World leader in network video solutions, Axis Communications introduces a new entry-level IP video solution for small surveillance systems.
The AXIS Camera Companion is designed for video surveillance systems incorporating 1 to 16 cameras.
The AXIS Camera Companion solution consists of three parts: standard Axis network cameras or video encoders with edge storage support for recording onto SD cards, a free software client and third-party mobile apps used for viewing live and recorded video as well as standard third-party network equipment such as routers, switches, SD cards and NAS devices.
The entry-level AXIS Camera Companion IP solution is ideal for retail stores, offices, hotels or various small businesses that need easy-to-use and future-proof video surveillance systems with HDTV quality.
Wai King Wong, country manager, South Pacific, Axis Communications explains that while network video is increasingly replacing analogue technology in larger installations, smaller video systems still rely heavily on analogue cameras and DVRs.
The new solution from Axis addresses this segment of the market that has previously not had easy access to IP video. The new solution is very simple, reliable and cost-effective as the AXIS Camera Companion records all video in the cameras or encoders, enabling small business owners to enjoy the benefits of network video such as excellent HDTV image quality, remote access to video and scalability.
Key features and benefits of AXIS Camera Companion:
- Allows small businesses to use HDTV network cameras to help identify intruders, shoplifters and other incidents
- Video can be viewed live and recordings played back from anywhere: on-site or remotely over the Internet
- Supports motion detection and pan/tilt/zoom control
- Easily exports video clips and snapshots
- Supports third-party apps for viewing live and recorded video on leading smartphones and tablets
- Does not require a central recording device such as a DVR, network video recorder (NVR) or even a computer
- Cameras are powered over the network, eliminating the need for separate power cables
- All images are recorded onto a standard SD memory card in each camera, continuing to record even if a network fails
- Existing analogue cameras can also be integrated via video encoders