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Axis Q8722-E IP unit with PTZ, a HD 720p visual camera and 640x480 thermal imaging camera, dual streaming

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This product has now been discontinued, for alternative products see Thermal IP cameras.

Overview of the 0493-001 Axis Q8722-E

The Axis Q8722-E combines a HD 720p visual camera with a thermal imaging IP camera into one unit for advanced perimeter surveillance, featuring high speed PTZ functionality with 360° endless panning.

Designed for surveillance applications of the highest level, the Axis Q8722-E is ideal for environments such as prisons, military bases, nuclear plants, airports and other critical infrastructure. With dual streaming capability, this unit is able to provide HD 720p CCTV footage simultaneously to a thermal stream. This feature enables the thermal camera to detect intruders or vehicles over a long range whilst the high resolution visual stream is used for visual monitoring of the area where the intruder or vehicle detection took place. As the thermal camera uses heat as oppose to light to monitor its environment, the thermal camera can provide surveillance in complete darkness. Being able to withstand temperatures between -30° to 45° makes the Q8722-E unit suitable for outdoor use in most climates.

The Q8722-E offers 2 lens choices (please select from above drop down menu). The thermal camera can either provide a detection range of 1800m using a 60mm lens, or the 35mm lens which would provide a shorter range but wider coverage.

Additional features which further enhance the Axis Q8722-E's advanced monitoring capabilities are video motion detection, privacy masking and Axis' Gatekeeper technology which zooms in when an object is detected whilst 'guarding' a gate, then zooming out once the object has gone.

Please note: this camera does not come with a power supply. Please select one from the above drop down menu if required.

Key features and benefits

  • Visual camera delivers high quality footage in HD 720p at 30 frames per second with 10x optical zoom for detailed images over a distance
  • 640x480 thermal camera maintains monitoring through bad weather and detects activity in shadows and total darkness
  • 360° panning and wide tilt angle of the unit ensure secure monitoring of the whole scene
  • IP66-rated casing protects the cameras from rain and dust, enabling robust outdoor use
  • Automatic day/night enables the visual camera to produce black and white images in low light for clear image capture
  • The autofocus feature on the visual camera makes installation and maintenance quicker and easier, providing optimum focus for high quality images
  • Video motion detection alerts the user of activity detected via email notification and triggers on board recording
  • On-board storage can record when activity is detected so critical footage is always captured regardless of network connection
  • H.264 and Motion JPEG compression method enable bandwidth management flexibility
  • Privacy masking blocks sensitive or private areas from the camera°ås field of view so not to capture anything sensitive or private
  • PoE enables the unit and it°ås features to be powered completely by a single cable, also carrying network connection for quicker, cost-effective installation

Compatible recording platforms:

  • Axis Camera Station
  • Milestone XProtect

Typical applications

The Axis Q8722-E dual PTZ network camera offers advanced outdoor monitoring even during total darkness, ideal for mission-critical applications that demand 24/7 surveillance in restricted areas. Typical applications include prisons, military and government grounds, nuclear plants and arenas.



  • Installation guide
  • Installation and management software CD
  • Windows decoder 1-user license


  • SD card (please select from above drop down menu if required)
  • PT IR illuminator kit
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Key technical features of the 0493-001 Axis Q8721-E

Environment:outdoor, IP66-rated
Type:PTZ dual IP camera unit
Sensor:visual camera: 1/3° progressive scan CMOS 2 megapixel, thermal camera: uncooled micro bolometer 640x480 pixels
Lens:visual camera: f=5.151 mm, F1.82.1, autofocus, automatic day/night, horizontal angle of view: 48.1°5.1°, M37x0.75 mounting thread for optional lens adaptor
Unit PTZ:pan: 360° endless, 0.1°20°/s, tilt: 45° to -20°, 0.1°20°/s, visual camera: 10x optical and 12x digital, total 120x, protocol: Pelco D, preset accuracy: 0.02°
Power:24 V AC 50/60 Hz, 200 W provided by power supply (sold separately) 230/120 V AC 50/60Hz with built-in day/night sensor
Memory:visual camera: 256 MB RAM, 128 MB Flash, thermal camera: 128 MB RAM, 128 MB Flash
Resolution:visual camera with HDTV 1080i 1920x1080, HDTV 720p 1280x720; and thermal camera with 640x480 sensor, image can be scaled up to 800x600 (D1) resolution
Compression:H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC), Motion JPEG
Frame-rate:visual camera: 30/25 fps in all resolutions and video compression, thermal camera: up to 30 fps within EU, Norway, Switzerland, Canada, USA, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, up to 8.3 fps in other countries
Bandwidth control:visual camera: multiple, individually configurable streams in H.264 and Motion JPEG, thermal camera: at least 1 stream in H.264 and Motion JPEG: simultaneous, individually configured streams in max. resolution at 30 fps, controllable frame rate and bandwidth, VBR/CBR H.264
Day/night:automatic day/night
Minimum illumination:visual camera: colour: 2 lux at 30 IRE, F1.8, B/W: 0.2 lux at 30 IRE, F1.8
Video overlay:text and image
Imaging:visual camera: compression, brightness, sharpness, white balance, exposure control, backlight compensation, mirroring of images, rotation. Thermal camera: compression, brightness, exposure control, mirroring of images, rotation, multiple palettes
Viewing, detection & recording
Privacy masking:yes
Number of users:not given
Alarm detection:video motion detection, active tampering alarm, AXIS Camera Application Platform enabling installation of additional applications, visual camera: gatekeeper, external output
Alarm action:file upload: FTP, HTTP, network share and email, notification: email, HTTP and TCP, video recording to edge storage, pre- and post-alarm video buffering, external output activation
Pre-/post-alarm buffer:yes
On-camera recording:SD/SDHC/SDXC slot supporting memory cards up to 64 GB (card not included), support for recording to network share (network-attached storage or file server)
Recording softwaresupported:Axis Camera Station
Power:24 V AC 50/60 Hz, 200 W provided by power supply (sold separately) 230/120 V AC 50/60Hz with built-in day/night sensor
Dimensions:L691mm x W400mm x H643mm
Weight:28.5kg (net)
Warranty:3 years
Mounting methods:wall, additional adapters: corner, pole, column
Operating temperatures:-30 °C to 45 °C (-22 °F to 113 °F)
Dynamic DNS:yes
Protocols supported:IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPSb, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, CIFS/SMB, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnP°~, SNMPv1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), DNS, DynDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTP, TCP, IGMP, RTCP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, SOCKS
Security:password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPSb encryption, IEEE 802.1Xb, network access control, digest authentication, user access log
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