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Table of Contents
Product overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to access the product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to access the product from a browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About secure passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About the product's built-in help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Privacy masks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overlays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Streaming and storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to reset to factory default settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to check the current firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to upgrade the firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Technical issues, clues and solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Performance considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LED indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SD card slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Product overview
Product overview
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SD card slot (microSD)
Control button
Status LED
RJ45 connector
Audio in
Audio out
I/O connector
Power connector
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How to access the product
How to access the product
AXIS IP Utility and AXIS Camera Management are recommended methods for finding Axis products on the network and assigning
them IP addresses in Windows®. Both applications are free and can be downloaded from axis.com/support
The product can be used with the following browsers:
• ChromeTM (recommended), Firefox®, Edge®, or Opera® with Windows®
• ChromeTM (recommended) or Safari® with OS X®
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ChromeTM or Firefox® with other operating systems.
If you need more information about recommended browsers, go to axis.com/browser-support
How to access the product from a browser
1. Start a web browser.
2. Enter the IP address or host name of the Axis product in the browser’s address field.
To access the product from a Mac computer (OS X), go to Safari, click on Bonjour and select the product from the
drop-down list. To add Bonjour as a browser bookmark, go to Safari > Preferences.
If you do not know the IP address, use AXIS IP Utility to locate the product on the network. For information about
how to discover and assign an IP address, see the document Assign an IP Address and Access the Video Stream on Axis
Support web at axis.com/support
3. Enter your username and password. If this is the first time the product is accessed, the root password must first be
configured.
4. The product’s live view page opens in your browser.
About secure passwords
Important
When setting the initial password, the password is sent in clear text over the network. If there is a risk of network sniffing,
first set up a secure and encrypted HTTPS connection before resetting the passwords.
The device password is the primary protection for the data and services. Axis’ products do not impose a password policy as products
may be used in various types of installations, but to protect your data do the following:
• Don’t use the default password that comes with the products.
• Use a password with at least 8 characters, preferably using a password generator.
• Don’t expose the password.
• Change password at a recurring interval, at least once a year.
Set a password for the root account
Important
The default administrator user name root cannot be deleted. If the password for root is lost, the product must be reset to
the factory default settings.
The default root account has full privileges and should be reserved for administrative tasks. Always create a user account with limited
privileges for daily use. This reduces the exposure of the administrative account.
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How to access the product
1. Make sure to follow the instructions about secure passwords, see About secure passwords on page 4 .
2. Type a password and then retype it to confirm the spelling.
3. Click Create login. The password has now been configured.
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Setup
Setup
About the product's built-in help
You can access the built-in help through your product’s web page. The help provides more detailed information on the product’s
features and their settings.
Image quality
How to select exposure mode
There are several exposure mode options in the camera that adjusts aperture, shutter speed, and gain to improve image quality for
specific surveillance scenes. In the Image tab, select between the following options:
• For most use cases, select Automatic exposure.
• For environments with certain artificial lighting, for example fluorescent lighting, select Flicker-free.
Select the same frequency as the power line frequency.
• For environments with certain artificial light and bright light, for example outdoors with fluorescent lighting at night and
sun during daytime, select Flicker-reduced.
Select the same frequency as the power line frequency.
• To lock the current exposure settings, select Hold current.
How to benefit from IR light in low-light conditions using night mode
Your camera delivers color images during the day. As light diminishes, you can set the camera to automatically shift to night mode.
With this setting enabled, the camera delivers black-and-white images with the help of IR light.
1. Go to Settings > Image > Day and night, and make sure that the IR cut filter is set to Auto.
How to handle scenes with strong backlight
Use WDR to make both dark and bright areas of the image visible.
1. Go to Settings > Image.
2. Turn on WDR under Wide dynamic range.
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Image without WDR.
Image with WDR.
Note
If you use WDR, you may experience some WDR artifacts in the image.
