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Axis Q1961-TE vandal-resistant outdoor thermal IP camera with 384 x 288 thermal imaging & remote temperature detection

£4,498.80 inc VAT
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Providing accurate remote temperature identification, early fire detection and a choice of lenses, this camera is designed to improve operational efficiency in manufacturing or industrial applications.

  • Thermal imaging in 384 x 288 resolution
  • Choice of fixed lens: 28° or 55° views
  • Early fire detection analytics
  • Polygonal temperature monitoring
  • Spot temperature reading
  • Axis 5-year warranty
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Overview of the Axis Q1961-TE

  • Thermal imaging at 384 x 288 resolution
  • Choice of 7mm or 13 mm lens with 28° or 55° views
  • IP66 and IK10-rated for weather and anti-vandal protection
  • Built-in cybersecurity features
  • Axis 5-year warranty
  • Dimensions: ø 132 mm x 272 mm

The advanced Q1961-TE thermal imaging camera is part of Axis’ powerful Q19 series and offers thermal resolutions of 384 x 288 that can be scaled up to 768 x 576. Outdoor-ready and able to detect temperatures between -40°C and 350°C this camera can monitor specific temperature levels and change rates remotely, notifying users when temperatures pass a certain threshold, even when operators are not onsite. Ideally situated in industrial sites or manufacturing warehouses, the unit can be used to monitor equipment prone to overheating. Early fire detection is also preinstalled, allowing users to set triggers to notify them of potential overheating or signs of fire.


The Axis Q1961-TE comes fitted with a choice of a 7mm or 13mm fixed focal lens offering 28° or 55° horizontal views and each lens is available with a choice of 8.3 or 30 frames per second. Based on Axis’ latest ARTPEC-8 chipset, this camera features a deep learning processing unit (DLPU) enabling more nuanced and accurate analytic detection for more proactive scene awareness. Smart polygonal temperature monitoring allows only selected areas to be monitored, disregarding potential false triggers such as vehicle exhausts – creating more accurate notifications. Spot temperature monitoring and temperature statistics allow users to monitor the exact temperature of an area with one click, and metadata allows them to identify temperature patterns. Furthermore, the unit is protected from data breaches and unauthorised access with a handful of built-in cybersecurity features including Axis Edge Vault, Secure boot and signed firmware.


To provide reliable monitoring, even when conditions are challenging, the Q1961-TE features a range of imaging technologies. Electronic image stabilisation (EIS) can be used to minimise blurring and produce clear footage when the camera is subject to movement – ideal when attached to a pole or situated in an area prone to high winds. When monitoring narrow areas, Corridor Format can be activated. This useful feature rotates the video stream by 90°, minimising the capture of redundant areas and optimising bandwidth usage.

Video analytics

Email notifications and alarms can be triggered when motion is detected by the camera, ensuring that no activity is missed, even when the camera is not being directly monitored. Axis’ smart Motion Guard provides accurate edge-based motion detection that allows areas to be predefined and analyses movement to filter out background motion for fewer false alarms. Axis Fence Guard and Loitering Guard are also included for reliable line-crossing and loitering detection in low-traffic areas. Moreover, support for audio via edge-to-edge and I/O connection enables external speakers and microphones (not included) to be connected, providing audio detection capabilities and the enhancement of alarm signalling for greater scene awareness.

Video management

Axis Companion Application can be installed to provide free basic video management for up to 16 cameras, as well as remote access to both live video streams and footage recorded to the onboard SD card (not included). This camera can be added to a new or existing Axis Camera Station or Milestone XProtect system – ideal for larger installations that require more advanced video management.


To make installation straightforward, the Q1961-TE comes with wall and ceiling mounting accessories and receives both power and network connection through a single cable with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) support, reducing the time and equipment needed to integrate the camera. Encased in IP66 and IK10-rated housing, this robust unit is protected from inclement weather and vandalism attempts – making it suitable for outdoor use. Furthermore, bandwidth is reduced by an average of 50% using Axis’ Zipstream technology – lowering costs associated with storage capacity without compromising important forensic detail.

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

Key features & benefits

  • Delivers thermal imaging in 384 x 288 resolution (can be scaled up to 768 x 576)
  • Choice of 7 or 13mm lens that offers 28° or 55° field of view at a choice of 8.3 or 30 fps
  • Offers temperature detection between -40°C to 350°C and accurate early fire detection
  • Based on ARTPEC-8 chipset with DLPU for advanced analytics capabilities
  • Select specific monitoring areas with polygonal temperature monitoring – providing fewer false alarms
  • Monitor the exact temperature of an area with spot temperature reading
  • Access temperature statistics through metadata to keep track of patterns and trends
  • Built-in cybersecurity features keep the system safe from unauthorised access
  • Corridor Format optimises video captured in narrow spaces by rotating the video stream
  • Motion blur is reduced when the camera is subject to movement, thanks to Electronic image stabilisation
  • Motion guard, Fence guard and Loitering guard notify users of activity in the camera’s view
  • Support for audio detection and communication is available via I/O and edge-to-edge connection
  • Wall and ceiling mountable out of the box
  • Streamlined network and power connection available via PoE
  • Durable IP66 and IK10-rated casing – ideal for outdoor use
  • Zipstream compression technology reduces storage capacity whilst preserving video quality

Typical applications

With thermal imaging, remote temperature detection, a choice of lens sizes and deep learning analytics, the Q1961-TE is an advanced camera suitable for areas that require consistent monitoring of temperatures such as waste management sites, industrial sites, warehouses and production lines. Thermal cameras are also suitable for perimeter detection due to their high contrast imaging and the Q1961-TE includes additional analytics which provide rapid detection of threats.



  • Installation guide
  • Wall mount
  • Terminal block connector
  • Windows decoder 1-user license


  • PoE midspan
  • SD card

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.

