Ceiling IP Camera: Hikvision DS-2CD2145FWD-IS (4MP, 2.8mm, 0.014 lx, IR up to 30m, WDR, Audio, H.265/H.264)



Ceiling IP Camera: Hikvision DS-2CD2125FWD-IM (2MP, 2.8mm, 0.005 lx, IR up to 30m, WDR, IK10, HDMI, H.265/H.264)
The camera
Ceiling IP Camera: Hikvision DS-2CD2125FWD-IM (2MP, 2.8mm, 0.005 lx, IR up to 30m, WDR, IK10, HDMI, H.265/H.264)
The microSD card slot
Ceiling IP Camera: Hikvision DS-2CD2125FWD-IM (2MP, 2.8mm, 0.005 lx, IR up to 30m, WDR, IK10, HDMI, H.265/H.264)
The connectors
Ceiling IP Camera: Hikvision DS-2CD2125FWD-IM (2MP, 2.8mm, 0.005 lx, IR up to 30m, WDR, IK10, HDMI, H.265/H.264)
The accessories, including the cable fitting to protect against water penetration
Key features:
  • resolution: 4 MP - 2688 x 1520,
  • focal length: 2.8 mm / 109°,
  • video compression: H.265+/H.265/H.264+/H.264/MJPEG,
  • technology: Dark Fighter (Ultra-low-light),
  • even illumination at night thanks to the EXIR 2.0 technology: IR up to 30 m,
  • intelligent image analysis (face detection, line crossing, intrusion, unattended luggage, object removal),
  • support for microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC cards with up to 128 GB capacity,
  • three streams,
  • WDR: 120 dB,
  • image processing functions: 3D-DNR, WDR, BLC, HLC,
  • ROI,
  • access via Hik-Connect,
  • ANR,
  • audio IN/OUT: 1/1,
  • alarm IN/OUT: 1/1,
  • protection rating: IP67, IK10,
  • powered by 12 VDC or PoE (802.3af).
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The Hikvision DS-2CD2145FWD-IS ceiling IP camera is dedicated for use in IP CCTV systems. It is equipped with a 4 MP 1/2.5" CMOS image sensor and an Exir 2.0 IR illuminator with a range of up to 30 m, which ensures adequate visibility even in low light conditions. The camera has a 2.8 mmm lens with a 109° viewing angle. Its IP67-rated housing protects optical and electronic components against adverse weather conditions. The camera can be powered by 12 VDC or PoE (802.3af).
EasyIP 3.0
The camera belongs to the new, EasyIP 3.0 series, offering excellent parameters at an affordable price. The embedded intelligent image analysis (VCA) function includes the detection of faces, virtual line crossing, intrusion, and objects left behind or removed. These features make the camera a perfect tool for all advanced video surveillance projects.
Name DS-2CD2145FWD-IS
Code K17296
Video system
Image Sensor
1/2.5" Progressive Scan CMOS
Sensitivity 0.014 lx @ (F1.6 AGC ON),
0 lx with IR
Resolution 2688 x 1520
Frame rate
25 fps at 2688 x 1520 and lower resolutions
Focal length / viewing angle
2.8 mm / 109o
Video compression
Video streams
Bitrate 32 Kbps - 16 Mbps
IR illuminator
30 m
Image processing functions
3D-DNR, WDR (120 dB), BLC, HLC
Gain Automatic / Preset
Alarm events
Motion detection, dynamic analysis, tampering
Intelligent image analysis
Face detection, virtual line crossing, intrusion, unattended luggage, object removal
Corridor mode
ROI Yes, 1
NAS (NFS/SMB/CIFS), FTP (snapshots)
Network interface
RJ-45 10/100 Base-T
Standards ONVIF (profile S,G), ISAPI
Housing Metal, plastic
Protection rating
IP67, IK10
Power 12 VDC ± 25%, PoE 802.3af 
Power consumption Max:12 VDC - 5.5 W;  PoE - 7 W
Operating temperature
Dimensions Φ111 × 82 mm
0.5 kg


