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Published by Marie on February 27, 2015 3:23 PM

Cameras need light to record video, so how can your record at night? IR illuminators, either built-in like with the Axis M1144-L camera or as addition equipment you can mount near the cameras, provide infrared light that is invisible to the human eye but bright enough for a camera to see.

At night your camera records in black and white because it does not have enough light to record clear colors, but that doesn't mean you need to sacrifice clear video. In the sample video below, recorded with the Axis M1144-L, IR illuminators allow you to clearly see the man as he moves around the store taking merchandize and cash.

If you want to protect your business around the clock, day/night cameras are equipped to record in any lighting. Shop our wide range of day/night cameras, from PTZ to HD domes, or contact our experts today to get a personalized camera recommendation.

Published by Marie on February 19, 2015 2:50 PM

Installing an IP camera may sound daunting, but two Axis cameras recently added to the store come with user-friendly installation tools to make the process easy.

The Axis Q1653 fixed network camera features 1080p HD resolution, and can record at up to 60 fps for clear video even with fast moving traffic or objects. With WDR and an IR-cut filter, you can confidently record video any time of the day.


To make installation easy, this camera has five important features. Power over Ethernet uses a single cord to supply power and network connectivity. Leveling assistant guides and automatic image rotation helps your videos have the correct orientation, while the focus assistant keeps the images looking sharp. And if you want to use your system for facial recognition, the pixel counter will help ensure that objects will take up enough pixels to be useful.

If your system needs to secure a location that requires a durable camera, the Axis W8414-LVS camera has a water-proof housing that conceals ligatures to prevent the camera or its parts from being used for harm. With two-way audio and built-in IR illuminators, this camera is designed for use in schools, hospitals, and prisons.


For easy installation, this camera has three important features. Power over Ethernet for single-cable installation, along with remote focus and zoom and a pixel counter.

Published by Marie on December 19, 2014 1:37 PM

We've added several new IP surveillance cameras to the store, to help ensure we have a camera for all our customer's security needs.

If you're looking for a covert camera to secure your retail store, the new Axis P8524 camera is disguised as a height strip that attaches to a door frame. Or do you need to monitor an entire room, tracking all entrances and exits? The Vivotek FD8164V 2MP fisheye camera provides a 360 degree view with one camera. If you're looking for a powerful but small camera for discreet surveillance, the new Optica B122 mini bullet camera features 720p HD resolution.

For indoor vandal-resistant housing, there are several new options. The Axis P3214-V has 720p HD resolution while the Axis P3215-V has 1080p HD resolution, and both cameras come in an IK08-rated housing. If you need something more durable, the indoor Axis P3365-V camera has 1080p HD resolution and an IK10-rated housing.

The same cameras are also available in vandal-resistant outdoor models, so check out the Axis P3214-VE, Axis P3215-VE, and Axis P3365-VE. The new camera from Vivotek, the FD8164V, also comes in an outdoor and vandal-resistant housing, along with built-in IR illuminators for nighttime recording.

Check out these new cameras in our online store, or call our surveillance experts today!


Published by Marie on October 27, 2014 11:12 AM

For Axis cameras in the P13 line, like the Axis P1355 or Axis P1357, the focus assist can help you focus the camera without having to view live video, making the process easier and faster. This color coordinated process is simple to use, and this quick Axis Communications Academy video will show you how:

Published by Marie on October 16, 2014 12:14 PM

Do you know what the difference is between a camera's frame rate and its shutter speed? These settings are important to getting clear, steady videos and Axis is here to help you learn!

Frame rate is the number of frames, or images, a camera captures per second. Shutter speed determines how much, or how little, light is let into the camera.

Watch this 60-second video from Axis to learn more:

Published by Marie on September 10, 2014 3:26 PM

Onboard recording is becoming a popular security measure by recording video evidence of altercations between passengers on public transportation, driver misconduct, and even police activity when pulling over cars. When it comes to onboard surveillance, there are a few key features to look for: HD quality, a protective housing, and audio recording.

With 720p HD resolution, the Axis P3904-R M12 camera can record clear, detailed surveillance video. Ideal for use on city busses, subway trains, and cars, this camera comes with a rugged M12 connector to ensure that the bumps and shocks of driving won't disrupt the camera's power supply.

If you need even higher high definition resolution, the Axis P3905-R features 1080p HD resolution. The IP67-rated housing allows the camera to record in any situation, protecting it from extreme changes in temperature, dust and debris, and vibrations from driving.

Do you need to record audio along with the surveillance video? The Axis P3915-R camera combines HD resolution with an audio input to connect an external microphone. If your vehicle will endure especially rough terrain, the Axis P3915-R M12 comes with the rugged M12 connector.

