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Axis Q1951-E outdoor thermal IP camera with 384x288 resolution thermal imaging, motion and loitering detection & Zipstream

€3,698.21 inc VAT
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With a variety of lens options and viewing angles up to 50°, this thermal IP camera provides round-the-clock thermal imaging for reliable detection - even in complete darkness or areas obscured by smoke or fog.

  • Thermal imaging in 384 x 288 resolution
  • Choice of fixed lens: up to 50° view
  • Reliable round-the-clock detection
  • Electronic Image Stabilisation included
  • A range of analytics included and supported
  • Axis 5-year warranty
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Overview of the Axis Q1951-E

  • 384 x 288 resolution thermal imaging at 8.3 and 30fps
  • Several lens options with up to 55° horizontal viewing angle
  • A variety of pre-installed and supported analytics applications
  • Two-way audio via external devices
  • Axis 5-year warranty
  • Size: Ø132 x 272 mm

This vandal-resistant thermal network camera is part of the advanced Axis Q19 series, offering thermal imaging in 384 x 288 resolution that can be scaled up to 768 x 576. The unit is ideal for applications such as perimeter surveillance when reliable detection is required - even in areas subject to complete darkness or obscured by smoke, haze, or fog. Additionally, features such as electronic image stabilisation (EIS), several integrated video analytics applications and optional lens sizes (please select from the dropdown) are included.


The camera is available with various fixed lens options that are all available in 8.3 frames per second (fps) and 30fps variations including 7mm, 13mm, 19mm and 35mm – allowing users to choose the lens and frame rate most suitable for their surveillance needs. Additionally, built-in EIS retains image clarity, even when the camera is subject to excessive movement.


Thermal imaging allows users to identify individuals and objects that give off heat in recordings taken in darkness or obscured by fog or smoke; this enables improved detection of potentially hazardous events such as overheating of machinery or intrusion of unauthorised personnel. A variety of other imaging features also come as standard on this camera, such as corridor format: a technology that allows the camera to rotate by 90° to capture narrow areas, limiting the redundant space captured. Furthermore, privacy masking ensures that areas not permitted to be recorded or not necessary for surveillance are concealed, increasing privacy for those in the surrounding area.

Video analytics

Equipped with an array of Axis analytics applications including Motion Guard, Fence Guard, Loitering Guard and Video Motion Detection; this unit provides comprehensive monitoring that alerts users to instances of trespassing, individuals lingering in an area and other potentially suspicious behaviour. These alarms can then trigger recording onto the camera’s MicroSD card (not included) – ensuring all activity is captured. The camera also offers support for Axis Perimeter Defender (sold separately) to enhance the unit’s edge-based intrusion detection and Axis’ camera application platform where users can download third-party applications to fit their requirements

Video management

This camera offers support for edge storage, providing a handy backup in case of network failure, whilst also allowing it to work as a standalone system (MicroSD card not included). The camera can also work in conjunction with high-performance video management software such as Axis Camera Station or  Milestone XProtect these software products allow users to manage and edit footage as well as view live and recorded playback from their network cameras.


This durable camera is ideal for demanding outdoor conditions with IP66 weather resistance and IK10-rated and NEMA 4X tampering protection. Additionally, support for Power-over-Ethernet allows the unit to receive both power and network connectivity through one cable, resulting in more straightforward and cost-effective installation.

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

Key features & benefits

  • Provides 24-hour thermal imaging at a resolution of 384 x 288, detecting objects in full darkness
  • Casing is IP66/67 rated for weather protection and operates between -40 °C to 60°C
  • IK10 and NEMA 4X impact resistance protects the camera from vandalism attempts
  • A range of lens options are available for a variety of user requirements
  • Axis Fence Guard, Motion Guard and Loitering Guard come pre-installed, and a number of other analytics applications are supported (including third-party options)
  • Video motion detection methods enhance dynamic scene awareness and deliver reliable security monitoring
  • Sharper images are captured as EIS reduces the effects of camera movement
  • Support for two-way audio using external devices (not included) to enable verbal communication between users and those in the scene
  • PoE efficiently provides both network and power connectivity over one cable, simplifying installation
  • Edge storage provides a backup solution in the case of network connection failure and is also ideal in standalone setups

Typical applications

The Axis Q1951-E offers durable, 24-hour thermal imaging of outdoor areas requiring reliable detection even in challenging conditions. Typical applications include university campuses, warehouse loading bays and prisons.