Find out more about WDR and how to use it at axis.com/web-articles/wdr
How to enhance facial recognition
To better recognize the face of a person passing by the camera, you can set the optimal pixel resolution with the camera’s pixel
counter.
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Setup
1. Go to Settings > System > Orientation and click
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2. Adjust the size and placement of the rectangle in the camera’s live view around the area of interest, for example where
the faces of passing persons are expected to appear. You can then see the number of pixels represented by the sides of
the rectangle.
Note
You can use an object of a known size in the view as a reference to decide how much resolution is needed for recognition.
Privacy masks
How to hide parts of the image with privacy masks
If you want to hide parts of the image due to privacy reasons, use one or several privacy masks.
What is a privacy mask?
A privacy mask is a user-defined area that prohibits users from viewing parts of the monitored area. Privacy masks appear as blocks
of solid color and are applied on the video stream.
The privacy mask is relative to the pan, tilt, and zoom coordinates which means that regardless of the angle and zoom, the privacy
mask covers the same place or object.
Privacy masks are present on all snapshots, recorded video, and requested streams. They can not be bypassed through the VAPIX®
application programming interface (API).
Important
If you add many privacy masks, this may affect the product’s performance.
How to create a privacy mask
To create or edit a privacy mask, go to Settings > Privacy mask .
Overlays
About overlays
Overlays are superimposed over the video stream. They are used to provide extra information during recordings, such as a timestamp,
or during product installation and configuration.
How to show a text overlay when the camera detects motion
This example explains how to display the text “Motion detected” when the camera detects motion:
Make sure the AXIS Video Motion Detection application is running:
1. Go to Settings > Apps > AXIS Video Motion Detection.
2. Start the application if it is not already running.
3. Make sure you have set up the application according to your needs.
Add the overlay text:
4. Go to Settings > Overlay.
5. Enter #D in the text field.
6. Choose alignment, text size and appearance.
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7. Include the text overlay.
Create an action rule:
8. Go to System > Events > Action rules.
9. Create an action rule with AXIS Video Motion Detection as trigger.
10. From the list of actions, select Overlay text.
11. Type “Motion detected”.
12. Set the duration.
Note
If you update the overlay text it will be automatically updated on all video streams dynamically.
PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom)
How to limit pan, tilt, and zoom movements
In this example, the camera is surveilling a parking lot with nearby apartment buildings. Set pan, tilt and zoom limits to ensure
privacy for residents.
To limit pan and tilt:
1. Go to Settings > PTZ > Advanced > Limits.
2. Set limits for pan and tilt.
3. Click Save.
To limit zoom:
1. Go to Settings > PTZ > Basic.
2. Set Zoom tele limit.
Streaming and storage
How to choose video compression format
Decide which compression method to use based on your viewing requirements, and on the properties of your network. The
available options are:
Motion JPEG
Motion JPEG or MJPEG is a digital video sequence that is made up of a series of individual JPEG images. These images are then
displayed and updated at a rate sufficient to create a stream that shows constantly updated motion. For the viewer to perceive motion
video the rate must be at least 16 image frames per second. Full motion video is perceived at 30 (NTSC) or 25 (PAL) frames per second.
The Motion JPEG stream uses considerable amounts of bandwidth, but provides excellent image quality and access to every image
contained in the stream.
H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC
Note
H.264 is a licensed technology. The Axis product includes one H.264 viewing client license. Installing additional unlicensed
copies of the client is prohibited. To purchase additional licenses, contact your Axis reseller.
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H.264 can, without compromising image quality, reduce the size of a digital video file by more than 80% compared to the Motion
JPEG format and by as much as 50% compared to the MPEG-4 standard. This means that less network bandwidth and storage space
are required for a video file. Or seen another way, higher video quality can be achieved for a given bitrate.
How to reduce bandwidth and storage
Important
If you reduce the bandwidth it can result in less details in the picture.
1. Go to live view and select H.264.
2. Go to Settings > Stream.
3. Do one or more of the following:
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Turn on the Zipstream functionality and select the desired level.
