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

This product is discontinued. An alternative model is Axis P3268-LVE
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This outdoor-ready fixed dome is housed in an IK10-rated casing and features the Axis ARTPEC-7 chipset. It's ideal for use in exposed outdoor locations that require ultra-high definition surveillance - 24 hours a day.

  • Advanced Axis Object Analytics
  • Corridor Format for viewing narrow scenes
  • OptimisedIR: up to a distance of 40m
  • 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-LVE

Overview of the Axis P3248-LVE

  • Delivers high-quality 4K Ultra HD resolution video at up to 25 fps
  • Varifocal lens offers horizontal views of up to 100°
  • Up to 40m OptimisedIR
  • Axis Lightfinder 2.0 & Forensic WDR technologies
  • Axis 5-year warranty
  • Size: ø149 x 104 mm

This outdoor-ready, vandal-resistant dome IP camera provides detail-packed 4K UHD resolution video at up to 25 fps. Featuring advanced imaging technologies, such as Lightfinder 2.0 and Forensic Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), the unit helps to improve the quality of images captured in challenging lighting conditions. OptimisedIR technology is also included and helps to enhance night-vision at a distance of up to 40m. With the inclusion of Axis' ARTPEC-7 chipset and support for the Axis Camera Application Platform (ACAP), users are able to utilise advanced analytics applications to help improve alarm signalling. Additional features include edge storage (microSD card not included) and Power over Ethernet (PoE) support for simplified installation.


The high-quality unit is equipped with a varifocal lens that offers horizontal views of up to 100° - enabling users to easily set the viewing angle during installation. It includes OptimisedIR for monitoring in complete darkness at a distance of up to 40m; and two-way audio functionality is also possible by connecting an external microphone and speaker via optional Axis T61 audio and I/O interfaces (sold separately).


Lightfinder 2.0 technology captures full colour video footage in near-dark conditions while Forensic WDR technology retains image details across scenes with high contrast lighting. Axis Corridor Format vertically orientates the video stream to optimise recording in narrow areas and motion-adaptive exposure is also included - helping to reduce the motion blur from approaching or nearby objects. In addition, users can view areas of interest in the original image in greater detail with the camera's digital PTZ controls.

Video analytics

Various video motion detection and tampering alarms can be configured to enhance dynamic scene awareness and deliver reliable security monitoring. Axis Object Analytics are also included - enabling users to identify and classify humans and vehicles and suppress most sources of costly false alarms. Additionally, the camera features support for ACAP which allows users to install other high-performance analytics applications from Axis and third-party developers.

Video management

Data can be stored directly to the on-board MicroSD card (not included) - serving as a data backup if the network connection is interrupted. Sophisticated video management is also possible by integrating this unit with high-performance VMS such as Axis Camera Station and Milestone XProtect - and a cloud-based solution can be achieved through the Morphean Cloud CCTV platform orCamStreamer Cloud.


To simplify installation, PoE support delivers power and network connectivity to the camera over a single cable. The unit is also housed in an IP66 and IK10-rated casing for reliable use in exposed outdoor locations that are prone to vandalism attempts.

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

Key features & benefits

  • Captures detail-packed 4K UHD resolution video at up to 25 fps
  • Varifocal lens enables users to set the desired field of view at installation - providing horizontal views of up to 100°
  • OptimisedIR technology helps to enhance true day/night recording at a distance of up to 40m
  • Two-way audio recording is possible by connecting an external microphone and speaker via optional Axis T61 audio and I/O interfaces (sold separately)
  • Housed in a vandal-resistant IK10 and IP66-rated casing for durable use in exposed outdoor locations
  • Lightfinder 2.0 technology enables the capture of full colour images in near-dark conditions
  • Forensic WDR technology retains image details across scenes with high contrast lighting
  • Motion-adaptive exposure reduces the motion blur from moving objects – helping to capture sharper images
  • Axis Corridor Format vertically orientates the video stream, allowing the field of view to be optimised for monitoring narrow areas
  • The original image can be examined in greater detail using digital PTZ controls
  • Axis Object Analytics detect and classify humans and vehicles – helping to reduce the frequency of false alarms
  • Video motion detection alarms can be configured to enhance scene awareness and notify users of activity via notifications such as email
  • ACAP support enables the installation of advanced analytics applications from Axis and third-party developers
  • Recordings can be written to the on-board microSD card (not included) to provide a helpful backup of data if the network fails
  • Remote zoom and focus enable simple installation and maintenance
  • PoE support delivers power and network connectivity to the camera over a single cable for cost-effective installation

Typical applications

This advanced model is ideal for use in exposed outdoor locations that require ultra-high definition surveillance - 24 hours a day. Typical applications include industrial sites, zoos and outside of licensed premises.



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

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-LVE


Environment: outdoor (IP66 and IK10-rated)
Type: fixed dome
Sensor: 1/1.8” progressive scan RGB CMOS
Lens: varifocal, 4.3-8.6mm, F1.5, 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: 8.6W, max: 11.8W
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 Perimeter Defender, 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, CamStreamer Cloud


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 104 mm
Weight: 0.8kg 
Casing: IP66- and NEMA 4X-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: -40°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. 11.8W
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 50121-4, IEC 62236-4, 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, IEC/EN/UL 60950-22, IEC/EN 62471. Environment: IEC 60068-2-1, IEC 60068-2-2, IEC 60068-2-6, IEC 60068-2-14, IEC 60068-227, IEC 60068-2-78 IEC/EN 60529 IP66, IEC/EN 62262 IK10, NEMA 250 Type 4X. Network: NIST SP500-267
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