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Vivotek FE8172 indoor 5 megapixel 360° surround view HD 1080p dome IP camera with true day/night, PoE and SD storage

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This product is discontinued, for alternatives please see Wisenet IP Cameras

Overview of the Vivotek FE8172

Vivotek FE8172 network camera with fisheye lens with panoramic and regional view, wide dynamic range and 32 channel free recording software

This camera's 360° surround viewing in 5 megapixels creates a very high resolution, wide coverage area indoor CCTV surveillance solution, with HD 1080p video at 30 fps also supported for those applications where high frame rate is required. Various display layouts including 180° panoramic and regional view, enable various mounting applications and provide optimum coverage of a large area without blind spots. ePTZ enables closer focus on a region of interest with just a few clicks of a mouse, the 5MP sensor providing high quality focus on close-ups.

The Vivotek FE8172 provides a 24/7 indoor monitoring solution through the use of a removable infrared filter which switches images to monochrome during night-time. This ensures detailed images are captured around-the-clock and that no activity is missed. Its wide dynamic range image enhancement features mean high quality images are captured by the FE8172 network camera and ensuring detail is maintained when a scene with high contrast (bright highlights and dark shadows) is captured.

Power over Ethernet support offers an easy installation solution for the Vivotek FE8172 IP camera as only a single cable is required, also reducing long term maintenance costs. On-board recording onto a MicroSD card (card not included) gives the user storage flexibility and reduces bandwidth across the network. With 3 choices for video compression, the user can manage bandwidth and storage use accordingly, creating a custom security system ideal for their requirements.

Mobile viewing is supported by the Vivotek FE8172 through iViewer software which enables remote live monitoring of video data on smartphones and tablets, ideal for business owners and managers. The included Vivotek ST7501 recording software offers easy management of up to 32 cameras.

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

Key features & benefits

  • 5 megapixel CMOS sensor captures high quality images and enables ePTZ in high detail, delivering secure monitoring of a large area of coverage
  • Full HD 1080p video at 30 frames per second provides the high frame rate suitable for almost all CCTV applications and delivers smooth video
  • Fisheye lens for 180° panoramic and 360° surround view gives optimum area coverage without blind spots, providing secure surveillance
  • True day/night with IR-cut filter delivers a constant surveillance solution and ensures continuous high quality footage is captured
  • Two-way audio support is facilitated through the built-in microphone and external line output to which a speaker can be added to enable two-way conversation through the camera, useful for giving warnings or instructions
  • Wide dynamic range enhancements provides crisp, clear images without light or shadow problems
  • H.264, MPEG-4 and MJPEG compression gives the user bandwidth and storage flexibility, with H.264 reducing file size considerably without compromising image quality
  • ePTZ enables a region of interest to be focused on close up and is useful for analysing activity
  • Pixel counter allows the user to select the image quality of a desired area for bandwidth usage flexibility, and to ensure high quality surveillance on significant areas
  • PoE support reduces costs of cabling during installation and also later maintenance on a security system
  • SD storage is useful for temporary CCTV systems as data is stored internally and does not need to be transferred to a centralised device such as a PC, reducing initial investment
  • Mobile viewing support through Vivotek iViewer provides a remote access surveillance solution through smartphones and tablets

Typical applications

The advanced viewing capabilities of the Vivotek FE8172 make it suitable for monitoring large indoor areas such as receptions, lobbies and large retail stores. The 5MP sensor means large areas can be monitored through a single camera with the ability to focus close up on region of interests in high quality for high detail surveillance.



  • Vivotek FE8172 network camera
  • Vivotek ST7501 recording software CD
  • Power & I/O cables
  • Screws
  • Anchors
  • Cable tie
  • Alignment sticker
  • Quick installation guide
  • Warranty card


  • Vivotek corner mount
  • Vivotek junction box
  • Vivotek pole mount
  • Vivotek wall mount
  • Vivotek pendant mount
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Key technical features for the Vivotek FE8172

Type:fixed dome
Sensor:1/2.5" progressive CMOS sensor in 2560 x 1920 resolution
Lens:fixed, f = 1.05, aperture: 2.8, field of view: 180° (horizontal), 180° (vertical), 180° (diagonal)
Audio:audio input/audio output (full duplex), GSM-AMR, AAC, G.711, built-in microphone, external microphone input, external line output, effective range: 5 meters
Memory:CPU multimedia SoC (System-on-Chip), flash:128 MB, RAM: 256 MB
Power:12V DC 802.3af Power-over-Ethernet (class 2), consumption: max. 5.1 W (DC 12V), max. 5.3 W (PoE)
Compatibility:Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mozilla Firefox 7~10 (streaming only), Internet Explorer 7.x or 8.x, VLC: 1.1.11, QuickTime: 7 or above
Resolution:2560 x 1920
Compression:H.264, MJPEG & MPEG-4
Frame-rate:H.264: 15 fps at 1920x1920, 30 fps at 1920x1080, MPEG-4: 15 fps at 1920x1920, 30 fps at 1920x1080, MJPEG: 15 fps at 1920x1920, 30 fps at 1920x1080
Bandwidth control:adjustable resolution, quality and bit rate, pixel calculator
Day/night:removable IR-cut filter for day & night function
Minimum illumination:0.03 lux @ F2.8, 50 IRE (colour) 0.001 lux @ F2.8, 50 IRE (B/W)
Imaging:adjustable image size, quality, and bit rate, time stamp and text caption overlay, flip & mirror, configurable brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, white balance and exposure control, BLC (backlight compensation), scheduled profile settings
Viewing, detection & recording
Privacy masking:yes
Number of users:10
Alarm detection:video motion detection, manual trigger, digital input, periodical trigger, system boot, recording notification, camera tampering detection
Alarm action:event notification using digital output, HTTP, SMTP, FTP and NAS server
On-camera recording:Micro SD card
Recording software included:Vivotek ST7501 recording software
Power:12V DC, 802.3af Power-over-Ethernet (Class 2)
Audio:audio input, audio output, external microphone input, external line output
Dimensions:Ø: 145mm x 52mm
Weight:0.36 kg (net)
Warranty:36 months
Mounting methods:ceiling, wall, pendant, pole, corner
Operating temperatures:operating temperature: -40 ~ 50°C (-40 ~ 122°F), starting temperature: -25 ~ 50°C (-13 ~ 122°F)
Power consumption:max. 5.1W (DC 12V), max. 5.3W (PoE)
Dynamic DNS:yes
Protocols supported:IPv4, IPv6, TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, UPnP, RTSP/RTP/RTCP, IGMP, SMTP, FTP, DHCP, NTP, DNS, DDNS, PPPoE, CoS, QoS, SNMP and 802.1X
ONVIF compliant:yes
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