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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 merchandise 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 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 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 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 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 December 12, 2011 9:50 AM

The Axis M5014 PTZ dome network camera received the 2011 Electronic Security Expo Maximum Impact Award. It was also recognized as a top product this year by Security Products magazine.

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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 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 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 Amelia on January 14, 2011 3:47 PM

In environments where artificial light is restricted, it can be challenging to capture high-quality images. When lighting conditions are less than optimal, day/night IP cameras are equipped to automatically adjust to handle light-challenged situations. Using infrared technology, day/night cameras offer 24/7 surveillance, providing high-caliber images around the clock.

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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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Published by Amelia on December 30, 2010 11:08 AM

The Paris National Opera is a huge draw for tourists thanks to the theater, music and impressive architecture of the opera houses. When it came time to update the security systems for two of its opera houses, the Paris National Opera turned to Axis IP cameras for the solution.

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Published by Amelia on December 27, 2010 4:19 PM

For Freightliner, one of the leading intermodal rail freight operators in the UK, improving security and streamlining surveillance efficiency were top priorities when it came time to choose an IP system to replace their outdated analog surveillance infrastructure. Axis rose to the challenge, and Freightliner selected a variety of IP cameras from the manufacturer to place at strategic locations around their Manchester terminal.

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Published by Amelia on December 16, 2010 3:34 PM

Last month Milestone Systems was awarded the 2010 Application Development Partner (ADP) of the Year for North America by Axis Communications during the annual Axis Channel Convergence Conference (ACCC). Milestone is one of the leading providers of open platform IP video management software.

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Published by Amelia on December 14, 2010 4:34 PM

One of the longest standing arguments against installing all-digital surveillance systems is that IP surveillance systems are much more expensive to install and configure than their CCTV counterparts. Axis however, recently published a white paper detailing the results of a cost comparison study between the two surveillance technologies that largely dispels the analog-is-cheaper way of thinking.

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Published by Margeaux on December 3, 2010 11:31 AM

The world of video surveillance technology can feel foreign to a newcomer. That's why Axis Communications' Academy offers online training courses for anyone who wants to learn about the company's products, services and solutions in the comfort of your own home or office.

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Published by Margeaux on December 2, 2010 10:58 AM

We are pleased to add the Axis P3346 camera to our arsenal of powerful surveillance tools. The P3346 is a 3-megapixel fixed dome camera featuring Axis' new iris control system. P-Iris automatically regulates the iris opening to improve contrast, clarity, resolution and depth of field. Additionally, HDTV at 30fps provides excellent picture quality for demanding applications while H.264 compression optimizes bandwidth.

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Published by Amelia on November 17, 2010 4:19 PM

Axis recently expanded their surveillance capabilities with the unveiling of Axis Corridor Format- that allows for a vertical field of view. This surveillance capability allows for improved surveillance in narrow areas of interest including staircases, hallways, aisles, roads, runways and tunnels.

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Published by Amelia on October 18, 2010 2:52 PM

As the first fixed dome camera with P-Iris on the market, the Axis P3346 doesn't skimp on image quality. The P3346 offers 3-megapixel resolution at 20fps in addition to wide screen HDTV at 30fps. The P-Iris control optimizes the camera's iris position for depth of field, lens resolution and incoming light. This helps to produce the ideal sharpness and image clarity in all lighting conditions.

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Published by Amelia on October 4, 2010 2:45 PM

With a focus on small to mid-sized businesses, Axis unveiled Surveillance Kits for their M10, M11, and M32 series of surveillance cameras. These kits offer easy and affordable indoor surveillance for use in office buildings, retail stores, banks, restaurants and more. Each of the kits features four cameras accompanied by easy-to-use Axis Camera Station video management software. For greater flexibility, the 4-camera kits can be scaled and combined to create any size system with up to 50 cameras.

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Published by Amelia on September 2, 2010 4:17 PM

Every year over 300,000 people flock to the small town of South Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the Little League World Series. The two-week long tournament attracts not only players, but swarms of families, fans, and international visitors. To help the small town cope with the influx of visitors, additional Axis network cameras were brought in for the length of the tournament to work in conjunction with an already existing system of Axis video surveillance equipment.