For clear recording on all types of vehicles, these Axis cameras also come equipped with Traffic Light Mode. This allows the camera to record color video even in low light, so you can clearly make out the colors on traffic signals. If you will use the video as evidence in an accident, seeing the traffic signals can play an important role in figuring out who was at fault.

If you're interested in learning more about secure onboard surveillance, contact one of our experts today!


Published by Kelly on March 19, 2014 11:14 AM

If you're looking for powerful new video surveillance cameras and NVRs, we recently added new products to the online store!

For durable cameras, new Axis Q60-S PTZ dome cameras come in a special stainless steel housing that withstands corrosion from salt water and harsh cleaning chemicals. The Axis Q6044-S offers 720p HD resolution and 30x optical zoom, while the Axis Q6045-S model has 1080p HD resolution and 20x optical zoom. The camera domes can also be filled with pressurized nitrogen gas to prevent internal condensation and create a non-flammable environment.

If your camera doesn't have to be quite that resilient, the Vivotek FD8371EV camera is designed for outdoor surveillance with an IP66 and IK10-rated housing to withstand weather and vandalism. This camera has 3MP resolution at 30 fps (1080p at 60 fps) for detailed video surveillance, and built-in IR illuminators for recording at night.

And if you need a NVR to manage your new surveillance cameras, industry-leading Milestone has introduced their new Husky line. The Husky M10 supports up to 8 cameras, and comes with 1TB of storage. For larger systems with more cameras, the Husky M30 allows you to choose either 10 or 20 camera channels. And for enterprise systems with large numbers of cameras and security equipment, the Husky M50 has options for 10, 20, 40, or 80 camera channels. All Husky NVRs come with a three year software upgrade plan and manufacturer warranty, and support Milestone XProtect VMS software and add-ons.

Published by Kelly on June 6, 2013 1:46 PM recently added six new cameras from Axis, a leading manufacturer in IP surveillance cameras. Including both indoor and outdoor cameras, along with two thermal cameras, these new cameras offer high-quality video recording in any location.

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Published by Ellen on April 11, 2013 2:17 PM

At this year's ISC West, Axis announced the release of the new 2.0 version of Axis Camera Companion, its principal video management software platform. The updated 2.0 version offers a whole new layout, along with a host of high-grade features such as a redesigned graphical user interface, digital zoom for live & recorded video, support for Axis 360-degree fixed dome cameras, and a free cloud-based service to manage numerous network devices.

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Published by Ellen on April 10, 2013 8:41 AM

Determining what type of surveillance camera is right for your application can seem daunting, especially when it comes to image features. Axis has unveiled a cool image usability tool that helps you find the most optimal camera by taking into consideration important factors like image details, complete darkness, bandwidth, and moving objects. Do you need highly detailed images? If so, click on the "image details" icon to find out the best surveillance solution for your needs. In this case, Axis recommends choosing a camera with 1080p HD resolution. Check it out by visiting the Axis Image Usability Page. We've provided a screenshot of this unique tool below:


Published by Ellen on January 14, 2013 8:59 AM

Axis, the indisputable leader in IP video surveillance technology, announced today the results of the CCTV in Retail 2012 survey that it launched in October 2012. The study was made possible by 47 national and local retailers, all of whom submitted their answers through an online survey. The last retail survey conducted by Axis was in 2010.

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Published by Ellen on October 17, 2012 10:06 AM

On October 26th (Next Friday) will add the Axis P1214, P1204 and P1214-E to our online store, and we're excited about it! These ultra-miniature discreet network cameras are small enough to fit in between your index finger and thumb. The P1214, P1204, and P1214-E are specifically designed for surreptitious monitoring, making all three a perfect fit for business and residential settings where security is of utmost importance. You've never seen such an intelligent IP device that is so compact in size.

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Published by Ellen on October 15, 2012 3:10 PM

On October 12, the space shuttle Endeavor made one last ground trip through downtown Los Angeles. To strengthen security during this memorable event, the Los Angeles Police Department relied on a multitude of Axis IP video surveillance cameras. Two Axis models were used to monitor the Endeavor's 12-mile journey: the Axis P5534-E PTZ Dome Camera with HD 720p resolution and the Q6035-E PTZ Dome Camera with HD 1080p resolution, both of which provided incredibly clear, detailed video during the event. Other noteworthy features on each camera include day/night functionally, outdoor-ready housings, wide dynamic range to balance difficult lighting situations, and optical zoom.

