$800 Axis Thermal Camera Examined

By: Brian Karas, Published on Jan 02, 2018

Axis is releasing two of the lowest cost thermal IP cameras ever. But will low cost be enough to spur adoption?

In this note, we examine the 2 new models, review feedback from Axis and analyze the main issues likely to impact this product's adoption.

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Comments (3)

Seems to me like their FOV choice is meant to fill a perimeter detection niche, not sure how useful it would be for other applications.

I would like to see clips of these cameras as the spec is not very good.

It will be interesting to see it in action with analytic equipment.

 

Based on physical construction it is only for indoor use. FOV is so narrow so it has a lot of limits for indoor use. In my opinion wider FOV would be more appropriate for this camera 

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