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Published by Amelia on July 26, 2010 3:53 PM

Cody High School in Wyoming recently upgraded their analog video surveillance system to a new IP-based surveillance solution powered by Axis network cameras. The school decided to make the switch after encountering problems with the video quality of their analog cameras. The images from the outdated system were coming back so pixilated that when crime or other inappropriate incidents occurred, the culprits could only be identified about 15 percent of the time. Since installing the new cameras, school administrators and authorities have been able to identify 100 percent of the culprits due to the clear, high-quality images from the Axis cameras.

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Published by Dan on July 22, 2010 3:56 PM

Axis Communications is set to release a series of bundled surveillance packages geared towards small to medium-sized businesses. Each IP camera system is designed to give business owners a complete, future-proof IP video solution at an affordable price. The Axis camera kits can be mixed and matched and are perfect for retail shops, office environments, and schools.

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Published by Dan on July 1, 2010 4:33 PM

Last month Axis won two prestigious product awards for a pair of its newest IP camera models. First the Axis Q1910-E snagged the Maximum Impact Award at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX). Then Network Products Guide was kind enough to proclaim the Axis Q6034 PTZ Dome as the winner of the 2010 Best Products and Services Award: Best in Physical Security.

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Published by Dan on June 25, 2010 3:49 PM

Goodwill Industries locations in Illinois are turning to Axis IP cameras and Milestone software to help manage loss prevention, increase security, and improve employee training. The IP-based surveillance solution features Axis HDTV network cameras operating with Milestone XProtect Professional IP video software. Goodwill Industries is a nonprofit retail and social service organization that sells donated goods in an effort to support their mission. The organization's primary goal in installing the new surveillance system is to reduce the amount of theft, not just from outsiders, but also employees. While shoplifting is a big problem, internal theft accounts for close to 48 percent of the organization's losses.

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Published by Dan on June 14, 2010 4:15 PM

Axis Communications just announced a new series of bundled surveillance kits featuring M-line cameras and Axis Camera Station video management software. Each system consists of four M-line cameras and a 4-camera base license of the software. Users can combine and scale these kits to meet the needs of surveillance applications up to 50 cameras.

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Published by Dan on June 7, 2010 4:40 PM

The Douglas Village Shopping Center in Cork County, Ireland has installed a new IP surveillance system featuring network cameras from Axis and Milestone XProtect video management software. The goal of the system is to not only improve security, but also help the shopping center to better manage its operations and improve customer service. Milestone XProtect Enterprise open-platform software provides the center with a platform for integration with video analytics, access control, intercoms, and a sophisticated parking system.

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Published by Dan on May 21, 2010 4:08 PM

Axis recently introduced a new series of high-performance, outdoor-ready PTZ dome cameras, including two HDTV models. These rugged network cameras are geared towards demanding applications such as city surveillance, and video security for airports, harbors, and stadiums. With the inclusion of HDTV capabilities, the new Axis line allows for more detailed monitoring in full frame rate.

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Published by Dan on May 18, 2010 2:39 PM

Security Products magazine recently announced its 2010 GovSec awards, with the Axis M3114-R network camera taking home the honors in the IP Video Category. The Security Products GovSec Awards were launched in 2009 to honor outstanding products in six award categories within the security industry.

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Published by Dan on April 20, 2010 3:31 PM

Parma's Ennio Tardini Stadium, home of the Parma Football Club, hosts soccer matches and other high-level sporting events that draw large crowds throughout the year. In order to maintain a high level of security for the spectators and workers who enter its gates, the stadium requires a comprehensive video surveillance system. Recently the existing surveillance system was expanded to include Axis HDTV network cameras. A hybrid solution featuring both IP cameras and analog cameras connected to video encoders was already in place, but the system needed an upgrade to ensure total coverage.

