Axis Launches Mini Concealed IR PTZ

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Apr 11, 2018

Axis has been a laggard in releasing IR PTZs. While the company released a laser focus PTZ (the Q6155-E tested) until now Axis has had no PTZs with IR illumination.

Now, Axis is claiming to solve at least 2 of the major problems of IR PTZs with the Q6125-LE, that is a fraction of the size of competitor's IR PTZs plus conceals the placement of the IR illuminators.

In this note, we examine the key features of the release, comparing to competitive offerings from Dahua and Hikvison.

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Comments (3)

It is an interesting concept in terms of aesthetics and "invisibility" of the lens' direction - many customers, especially in the retail/public vertical require that it should be invisible to a person where the camera is pointed at. The big problem would probably be how well the IR LED light is separated from the lens, e.g. how well the IR LEDs are physically insulated from the lens. It has been a problem with fixed domes using a single cover bubble for the lens AND the LEDs - even if the LEDs are well insulated, sometimes there is some IR light refraction going through the bubble's plastic itself causing parasite light in front of the lens.

Nevertheless it seems that this will be a trend for all manufacturers - Hik is releasing a similar concept 6'' PTZ with "invisible" lens direction in EU just now: DS-2DF6A236X-AEL

 

Thanks for that link. I’ve seen those appear in the North American catalog, as well. The Hikvision PTZ does look quite similar, but it doesn’t have integrated IR as this Axis model does. 

It's interesting to see that now that HIK is launching this reduced size PTZ dome (very similar to Axis Q61 series) it becomes a trend. Axis launched the first Q6128 model back in 2015. This model by HIK is still some larger than Axis' Q61 (both in diameter and height) but with some more zoom capacity.  I'm sure the "trend" will follow by intriducing a "new concept" with integrated IR. That has precisely been one of the more challenging features especially looking at the mentioned problem of both reflections and heat trasfer to the lens/image sensor. Surely one of the reasons for Axis to "wait" more than two years to introduce this new model.

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