Axis Communications has just debuted the extremely small Axis P12 Network Camera Series. This is a series of uniquely designed indoor and outdoor-ready IP cameras that have been designed for discreet or covert surveillance. The miniature sizes of these cameras along with their different form factors and specifically designed mounting accessories and enclosures allow for easy installation in very tight spaces, making them easily hidden.
The Axis P12 Series includes three different camera models: the pinhole Axis P1204 and Axis P1214 models that are perfect for indoor surveillance, and the IP66-rated Axis P1214-E, which is doubly perfect for both indoor and outdoor surveillance.
In addition to that, each camera consists of a small sensor unit that includes the camera head as well as a progressive scan image sensor connected up to 26 ft. away from the main unit. If you need specific mounting equipment, there are also corresponding mounting accessories that are included with each camera, ensuring that you can install these little guys virtually anywhere.
According to General Manager for Axis Communications Fredrik Nilsson, “The Axis P12 Series will be especially attractive for customers looking for the flexibility to install a camera where there isn’t much space or where they want a clean design – such as inside an ATM for that close-up face shot or a building entrance way for unobtrusive installation. HDTV video in a covert form factor is a powerful tool.”
The Axis P12 Series also provides up to 720p HD video at full frame with multiple, individually configurable video streams in H.264 compression, which greatly optimizes bandwidth and storage without compromising image quality. In addition to that, motion JPEG is supported, allowing for increased flexibility.
All of the cameras in the P12 Series can also be powered via Ethernet connection or an optional external power supply while edge storage is supported so recordings can be saved to a microSD/microSDHC card or Network Attached Storage (NAS) device.
What’s more is that these cameras also feature I/O ports for connecting external deices along with embedded video intelligence, like motion detection and tampering alarm. There is also support for third-party applications running on Axis Camera Application Platform.
The Axis P12 Series is also supported by Axis Camera Station and Axis Application Development Partner Program and all cameras include support for Axis Camera Companion, Hosted Video and ONVIF for easy camera system integration. These cameras are expected to be released in October of this year with a suggested retail price of $499.
Source: Security Info Watch – Axis Communications’ P12 Network Camera