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Turn on dynamic GOP and set a high GOP length value.
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Increase the compression.
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Turn on dynamic FPS.
How to set up network storage
To store recordings on the network, you need to set up network storage:
1. Go to Settings > System > Storage.
2. Click Setup under Network storage.
3. Enter the IP address of the host server.
4. Enter the name of the shared location on the host server.
5. Move the switch if the share requires a login, and enter username and password.
6. Click Connect.
How to add audio to your recording
Edit the stream profile which is used for the recording:
1. Go to Settings > System > Stream profiles.
2. Select the stream profile to modify.
3. In the Audio tab, select the Audio stream checkbox and select On from the drop-down list.
4. Click Ok.
Events
About events
The event pages allow you to configure your product to perform actions when different events occur. For example, the product
can start a recording or send an email notification when motion is detected. The set of conditions that defines how and when
the action is triggered is called an action rule.
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How to direct the camera to a preset position when the camera detects motion
This example explains how to set up the camera to go to a preset position when it detects motion in the image.
Make sure the AXIS Video Motion Detection application is running:
1. Go to Settings > Apps > AXIS Video Motion Detection.
2. Start the application if it is not already running.
3. Make sure you have set up the application according to your needs.
Add a preset position:
4. Go to Settings > PTZ and set where you want the camera to be directed by creating a preset position.
Create an action rule:
5. Go to Settings > System > Events > Action rules and add an action rule.
6. Type a name for the action rule.
7. From the list of triggers, select Applications and then select AXIS Video Motion Detection (VMD).
8. From the list of actions, select PTZ Control and then select Preset Position.
9. Select the preset position you want the camera to go to.
10. Click Ok.
How to record video when a PIR detector senses motion
This example explains how to connect an Axis PIR detector to the camera, and set up the camera to start recording when the
detector senses motion.
Required hardware
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3–wire cable (ground, power, I/O)
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Axis PIR detector
NOTICE
TICE
NO
Disconnect the camera from power before connecting the wires. Reconnect to power after all connections are done.
Connect the wires to the camera’s I/O connector
Note
For information on the I/O connector, see Connectors on page 18
1. Connect the ground wire to pin 1 (GND/-).
2. Connect the power wire to pin 2 (12V DC output).
3. Connect the I/O wire to pin 3 (I/O input).
Connect the wires to the PIR detector’s I/O connector
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1. Connect the other end of the ground wire to pin 1 (GND/-).
2. Connect the other end of the power wire to pin 2 (DC input/+).
3. Connect the other end of the I/O wire to pin 3 (I/O output).
Configure the I/O port in the camera’s web page
1. Go to Settings > System > I/O ports.
2. Select Input in the Port 1 drop-down list.
3. Give the input module a descriptive name.
4. To make the PIR detector send a signal to the camera when it senses motion, select Closed circuit in the drop-down list.
To trigger the camera to start recording when it receives a signal from the PIR detector, you need to create an action rule in the
camera’s web page.
How to use audio to deter intruders
This example explains how to connect a speaker to the camera and set it up to play a warning message when the camera detects
motion in a restricted area.
Required hardware
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Speaker with connecting wires
NOTICE
TICE
NO
Make sure the camera is disconnected from power before making the connections. Reconnect to power after connecting the
wires.
Physical connection
1. Connect the audio wire from the speaker to the AUDIO OUT pin on the camera. See Product overview on page 3 .
2. Connect the grounding wire from the speaker to the GND AUDIO OUT pin on the camera. See Product overview on page 3 .
Add audio clip to the camera
1. Go to Settings > Audio > Output and click
to add your audio clip.
2. Click Add.
3. Select Upload under Add Audio Clip Options.
4. Browse to locate the audio clip and click Upload.
To trigger the camera to play the audio clip when it detects motion, create an action rule in the camera’s web page.
