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Hikvision DS-2CD2142FWD-I outdoor dome IP camera with 4MP resolution, IR illumination to 30m and on-board storage

Hikvision DS-2CD2142FWD-I outdoor dome IP camera with 4MP resolution, IR illumination to 30m and on-board storage

This product is no longer available, a suggested alternative is the Hikvision DS-2CD2142FWD-I-2.8mm

Overview of the Hikvision DS-2CD2142FWD-I

This compact, outdoor network camera delivers up to 4MP (2688x1520) resolution and true day/night capability using infrared, for a very competitive price. Night vision is enhanced using infrared (IR) technology and built-in LEDs which illuminate up to 30m, providing "dusk to dawn" CCTV monitoring. This camera features on-board recording, support for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) and mobile viewing via Hikvision video management software, making it ideal for customers looking for an affordable, stand-alone installation. 

The 4MP, maximum resolution is captured at 20 frames per second (fps) and lower resolutions can be captured at 25 fps, allowing the user to pick the setting that best suits their requirements. Combined with support for dual streams and H.264 and MPJEG compression formats, the resolution and frame rate options offer flexibility during system configuration to fit network resources and storage limits.

This camera's IP67 & IK10-rated housing means it's suitable for outdoor use in exposed areas and the built-in IR cut filter with auto switch allows the unit to change between full colour images during the day and to black and white images at night. Hikvision's supplied software uses techniques such as 3D noise reduction and wide dynamic range (WDR) to improve image quality in low light or high contrast scenes. In addition to these imaging features, backlight compensation is also available to help prevent areas of interest being silhouetted against bright backgrounds.

Users can be alerted by email or mobile device notifications when motion is detected by the camera, allowing for remote monitoring and simple camera control via the Hik-Connect app. Recordings can be stored internally on a MicroSD card (card not included), with a capacity up to 64GB and PoE support allows both a network connection and power to be fed to the camera through just one cable, simplifying installation and eliminating the cost of a separate power supply.

Variations of this IP camera include the choice of a 2.8mm lens which can be selected from the 'Select Model' dropdown above. The 4mm lens has a 83° angle of view but this can be increased to 106° by selecting the 2.8mm lens, allowing a larger region of the scene to be viewed.

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

Key features & benefits

  • Captures video in 4 megapixel resolution at 20 fps
  • True day/night image capture using an infrared-cut filter for 24 hour surveillance
  • Integrated infrared LEDs provide up to 30m of illumination in low light or complete darkness
  • Alternative lens selection represent great value options
  • WDR, noise reduction and backlight compensation help improve image quality
  • H.264 and MJPEG compression options allow flexible system configuration
  • On-board recording enables the camera to be used as a complete all-in-one surveillance solution
  • PoE passes power to the camera along the Ethernet cable, reducing installation costs as only one cable is required
  • Included Hikvision iVMS-4200 video management software
  • Mobile access is supported

Compatible recording platforms

Typical applications

The Hikvision DS-2CD2142FWD-I dome network camera is suitable for small enterprises that need a cost-effective, outdoor network camera. Typical applications include staff entrances, loading bays and parking spaces outside small commercial premises.



  • Hikvision iVMS-4200 video management software
  • Installation guide / manual on CD
  • Fitting template
  • Screws (Security screw driver provided where required)


  • PoE midspan (please select from the above drop down menu if required)
  • Hikvision DS-1272ZJ-110 - wall bracket
  • Lens 

Key technical features of the Hikvision DS-2CD2142FWD-I

Environment: outdoor (IP66)
Type: fixed
Sensor: 1/3” progressive scan CMOS
Lens: 4mm @ F2.0, angle of view: 83°, optional 2.8mm lens, angle of view: 106°
Power: 12 VDC ± 10%, PoE (802.3af)
Audio: not given
Resolution: 2688 × 1520 (4MP max) 
Compression: H.264/MJPEG, H.264. main profile
Frame-rate: 20fps (2688 × 1520), 25fps (1920 × 1080), 25fps (1280 × 720)
Day/night: IR cut filter with auto switch, IR range up to 30m
Minimum illumination: 0.01Lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON) ,0 Lux with IR
Imaging: rotate mode, saturation, brightness, contrast adjustable through client software or web browser, zone configurable back light compensation (BLC), regions of interest (ROI), wide dynamic range, 3D noise reduction
Viewing, detection & recording
Privacy masking: not given
Number of users: not given
Alarm detection: video motion detection, face detection, tampering alarm, IP address conflict
Alarm action: full screen monitoring, send email, trigger output, notify surveillance centre
Pre-/post-alarm buffer: not given
On-camera recording: built-in micro SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, up to 64GB (card not included)
Direct-to-NAS storage: yes, supports NFS,SMB/CIFS
Recording software included: Hikvision iVMS-4200 video management software
Network: 1 RJ45 10 M/100 M Ethernet interface with PoE
Audio: not given
Alarm I/O: 1 alarm I/O (-S model)
Dimensions: Ø 111 × 82 mm
Weight: 0.5kg
Warranty: 2 years
Mounting methods: ceiling, wall bracket available separately
Operating temperatures: –30°C to 60°C
Power consumption: max. 5W
Dynamic DNS: yes
Protocols supported: TCP/IP, ICMP, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, DHCP, DNS, DDNS, RTP, RTSP, RTCP, PPPoE, NTP, UPnP, SMTP, SNMP, IGMP, 802.1X, IPv6, Bonjour
QoS: yes
Security: one-key reset, flash-prevention, dual streams, heartbeat, mirror, password protection, privacy mask, watermark, IP address filtering, anonymous access
ONVIF compliant: yes
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