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Published by Dan on April 16, 2010 4:04 PM

Axis has added a cool new Product Selector tool to their website that lets you quickly compare products from their entire catalog of IP network cameras and video encoders. You can narrow your camera search by checking off the requirements that are most important to your specific surveillance application. Select your preferred camera type, specify basic functions such as max resolution and compression, day/night functionality, PoE, audio support, and outdoor capabilities. And that's just the beginning.

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Published by Dan on April 2, 2010 2:31 PM

Axis has a new line of compact fixed network cameras ready to roll. The Axis M11 network camera series features high-resolution models supporting H.264, the latest compression standard for streaming and recording top-quality video images at reduced file sizes. Available SVGA-resolution models include the Axis M1103 (fixed iris) and Axis M113 (DC-iris). The series also includes the Axis M1104 (fixed iris) and Axis M114 (DC-iris) both of which provide HDTV 720p/1 megapixel resolution.

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Published by Dan on March 24, 2010 12:09 PM

The new camera announcements continue at ISC West. Today we got a sneak peek at the Axis P1347, a top-of-the-line, 5-megapixel fixed network camera featuring HDTV 1080p performance, and precise iris control for superior image quality. Two models are available: the indoor Axis P1347, and the Axis P1347-E for outdoor installations.

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Published by Dan on March 2, 2010 3:51 PM

Today, Axis announced three new network camera products aimed to increase the availability of HDTV surveillance to different markets. The new releases include the Axis M32 fixed dome series, the Axis P3304 fixed dome series, and the Axis M1054 network camera.

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Published by Dan on March 1, 2010 3:52 PM

The good people of Axis Communications have been posting some informative videos lately on their YouTube channel. Here's one that walks us through the process of installing an Axis Q6032-E PTZ dome camera. The Axis Q6032-E is an outdoor-ready camera that offers fast and accurate pan/tilt/zoom control for flexible wide-area monitoring. It supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) and features an IP66-rated outdoor housing that protects the camera from dust and water. Watch the demonstration video from Axis after the jump...

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Published by Dan on January 22, 2010 2:33 PM

This week Axis announced yet another new fleet of IP cameras designed for outdoor locations. Each network camera features an IP66-rated housing for outdoor use, and is ready for mounting right out of the box. The cameras also come equipped with Power over Ethernet for easy installation. The new lineup of Axis outdoor network cameras is ideal for demanding locations such as train stations, airports, traffic monitoring and municipal surveillance.

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Published by Dan on January 18, 2010 2:00 PM

Axis Communications has announced a new lineup of full-featured thermal network cameras believed to be the first on the market. Both the Axis Q1910 and the Axis Q1910-E network cameras use thermal imaging for accurate and intelligent detection of people and incidents in difficult conditions such as low light and even total darkness. The Axis Q1910 is designed for indoor surveillance applications, while the Axis Q1910-E is outdoor-ready.

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Published by Dan on January 15, 2010 4:05 PM

The city of St. Cloud, Florida has deployed a network of Axis IP cameras to monitor its water and wastewater plants. The new IP-based system is the first step in modernizing St. Cloud's existing analog CCTV surveillance capabilities.

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Published by Dan on December 21, 2009 4:05 PM

Tall Weijl, a global clothing retailer based in Switzerland, is installing 800 Axis network cameras in its stores throughout France, Switzerland, Germany and Austria. What's interesting about this surveillance solution is that it has less to do with security, and more with studying customer behavior. Each store will be equipped with two Axis IP cameras integrated into a sophisticated system that counts the number of visitors passing through.

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Published by Dan on December 10, 2009 3:34 PM

Axis Communications has announced that the Axis 207 network camera is now a discontinued product. The company suggests the Axis M1011 IP camera as a suitable replacement. The M1011 is a compact, affordable network camera ideal for securing homes, small businesses, restaurants, hotels, and other indoor locations. Axis will continue to support the Axis 207 until November 30th, 2012. It's also important to note that the Axis 207W and 207WM wireless network cameras have NOT been discontinued.

