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Axis Q1961-XTE ATEX-rated Thermal Bullet Camera

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Axis Q1961-XTE Zone 2 ATEX-rated Explosion-Protected Thermal Bullet Camera with 384x288 resolution, early fire detection and advanced analytics

£7,498.80 inc VAT
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Remotely, reliably and safely measure temperatures in hazardous, explosion-prone areas with the world's first ATEX Zone 2 thermal camera from Axis. Built on the powerful ARTPEC-8 chipset with advanced analytics including early fire detection.

  • 384x288 thermal resolution at a choice of 8.3 or 30 fps
  • Athermalised 7mm lens with 55° horizontal field of view
  • ATEX-certified for Zone 2 / Divison 2 areas at risk of explosion
  • Measures temperatures ranging between -40 °C to 350 °C
  • Preinstalled analytics including early fire detection
  • Axis 5-year warranty
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Overview of the Axis Q1961-XTE ATEX-rated Thermal Bullet Camera

  • Zone 2 ATEX-certified camera suited for remotely monitoring temperatures in areas at risk of explosions
  • Choice of 8.3 or 30 frames per second models to suit your application
  • Support for deep-learning analytics such as early fire detection thanks to the powerful ARTPEC-8 chipset 
  • Hardware-based cybersecurity in Axis Edge Vault helps safeguard sensitive data
  • Connect network speakers to enable audio alarms via edge-to-edge technology

The lightweight and cost-efficient Axis Q1961-XTE is the world's first thermometic camera specifically engineered and certified for use in Zone 2 / Division 2 hazardous areas exposed to flammable vapors or prone to risk of explosions such as factory floors, power plants, chemical processing plants, distilleries, bottling plants, grain silos and terminals, and assembly lines. The IP66/67 and IK10-rated vandal-resistant casing means the unit can be installed indoors or outdoors, capable of exposure to wet weather conditions. Installations for the monitoring of heavy machinery can rely on smart temperature monitoring to accurately detect fluctuations and overheating, in addition to gathering statistical insights to identify trends to aid predictive maintenance and prevent unwanted downtime. Advanced analytics can recognise and alert users to early signs of fires developing, offering essential safeguarding of your business delivered by the powerful deep-learning capabilities of the ARTPEC-8 chipset from Axis. Moreover, resilient hardware cybersecurity features by Axis Edge Vault protect the device and keeps your sensitive data secure from compromise by internal and external threats, making it suitable for use in Enterprise networks.

For a full list of safety certifications, please refer to the datasheet in the documents section below.

Imaging and Optics

Featuring a 7mm athermalised lens providing a 55° viewing field, the camera offers wide area coverage with the uncooled microbolometer sensor delivering 384x288 thermal resolution in a choice of 8.3 or 30 frames per second, suitable for different applications depending on the level of movement in the scene. Capable of measuring between -40°C and 350°C, the Axis Q1961-XTE can read the exact temperature of equipment in view with accurate spot reading, whilst up to 10 configurable polygonal detection zones can be set to independently measure specific portions of the viewing field. If the camera is installed in areas prone to vibrations such as near machinery or exposed to harsh weather conditions, Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) will ensure a smooth feed to prevent inconsistencies when gathering data.

Video Analytics

This Zone 2 ATEX-certified camera is built on the advanced ARTPEC-8 chipset from Axis which offers powerful deep-learning capabilities, delivering powerful, intelligent video analytics. Configure polygonal detection areas on screen through your video management software and the camera can accurately and consistently measure independent temperature zones, which can initiate an alert when the temperature drops below or above a preset threshold, allowing flexibility for a variety of applications. Early fire detection analytics are preinstalled on the unit which detects gradual temperature changes, with the AI-driven algorithm identifying patterns which may indicate signs of a fire developing. Increase efficiency of responses to incidents through alarm integration via edge-to-edge technology enabling network speaker pairing for audible alarms to alert users. However, not all events are worthy of a notification, and the smart-filtering function disregards uninteresting objects such as warm exhausts of passing vehicles, minimising false alarms.

Recording and Video Management

Gather statistical data to develop and form greater insights with a higher degree of accuracy thanks to the powerful recording and processing capabilities of this cost-efficient and lightweight camera.

Recording and video management options for this camera:

Installation and mounting options

This ATEX-certified thermal camera is ideal for deployment in hazardous Zone 2 areas at risk of being exposed to flammable vapors and intense heat. Enclosed in an IP66/67 and IK10-rated casing, it offers vandal-resistance and protection from harsh and wet weather conditions. Installation is made easy thanks to support for PoE which powers the unit and enables network connection via a single cable.

The camera can be mounted to a wall or ceiling straight out of the box, with additional accessories required for further mounting options below:

Accessories included

  • Camera
  • Installation guide
  • TORX® L-keys
  • Terminal block connectors
  • Connector guard
  • Cable gaskets
  • Owner authentication key
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Key technical features of the Q1961-XTE ATEX Thermal Bullet Camera


Environment: ATEX-certified, Zone / Division 2
Type: thermal bullet camera
Sensor: uncooled microbolometer 384x288 pixels, pixel size 17 μm
Spectral range: 8-14 μm
Lens: Athermalized
Horizontal field of view: 55°, F1.18
Minimum focus distance: 1.3 m (4.3 ft)
PTZ: not included
Audio: Audio via network speaker pairing
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


Resolution: Sensor is 384x288. Image can be scaled up to 768x576
Frame rate: Choice of up to 8.3 fps or 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: not included
Minimum illumination: N/A
Remote zoom / focus not included
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 stabilization, multiple color palettes


Application Programming Interface: Open API for software integration, including VAPIX and Axis Camera Application Platform
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 videoclips: FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, network share, and email

Video Management

On-camera recording: Support for microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC card 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


Dimensions: Ø134mm x 292mm
Weight: 1.5 kg (3.3 lb)
Casing: IP66/IP67-, NEMA 4X-, and IK10-rated
Polycarbonate blend and aluminum, germanium window
Colour: gray NCS S 5502-B
Operating temperatures: -30 °C to 60 °C (-22 °F to 140 °F)
Humidity 10–100% RH (condensing)
Installation aids: Pixel counter
Warranty: 5-year
Firmware support to: 31-12-2031
Protocols supported: IPv4, IPv6 USGv6, ICMPv4/ICMPv6, HTTP, HTTPS, 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/RTSPS, TCP, UDP, IGMPv1/v2/v3, RTCP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, SSH, LLDP, CDP, MQTT v3.1.1, Link-Local address (ZeroConf)

Edge security Software: Signed firmware, brute force delay protection, digest
authentication, password protection, AES-XTS-Plain64 256bit
SD card encryption
Hardware: Axis Edge Vault cybersecurity platform
Secure element (CC EAL 6+), system-on-chip security (TEE), Axis
device ID, secure keystore, signed video, secure boot, encrypted
filesystem (AES-XTS-Plain64 256bit)
Network security IEEE 802.1X (EAP-TLS), IEEE 802.1AR, HTTPS/HSTS, TLS v1.2/v1.3,
Network Time Security (NTS), X.509 Certificate PKI, IP address

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