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How to direct the camera and open the lock to a gate when someone is nearby
This example explains how to direct the camera and open a gate when someone wants to enter during daytime. This is done by
connecting a PIR detector to the product’s input port and a switch relay to the product’s output port.
Required hardware
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Mounted PIR detector
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Switch relay connected to the gate lock, in this case the switch is normally closed (NC)
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Connecting wires
Physical connection
1. Connect the wires from the PIR detector to the input pin, see I/O connector on page 19.
2. Connect the wires from the switch to the output pin, see I/O connector on page 19
Configure I/O ports
You need to connect the switch relay to the camera in the camera’s webpage. First, configure the I/O ports:
Set the PIR detector to an input port
1. Go to System > I/O ports.
2. Select Input in the Port 1 drop-down list.
3. Give the input module a descriptive name, for example “PIR detector”.
4. To trigger an event whenever the PIR detector senses motion, select Open circuit in the drop-down
list.
Set the switch relay to an output port
1. Go to System > I/O ports.
2. Select Output in the Port 2 drop-down list.
3. Give the output module a descriptive name, for example “Gate switch”.
4. To open the gate whenever an event is triggered, select Closed circuit in the drop-down list.
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Create action rules
For the camera to open the gate when the PIR detector senses someone nearby, you need to create an action rule in the camera:
1. Go to System > Events > Action rules.
2. Click Add.
3. Give the action rule a name, for example “Open gate”.
4. From the Trigger drop-down list, select Input signal.
5. Select Digital input signal.
6. Select ”PIR detector”, in this example connected to port 1.
7. Under Actions, select Output port from the Type drop-down list.
8. From the Port drop-down list, select “Gate switch” .
9. Click Ok.
10. Create another action rule with the name “Direct the camera to the gate"
11. Select the same input signal as before, but as action select the previously created “Gate entrance” preset position.
12. Click Ok.
Applications
About applications
AXIS Camera Application Platform (ACAP) is an open platform that enables third parties to develop analytics and other applications
for Axis products. To find out more about available applications, downloads, trials and licenses, go to axis.com/applications
To find the user manuals for Axis applications, go to axis.com
Note
• Several applications can run at the same time but some applications might not be compatible with each other. Certain
combinations of applications might require too much processing power or memory resources when run in parallel. Verify
that the applications work together before deployment.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
How to reset to factory default settings
Important
Reset to factory default should be used with caution. A reset to factory default resets all settings, including the IP address, to
the factory default values.
To reset the product to the factory default settings:
1. Disconnect power from the product.
2. Press and hold the control button while reconnecting power. See Product overview.
3. Keep the control button pressed for 15–30 seconds until the status LED indicator flashes amber.
4. Release the control button. The process is complete when the status LED indicator turns green. The product has been reset
to the factory default settings. If no DHCP server is available on the network, the default IP address is 192.168.0.90
5. Use the installation and management software tools to assign an IP address, set the password, and access the video stream.
The installation and management software tools are available from the support pages on axis.com/support
How to check the current firmware
Firmware is the software that determines the functionality of network devices. One of your first actions when troubleshooting a
problem should be to check the current firmware version. The latest version may contain a correction that fixes your particular
problem.
To check the current firmware:
1. Go to the product’s webpage.
2. Click on the help menu.
3. Click About.
How to upgrade the firmware
Important
Preconfigured and customized settings are saved when the firmware is upgraded (provided that the features are available in
the new firmware) although this is not guaranteed by Axis Communications AB.
Important
Make sure the product remains connected to the power source throughout the upgrade process.
Note
When you upgrade the product with the latest firmware, the product receives the latest functionality available. Always read
the upgrade instructions and release notes available with each new release before upgrading the firmware. To find the latest
firmware and the release notes, go to axis.com/support/firmware
1. Download the latest firmware file to your computer, available free of charge at axis.com/support/firmware
2. Log in to the product as an administrator.
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3. Go to Settings > System > Maintenance in the product’s webpage and follow the instructions. When the upgrade has
finished, the product restarts automatically.
