Home Business IT Security Axis introduces two-lens surveillance camera with 360-degree view

A new surveillance camera from Axis can provide a 360-degree view of a site, or zoom in on the action.

Axis' latest HDTV-quality surveillance camera sports two lenses to maintain image quality when zooming in.

The company claims the P5544's 18x zoom with autofocus provides detail comparable to a 36x zoom, 4CIF-resolution camera with the advantage of a 16:9 field of view.

The camera can provide a 360-degree view, or zoom in for a closer look.

Other features include 720p video, support for simultaneous H.264 and Motion JPEG steams, day and night operation, two-way audio with audio detection, and provision for external sensors and relays.

"Axis P5544 provides a complete 360-degree field of view over a 950 square metre (10,000 sq ft) area - about the size of three tennis courts - and can pan, tilt and zoom in 18 times to identify people some 150 m (490 ft) away,' says country manager Wai King Wong. "High image quality is maintained at all times, whether in 360-degree overview mode or in zoomed-in views. AXIS P5544 provides security personnel and business owners with superb remote monitoring capabilities."


The P5544 is said to be suitable for locations such as airports, train stations, logistics centres and shopping malls; is protected against dust and dripping water; and only requires a single cable thanks to the use of High Power over Ethernet.

The camera goes on sale in July at a price to be announced.



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