AXIS Q2901-E Temperature Alarm Camera

Wall mount-ready for remote temperature monitoring

  • Temperature alarm zones
  • Isothermal palettes
  • Spot temperature reading

Under specific conditions, some Axis thermal cameras are capable of precise temperature measurements, but they are not designed by Axis for the specific intention of human fever detection nor the diagnosis, mitigation or prevention of disease or health conditions. Thus, Axis thermal cameras are, for example, not approved by FDA in the US for this use.

Temperature Detection

AXIS Q2901-E offers two kinds of alarms triggered by a deviation of the temperature: if the temperature goes above or below a set limit, or if the temperature increases too rapidly. The camera can detect the temperature of an object between -40 °C to 550 °C (-40 °F to 1022 °F). The accuracy is +- 5 ° in temperatures below 150 °C (302 °F).

Isothermal Palettes

Isothermal imaging makes it possible to configure highlighted temperature-spans in the image. They help to define which temperature corresponds to which color. The Lower limit denotes the temperature where the colored part of the palette will start and all temperatures above this limit will stand out.

Spot Temperature Reading

This capability is used to view the temperature of a particular area of the image. The emissivity can also be adjusted (depending on the material characteristics) to get a more precise reading. Used as a visual aid for an operator.

For Demanding Outdoor Video Surveillance

AXIS Q2901-E is a bullet-style outdoor-ready model that is designed to withstand harsh weather conditions. It comes with a built-in heater for the window. The camera is further protected with shock detection, a capability that sends an alarm to personnel during attempted vandalism.

AXIS Q2901-E Temperature Alarm Camera

For remote temperature monitoring

The outdoor-ready, bullet-style AXIS Q2901-E delivers thermal imaging in 336×256 resolution. AXIS Q2901-E supports
up to six temperature alarm zones that can be used to trigger an alarm. It offers two kinds of alarms triggered by a deviation of the temperature: if the temperature goes beyond a set limit, or if it increases too rapidly. The spot temperature
functionality is used to view the temperature of a particular area. Isothermal palettes highlight temperature-spans in
the image, making it easier to visualize hot spots to identify overheated equipment or areas.

AXIS Q2901-E Temperature Alarm Camera

Models AXIS Q2901-E 9 mm
AXIS Q2901-E 19 mm


Image sensor Uncooled Micro bolometer 336×256 pixels, Pixel size 17 µm,
Spectral range: 8-14 µm
Lens 9 mm: F 1.25, horizontal field of view: 35°, min. focus distance:
2.1 m (78.7 in)
19 mm: F 1.25, horizontal field of view: 17° view, min. focus
distance: 9.5 m (354.3 in)
Detection range The size of a monitored object is recommended to cover at least
10×10 pixels in 336×256.
Sensitivity NETD < 50 mK
-40 °C to 550 °C (-40 °F to 1022 °F)
Below 100 °C (212 °F): +/- 5 °C (+/-9 °F) accuracy
Below 150 °C (302 °F): +/- 5% accuracy
Above 150 °C (302 °F): +/- 20% accuracy


H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) Main and Baseline Profile
Motion JPEG
Resolution Sensor is 336×256. Image can be scaled up to 720×576
Frame rate Up to 8.3 fps
Video streaming 3 individual streams
in H.264 and Motion JPEG: simultaneous,
individually configured streams in max. resolution at 8.3 fps
Controllable frame rate and bandwidth
Image settings Sharpness, Automatic gain control, Exposure zones, Gain,
Rotation, Palette, Isothermal palette, Compression, Mirroring,
Text and image overlay and Privacy masks
Axis Corridor Format


Audio streaming Two-way
AAC-LC 8/16 kHz, G.711 PCM 8 kHz, G.726 ADPCM 8 kHz,
Configurable bit rate
External microphone or line input, line output


Security Password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPSb
IEEE 802.1Xb
network access control, Digest authentication, User
access log, Centralized certificate management
, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP,
CIFS/SMB, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnPTM, SNMP v1/v2c/v3(MIB-II),