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Key technical features of the Axis Q1961-TE


Environment: outdoor
Type: thermal IP camera
Sensor: uncooled microbolometer 384x288 pixels, pixel size 17 μm. Spectral range: 8-14 μm
Lens: Athermalised, 7 mm: Horizontal field of view: 55°, F1.18, minimum focus distance: 1.3 m (4.3 ft) 13 mm: horizontal field of view: 28°, F1.0 minimum focus distance: 4 m (13 ft)
PTZ: no information given
Audio: Audio features AGC automatic gain control Network speaker pairing Spectrum visualiser Audio streaming Configurable duplex: One-way (simplex, half duplex) Audio input 10-band graphic equaliser Input for external unbalanced microphone, optional 5 V microphone power Digital input, optional 12 V ring power Unbalanced line input Audio output Output via network speaker pairing Audio encoding 24bit LPCM, AAC-LC 8/16/32/44.1/48 kHz, G.711 PCM 8 kHz, G.726 ADPCM 8 kHz, Opus 8/16/48 kHz Configurable bit rate
Power: Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 1 Class 3 Typical 4.3 W, max 12.95 W 10–28 V DC, typical 4.1 W, max 12.95 W
Memory: 2048 MB RAM, 8192 MB Flash


Resolution: sensor is 384x288. Image can be scaled up to 768x576
Compression: H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC), H.265 (MPEG-H Part 2/HEVC), Motion JPEG
Frame rate: up to 8.3 fps and 30 fps
Video streaming: up to 20 unique and configurable video streams Axis Zipstream technology in H.264 and H.265 controllable frame rate and bandwidth VBR/ABR/MBR H.264/H.265 Video streaming indicator
Day/night: no info given
Minimum illumination:

no info given

IR illumination: none
Video overlay: text and image
Image settings: contrast, brightness, sharpness, local contrast, exposure zones, compression, rotation: 0°, 90°, 180°, 270° including corridor format, mirroring, text and image overlay, polygon privacy mask, electronic image stabilisation, multiple colour palettes


Application Programming Interface: open API for software integration, including VAPIX and AXIS Camera Application Platform (ACAP); ACAP includes Native SDK and Computer Vision SDK. One-click cloud connection ONVIF Profile G, ONVIF Profile M, ONVIF Profile S, and ONVIF Profile T
Event triggers:

application: early fire detection Audio: audio detection, audio clip playing, audio clip currently playing call: state, state change Device status: above operating temperature, above or below operating temperature, below operating temperature, within operating temperature, IP address removed, new IP address, network lost, system ready, ring power overcurrent protection, live stream active digital audio input status Edge storage: recording ongoing, storage disruption, storage health issues detected I/O: digital input, manual trigger, virtual input MQTT: subscribe Scheduled and recurring: schedule Video: average bitrate degradation, tampering, temperature detection (above/below/increasing/decreasing)

Event action: Audio clips: play, stop I/O: toggle I/O once, toggle I/O while the rule is active MQTT: publish Notification: HTTP, HTTPS, TCP, and email overlay text Pre- and post-alarm video or image buffering for recording or upload Recordings: SD card and network share SNMP traps: send, send while the rule is active Upload of images or video clips: FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, network share, and email
Privacy masking: yes

Video Management

On-camera recording: support for MicroSD/microSDHC/microSDXC and 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 (PoE) IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 1 Class 3
Alarm I/O connections: I/O: Terminal block for 1 supervised alarm input and 1 output (12 V DC output, max. load 50 mA)
Dimensions: ø 132 mm x 272 mm
Weight: 1400g
Casing: IP66/IP67-, NEMA 4X-, and IK10-rated Polycarbonate blend and aluminium, germanium window colour: white NCS S 1002-B For repainting instructions, go to the product’s support page.
Operating temperatures: -40°C to 60°C
Mounting methods: wall, ceiling, pole, parapet
Installation aids: pixel counter
Warranty: 5 year
Power consumption: max. 12.95W
Protocols supported: IPv4, IPv6 USGv6, ICMPv4/ICMPv6, HTTP, HTTPS, HTTP/2, TLS, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, SFTP, CIFS/SMB, SMTP, mDNS (Bonjour), UPnP, SNMP v1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), DNS/DNSv6, DDNS, NTP, NTS, RTSP, RTP, SRTP, TCP, UDP, IGMPv1/v2/v3, RTCP, ICMP, DHCPv4/v6, SSH, LLDP, CDP, MQTT v3.1.1, Syslog, Link-Local address (ZeroConf)
Security: Edge security Software: Signed firmware, brute force delay protection, digest authentication, password protection, AES-XTS-Plain64 256bit SD card encryption Hardware: Secure boot, Axis Edge Vault with Axis device ID, signed video, secure keystore (CC EAL4+, FIPS 140-2 level 2 certified hardware protection of cryptographic operations and keys) Network security IEEE 802.1X (EAP-TLS) c , IEEE 802.1AR, HTTPS/HSTS, TLS v1.2/v1.3c , Network Time Security (NTS), X.509 Certificate PKI, IP address filtering
Approvals: product markings CSA, UL/cUL, BIS, UKCA, CE, KC, EAC Supply chain TAA compliant EMC CISPR 35, CISPR 32 Class A, EN 55035, EN 55032 Class A, EN 50121-4, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, IEC 62236-4 Australia/New Zealand: RCM AS/NZS CISPR 32 Class A Canada: ICES-3(A)/NMB-3(A) Japan: VCCI Class A Korea: KS C 9835, KS C 9832 Class A USA: FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A Railway: IEC 62236-4 Safety CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1 ed. 3, IEC/EN/UL 62368-1 ed. 3 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/IP67, IEC/EN 62262 IK10, 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)

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