$800 Axis Thermal Camera Examined

By Brian Karas, Published Jan 02, 2018, 11:14am EST

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.

Positioning ********

**** ** *********** *** P1280 *** ***** ******* for ********* ****** ** vehicles ***** **** ********* privacy given ***** ********* ** capture **** *******. ****' aim with *** ******* ************* is ** **** ** new ************* *** *** of ******* ******* ****** perimeter ********** ************. ******** ******** include ********* *** ********** to ****** *** ******** or ******** ** ****** within *****, ******* ********* patient ******* ** ** ******* camera *****. **** **** mentioned ********* *** *** monitoring ******* ****** ******** without ********* ****** ******* rights ** **** *********, such ** ******.

*** **** ************: "**** ******** ****-********* ******* cameras ** *** ******** response *** ********* ********* while ********** *******."

Technical ********

*** ********* ***** *** both ****** ******, **** their datasheet [**** ** ****** available], include:

  • *** * *** ****** (0.032 **) *** **** compared ** *****-***** *** resolution ******* *******
  • *.**** *********.
  • *** **** **** * HFOV ** **.*°, ****** ** ******** to ******* ******* *** IP *******, ** ***** lens *******.
  • *** ****** ** **** rated, ******* *** ********* component ***** ** ******** to ** ** ** enclosure **** ******* ************* protection ** ********* ********.
  • ******** ****' **** ********, allowing *** ******* ********* to ** *** **-***** the ****, **** ** Axis' ********* ******** ******* (though *** **** ** not **** ****** *** most ********* ********** ************. The *****, ******** ** right, *** * ********** small ******* ******, ****** back ** * ********* model, ******* ** ****' other ***-****** ********.

*** ***** **** **** the **** ******* ** the *-****, ******** *****:

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Low **** ******* ******

*** ***** *** ** MSRP ** $*** *** the ***** **** **** be ******** **** *********, ** $849 ****. ******** ****** / ****** ******* **** be ** *** $****. 

Narrow ***** ** **** **********, **** **** ******* ** **** *******

*** *** ********** ** *** single ****, **.*° ***, ***** will ** *** ****** for **** ************, *.*., from *** **** ****** Calculator ** ** ****** room:

**** ****** **** *** minimal **** ******* ********* in *** **** ********, and **** ********** ******* qualities ** **** ***** demands. ** *** ***, they ******* ** *** 35 ****** **** ** the **** ****** **** available *********, ************* **** a ***** *** ***** potentially ***** *** ********** applications.

Seek ******* ****

******* ******** **** *** camera say *** **** ** manufactured ** **** *******, * ************ **** has ******** *** *********** of *** **** ******* cores, ***** **** ** consumer ********, **** ** this $*** ****** ******* ****** add-on. **** ******** ** comment ** **** *****.

Applications *** *****/*****

***** ***** *** **** likely ** ** **** as * ******** ** presence ******** **** ** a ******* ****** ** provide ****** *********** *** a *****. ************ ***** likely ****** ****** ***** where * ******* ******* camera ***** *** ******* well: ***-***** / **** visibility ******, ** ********* where * **** ***** want ** ******** ****** detail ********. ****** *** applications ***** ** ****, the *****/**** ***** ** useful *** ********* ******** of ****** ** ******** spaces (***** *** ** poorly ***), ** ********* or ******** ***** (***** visual ******* ***** **** to ** ********), ** counting ************ ***** ****** could *********** ***** **** background ******** *** *** stand *** ********. *** P1280 ***** **** ** ideal *** ********* ********** style ************ ***** * discreet ****** *** ********, though ***** *** ******** detection ***** ****** ** 100' ** ****.

Compared ** **** *** **** ******* ******

****'* ***-**** ******* ****** (see **** **** *******),***** ** *** ********* online *** $***, *** * ***** FOV (**° ** **° for ****), *** **** lower ********** (***** ******). FLIR ******* *** *** mini ****** ********* *** home ******** ************, **** a ****** ********* ***** of ** ****. *** TCX **** ****** **** lacks **** ** *** flexibility *** ****** ** stealth ************* **** *** P1280 ******, *** ** is ******* *****, ****** it **** ****-*** ** those ************. 

Outlook *** *****/****

*** ***, ** *** limited ************, ***** *** narrow *** *** *** main / ********* ********* not ***** ******* *****. However ***** *** *** cost *** **** ***** Axis *** **** **** integrators, ** ** ****** some ******** *** ********* for ****** ** **** can ******* **** ****** releases.

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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.

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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.

 

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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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