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Published by Ellen on September 12, 2012 9:29 AM

Axis has recently upgraded Axis Camera Companion, giving its users access to new and improved video management features to improve video performance. At the 2012 ASIS Accolades Award Competition, Axis Camera Companion was recognized as "Security's Best Winner." Suited for a wide range of business applications, Axis Camera Companion is able to support up to 16 cameras.

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Published by Ellen on May 30, 2012 10:49 AM

According to a survey released by WatchMyWallet, 30% of UK shoppers have stolen or manually tampered with items to receive a reduced price at self-checkout cash registers. The proverbial self-checkout crimes include selecting less expensive fruit/vegetables when weighing the item; selecting smaller sized items when required to enter the item's size; bagging items without ever scanning them; walking out of the store through the self-checkout aisle without paying; and tampering with the scales to get a better deal.

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Published by Ellen on May 15, 2012 2:56 PM

According to a recent report released by IMS Research, Axis is now ranked as the number one provider of surveillance cameras worldwide. The report, which looked at global manufacturers of both analogue and network cameras, found that network camera sales are expected to account for roughly 60% of global surveillance camera sales by 2016, a significant increase from 40% in 2011. The positive finding demonstrates the industry shift from analogue video to IP-based video.

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Published by Ellen on April 30, 2012 9:59 AM

Viewing and managing your IP video is now more accessible than ever. Axis, one of today's most reputable IP video surveillance brands, has unleashed Axis Mobile Monitor Software, a mobile monitoring tool that delivers live video directly to such handheld internet-enabled devices as the iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Android.

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Published by Marie on March 28, 2012 8:07 AM

Because every workplace and surveillance location should be safe, Axis has a new Corridor Format that allows cameras to maximize video surveillance in narrow vertical situations. Ideal for hallways, tunnels, and mass transit like buses and subway cars, this new format creates a unique high-quality vertical video.

There are two distinct advantages to using the Corridor Format. Using a traditionally mounted camera means large portions of the video will be focused on the blank walls in a staircase or hallway. This means the camera cannot focus on the area that should be monitored in high-definition (a doorway) and ignore wasted space (a wall). Additionally, this wasted wall space also wastes bandwidth and video storage. Large images comprised of mostly blank space are created instead of the highly focused vertical images recorded with the Corridor Format.

Traditional HD video is recorded in a horizontal, or "landscape" format that is wider than it is tall with a ratio of 16:9. The new Corridor Format creates a vertical "portrait" video with a new 9:16 aspect ratio that works in tall, narrow spaces.

This Axis-exclusive format is achieved with two simple steps. First the camera is installed sideways allowing the camera, and more importantly the lens, to be at a 90 degree angle with the area it is monitoring. Then the video image must be rotated back 90 degrees in the configuration interface of the software, creating a vertical image and enhancing security in narrow locations.

Axis Corridor Format is available on most Axis fixed cameras and domes, including: M1054, M1114, P1346, Q1755, P3344, and P3367.


Published by Margeaux on February 15, 2012 3:34 PM

The Axis T8310 Control Board features three modules that make managing PTZ cameras and video a snap.

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Published by Margeaux on October 18, 2011 8:32 AM

Located in an affluent Argentine neighborhood, Nine Shopping center is home to 80 retail shops, a movie cinema, food court and parking lots. To secure this expansive and diverse retail area, mall officials invested in a video surveillance system featuring Axis security cameras.

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Published by Margeaux on September 30, 2011 7:49 AM

The Bulgarian RIO Pravetz Golf and Spa recently unveiled its brand new gaming casino. To minimize security threats, the luxury resort installed a top of the line video surveillance system featuring Axis network cameras and Milestone XProtect video management software.

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Published by Amelia on September 21, 2011 3:17 PM

They grow up so fast. Yesterday Axis hosted a birthday party for the 15-year anniversary of the network video camera at ASIS 2011. In September of 1996, Axis launched the network camera industry by introducing the world's first IP camera at a tradeshow in the U.S. While the camera was initially intended for Web attraction, it was the first step in the changeover from analog CCTV technology to IP surveillance.

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Published by Margeaux on September 2, 2011 8:01 AM

Axis creates products that make video surveillance systems easier to install and use. Such is the case with two of our recently added items, the T8412 Installation Display and the P7701 Network Video Decoder.

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Published by Margeaux on August 31, 2011 9:39 AM

We have added two Axis PTZ cameras and two fixed camera from Vivotek to our lineup of network dome cameras.

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Published by Amelia on July 20, 2011 2:49 PM

Images captured by five Axis IP cameras recently led to the arrest of thieves that broke into one of Scotland's leading refrigeration and catering equipment suppliers. The Glasgow-based HiTec Refrigeration was first notified of the break-in by their alarm system. However, when security personnel arrived the thieves were long gone.