  • Choice of lens (please select from the dropdown menu)
  • Wall and ceiling mount bracket
  • Installation guide
  • Axis Motion Detection 3
  • Windows decoder 1-user licence
  • Torx T20 screwdriver
  • Terminal block connector


  • PoE midspan
  • SD card
  • Lens options

Please note:

  • Thermal imaging cameras are only sold to businesses and not to private individuals
  • Export restrictions apply to certain countries
  • Thermal cameras are non-returnable unless faulty and covered by manufacturer warranty

IMPORTANT WARNING: Thermal cameras are not suitable for coronavirus, fever or COVID-19 detection and we do not recommend their use for this purpose.

Mounting options (select optional accessories from the dropdown menu)

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Key technical features of the Axis Q1951-E


Environment: outdoor (IP66/67, NEMA 4X & IK10)
Type: thermal bullet
Sensor: uncooled microbolometer 384x288 pixels, pixel size: 17 μm. Spectral range: 8-14 μm
Lens: 7mm: 55° 13mm: 28° 19mm: 19.4° 35mm:10.5°
PTZ: digital PTZ only
Audio: external microphone input or line input, simplex, two-way audio via edge-to-edge technology, ring power, automatic gain control
Power: Power-over-Ethernet IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 1 Class 3, typical: 4.92 W, max: 12.95 W
Memory: 1024 MB RAM, 512 MB Flash


Resolution: sensor is 384x288. Image can be scaled up to 768x576
Compression: H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC), Motion JPEG, H.265 (MPEG-H Part 2/HEVC)
Frame rate: up to 8.3 fps and 30fps
Video streaming: multiple, individually configurable streams in H.265, H.264 and Motion JPEG, Zipstream technology
Day/night: none
Minimum illumination: none
IR illumination: none
Video overlay: text and image
Image settings: contrast, brightness, sharpness, exposure zones, compression, rotation: auto, 0°, 90°, 180°, 270° including Corridor Format, mirroring, dynamic text and image overlay, polygon privacy mask, electronic image stabilisation


Application Programming Interface: open API for software integration, including VAPIX and AXIS Camera Application Platform; One-click cloud connection ONVIF Profile G, ONVIF Profile S, and ONVIF Profile T
Event triggers: included: operating temperature, Axis Video Motion Detection, tampering alarm Axis Fence Guard, Axis Motion Guard, Axis Loitering Guard, support for Axis Camera Application Platform enabling installation of third-party applications
Event action: notification: email, HTTP, HTTPS and TCP and SNMP trap, video recording to edge storage and network share, send video clip, overlay text, play audio clip
Privacy masking: yes

Video Management

On-camera recording: support for MicroSD/microSDHC/microSDXC and support for encryption, support for recording to dedicated network-attached storage (NAS)
Network video recorders: Axis NVRs, ONVIF support for 3rd party
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: shielded RJ45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T 3.5 mm mic/line in Terminal block for 1 supervised alarm input and 1 output (12 V DC output, max. load 25 mA) DC input, terminal block
Dimensions: Ø132mm x 272mm
Weight: 1.4kg
Casing: colour: white, IP66/67, IK10, NEMA 4X
Operating temperatures: -40°C to 60°C
Mounting methods: ceiling, wall
Installation aids: pixel counter
Warranty: 5 year
Power consumption: max. 12.95W
Protocols supported: IPv4, IPv6 USGv6, HTTP, HTTPSa , HTTP/2, SSL/TLSa , 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, IGMPv1/v2/v3, RTCP, DHCPv4/v6, SOCKS, SSH, LLDP, MQTT v3.1.1, Syslog
Security: Password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPSa encryption, IEEE 802.1x (EAP-TLS) a network access control, digest authentication, user access log, centralized certificate management, brute force delay protection, signed firmware, secure boot, protection of cryptographic keys with FIPS 140-2, certified TPM 2.0 module, Axis Edge Vault with Axis device ID
Approvals: EMC CISPR 24, CISPR 35, EN 50121-4, EN 55024, EN 55032 Class A, EN 55035, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A, ICES-3(A)/NMB-3(A), IEC 62236-4, KC KN32 Class A, KC KN35, RCM AS/NZS CISPR32 Class A, VCCI Class A Safety IEC/EN/UL 60950-22, IEC/EN/UL 62368–1 Environment IEC 60068-2-1, IEC/EN 60068-2-14, IEC 60068-2-2, IEC 60068-2-27, IEC 60068-2-6, IEC/EN 60068-2-78, IEC/EN 60529 IP66/IP67, IEC/EN 62262 IK10b , ISO 21207 Method B, MIL-STD-810H (Method 501.7, 502.7, 505.7, 506.6, 507.6, 509.7, 510.7, 514.8, 516.8, 521.4), NEMA 250 Type 4X, NEMA TS 2 (2.2.7–2.2.9) Network NIST SP500-267

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