Axis Communications adds a high-performance HDTV 720p camera to its AXIS P12 Series of complete modular cameras for highly discreet surveillance. The company asserts that the AXIS P1244 is smaller in size for easier, more versatile mounting offering better image quality in low and varying lighting conditions, provides improved video compression and analytics capabilities, and is affordably priced. It allows for versatile mounting options and is ideal for use in stores and banks, and for integration in tight places such as in ATMs and ticket/vending machines.
“The combination of better performance and a smaller size and price makes AXIS P1244 an attractive product for customers who are looking for a cost-effective, highly discreet surveillance solution,” said Erik Frännlid, Director of Product Management, Axis Communications.
The modular concept divides a camera into different parts: a sensor unit comprising a lens and an image sensor, a main unit that houses the processor, network and power connections, and a cable that connects the sensor unit to the main unit. The modular concept allows for the discreet installation of a small sensor unit where needed while the main unit can be placed elsewhere where there is space.
AXIS P1244 comprises a sensor unit with a 102° horizontal field of view. It can be mounted in tight places, or in walls or ceilings with the included flush mount kit. Optional accessories enable the sensor unit to be tilted in a surface or recessed mount. The sensor unit comes with an 8-m (26 feet) cable for connection to the main unit. The main unit of AXIS P1244 is three times smaller than previous AXIS P12 main units.
AXIS P1244 supports full frame rate HDTV 720p videos, Zipstream technology for lower bandwidth and storage use, Power over Ethernet (PoE) for easy installation, and a microSD card slot for local storage. It has built-in Active Tampering Alarm and Video Motion Detection, and has a greater capacity to support additional video analytics that are compatible with AXIS Camera Application Platform.
AXIS P1244 is supported by broad video management software including Axis Application Development Partner (ADP) Program as well as AXIS Camera Station and AXIS Camera Companion.
ONVIF support allows for easy integration with a wide range of video surveillance systems.