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Published by Margeaux on June 30, 2011 10:13 AM

VideoSurveillance is offering five new Axis cameras, including three rugged outdoor network cameras and two indoor PTZ network dome cameras.

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Published by Margeaux on June 20, 2011 10:10 AM

Axis recently announced a new PTZ dome camera with HDTV quality video and 360-degree panoramic view. Featuring two different lenses, the P5544 is part of Axis' collection of Panopsis cameras.

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Published by Margeaux on June 3, 2011 12:50 PM

Axis has added two new small dome IP cameras to its lineup of network surveillance cameras. The P5512 and the outdoor P5512-E offer 360-degree pan and 12x optical zoom for thorough coverage of wide areas. With a width of less than 7.5 inches wide, these unobtrusive cameras are suited for monitoring large areas.

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Published by Margeaux on May 26, 2011 8:15 AM

Axis announced this spring its impending release of the Q6035. This network dome camera offers extensive PTZ capabilities, such as 360-degree endless pan and 20x optical zoom. Combined with autofocus and a wide 16:9 field of view, the Q6035 can cover a lot of space without comprising details.

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Published by Margeaux on May 18, 2011 4:40 PM

Axis is adding another high performance IP camera to its impressive lineup. The Q6032 is designed for indoor use and well suited for applications requiring powerful zoom and facial detection.

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Published by Margeaux on May 18, 2011 4:11 PM

Joining the ranks of the Axis P33 camera series is the new P3367, which is available in an indoor and outdoor model. These fixed dome cameras boast 5 megapixels, perfect for capturing highly detailed images of people and surroundings.

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Published by Margeaux on May 17, 2011 9:52 AM

Today Axis announced an exciting development in network video surveillance. The new Q1602 is reportedly the most light sensitive surveillance camera available. This fixed bullet camera is well suited for demanding applications such as city surveillance and perimeter monitoring.


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Published by Margeaux on March 17, 2011 11:24 AM

Boasting an incredibly compact build, Axis' new M50 cameras provide discreet 360° surveillance.

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Published by Amelia on February 22, 2011 3:49 PM here, passing on some exciting news from Axis Communications. Axis is now offering significant price reductions on both the indoor and outdoor versions of their P1346 and P1347 megapixel network cameras. Take advantage of these incredible deals today.

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Published by Margeaux on February 7, 2011 10:04 AM

Swedish Space Corporation recently used an Axis wireless network camera in a world record setting experiment. The Esrange Space Center equipped a stratospheric balloon with an Axis Q6034-E PTZ dome network camera and sent it nearly 115,000 feet into the atmosphere. The balloon also carried research tools to gather data and parachutes to ease the landing.

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Published by Amelia on January 31, 2011 3:46 PM

For increased visibility in darkness, Axis recently developed the T90C fixed dome IR-LED for all outdoor cameras in the Axis P33 series. The IR illuminator provides fixed angle illumination for network cameras in the series including the P3343-VE, P3344-VE, and P3346-VE.

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Published by Margeaux on January 27, 2011 12:16 PM

Freightliner, a leading British rail transportation company, upgraded its analog surveillance system to Axis network cameras at its Manchester terminal. Using outdoor-ready Axis cameras, Freightliner is able to identify people and get an overview of operations as well as zoom in on fine details, such as license plates and container IDs.

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Published by Amelia on January 21, 2011 3:56 PM

A recent study sponsored by Axis and conducted by the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) found that 87% of retailers who currently use CCTV analog technology for surveillance in their retail stores are considering making the switch to IP cameras. Loss prevention executives from 49 national and regional retail companies answered questions about their current use of surveillance technology, their feelings about the overall impact of surveillance on loss prevention, and their thoughts about analog vs. IP surveillance systems.

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Published by Margeaux on January 4, 2011 12:38 PM

Located in Minnesota, Scott County Jail (SCJ) houses 264 beds and holds male, female and juvenile offenders. With 160 cells and nearly 90,000 square feet, the vast detention center poses a challenge for video surveillance. Using Milestone software and a real-time video analytics system embedded in an Axis encoder, SCJ implemented a comprehensive real-time surveillance solution.

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Published by Amelia on January 3, 2011 4:12 PM

It's one thing to talk about the superior images the following Axis IP cameras provide, and it's another thing all together to see those cameras in action. We've recently added sample videos from a selection of Axis cameras to The sample video showcases the quality and scope of each camera's imagery to better help you visualize the network cameras' capabilities. The video clips show the Axis cameras at work in a variety of applications including transportation, traffic, office surveillance, and more.

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