V DC output, max. load 25 mA). Audio: 4-pin 2.5 mm (0.098 in) terminal block for audio in and out. Audio and I/O connectivity via AXIS T61 Audio and I/O Interfaces with portcast technology
Dimensions: Ø149 mm x 103 mm
Weight: 0.72kg 
Casing: IP52-rated, IK10 impact-resistant polycarbonate casing with hard-coated dome and dehumidifying membrane, encapsulated electronics and captive screws, colour: white NCS S 1002-B
Operating temperatures: 0°C to 50°C
Mounting methods: ceiling, wall
Installation aids: pixel counter, remote focus, remote zoom, OptimisedIR with adjustable IR illumination intensity
Warranty: 5-year
Power consumption: max. 11.4W
Protocols supported: IPv4, IPv6 USGv6, HTTP, HTTP/2, HTTPS, SSL/TLS, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, SFTP, CIFS/SMB, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnP, SNMP v1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), DNS, DynDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTP, SRTP, TCP, UDP, IGMP, RTCP, ICMP, DHCPv4/v6, ARP, SOCKS, SSH, SIP, LLDP, MQTT, Syslog
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, secure boot, Axis Edge Vault with Axis device ID
Approvals: EMC: EN 55032 Class A, EN 55035, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A, ICES-3(A)/NMB-3(A), VCCI Class A, RCM AS/NZS CISPR 32 Class A, KC KN32 Class A, KC KN35. Safety: IEC/EN/UL 62368-1, IS 13252, IEC/EN 62471. Environment: IEC 60068-2-1, IEC 60068-2-2, IEC 60068-2-6, IEC 60068-2-14, IEC 60068-2-27, IEC 60068-2-78 IEC/EN 60529 IP52, IEC/EN 62262 IK10. Network: NIST SP500-267
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