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Published by Dan on December 8, 2009 4:00 PM

Axis Communications is heading back to school, at least in Portugal, where the country's comprehensive safe school project has resulted in the installation of 12,000 new Axis IP cameras. The massive IP surveillance installation began in August and will continue into the coming year. The goal of the project is to increase security in public schools in a cost-effective manner.

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Published by Dan on November 18, 2009 4:11 PM

Excelsior Academy, based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, is using Axis 216 FD fixed dome network cameras to increase security in each of its five schools and colleges. The academy was facing a serious problem with vandalism, and hopes that the new IP cameras will help to deter such activity, while also creating a safer environment overall.

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Published by Dan on October 21, 2009 2:31 PM

Axis Communications will be supplying IP network cameras for a new video surveillance system monitoring Sydney's Waratah train fleet. This is a huge installation, expected to feature about 7,000 Axis network cameras. The first phase of the project will begin in Fall 2009. Axis 209MFD-R network cameras will be installed in each train. The 209MFD-R is specifically designed for use in mass transit vehicles. It has a flat discreet design, and is built to resist vibrations, dust, temperature fluctuations, and tampering.

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Published by Dan on September 21, 2009 9:32 AM

Today at ASIS International 2009, Axis introduced its latest PTZ network camera. The Axis P5534 offers fast and accurate pan/tilt/zoom functionality with 18x zoom for indoor surveillance applications. One of the camera's key assets is its ability to deliver HDTV-quality video, a high level of image quality that Axis first introduced to its line of fixed network cameras and is now adding to its PTZ offerings. The Axis P5534 also features an IP51-rated housing that guards against dust and dripping water. This makes the P5334 perfectly suited for use in locations such as airports, warehouses, train stations, shops and schools.

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Published by Dan on September 9, 2009 3:50 PM

With an expected increase in rail cargo container volume flowing through marine terminals, the Virginia Port Authority recently pushed for a video surveillance upgrade. Virginia International Terminals, which operates the terminals owned by the Authority, chose an IP surveillance solution featuring Axis network cameras to help monitor the cargo containers as they move to and from the rail yard. The new system not only enhances security, it also streamlines port operations.

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Published by Dan on August 28, 2009 2:14 PM

We're pleased to announce a new batch of Axis network cameras now available at the online store. The new Axis IP cameras boast many of the latest technological advancements in the surveillance world, including H.264 video compression, HDTV resolution, fast pan/tilt/zoom functionality, and much more. Camera models include the Axis Q6032-E, Axis P3343, and the Axis P3344.

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Published by Amelia on August 18, 2009 1:40 PM

Axis network cameras are being used to provide video surveillance for six casinos owned by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the third largest tribe in the United States. Choctaw casinos replaced their system of analog cameras and monitors and installed over 1,000 Axis PTZ and fixed network cameras to provide high quality IP video surveillance.

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Published by Amelia on July 10, 2009 4:24 PM

Even wild animals need video surveillance security. South Africa’s Kruger National Park has just installed a new video system using Milestone Systems IP video management software and Axis network cameras. About 2 million tourists a day visit the 7,000 square mile park, and the animals within the borders are at risk from poachers and vehicles driving in the area.

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Published by Dan on June 9, 2009 3:56 PM

Popular Swedish retailer Lidl is in the process of upgrading the video security systems in its stores from analog to IP-based surveillance. The new video security systems feature network cameras from Axis Communications. Each store will have 18-20 IP cameras monitoring entrances and exits, cash areas, shop surfaces, and restricted areas where customers don't have access. Lidl chose the Axis 209FD Network Camera and the Axis 221 Day & Night Network Camera for the video surveillance upgrade. Each network camera supports Power over Ethernet and connects seamlessly into Lidl's existing IT infrastructure.

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Published by Dan on May 26, 2009 2:50 PM

Seems like we're introducing a new Axis IP camera every week, and it looks like the company's hard work is paying off. Earlier this month, Axis reeled in the 2009 Grand Award of Design for its ever-growing portfolio of network video products. The prize is awarded each year to Swedish companies that demonstrate a high level of commercial success with integrated and consistent design work. Dishing out the award is the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries, in conjunction with the Swedish Industrial Design Foundation and the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design.