H.265+/H.265 video compression
H.265/H.265+ – higher compression ratios that preserve the video quality provided by H.264
The camera implements several video compression methods, H.265+, H.265, H.264+, H.264, MJPEG. Compared with H.264, H.265 can reduce the data stream by half, which translates into proportional disk space savings and extended data retention time. H.265+ and H.264+ are Hikvision standards based on the original systems and optimized for CCTV applications. They further minimize the streams in typical video surveillance scenarios. With the advanced video compression algorithms, the camera can be used in IP CCTV systems based on modern NVRs implementing the H.265 standard (the DS-76/77/96NI-I/K series supports H.265+, H.265, H.264+, H.264). Of course, the camera can also operate with older models that support H.264 (the DS-76/77NI-E series supports H.264+, H.264).
EXIR 2.0 IR illuminator
The built-in powerful IR illuminator has a range of up to 30 m. Based on the latest Exir 2.0 light-emitting technology, it has ca. 30% higher performance than traditional IR LED arrays. In addition, the rectangular shape of the IR light fits the camera's field of view, which further improves illumination efficiency and eliminates the excessive light intensity in the central part of the scene, typical of most IR illuminators. Exir 2.0 illuminators ensure much better luminance uniformity, including corners of the scene, at the same time reducing light pollution in the surrounding environment. Compared to the previous version, Exir 2.0 illuminators feature optimized heat dissipation and longer service life (up to 20,000 hours).
Continuous recording thanks to the ANR function
With the support of ANR (Automatic Network Replenishment), each IP camera equipped with a memory card can record video even in the absence of network connection. Once the network connection is restored, the footage is automatically synchronized with that recorded on the NVR. This ensures a continuous coverage of events, even in the event of communication problems between the camera and NVR.
Convenient client applications
The iVMS 4200 client software allows HIKVISION devices to be managed in IP networks. The software enables the configuration and management of NVRs/DVRs, IP and analog cameras (in hybrid systems). The iVMS 4200 utility can remotely manage up to 256 devices, with the use of up to 4 monitors. One monitor can display footage from up to 64 cameras. Aside from system configuration and live monitoring, the utility can be used for remote playback, notifications, two-way audio transmission, and multi-level e-maps.
The control panel of the iVMS-4200 application
Hik-Connect is a mobile application intended for Android and iOS smarthphones, which can be used for the remote live streaming of images from DVRs, NVRs, and network cameras via Wi-Fi, 2G or 3G networks, as well as for for playing back recorded video files. The application connects with the devices by IP addresses and/or through the P2P cloud.
The start menu of the Hik-Connect app
with a live view thumbnail
The live view screen
Working in the cloud
Hik-Connect is also a network service for Hikvison devices. The service is based on cloud data processing and integrates the following functions:
  • Remote cloud access - allows access to the device for users without an external IP address or when simplicity is imporant. Only the basic configuration of the network is required. The PC or smartphone app connects with the device via a P2P cloud service;
  • DDNS server - DDNS assigns a fixed domain name to dynamically changing IP addresses (Dynamic DNS). This feature is useful when the ISP does not provide users with a fixed IP address. To be able to use DDNS, it is necessary to ave a public IP address and provide access from the external network to the appropriate ports of the NVR (server and http, by default 8000 and 80). The connection is possible via a web browser or via a PC or smarphone client application,
Protection against vandalism
The degree of protection (IK rating) against external mechanical impacts offered by electrical equipment housing is defined in the EN 62262 standard. The EN 62262:2003 standard also specifies the conditions of the testing procedure.
The camera has an IK10 rating.
IK code Protection Impact equivalent
Impact energy Free fall hammer - mass ... height
IK06 1 J 0.5 kg …... 20 cm
IK07 2 J 0.5 kg …... 40 cm
IK08 5 J 1.7 kg … 29.5 cm
IK09 10 J 5 kg …...... 20 cm
IK10 20 J 5 kg …...... 40 cm
LAN tool for organizing Hikvision IP CCTV systems
SADP (Search Active Device Protocol) is a free and simple utility for searching Hikvision IP cameras and Hikvision DVRs/NVRs in the local network. The network device search tool can also be used to modify network parameters in Hikvision devices, including password changes or default password recovery. Detailed information on the software and its use can be found in the article devoted to SADP application - LAN tool for organizing CCTV systems based on Hikvision devices.


Model DS-2CD2145FWD-IS
Product type IP camera
Brand Hikvision
Series EasyIP 3.0
type Standard
Applications Outdoor
Housing Dome, Vandal-proof
Adjustment 3-axis
Color White
Reset button Yes
Moduł optyczny i obraz
Sensor type CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.7
Sensitivity (color mode) lx 0.014 @ (F1,.6, AGC ON)
Aperture F1,6
Shutter speed S 1/3 – 1/100000
Slow shutter Yes
Lens type Fixed
Focal length mm 2,8
Viewing angle horizontal ° 109
Main stream max. resolution MP 4
max. resolution px 2688 × 1520
max. resolution fps 25
Other image functions AGC, 3D-DNR, BLC, HLC
WDR dB 120
Night techniques DarkFighter
Regions of interest ROI 1
Corridor mode Yes
Day/night mode Yes (ICR)
IR Range m 30
wavelength nm 850
illuminator type EXIR
Video compression
Compression methods H.265+, H.265, H.264+, H.264, MJPEG
Bitrate 32 kb/s – 16 MBps
No. of streams 3
Data recording
microSD slot Yes
Recording types MicroSD (max. 128 GB), NAS
ANR function Yes
Audio support Yes
Sampling frequency kHz 8, 16, 32, 44.1, 48
Compression method G.711, G.722.1, G.726, MP2L2, MP3
Image analysis (conventional algorithm)
Basic incidents Motion detection, Exception, Image tampering
Advanced incidents Line crossing detection, Intruder detection, Face detection, Leaving an object in a zone, Object removal, Scene change detection
Standards Onvif (profile S, G, T), ISAPI
Live view 6 simultaneous channels
Users up to 32 (3 access levels: Administrator, Operator, User)
Client applications iVMS-4200, Hik-Connect, Hik-Central
Supported browsers Chrome 57,0+, Firefox 52,0+, IE8+, Safari 11+
Ethernet 1 × RJ-45 10/100 MBps
Audio Input Yes
Output Yes
Power supply PoE V 36-57 (802.3af)
PoE A 0.2 – 0.1
PoE W max. 7.5
DC V 12
DC A +/-0.5
DC W max. 6
Housing material Metal, Plastic
Protection rating IP67, IK10
Operating temperature °C -30...+60
Humidity % 95 or less (non-condensing)
Camera dimensions mm Φ111 × 82
Weight kg +/-0.5