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Axis Communications M3014 Ultra-Discreet Indoor Fixed Network Camera

B&H # AXM3014Q MFR # 0285-001
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Product Highlights

  • Extends 1.2" from Recessed Ceiling
  • 2.8m Fixed Iris Lens
  • Resolution - 1280 x 800 (HDTV 720p)
  • Progressive Scan Technology
  • Minimum Illumination of 1 Lux
  • Backlight Compensation / White Balance
  • Power over Ethernet / Pixel Counter
  • Multiple H.264 & MPEG Video Streams
  • Video Motion Detection
  • Digital PTZ
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You Pay: $349.00

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The M3014 Ultra-Discreet Indoor Fixed Network Camera from Axis Communications is specifically designed to be used in surveillance areas that require discreet monitoring, such as retail stores, banks, and office buildings. Featuring a 1/4" RGB CMOS sensor and a 2.8mm fixed iris lens, the camera delivers clear and crisp images in 1 MP resolution. Progressive scan technology allows smooth image capture for scenes with fast moving objects. With a minimum illumination of 1 lux, the camera is suitable for low light surveillance.

The entire unit is 3.6" (9 cm) wide and protrudes only 1.2" (3 cm) from the ceiling, making the presence of the camera seem obscure. To suit your décor, the cover ring of the unit is available in a range of colors.

For video compression, the M3014 Network Camera transmits multiple streams in H.264 and MJPEG video formats at either full frame rates or individually optimized for different quality needs and bandwidth constraints.

A unique feature of this camera is its pixel counter function, which calculates the number of pixels contained in a given part of the image, for example a person's face. This is an important feature for satisfying certain jurisdictions requiring proof of resolution before an image can be submitted for evidence. In addition, backlight compensation adjusts video gain to correct the exposure when the object is in front of a bright light source. The white balance feature adjusts the red, green, and blue colors taking a standard white reference to get clear images. Furthermore, the Indoor Camera includes features such as privacy masking, text and image overlay, exposure and control, and mirroring of images.

With its Power over Ethernet (PoE) port, this camera receives power via the Ethernet cable, making it easier to install the camera most anywhere and not only near a power supply. Additionally, this eliminates the need for power cables thus reducing installation costs.

Excellent Image Quality with Progressive Scan

1/4" RGB CMOS sensor delivers clear and crisp images in a HDTV (1 MP) resolution
Progressive scan technology delivers blur-free images at 30 fps
Minimum illumination of 1 lux
Backlight compensation adjusts video gain to correct the exposure when the object is in front of a bright light source
White balance feature adjusts the red, green, and blue colors taking a standard white reference to get clear images
Multiple H.264 and Motion JPEG streams can be provided either in full frame rate or individually optimized for different quality needs and bandwidth constraints
MPEG-4 Part 2 Lends augmented flexibility and utility to the camera

Pixel Counter Feature

Pixel counter allows the installer to easily verify that the camera installation fulfills any regulatory or specific customer requirements, for example calculating the pixel resolution of the face of a person passing a doorway monitored by the camera

Power over Ethernet

Built-in 802.3af compliant PoE port allows the camera to receive power directly from its network interface, making installation possible without the need for additional wiring and cables

Intelligent Features

Digital pan/tilt/zoom allows enlarging portions of the image so that they can be inspected closely
Video motion detection feature compares the current frame with a pre-determined standard frame to accurately trigger an alarm if motion is detected
On motion detection, pre-/post-alarm images are stored in a 40 MB video buffer
API (Application Program Interface) supports an open API for software integration, including the ONVIF specification and the VAPIX and Axis Camera Application Platform from Axis Communications


Password Protection restricts access to unauthorized persons
IP Filtering restricts access to one or more user groups; user groups can be created with an IP address range being defined for each group
Digest Authentication uses a system where the network server authenticates a user request through a domain controller and then grants access to authorized users only
User Access Log - maintains a log of all the users that were granted access to the camera image data on the network
HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol over SSL) protects streaming data transmission across the network
Image Sensor 1/4" progressive scan RGB CMOS in 1 MP Resolution
Lens Fixed iris, 2.8 mm lens at F/2.0; 80° horizontal angle of view
Minimum Illumination 1 lux at F/2.0
Shutter Time 1/25,000 to 1/6 second
Pan/Tilt/Zoom Digital PTZ, preset positions, guard tour
Video Compression H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC), Motion JPEG
Resolution 1280 x 800 to 160 x 90
Frame Rate H.264 and Motion JPEG: 30 fps in all resolutions
Video Streaming Controllable frame rate and bandwidth

Multi-stream H.264 and Motion JPEG

H.264/Motion JPEG: 1 stream in full frame rate and resolution in either compression, more streams if identical or limited in frame rate/resolution

Image Settings Compression, color, brightness, sharpness, contrast, white balance, exposure control, exposure zones, backlight compensation, fine tuning of behavior at low light, rotation, text and image overlay, Privacy mask Mirroring of images
Security Password protection, IP address filtering, HTTPS encryption, digest authentication, user access log 1
Please Note:

This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit

Supported Protocols IPv4/v6, HTTP, IEEE 802.1X network access control, HTTPS, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnP, SNMPv1/v2c/v3(MIB-II), DNS, DynDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTP, TCP, UDP, IGMP, RTCP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, SOCKS 2
Please Note:

This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit

System Integration
Application Programming Interface Open API for software integration, including the ONVIF specification available at www.onvif.org, as well as VAPIX from Axis Communications Support for Axis Video Hosting System (AVHS) with One-Click Camera connection Support for AXIS Camera Application Platform from Axis Communications
Intelligent Video Video motion detection, active tampering alarm
Alarm Triggers Intelligent video
Alarm Events File upload via FTP, HTTP, and email
Notification via email, HTTP, and TCP
Video recording to edge storage 3
Please Note:

Edge storage is a technology that allows a network video device to create, control, and manage recordings either locally to an SD/SDHC card, or to network shares such as Network Attached Storage (NAS)

Video Camera Inputs 40 MB pre- and post alarm
Installation Aids in Software Pixel counter
Casing Metal camera module holder, plastic camera module casing, plastic transparent cover and white cover ring
Processors and Memory ARTPEC-3, 128 MB RAM, 128 MB Flash
Power Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af Class 1
Connectors RJ-45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX PoE
Edge Storage Support for recording to network share (Network Attached Storage or file server)
Operating Conditions 32 to 113ºF (0 to 45ºC)
Humidity 20 to 80% RH (non-condensing)
Approvals EN 55022 Class B, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 55024, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B, ICES-003 Class B, VCCI Class B, C-tick AS/NZS CISPR 22, MIC Class B, EN 60950-1, KCC class B
Weight 0.6 lb (260 g)
Axis Communications M3014 Ultra-Discreet Indoor Fixed Network Camera
  • Installation Guide
  • CD with Installation Tools
  • Recording Software
  • User Manual
  • User License for Windows Decoder
  • 1-Year Warranty
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