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Axis Q1952-E outdoor thermal IP camera with 640x480 resolution thermal imaging and support for AI-based analytics

Axis Q1952-E outdoor thermal IP camera with 640x480 resolution thermal imaging and support for AI-based analytics
£4,654.00   £5,584.80 inc VAT
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This outdoor-ready IP camera provides 24-hour thermal imaging, with a choice of lens sizes that offer viewing angles up to 63° - ideal for locations that require reliable detection in challenging conditions.
  • Thermal imaging in 640 x 480 resolution
  • Choice of fixed lens: up to 63° horizontal views
  • 24/7 thermal imaging
  • Built-in cybersecurity features
  • A range of on-board and supported analytics applications
  • Axis 5-year warranty
Additional items available or required:
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Overview of the Axis Q1952-E

  • Thermal imaging in 640x480 resolution at up to 30fps
  • A range of fixed lens options offer up to 63° horizontal viewing angles
  • An assortment of integrated analytics applications and support for many more (including third party applications)
  • Built-in cybersecurity features such as Edge Vault
  • Axis 5-year warranty
  • Size: Ø132 x 272 mm

Part of the advanced Axis Q19 series, this durable thermal IP camera delivers 640 x 480 resolution thermal imaging that can be scaled up to 800 x 600. Providing reliable detection in complete darkness or when an area’s view is obscured by smoke or dust, this unit is an ideal choice for demanding applications such as perimeter security. A choice of lens sizes are available (please select from the dropdown menu above) and the model also includes a variety on on-board Axis analytics, as well as the ability to utilise AI-based analytics to help improve detection capabilities and allow for proactive surveillance.


Providing reliable 24-hour thermal monitoring, this model is ideal for dark, obscured areas or locations with temperature-sensitive areas such as machinery or waste disposal. A choice of 7mm, 13mm, 19mm and 35mm lens sizes with 30 and 8.3 fps variants are available to allow optimum flexibility in finding the right solution for a user’s surveillance needs. Furthermore, electronic image stabilisation retains sharpness in images that are subject to excessive movement.


The camera’s high-resolution thermal imaging delivers reliable detection of individuals and objects that give off heat, even in the darkest or most challenging visual conditions. Corridor format is a helpful feature that maximises area coverage and reduces bandwidth in narrow scenes by vertically orientating the video stream, whilst privacy masking conceals confidential or redundant areas in the footage, maximising the privacy of those in the surrounding area.

Video analytics

Axis analytics applications such as Motion Guard, Fence Guard, Loitering Guard and Video Motion Detection are included with this camera to provide enhanced monitoring of locations. Alerts can be configured based on object behaviour to trigger recording to the onboard SD card (not included) and email notifications, keeping users consistently informed. The unit also supports Axis Perimeter Defender (sold separately), offering more enhanced edge-based intrusion detection, as well as carrying support for Axis’ camera application platform – allowing users to customise their surveillance with an array of third-party applications.

Video management

Edge recording stores video footage onto a MicroSD card (not included) which provides a handy backup of data if connection to the network is lost whilst also allowing the unit to work as a standalone system – simplifying setup. High performance video management software such as Axis Camera Station or Milestone XProtect can be used to manage and edit video and view both live and recorded footage.


With hard-wearing IK10 and NEMA 4X-rated impact resistant casing, this camera is equipped for use in exposed outdoor locations and can withstand inclement weather conditions with its IP66-rated weather protection. Moreover, to simplify installation, Power-over-Ethernet support delivers power and network connectivity to the camera over a single cable for a straightforward and cost-effective surveillance solution.

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

Key features & benefits

  • Provides thermal imaging at a resolution of 640x480 for reliable detection in darkness
  • IP66/67 rated housing offers protection against harsh weather conditions and operates between -40 °C to 60°C
  • IK10 and NEMA 4X-rated vandal resistance protects the camera from vandalism attempts
  • A range of lens options are available for a variety of user requirements
  • Axis Fence Guard, Motion Guard and Loitering Guard are included, and many other analytics applications are supported (including third party options)
  • Video motion detection methods can be configured to alert users of possible incidents in real-time
  • Support for two-way audio using external devices (not included) to enable verbal communication between users and those in the scene
  • EIS reduces the effects of camera movement and sharpens footage captured
  • PoE supplies power and network connection over one cable for quick and cost-effective deployment
  • Recordings can be stored locally to the on-board SD card (not included) and used as a backup if the network fails

Compatible recording platforms:

Typical applications

The Axis Q1952-E provides reliable thermal detection around-the-clock, even in demanding weather conditions and complete darkness. Typical applications include loading bays, shipping docks and industrial sites.



