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Axis Q1700-LE licence plate IP camera with HD 1080p, up to 50m OptimisedIR, Forensic WDR, optional IR illuminator kit & PoE

£1,460.40 inc VAT
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Specifically designed for capturing sharp licence plate images, even at high speeds, this high-performance bullet IP camera features advanced imaging technologies as well as integrated IR LEDs for clearer images - 24 hours a day.

  • HD 1080p resolution
  • Varifocal lens: 16°-2.3° viewing angle
  • Capture vehicles travelling at up to 81mph
  • Up to 50m OptimisedIR illumination
  • Forensic WDR renders image details evenly
  • Axis 5-year warranty
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Overview of the Axis Q1700-LE

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  • Delivers HD 1080p resolution video at up to 25 fps
  • Captures licence plate images of vehicles travelling at up to 81 mph
  • Up to 50m OptimisedIR
  • Forensic WDR technology
  • Axis 5-year warranty
  • Size: ø147 x 439 mm

Specifically designed to capture sharp licence plate images - even at high speed; this advanced Axis bullet IP camera delivers smooth HD 1080p resolution video and ensures optimum pixel density for clear identification. This outdoor-ready, IK10-rated model also includes Forensic WDR and OptimisedIR technologies for clear image capture in any lighting condition.


The camera is capable of detecting and capturing licence plate information from vehicles travelling in a single lane at speeds of up to 81 mph (130 km/h). Axis' OptimisedIR technology provides enhanced night vision and intelligently adapts the level of infrared illumination from the IR LEDs to avoid overexposure. This versatile unit is capable of capturing traffic in one lane at a range of up to 100m during daytime and within 50m in darkness. Additionally, the optional Axis T90D20 IR-LED illuminator can be connected to extend the camera's night vision range up to 100m (not included).


Axis Forensic WDR technology helps to improve the quality of images captured in high-contrast scenes. By lowering noise levels and increasing the image signal, this technology ensures details are clearly visible in both bright and dark areas. Thanks to Axis’ built-in licence plate capture assistant, the camera’s image settings are also optimised based on the mounting height, distance to the vehicle and expected vehicle speed – ensuring the capture of legible licence plate information. In addition, Axis' Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) technology offsets the effect of camera movement by ensuring video is clear and not blurred.

Video analytics

Built on an open platform, the Q1700-LE offers support for the integration of third-party analytics - allowing it to provide specific solutions for a variety of vehicle monitoring applications.

Video management

Sophisticated video management is possible through integration with high-performance VMS such as Axis Camera Station and Milestone XProtect. Additionally, recordings can be stored locally to the on-board MicroSD card (not included) and used as a backup if the network fails.


Suitable for deployment in demanding locations, this robust and weatherproof camera includes an extra-long weather shield - ensuring reliable operation in extreme weather conditions and the ability to withstand winds up to 134 mph. Remote zoom helps eliminate the need for hands-on fine-tuning, and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) compatibility means the camera can be supplied with both power and network connectivity over a single cable - further simplifying installation.

Key features & benefits

  • Smooth, high-quality video footage in 2 megapixel resolution at full frame rate
  • Captures licence plate images with optimum pixel density - even from vehicles travelling at speeds of up to 81 mph
  • Built-in licence plate capture assistant ensures easy setup for improved video performance
  • IP66 and IK10-rated housing offers protection from harsh weather conditions and tampering attempts
  • True day/night functionality with an integrated IR-cut filter provides round-the-clock CCTV surveillance
  • Integrated IR LEDs with OptimisedIR technology provide even illumination at a range of up to 50m
  • Varifocal lens allows the viewing angle to be adjusted during installation for optimum scene coverage
  • Regions of interest can be investigated in real-time using the 8x optical zoom
  • Forensic WDR improves visibility and ensures the capture of details in high-contrast scenes
  • Multiple profiles allow the user to configure the application to their specific requirements
  • Open API for easy integration with third-party applications
  • Simplified installation using the handy remote zoom tools
  • Axis' Zipstream technology lowers bandwidth by analysing and optimising the video stream in real-time
  • Recordings can be stored locally to the on-board MicroSD card (not included) and used as a backup if the network fails
  • PoE supplies power and network connection via a single cable for quick and cost-effective installation

Typical applications

By ensuring the required pixel density for clear identification, the advanced Axis Q1700-LE with full HD 1080p resolution is capable of delivering high-quality licence plate images - even from vehicles travelling at high speeds. Typical applications include a range of traffic environments such as toll roads, motorways and in congested city surveillance.



