AXIS FA Series

Flexible, high-performance modular cameras

  • Cost-effective multi-view surveillance 
  • Flexible, highly discreet system for indoor applications
  • 4-channel main unit
  • Choice of standard, pinhole and varifocal sensor units
  • Full frame rate HDTV 1080ps streams from four sensor units
  • Forensic WDR
  • Axis Zipstream

Cost-effective multi-view surveillance

AXIS FA Series is an attractively priced, high-performance modular camera series for multi-view surveillance, allowing you to discreetly monitor four closely situated indoor areas using one IP address. It is ideal for use in stores, banks, offices and airports.

The series comprises one four-channel main unit (AXIS FA54) and three sensor units (AXIS FA1105 with a standard lens, AXIS FA1125 with a pinhole lens and AXIS FA4115 Dome with a varifocal lens). The main unit can connect to four sensor units and has a powerful processor that can stream full frame rate HDTV 1080p videos from all four sensor units simultaneously.

Together with support for wide dynamic range (WDR), Zipstream, analytics, HDMI connection, audio, input/output ports and local storage, an AXIS FA Series system delivers a total cost of ownership that feels like a bargain.

Keep it discreet – and flexible

Like all modular camera systems, AXIS FA Series is both very discreet and very flexible. It is based on a divided network camera concept, where the camera is split into a sensor unit (made up of a lens and image sensor) and a main unit (the body of a camera). The units are connected by a cable, which is supplied with the sensor unit.

Thumb-sized sensor units can be discreetly installed at eye level or in tight places where needed. The long cable from the sensor unit to the main unit gives you the flexibility to place the main unit where there is space.

With AXIS FA Series, the main and sensor units are sold separately, so you can choose the most suitable sensor units for your application. Note that the main and sensor units in AXIS FA Series cannot be used in combination with the main and sensor units in AXIS F Series.

Excellent details

An AXIS FA Series system streams full frame rate HDTV 1080p videos so you don’t miss any detail or action. It also supports Axis Forensic WDR at all times. The Forensic WDR in AXIS FA Series prioritizes the darker areas of a scene with high-contrast lighting, such as in a backlight scenario where you have a person standing in front of a very bright background. In such a scenario, a traditional camera with no support for wide dynamic range delivers a dark image of the person; with Forensic WDR in AXIS FA Series, colors and details in the darker areas will be more visible. The Forensic WDR in AXIS FA Series is also optimized for motion, so there is no motion artifact when a fast-moving object passes by. In low light scenes, an AXIS FA Series system delivers excellent color video with low noise.

No WDR (left) vs. Forensic WDR (right): With Forensic WDR in AXIS FA Series, colors and details in the darker areas are more visible.

Keep total costs low

An AXIS FA Series system with four HDTV 1080p sensor units is often less costly than four standard HDTV 1080p cameras with similar functionalities. And with only one Ethernet cable for four sensor units, you can lower your requirement for network ports and save on the cost for a network switch. In addition, with one IP address, you may only need a single video management software (VMS) license for viewing video from four sensor units. 

An AXIS FA Series system also provides savings in bandwidth and storage needs. Axis Zipstream technology, for instance, efficiently encodes H.264 video streams, reducing storage and bandwidth requirements by up to 50% or more while maintaining important details. Event-triggered recording using supported analytics (for example, video motion detection, tampering alarm, and other analytics compatible with the AXIS Camera Application Platform) also helps reduce bandwidth and storage use. Check compatibility on the specific analytic website.

AXIS FA1105 Sensor Unit

AXIS FA1125 Sensor Unit

AXIS FA4115 Dome Sensor Unit

AXIS FA54 Main Unit
Connection to no. of sensor units 4
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080 1920x1080 1920x1080
WDR technology Forensic WDR Forensic WDR Forensic WDR Forensic WDR
Two-way audio
Alarm inputs/outputs 4
AXIS Camera Application Platform
Local storage (memory card slot)
Horizontal field of view 111 91 99-53
Varifocal lens
Min illumination/ light sensitivity (Color) 0.2 0.25 0.2