  • Choice of lens (please select from above dropdown menu)
  • Wall and ceiling mount bracket
  • Installation guide
  • Axis Motion Detection 3
  • Windows decoder 1-user licence
  • Torx T20 screw driver
  • Terminal block connector

Optional (please select from accessories tab):

  • PoE midspan
  • SD card
  • Lens options

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.

Key technical features of the Axis Q1952-E


Environment: outdoor (IP66/67, NEMA 4X & IK10)
Type: thermal bullet
Sensor: uncooled microbolometer 640x480 pixels, pixel size: 17 μm. Spectral range: 8-14 μm
Lens: 10mm: 63° 19mm: 31° 35mm: 17°
PTZ: digital PTZ only
Audio: external microphone input or line input, simplex, two-way audio via edge-to-edge technology, ring power, automatic gain control
Power: Power-over-Ethernet IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 1 Class 3, typical: 5.40 W, max: 12.95 W
Memory: 1024 MB RAM, 512 MB Flash


Resolution: sensor is 640x480. Image can be scaled up to 800x600 (SVGA)
Compression: H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC), Motion JPEG, H.265 (MPEG-H Part 2/HEVC)
Frame rate: up to 8.3 fps and 30fps
Video streaming: multiple, individually configurable streams in H.265, H.264 and Motion JPEG, Zipstream technology
Day/night: none
Minimum illumination: none
IR illumination: none
Video overlay: text and image
Image settings: contrast, brightness, sharpness, exposure zones, compression, rotation: auto, 0°, 90°, 180°, 270° including Corridor Format, mirroring, dynamic text and image overlay, polygon privacy mask, electronic image stabilisation


Application Programming Interface: open API for software integration, including VAPIX and AXIS Camera Application Platform; specifications at axis.com One-click cloud connection ONVIF Profile G, ONVIF Profile S, and ONVIF Profile T
Event triggers: included: operating temperature, Axis Video Motion Detection, tampering alarm Axis Fence Guard, Axis Motion Guard, Axis Loitering Guard, support for Axis Camera Application Platform enabling installation of third-party applications
Event action: record video: SD card and network share Upload of images or video clips: FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, network share and email Pre- and post-alarm video or image buffering for recording or upload Notification: email, HTTP, HTTPS, TCP and SNMP trap
Privacy masking: yes

Video Management

On-camera recording: support for MicroSD/microSDHC/microSDXC and support for 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


Network connections: Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 1 Class 3
Alarm I/O connections: shielded RJ45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T 3.5 mm mic/line in Terminal block for 1 supervised alarm input and 1 output (12 V DC output, max. load 25 mA) DC input, terminal block
Dimensions: Ø132mm x 272mm
Weight: 1.4kg 
Casing: colour: white, IP66/67, IK10, NEMA 4X
Operating temperatures: -40°C to 60°C
Mounting methods: ceiling, wall
Installation aids: pixel counter
Warranty: 5 year
Power consumption: max. 12.95W
Protocols supported: IPv4, IPv6 USGv6, HTTP, HTTPSa , HTTP/2, SSL/TLSa , QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, SFTP, CIFS/SMB, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnP® , SNMP v1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), DNS, DynDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTP, SRTP, TCP, UDP, IGMPv1/v2/v3, RTCP, DHCPv4/v6, SOCKS, SSH, LLDP, MQTT v3.1.1, Syslog
Security: Password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPSa encryption, IEEE 802.1x (EAP-TLS) a network access control, digest authentication, user access log, centralized certificate management, brute force delay protection, signed firmware, secure boot, protection of cryptographic keys with FIPS 140-2 certified TPM 2.0 module, Axis Edge Vault with Axis device ID
Approvals: EMC CISPR 24, CISPR 35, EN 50121-4, EN 55024, EN 55032 Class A, EN 55035, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A, ICES-3(A)/NMB-3(A), IEC 62236-4, KC KN32 Class A, KC KN35, RCM AS/NZS CISPR32 Class A, VCCI Class A Safety IEC/EN/UL 60950-22, IEC/EN/UL 62368–1 Environment IEC 60068-2-1, IEC/EN 60068-2-14, IEC 60068-2-2, IEC 60068-2-27, IEC 60068-2-6, IEC/EN 60068-2-78, IEC/EN 60529 IP66/IP67, IEC/EN 62262 IK10b , 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) Network NIST SP500-267

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