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Published by Dan on May 14, 2009 1:32 PM

Axis just announced yet another batch of new cameras. The Axis P13 Network Camera Series consists of fixed day and night IP cameras offering outstanding image quality with HDTV resolution and H.264 video compression. The cameras feature precise iris control for proper exposure in both indoor and outdoor locations. Axis P13 network cameras are well-suited for monitoring locations such as educational facilities, government buildings, airports, train stations, and subways.

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Published by Dan on May 11, 2009 4:30 PM

Axis Communications continues to add to its line of IP network cameras featuring H.264 compression technology. The Axis Q6032-E is the latest release. This high-performance PTZ dome camera is outdoor-ready, and ideal for demanding surveillance locations such as airport, seaports, and city and perimeter surveillance. Like most new Axis cameras, the Q6032-E utilizes H.264 video compression, a fairly recent compression technology that significantly reduces video file size without compromising image quality. This helps to optimize network bandwidth and storage space, and is especially beneficial when dealing with high-resolution video.

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Published by Dan on May 4, 2009 3:36 PM

Tampa Bay Downs, the self-proclaimed "only thoroughbred racetrack on Florida's west coast," recently had to upgrade it video surveillance system in order to meet new Florida regulations for electronic surveillance in gaming facilities. The key to the upgrade was transitioning from an analog solution to an IP-based digital system to monitor the facility's 30-table Silks Poker Room. Previously, the analog CCTV cameras in the poker room transmitted footage to digital video recorders (DVRs), but the system only provided moderate resolution and offered very little in the way of scalability or upgrade potential. Now the cameras are connected to Axis video encoders which convert the video footage to digital, enabling easy integration with an IP network solution.

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Published by Dan on April 28, 2009 1:28 PM

The Deer Park Independent School District, located 20 miles south of Houston, is in the midst of installing over 700 network cameras to monitor 16 of its elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. The district chose to use a combination of fixed, fixed dome, and PTZ network cameras from Axis Communications. Most of the cameras are installed in school hallway interiors, some exterior locations, and also in several support buildings. The main goals of the IP surveillance system are to increase the level of safety for students and staff, and to provide better access control for school facilities.

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Published by Dan on April 23, 2009 12:41 PM

The Carcassonne airport, located in Cathar country in the south of France, has installed a new video surveillance system featuring Axis network cameras to help ensure passenger safety. The airport serves 8 regular low-cost airlines and is also open to international traffic. The influx of passengers coming through the airport is growing each year. That along with new safety regulations imposed by the French Civil Aviation authorities made the decision to upgrade to an IP-based video surveillance system an easy one to make.

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Published by Dan on April 17, 2009 2:19 PM

Dare County School District in North Carolina's Outer Banks has upgraded its existing video surveillance solution to now include network cameras and other IP video equipment from Axis Communications. The move was spurred by a series of break-ins at one of the secondary schools, and repeated thefts and acts of vandalism at several others. The district already had analog CCTV cameras in place but wanted to move to a digital IP-based system to take advantage of benefits such as remote video monitoring and digital storage.

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Published by Dan on April 14, 2009 10:40 AM

Axis is set to release a new, ultra-discreet IP camera designed specifically for recessed mounting in drop ceilings. The Axis M3014 is a fixed dome network camera measuring just 3.6 inches in diameter. And it only sticks out 1.1 inches from the ceiling. This makes the M3014 ideal for unobtrusive surveillance in a wide range of indoor locations such as lobbies, hallways, entryways, conference rooms, and more. Axis is even offering an assortment of cover rings in different color options to allow the camera to blend into a building's interior design scheme.

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Published by Dan on April 10, 2009 11:11 AM

One of the new products Axis revealed at the ISC West conference was the Q7404 video encoder. Designed to help users transition from analog CCTV to IP video surveillance, the Axis Q7404 is a four-channel video encoder that offers H.264 video compression. With H.264 you can stream high-quality video while significantly reducing bandwidth and storage usage. The savings are sizeable when compared to other compression technologies.