AXIS Camera Management can be used for multiple upgrades. Find out more at axis.com/products/axis-camera-management
Technical issues, clues and solutions
If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, try the troubleshooting section at axis.com/support
Problems upgrading the firmware
Firmware upgrade failure
If the firmware upgrade fails, the product reloads the previous firmware. The most common reason
is that the wrong firmware file has been uploaded. Check that the name of the firmware file
corresponds to your product and try again.
Problems setting the IP address
The product is located on a
different subnet
If the IP address intended for the product and the IP address of the computer used to access the
product are located on different subnets, you cannot set the IP address. Contact your network
administrator to obtain an IP address.
The IP address is being used
by another device
Disconnect the Axis product from the network. Run the ping command (in a Command/DOS
window, type ping and the IP address of the product):
• If you receive: Reply from <IP address>: bytes=32; time=10...
this means that the IP address may already be in use by another device on the network.
Obtain a new IP address from the network administrator and reinstall the product.
• If you receive: Request timed out, this means that the IP address is available
for use with the Axis product. Check all cabling and reinstall the product.
Possible IP address conflict
with another device on the
same subnet
The static IP address in the Axis product is used before the DHCP server sets a dynamic address.
This means that if the same default static IP address is also used by another device, there may
be problems accessing the product.
The product cannot be accessed from a browser
Cannot log in
When HTTPS is enabled, ensure that the correct protocol (HTTP or HTTPS) is used when attempting
to log in. You may need to manually type http or https in the browser’s address field.
If the password for the user root is lost, the product must be reset to the factory default settings.
See How to reset to factory default settings.
The IP address has been
changed by DHCP
IP addresses obtained from a DHCP server are dynamic and may change. If the IP address has
been changed, use AXIS IP Utility or AXIS Camera Management to locate the product on the
network. Identify the product using its model or serial number, or by the DNS name (if the name
has been configured).
If required, a static IP address can be assigned manually. For instructions, go to axis.com/support.
Certificate error when using
IEEE 802.1X
For authentication to work properly, the date and time settings in the Axis product must be
synchronized with an NTP server. Go to Settings > System > Date and time
The product is accessible locally but not externally
Router configuration
Check that your router allows incoming data traffic to the Axis product. The router must support
UPnP®.
Firewall protection
Check the Internet firewall with your network administrator.
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Problems with streaming
Multicast H.264 only
accessible by local clients
Check if your router supports multicasting, or if the router settings between the client and the
product need to be configured. The TTL (Time To Live) value may need to be increased.
No multicast H.264
displayed in the client
Check with your network administrator that the multicast addresses used by the Axis product
are valid for your network.
Check with your network administrator to see if there is a firewall preventing viewing.
Poor rendering of H.264
images
Ensure that your graphics card is using the latest driver. The latest drivers can usually be
downloaded from the manufacturer’s website.
Color saturation is different
in H.264 and Motion JPEG
Modify the settings for your graphics adapter. Go to the adapter’s documentation for more
information.
Lower frame rate than
expected
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See Performance considerations on page 17.
Reduce the number of applications running on the client computer.
Limit the number of simultaneous viewers.
Check with the network administrator that there is enough bandwidth available.
Lower the image resolution.
In the product’s webpage, set a capture mode that prioritizes frame rate. Changing the
capture mode to prioritize frame rate might lower the maximum resolution depending
on the product used and capture modes available.
Performance considerations
When setting up your system, it is important to consider how various settings and situations affect the performance. Some factors
affect the amount of bandwidth (the bitrate) required, others can affect the frame rate, and some affect both. If the load on the
CPU reaches its maximum, this also affects the frame rate.
The following factors are the most important to consider:
• High image resolution or lower compression levels result in images containing more data which in turn affects the
bandwidth.
• Access by large numbers of Motion JPEG or unicast H.264 clients affects the bandwidth.
