Network Cameras

Axis is the world leader in network video and offers a wide portfolio of products for professional IP video surveillance:

Axis Communications specializes in professional network video solutions for surveillance and remote monitoring. Based on open technology platforms, Axis products include IP network cameras, video servers, video decoders, video management software, and a full range of accessories.

Axis offers the market’s broadest and most consistent range of high-quality network cameras.

Based on open IP standards, Axis network cameras connect to any kind of IP network, including the Internet, and enable remote viewing and recording from anywhere in the world. They also provide advanced video analytics features, such as motion detection, audio detection and tampering alarm.

A wide portfolio of products for professional IP video surveillance

Whether you are looking for a video surveillance solution to secure the safety of people and places, or to remotely monitor property and facilities, Axis can meet your needs.

You benefit from an extensive selection of network cameras – several with megapixel/HDTV resolution – which come in different forms to fully meet your requirements:

  • Fixed network cameras
  • Fixed dome network cameras
  • PTZ network cameras
  • PTZ dome network cameras
  • Megapixel/HDTV cameras
  • Thermal network cameras
  • Outdoor cameras

Axis network cameras are divided into categories based on functionality and suitability for specific customer needs. With the industry’s most complete portfolio of network cameras, Axis can provide professional video surveillance solutions for any indoor or outdoor situation.

Fixed network cameras

A fixed network camera meets a variety of application needs, and its traditional camera design adds a deterring effect. The viewing direction is set once the camera is mounted. There are several models including those with a varifocal lens and/or exchangeable lenses for increased flexibility. Housings are available for mounting the camera outdoors or in harsh environments.

Fixed dome network cameras

A fixed dome network camera is a compact camera solution with a dome casing. Its main benefit lies in its discreet, non-obtrusive design, as well as in the fact that it is difficult to see in which direction the camera is pointing. The camera’s dome casing design offers effective protection against tampering or vandalism.

PTZ network cameras

A PTZ network camera offers network video functionality combined with pan/tilt/zoom capability, allowing the operator to redirect the camera and to follow moving objects. The camera’s movement is easily controlled over the network via a joystick attached to a computer or a keyboard/mouse. Different models are available for different application needs: a PTZ network camera where both movement and viewing direction are visible, a more discreet model where all moving parts are inside the casing, or a model with no moving parts.

PTZ dome network cameras

A PTZ dome network camera provides full flexibility by offering 360-degree pan, 180-degree tilt, extensive zooming capabilities and advanced mechanical design for continuous camera movement. PTZ domes are ideal for live monitoring, where the user needs to actively follow a person or object. They can also be operated in guard tour mode, where the camera automatically moves between preset positions.

Axis network cameras – How they work

Axis network cameras enable users to remotely view and record live video from anywhere in the world. They use standard IP networks such as local area networks (LANs) and the Internet for transporting information rather than dedicated point-to-point cabling, such as that used in analog video systems. This ensures a cost-effective, flexible and scalable video surveillance solution that can be easily expanded as needs evolve.


Full range of network cameras

Axis’ broad range of high-quality network cameras meet a variety of customer needs. They include day and night, indoors and outdoors, wireless, IP-66 rated, vandal-protected, megapixel and HDTV network cameras.
Wired and wireless connections For optimal installation flexibility, some Axis network cameras offer a wireless connection to the network. This is useful, for example, in a building where the installation of network cables would not be possible, or within a facility such as a retail outlet where there is a need to move the camera to new locations on a regular basis without having to pull network cables to every location.

Integration with other systems

There are almost no limitations as to where a network camera can be placed. Axis network cameras have the capacity to provide a high level of integration with other equipment and functions, creating a continually developing system. A fully integrated Axis network video system can be used for a multitude of applications simultaneously such as access control, building management, point-of-sales systems, ATMs, as well as fire, intruder and visitor management.

Megapixel and HDTV network cameras

Megapixel network cameras enable at least three times higher resolution of video images than can be provided by analog CCTV. An HDTV network camera provides even better video quality with full frame rate and excellent color representation. Megapixel and HDTV technology enhances the ability to identify people and objects.