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Axis P3255-LVE vandal-resistant outdoor dome IP camera with HD 1080p, dual chipset, up to 40m OptimisedIR & Lightfinder 2.0

£909.60 inc VAT
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This high-performance IP camera is an ideal choice for use in exposed outdoor locations that feature lots of traffic. Its innovative dual chipset enables improved performance of analytics and imaging technologies for a reliable solution.

  • Advanced Axis Object Analytics
  • OptimisedIR: up to a 40m distance
  • Embedded Deep Learning Processing Unit
  • Varifocal lens: 100°-36° viewing angle
  • HD 1080p resolution
  • Axis 5-year warranty
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Overview of the Axis P3255-LVE

  • Delivers HD 1080p resolution video at up to 25 fps
  • Varifocal lens provides horizontal views up to 100°
  • Dual chipset for advanced analytics based on deep learning
  • Up to 40m OptimisedIR, Lightfinder 2.0 & Forensic WDR technologies
  • Axis 5-year warranty
  • Size: ø149 x 104 mm

This high-performance, vandal-resistant dome IP camera provides full HD 1080p resolution video at up to 25 frames per second (fps) in outdoor scenes – 24 hours a day. Featuring both Axis’ ARTPEC-7 chip and a Deep Learning Processing Unit (DLPU), this camera’s innovative dual chipset enables improved performance of analytics and imaging technologies such as Lightfinder 2.0 and Forensic WDR. OptimisedIR technology is also included and other additional features include support for Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+), onboard storage (microSD card sold separately) and support for the Axis Camera Application Platform (ACAP).


The outdoor-ready unit is equipped with a varifocal lens that provides horizontal views of up to 100° and allows optimum scene coverage to be set during installation. OptimisedIR technology enables reliable monitoring in complete darkness, with a range of reach of up to 40m. An external microphone can be connected for audio recording (not included), and two-way audio functionality can be achieved by connecting an external speaker via the optional Axis T61 audio and I/O interfaces (sold separately).


Forensic WDR technology retains image details in high-contrast lighting while also helping to ensure that few motion artefacts are apparent in busy scenes. For full-colour images in near-dark conditions, Lightfinder 2.0 technology is included and also helps to reduce bandwidth requirements. Additionally, users can examine areas of the original image in greater detail using digital pan/tilt/zoom controls.

Video analytics

This advanced model includes a dual chipset with the Axis ARTPEC-7 chip and a DLPU which serves as the basis for granular object classification using Axis Object Analytics. Thanks to this intelligent technology, the camera can detect and classify humans and/or vehicles as well as distinguish between different types of vehicles such as cars, bikes, trucks and buses. This helps to reduce the number of false alarms and enables operators to focus on genuine incidents. ACAP support is also included for the installation of other advanced analytics applications from Axis and third-party developers – alongside various configurable video motion detection and tampering alarms.

Video management

Onboard storage provides a backup if the network fails, recording files onto the MicroSD card (not included). Sophisticated video management is also possible by integrating this unit with high-performance VMS such as Axis Camera Station and Milestone XProtect. In addition, a cloud-based solution can be implemented via the intuitive Morphean Cloud CCTV platform or CamStreamer Cloud.


PoE+ support delivers power and network connectivity over a single cable – helping to enable quick and cost-effective installation. The camera is also housed in an IP66 and IK10-rated casing for reliable use in outdoor locations that may be exposed to tampering attempts.

Please note: there is no power supply included with this unit. It is power over ethernet capable.

Key features & benefits

  • Captures full HD 1080p resolution video at up to 25 fps
  • Varifocal lens provides horizontal views of up to 100° - enabling the desired view to be set at installation
  • 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)
  • Vandal-resistant and IP66-rated casing for reliable outdoor use
  • Forensic WDR captures image details in high-contrast scenes
  • Lightfinder 2.0 technology produces full-colour images in ambient light extremes
  • The original image can be examined in greater detail using digital PTZ controls
  • Dual chipset enables Axis Object Analytics to detect and classify humans and vehicles - distinguishing between different types of vehicle
  • ACAP support enables the installation of advanced analytics applications from Axis and third-party developers
  • Configurable camera-based video motion detection alarms help to alert users of activity via notifications such as email
  • MicroSD card (not included) provides edge storage space and handy data backup
  • 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 fully-featured network camera is an ideal choice in exposed outdoor locations that feature lots of traffic. Typical applications include car parks, industrial sites and zoos.



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


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

Mounting options


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Key technical features of the Axis P3255-LVE


Environment: outdoor (IP66, NEMA 4X and IK10-rated)
Type: fixed dome
Sensor: 1/2.8” progressive scan RGB CMOS
Lens: varifocal, 3.4-8.9mm, F1.8, remote zoom, remote focus, P-Iris control, IR corrected, horizontal field of view: 100° - 36°
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 802.3at Type 2 Class 4, typical: 7.8W, max: 14.6W
Memory: 2048MB RAM, 1024MB Flash


Resolution: (1920 x 1080) to (160 x 90)
Compression: H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) Baseline, Main 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: 0.1 lux, b/w: 0.02 lux, 0 lux with IR illumination on
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), 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: 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. 14.6W
Protocols supported: IPv4, IPv6 USGv6, HTTP, HTTPS, HTTP/2, 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 50121-4, IEC 62236-4, EN 55024, 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, 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 IP66, IEC/EN 62262 IK10, NEMA 250 Type 4X. Network: NIST SP500-267

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