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Axis Q8642-E PT outdoor thermal IP camera with 640x480 resolution thermal imaging, pan-tilt mount, EIS and Zipstream

£11,035.20 inc VAT
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This Axis positioning IP camera is mounted onto a high-performance pan-tilt motor for precise navigation across outdoor scenes. It delivers reliable and accurate security monitoring in locations subject to smoke, haze or fog.

  • Thermal imaging in 640 x 480 resolution
  • Endless 360° pan and 135° tilt
  • EIS counteracts effects of camera movement
  • Edge storage (microSD card not included)
  • Housed in an IP66-rated casing
  • Axis 5-year warranty
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 Overview of the Axis Q8642-E PT

This advanced thermal IP camera by Axis offers thermal imaging in 640 x 480 resolution that can be scaled up to 800 x 600. It delivers reliable and accurate security surveillance in locations that are often in complete darkness or subject to smoke, haze or fog. The camera is also mounted onto a high-performance pan-tilt motor for precise navigation across wide outdoor scenes. Additional features include onboard MicroSD storage and support for Axis Zipstream technology.

When installed onto a column, wall or pole, this positioning IP camera can deliver a full 360° unobstructed field of view and a ‘ground to sky’ 135° tilt. Jerk-free, variable pan/tilt movements (0.05°/s to 120°/s) allow users to navigate quickly and precisely across large scenes to a specific area of interest – ensuring all activity is captured.

The unit’s IP66-rated aluminium housing allows it to be safely deployed in outdoor locations and cold start-up ensures continuous operation in temperatures as low as -40°C. Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) technology is also included which helps to reduce the effects of camera movement from vibrations or harsh weather conditions.

Various video motion detection alarms can be configured to help enhance security monitoring. Users can also be made aware of possible vandalism attempts thanks to the unit’s integrated shock detection technology which triggers an alert if the camera is subject to impact. Ideal for mission-critical applications, thermal imaging cameras are less sensitive to shadows and challenging light conditions which allows them to achieve high accuracy with fewer false alarms when compared to non-thermal network cameras.

Axis Zipstream is included to help lower bandwidth and storage levels by an average of up to 50%. This advanced technology optimises the video stream in real-time, allowing important details to be retained while unnecessary data is removed. In addition, recordings can be stored locally to the on-board MicroSD card (not included) and used as a backup if the network fails.

Please note: this camera does not come with a power supply, please select from the dropdown menu if required.

Key features & benefits

  • Thermal IP camera provides accurate detection and reliable security surveillance with a reduced occurrence of false alarms
  • Delivers thermal imaging in 640 x 480 resolution that can be scaled up to 800 x 600 resolution
  • Pan-tilt mount with jerk-free 360° pan and ‘ground to sky’ 135° tilt enables precise navigation across large scenes
  • Support for guard tours and a maximum of 256 preset positions – all of which can be configured to trigger on an event basis
  • IP66-rated aluminium housing allows the unit to be safely deployed in external locations
  • Cold start-up ensures continuous operation of the camera in temperatures as low as -40°C
  • Effects of camera movement are reduced with Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) technology
  • Video motion detection alarms can be configured to enhance scene awareness for reliable surveillance
  • Reduced bandwidth levels with Axis’ award-winning Zipstream technology
  • MicroSD card (not included) storage provides a data backup in the event of network failure

Compatible recording platforms:

Typical applications

The Axis Q8642-E PT thermal positioning IP camera allows users to monitor large locations responsively and delivers advanced detection in areas requiring reliable and accurate CCTV surveillance. Typical applications include military bases, marine depots and power stations.



  • Installation guide
  • Windows decoder 1-user licence
  • Power connector
  • I/O connector
  • Torx bits T20 and T30

Optional (please select from the dropdown menu & accessories tab):

  • Power supply
  • MicroSD card
  • Mounts

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 Q8642-E PT


Environment: outdoor (IP66)
Type: thermal IP camera
Sensor: uncooled Micro bolometer 640 x 480, pixel size: 17μm, spectral range: 8-14μm
Lens: theramlised, horizontal angle of view: 10°, F1.25
Pan/Tilt: pan: 360° endless (0.05°-120°/s), tilt: -90 - 45° (0.05°-60°/s), jerk-free movements at low speed: σ < 0.01°/s (at 0.05°/s), de-icing control, preset accuracy: 0.05°, 256 preset positions, guard tour, driver selection, control queue, on-screen direction indicator, dynamic load balancing
Audio: not given
Power: 24 V AC/DC, typical: 16 W, max: 182 W
Memory: 512 MB RAM, 256 MB Flash


Resolution: sensor is 640 x 480, image can be scaled up to 800 x 600
Compression: H.264 main and baseline profiles (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC), Motion JPEG
Frame-rate: up to 8.3 fps and 30 fps
Bandwidth control: controllable frame rate and bandwidth, VBR/MBR H.264, Axis Zipstream technology, at least three H.264 and Motion JPEG streams, simultaneous and individually configured in max. resolution in full frame rate
Light sensitivity: NETD < 70 mK
Video overlay: text and image
Imaging: compression, brightness, exposure control, rotation, mirroring of images, Electronic Image Stabilisation, multiple palettes

Viewing, detection & recording

Privacy masking: yes
Number of users: not given
Alarm detection: video motion detection, shock detection, support for AXIS Camera Application Platform
Alarm action: video recording to edge storage, external output activation, send SNMP trap, overlay text, PTZ control: preset position, guard tour, file upload: FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, SFTP, network share, email, notification: HTTP, HTTPS, TCP, email
Pre-/post-alarm buffer: yes
On-camera recording: support for microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC card, support for recording to dedicated network-attached storage (NAS)
Recording software supported: Axis Camera Station


Power: power connector included
Network: RJ45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX PoE
Audio: not given
Other: SFP slot (SFP module not included), I/O connector: 6-pin terminal with 4 configurable inputs/outputs


Dimensions: 557 (H) x 229 (W) x 289 (D) mm
Weight: 12kg
Warranty: 5 years
Mounting methods: various mounts available (please select from the dropdown menu above)
Operating temperatures: -40°C to 60°C
Power consumption: max 182W
Dynamic DNS: yes
Protocols supported: IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPSa, SSL/TLSa, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, CIFS/SMB, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnPTM, SNMP v1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), DNS, DynDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTP, SFTP, 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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