• Simultaneous viewing of different streams (resolution, compression) by different clients affects both frame rate and
bandwidth.
Use identical streams wherever possible to maintain a high frame rate. Stream profiles can be used to ensure that
streams are identical.
• Accessing Motion JPEG and H.264 video streams simultaneously affects both frame rate and bandwidth.
• Heavy usage of event settings affects the product’s CPU load which in turn affects the frame rate.
• Using HTTPS may reduce frame rate, in particular if streaming Motion JPEG.
• Heavy network utilization due to poor infrastructure affects the bandwidth.
• Viewing on poorly performing client computers lowers perceived performance and affects frame rate.
• Running multiple AXIS Camera Application Platform (ACAP) applications simultaneously may affect the frame rate and
the general performance.
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AXIS M5525–E PTZ Network Camera
Specifications
Specifications
To find the latest version of the product’s datasheet, go to the product page on axis.com and locate Support & Documentation.
LED indicators
Status LED
Indication
Unlit
Connection and normal operation.
Green
Shows steady green for 10 seconds for normal operation after startup completed.
Amber
Steady during startup. Flashes during firmware upgrade or reset to factory default.
Amber/Red
Flashes amber/red if network connection is unavailable or lost.
SD card slot
NOTICE
TICE
NO
• Risk of damage to SD card. Do not use sharp tools, metal objects, or excessive force when inserting or removing the
SD card. Use your fingers to insert and remove the card.
• Risk of data loss and corrupted recordings. Do not remove the SD card while the product is running. Unmount the SD card
from the product’s webpage before removal.
This product supports microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC cards (not included).
For SD card recommendations, see axis.com
Buttons
Control button
The control button is used for:
• Resetting the product to factory default settings. See How to reset to factory default settings on page 15.
• Connecting to an AXIS Video Hosting System service. To connect, press and hold the button for about 3 seconds until the
status LED flashes green.
Connectors
Network connector
RJ45 Ethernet connector with Power over Ethernet (PoE).
Audio connector
4-pin terminal block for audio input and output. See Product overview on page 3 .
For audio in, the left channel is used from a stereo signal.
Pin
Notes
AUDIO IN
Microphone or line in (mono)
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AXIS M5525–E PTZ Network Camera
Specifications
GND AUDIO IN
Ground
AUDIO OUT
Line audio out
GND AUDIO OUT
Audio out ground
I/O connector
Use the I/O connector with external devices in combination with, for example, motion detection, event triggering, and alarm
notifications. In addition to the 0 V DC reference point and power (DC output), the I/O connector provides the interface to:
Digital input - For connecting devices that can toggle between an open and closed circuit, for example PIR sensors, door/window
contacts, and glass break detectors.
Digital output - For connecting external devices such as relays and LEDs. Connected devices can be activated by the VAPIX®
Application Programming Interface or in the product’s webpage.
6–pin terminal block. See Product overview on page 3 .
Function
Pin
Notes
Specifications
0 V DC (-)
GND
DC ground
0 V DC
DC output
12 V
Can be used to power auxiliary equipment.
Note: This pin can only be used as power out.
12 V DC
Max load = 50 mA
Configurable
(Input or Output)
I/O
1–4
Digital input – Connect to pin GND to activate, or leave floating
(unconnected) to deactivate.
0 to max 30 V DC
Digital output – Connect to pin GND to activate, or leave floating
(unconnected) to deactivate. If used with an inductive load, e.g., a
relay, connect a diode in parallel with the load, to protect against
voltage transients.
0 to max 30 V DC, open drain,
100 mA
Power connector
2-pin terminal block for DC power input. Use a Safety Extra Low Voltage (SELV) compliant
limited power source (LPS) with either a rated output power limited to ≤100 W or a rated output
current limited to ≤5 A.
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User Manual
AXIS M5525–E PTZ Network Camera
© Axis Communications AB, 2017
Ver. M1.9
Date: September 2017
Part No. 1741662
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