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  • AXIS M5525-E PTZ Network Camera

    User Manual

  • AXIS M5525-E PTZ Network Camera

    Table of Contents

    Product overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 How to connect a microphone to the camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 How to access the product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

    How to access the product from a browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 About secure passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

    Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 About the product's built-in help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Privacy masks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Overlays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Streaming and storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

    Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 How to reset to factory default settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Check the current firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Upgrade the firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Technical issues, clues and solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Performance considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

    Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 LED indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 SD card slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

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    Product overview

    Product overview

    1 SD card slot (microSD) 2 Control button 3 Status LED 4 RJ45 connector 5 Audio in 6 Audio out 7 I/O connector 8 Power connector

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    How to connect a microphone to the camera

    How to connect a microphone to the camera

    This example explains how to connect a microphone to the camera using an audio extension cable.

    Required hardware

    • AXIS T8351 Microphone 3.5 mm

    • AXIS Audio Extension Cable A, 5 m (16 ft)

    Note • To avoid noise, don't run the cable close to or in parallel with other cables.

    • To avoid noise, cut the cable as short as possible.

    • To maintain IP66 rating, make sure you keep the jack inside the housing.

    Connect the cables

    1. Keep the 3.5 mm jack and cut the audio extension cable.

    2. Strip the outer cable insulation.

    3. Strip the inner wire insulation.

    4. Twist the audio wires (with insulation) together.

    5. Twist the grounding wires (without insulation) together.

    6. Connect the audio wires to the AUDIO IN pin on the camera. See Product overview on page 3 .

    7. Connect the grounding wires to the GND AUDIO IN pin on the camera.

    8. Connect the microphone to the jack of the audio extension cable.

    9. Turn on audio and adjust other audio settings in the camera's webpage.

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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®

    • 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

    Axis devices send the initially set password in clear text over the network. To protect your device after the first login, set up a secure and encrypted HTTPS connection and then change the password.

    The device password is the primary protection for the data and services. Axis devices do not impose a password policy as they may be used in various types of installations. To protect your data we recommend that you:

    • Change the default password that comes with the devices.

    • Use a password with at least 8 characters, preferably created by a password generator.

    • Don’t expose the password.

    • Change password at a recurring interval, at least once a year.

    Set a secure password for the root account

    Important The default administrator user name root cannot be deleted. If the password for root is lost, the device must be reset to the factory default settings.

    1. Make sure to follow the instructions about secure passwords. See About secure passwords on page 5 .

    2. Type a password and then retype it to confirm the spelling.

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    How to access the product

    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 webpage. The help provides more detailed information on the product’s features and their settings.

    Image quality

    How to select exposure mode

    There are different exposure mode options in the camera that adjusts aperture, shutter speed, and gain to improve image quality for specific surveillance scenes. Go to Settings > Image > Exposure and select between the following exposure modes:

    • 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 uses visible light to deliver color images during the day. As light diminishes, you can set the camera to automatically shift to night mode. In night mode the camera uses both visible light and near-infrared light to deliver black-and-white images. Since the camera uses more of the available light it can deliver brighter, more detailed, images.

    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

    To make both dark and bright areas of the image visible, turn on WDR.

    1. Go to Settings > Image.

    2. Turn on WDR under Wide dynamic range.

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    Setup

    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.

    1. Go to Settings > System > Orientation and click .

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    Setup

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