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Axis Q2901-E PT outdoor thermal bullet IP camera with temperature change alarm, 336x256 resolution and pan-tilt mount

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Ideal for areas requiring constant monitoring as an additional safety precaution, this outdoor camera delivers thermal monitoring across a wide field of view and offers temperature detection alarms - supporting 6 configurable alarm zones.

  • 2 kinds of temperature detection alarms
  • PoE reduces cabling for simplified set up
  • Mounted on a pan/tilt (PT) motor
  • Choice of fixed lens: up to 35° view
  • Thermal imaging in 336 x 256 resolution
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This product is discontinued, an alternative model is the Axis Q1961-TE

Overview of the Axis Q2901-E PT

This outdoor-ready, temperature alarm camera from the Axis Q29 series offers thermal imaging in 336 x 256 resolution that can be scaled up to 720 x 576. Mounted on a pan-tilt (PT) motor, the camera has the ability to cover a wide area, resulting in a cost-effective alternative to the installation of multiple fixed mount cameras. The unit offers two kinds of temperature detection alarms and support for up to six configurable temperature alarm zones. Delivering reliable security monitoring within scenes that require temperature regulation, this advanced camera also supports edge storage and has a choice of two lens sizes.

Offering two alarms triggered by a deviation in temperature, this compact network camera has the ability to detect the temperature of an object between -40°c and 550°c. Visual aids such as spot temperature readings enable the user to read specific temperatures within particular areas of the field of view. Isothermal palette functionality configures highlighted temperature spans within the image enabling the user to define which temperature corresponds to which colour. These combined functions help to predict hazards by indicating a problem area before an issue arises and it becomes visible to the human eye.

Designed for external use, the camera is housed in an IP66 and NEMA 4X rated metal casing to provide durable protection against demanding weather conditions. The unit is able to operate in temperatures as low as -40°C and the integrated heater for the window decreases ice build up in extreme low temperatures.

Thermal imaging cameras are less sensitive to shadows and challenging light conditions, resulting in greater accuracy and fewer false alarms than non-thermal network cameras. The intelligent video motion and temperature detection in this model enhance scene awareness and alert users of possible hazards via notifications such as email. The user can also be made aware of possible vandalism attempts to the unit with built-in shock detection technology that send an alert if the camera is subject to impact.

Both H.264 and MJPEG compression standards are supported providing flexibility depending on requirements. The built-in MicroSD card slot (card not included) supports edge storage and acts as a data back-up in case of network connection loss. Power through PoE enables quick and easy installation with network and power being fed to the camera though a single cable.

This model comes with a choice of lens. The default 9mm option (0645-001) provides a 35° view and gives the user a focus distance of 2.1m whereas the 19mm (0647-001) lens choice gives a 17° view with a 9.5m focus distance.

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

This camera includes a pan-tilt mount bracket and there is a wall/ceiling mount version available: Axis Q2901-E

Key features & benefits

  • Thermal imaging provides reliable security monitoring with a lower chance of false alarms
  • Offers thermal imaging in 336 x 256 resolution that can be scaled up to 720 x 576 resolution
  • The pan-tilt mount allows the user to remotely move the camera, enabling a large area to be monitored
  • Outdoor-ready casing is IP66-rated and enables the camera to function from -40°C to 60°C
  • Visual aids such as isothermal palettes and spot temperature capabilities help to predict possible failures before an issues arise
  • Shock detection functionality alerts users of potential vandalism attempts
  • Power through PoE enables quick and cost-effective installation
  • Edge recording onto SD card (not included) provides a useful backup of data in the event of network failure
  • Lens options provide suitability for a wide range of applications (please select from drop down menu above)

Compatible recording platforms

  • Axis Camera Station
  • Milestone XProtect
  • Morphean Cloud CCTV
  • CamStreamer Cloud

Typical applications

The Axis Q2901-E PT delivers efficient and reliable thermal surveillance across a wide field of view. Ideal for industrial areas that require constant monitoring as an additional safety precaution. Typical applications include industrial sites with large machinery or processes that involve self-igniting materials.



  • Installation Guide
  • Windows decoder 1-user license
  • AVHS Authentication key
  • AXIS Video Motion Detection 3
  • AXIS Connector A 2-pin 5.08 Straight Torx T20 screw driver
  • PT Mount Bracket


  • PoE midspan
  • MicroSD 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.

Mounting options

  • Wall & ceiling mounting - Axis T91A04 and Axis T91B53
  • Pole mounting - Axis T91A04 , Axis T91D62 and Axis T94N01G
  • Parapet mounting - Axis T91A04 and Axis T91D62
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Key technical features of the Axis Q2901-E PT


Environment: outdoor (IP66 and NEMA 4X-rated)
Type: thermal bullet style IP camera
Sensor: uncooled Micro bolometer 336x256 pixels, pixel size 17 µm, spectral range: 8-14 µm
Lens: choice of lens: 9mm: F 1.25, 35° view, min. focus distance: 2.1 m, 19mm: F 1.25, 17° view, min. focus distance: 9.5 m 
Audio: not given
Power: Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 1 Class 3, max. 10 W, 8-20 V DC, max. 11 W or 20-24 V AC 50-60 Hz, max. 15 VA
Memory: 256 MB RAM, 128 MB Flash


Resolution: sensor is 336x256, image can be scaled up to 720x576
Compression: H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) Main and Baseline Profile, Motion JPEG
Frame-rate: up to 8.3 fps
Bandwidth control: 3 individual streams in H.264 and Motion JPEG: simultaneous, individually configured streams in max. resolution at 8.3 fps, controllable frame rate and bandwidth, VBR/CBR H.264
Light sensitivity: NETD < 50 mK
Video overlay: text and image
Imaging: sharpness, automatic gain control, exposure zones, gain, rotation, palette, isothermal palette, compression, mirroring

Viewing, detection & recording

Privacy masking: yes
Number of users: not given
Alarm detection: intelligent video, temperature detection, hardware temperature, edge storage events, shock detection, time scheduled
Alarm action: file upload: FTP, HTTP, network share and email, notification: email, HTTP and TCP, status LED, video recording to edge storage, PTZ pre-set, guard tour
Pre-/post-alarm buffer: yes
On-camera recording: SD card slot supporting microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC cards (card not included)
Recording software supported: Axis Camera Station


Power: Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 1 Class 3, max. 10 W, 8-20 V DC, max. 11 W or 20-24 V AC 50-60 Hz, max. 15 VA
Network: RJ45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX PoE, terminal block for power RS485/RS422 for pan/tilt control
Audio: not given


Dimensions: without bracket: 309 (L) x 105 (H) x 112 (W) mm
Weight: 1.8kg
Warranty: 5 years
Mounting methods: pan-tilt mount
Operating temperatures: -40°C to 60°C
Power consumption: max 10W
Dynamic DNS: yes
Protocols supported: IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPSc , SSL/TLSc , QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, CIFS/SMB, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnPTM, SNMP v1/v2c/v3(MIB-II), DNS, DynDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTP, TCP, UDP, IGMP, RTCP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, SOCKS, SSH
QoS: yes
Security: password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPSb encryption, IEEE 802.1Xb, network access control, digest authentication, user access log
ONVIF compliant: yes, profile S
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