System Integration

Open API for software integration, including VAPIX®
and AXIS Camera Application Platform; specifications at
AXIS Video Hosting System (AVHS) with One-Click Connection
ONVIF Profile S and ONVIF Profile G, specification at
Analytics AXIS Video Motion Detection 4, active tampering alarm
Support for AXIS Camera Application Platform enabling
installation of third-party applications, see
Event triggers Analytics, Temperature detection (6 alarm zones), Hardware
temperature, Edge storage events, Shock detection, Time
scheduled, Motion Detection, Live Stream Accessed
Audio Detection
Event actions File upload: FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS network share and email
Notification: email, HTTP, HTTPS and TCP
Status LED, Text overlay, SNMP, Pre- and post-alarm video
buffering, Video recording to edge storage, Network share
installation aids
Pixel counter
Data streaming Event data


Casing IP66-, IP67- and NEMA 4X-rated metal casing (aluminium) with
integrated dehumidifying membrane and a germanium window
Color: White NCS S 1002-B. For repainting instructions and
impact on warranty, contact your Axis partner
Memory 256 MB RAM, 128 MB Flash
Power Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af/802.3at Type 1 Class 3,
max. 10 W, 8-20 V DC, max. 11 W or 20-24 V AC 50-60 Hz,
max. 15 VA, Power supply not included
Connectors RJ45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX PoE, Terminal block for power
Eight circuit PCB header for two configurable inputs/outputs
and audio
Storage SD card slot supporting microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC cards
(card not included).
SD card encryption
Support for recording to network-attached storage (NAS).
For SD card and NAS recommendations, see
-40 °C to 60 °C (-40 °F to 140 °F)
Humidity 10-100% RH (condensing)
Approvals Emission and immunity: EN 55022 Class B, EN 50121-4,
EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 61000-6-1,
EN 61000-6-2, FCC part 15 Subpart B Class A,
FCC part 15 Subpart B Class B, ICES-003 Class B, VCCI Class B, ITE,
C-Tick AS/NZS CISPR22 Class B, KCC KN22 Class B, KN-24
Safety: IEC/EN/UL 60950-1, IEC/EN/UL 60950-22, IS 13252
Environment: EN 50581, IEC 60529 IP66,
IEC 60529 IP67, NEMA 250 Type 4X, IEC 60068-2-1,
IEC 60068-2-2, IEC 60068-2-6, IEC 60068-2-14,
IEC 60068-2-27, IEC 60068-2-30, IEC 60068-2-78
Weight 2 kg (4.4 lb)
Installation Guide, Windows decoder 1-user license,
AVHS Authentication key, AXIS Video Motion Detection 3,
AXIS Connector A 2-pin 5.08 Straight
Allen key, RJ45 network cable 5 m (16 ft), Wall and Ceiling
Mount Bracket
AXIS T8120/T8123-E midspans, Network cable couplers,
AXIS T8129 PoE Extender, AXIS T8604 Media Converter,
AXIS T8640 Ethernet over Coax Adapter PoE+,
AXIS PS24 Mains Adapter, AXIS T8006 PS12 Power Supply,
AXIS T8414 Installation Display
AXIS T94G01P Conduit Back Box,
AXIS T91A47 Pole Mount, AXIS T94P01B Corner Bracket,
AXIS T98A17-VE Video Surveillance Cabinet,
AXIS Multicable A I/O Audio Power
AXIS Companion, AXIS Camera Station, Video management
software from Axis’ Application Development Partners available
Languages English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Simplified
Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Traditional Chinese
Warranty Axis 3-year warranty and AXIS Extended Warranty option.
Export control The product contains U.S.-origin controlled
technology/component, the US Export Administration
Regulations (EAR) are always applicable to the product. You
should comply at all times with all applicable national and
international (re-)export control regulations.
a. Individual palette cannot be set per video stream
b. This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the
OpenSSL Toolkit. (, and cryptographic software written by Eric
Young (

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