A leader in the network video sector, Axis Communications is strengthening its outdoor camera portfolio by releasing a number of outdoor-ready cameras this spring and summer. The new outdoor cameras include several unique features that make the installation and use of IP cameras in outdoor environments even more cost-efficient and reliable.  

Harsh Australian weather conditions can often damage or impair outdoor camera surveillance systems, but the IP-66 rating and added features of the new outdoor camera range from Axis Communications makes them ideally suited to their intended environment.  

The new outdoor cameras were designed in consultation with end users and installers. The result is a range of outdoor cameras that reduce installation time and are ideal for demanding outdoor conditions. Typical applications for outside cameras range from railway stations and university campuses to city surveillance and traffic monitoring.  

The new Axis outdoor cameras are outdoor-ready at delivery and do not require an external housing. When possible, Axis outdoor cameras include pre-installed cables and brackets needed for the installation. Axis outdoor cameras are powered over the Ethernet via the same cable that carries video data, meaning that the installer only has to connect one cable to the camera. This time-saving feature can help reduce installation costs for large-scale systems.  

To further decrease installation time, Axis introduces remote zoom and remote focus capabilities in its new fixed dome outdoor cameras. For fixed outdoor cameras, the installer traditionally has to adjust the field of view and focus manually on site, which may be both difficult and time-consuming. Now multiple outdoor cameras can be configured very efficiently from a single networked computer.  

All Axis outdoor-ready cameras are IP66-rated, resisting dust particles as well as powerful water jets. Axis outdoor cameras are equipped with built-in heater and fan, ensuring optimal performance in all weather conditions.