  • Installation guide
  • Windows decoder 1-user license
  • Resistorx L-key
  • Connector kit
  • RJ45 patch cable


  • PoE midspan
  • MicroSD card
  • External IR LED illuminator

Mounting options

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Key technical features of the Axis Q1700-LE


Environment: outdoor (IP66, IK10, NEMA 4x-rated enclosure, IK08 impact-resistant glass front window)
Type: fixed bullet
Sensor: 1/2.8” progressive scan RGB CMOS
Lens: 18–137 mm, F2.9–4.1, horizontal field of view: 16°–2.3°, vertical field of view: 9.6°–1.3°, installation focus, automatic day/night, thread for 62 mm filters, max filter thickness: 5 mm
PTZ: 8x optical zoom
Audio: audio in, simplex
Power: Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 1 Class 3 Typical 7.7 W, max 12.95 W 20–28 V DC, typical 7.8 W, max 13.5 W 20–24 V AC, typical 12.4 V A, max 20 V A
Memory: 1024 MB RAM, 512 MB Flash


Resolution: 1920x1080 HDTV 1080p to 160x120, maximum pixel density with 8x optical zoom: 25 m (82 ft): 1912 px/m 50 m (164 ft): 956 px/m 250 m (820 ft): 191 px/m
Compression: H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) Baseline, Main and High Profiles Motion JPEG
Frame rate: 25 fps
Video streaming: multiple, individually configurable streams in H.264 and Motion JPEG Axis Zipstream technology in H.264 Controllable frame rate and bandwidth VBR/ABR/MBR H.264
Day/night: automatically removable infrared-cut filter in day mode and infrared-pass filter 720 nm in night mode
Minimum illumination: colour: 0.16 lux at 50 IRE F1.4 B/W: 0.03 lux at 50 IRE F1.4, 0 lux with IR illumination on
IR illumination: OptimisedIR with power-efficient, long-life 850 nm IR LEDs with adjustable angle of illumination and intensity. Range of reach 40m in wide field of view and 50m in full tele view, or more depending on scene
Video overlay: text and image
Image settings: saturation, contrast, brightness, sharpness, Forensic WDR: Up to 120 dB depending on scene, defogging, white balance, day/night threshold, exposure mode, exposure zones, compression, mirroring of images, electronic image stabilisation, barrel distortion correction, text and image overlay, dynamic text and image overlay, privacy masks Rotation: auto, 0°, 180° Scene profiles: license plate, forensic, vivid, traffic overview


Application Programming Interface: Open API for software integration, including VAPIX and AXIS Camera Application Platform, ONVIF profiles S/G
Event triggers: support for Axis Camera Application Platform enabling installation of third-part applications, analytics, edge storage events, supervised external input, virtual inputs through API, shock detection
Event action: pre- and post-alarm video buffering File upload: FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, network share and email, notification: email, HTTP, HTTPS, TCP and SNMP trap
Privacy masking: yes

Video Management

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


Network connections: Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 1 Class 3
Alarm I/O connections: none
Dimensions: Ø147mm x 439mm
Weight: 2.4kg 
Casing: IP66- and NEMA 4X-rated, IK10 impact-resistant aluminium enclosure with integrated dehumidifying membrane, IK08 impact-resistant glass front window, weather shield with black anti-glare coating, wind survivability 60 m/s (134 mph), colour: dark grey NCS S 5502-B (Weather shield: Black)
Operating temperatures: -40°C to 60°C
Mounting methods: mounting height: up to 10m (33 ft), distance from road: up to 10m (33 ft), camera detects tilt and roll angle automatically, built-in licence plate capture assistant optimizes video settings based on mounting height, distance to vehicle, and expected vehicle speed
Installation aids: license plate capture assistant, remote zoom, pixel counter, levelling assistant, autorotation
Warranty: 5-year
Power consumption: max. 12.9W
Protocols supported: IPv4, IPv6 USGv6, HTTP, 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, DHCP, ARP, SOCKS, SSH, LLDP
Security: password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPS encryption, IEEE 802.1Xa network access control, digest authentication, user access log, centralised certificate management, brute force delay protection
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-003 Class A, VCCI Class A, RCM AS/NZS CISPR 32 Class A, KCC KN32 Class A, KN35, EAC. Safety: IEC/EN/UL 62368-1, IEC/EN/UL 60950-22, EN/IEC 62471, IS 13252. Environment: EN 50581, 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 body, IK08 glass, NEMA 250 Type 4X, NEMA TS 2 (2.2.7-2.2.9). Network: NIST SP500–267

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