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Published by Dan on April 1, 2009 11:00 AM

Axis Communications announced a new series of IP network cameras today at ISC West. The Axis P33 Network Camera Series features modular fixed domes that offer unique remote focus and zoom capabilities. The cameras are designed for easy installation in both indoor and harsh outdoor environments. Suitable for a wide range of demanding video applications, the cameras deliver high performance video with HDTV image quality and multiple H.264 streams.

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Published by Dan on February 20, 2009 9:20 AM

The Axis P3301 is one of the latest IP camera releases from Axis Communications. It delivers superb image quality and supports H.264 compression technology to fully optimize network bandwidth and storage capacity. With H.264, users can stream video at higher resolutions and faster frame rates without bogging down the network. Bandwidth usage is reduced significantly when compared to other popular compression technologies such as MJPEG. The P3301 offers a top resolution of 640 x 480, and supports a maximum frame rate of 30 frames per second at that resolution.

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Published by Dan on February 16, 2009 3:54 PM

Axis Communications has introduced a new one-channel video encoder offering H.264 compression. The Axis M7001 Video Encoder provides a cost-effective solution for integrating analog CCTV cameras into an IP-based surveillance system. This is an extremely compact encoder (smaller than a modern cell phone), which makes it ideal for use within camera housings and in discreet video surveillance applications such as banks and retail stores.

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Published by Dan on February 11, 2009 11:46 AM

Swiss Railways (SBB) has decided to use IP network cameras to increase the level of security in the Zurich S-Bahn. A key requirement of the surveillance project is that the solution is completely IP-based and can easily integrate into the train system's existing IP/Ethernet networks. As a result the railway has opted to use PTZ network cameras from Axis Communications for the installations. 115 double-decker shuttle trains will be equipped with Axis 209MFD-R network cameras.

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Published by Dan on December 11, 2008 3:26 PM

This month Axis Communications announced the release of a new PTZ network dome camera designed for harsh environments. The Axis 215 PTZ-E features a rugged dome enclosure that makes it perfectly suited for the most demanding indoor and outdoor surveillance locations. The camera is IP66-rated and comes with a pre-mounted wall bracket and cables for quick, hassle-free installation. Also included is an adapter for mounting the camera on a ceiling.

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Published by Dan on December 4, 2008 3:04 PM

Axis continues to introduce new cameras to its product line. The latest release is the Axis Q1755 network camera, which delivers true HDTV performance meeting the SMPTE standard for resolution, frame rate, and color representation. When connected to a HDTV monitor, the Axis Q1755 is the ideal surveillance solutions for areas such as airports, casinos, banks, and boarder station where outstanding image detail is required.

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Published by Dan on December 3, 2008 3:48 PM

Axis Communications has released a new line of small, intelligent network cameras. The Axis M10 Network Camera series features compact cameras ideal for monitoring small businesses, restaurants, homes, hotels, boutiques, and more. The cameras are affordable, easy to use, and provide all the benefits of network video.

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Published by Dan on December 1, 2008 1:48 PM

Axis Communications recently unveiled three new video encoder products that support H.264 compression. H.264 is the latest, cutting-edge compression format that can significantly reduce bandwidth and storage requirements compared with Motion JPEG and MPEG-4. The new encoder products include the Axis Q7401 Video Encoder, the Axis Q7406 Video Encoder Blade, and the Axis Q7900 Rack.

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Published by Dan on November 18, 2008 3:05 PM

Axis Communications recently announced that the latest figures from IMS Research estimate the company holds a 33.5 percent global market share for network cameras. The figure was revealed in the 2008 edition of the annual IMS Research report on "The World Market for CCTV & Video Surveillance." The report is based on data compiled for 2007 and contains info on all vendors dealing with analog and digital surveillance equipment.

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Published by Dan on November 10, 2008 3:58 PM

Axis has announced the latest edition of it Camera Station video management software. Axis Camera Station 3.10 offers a number of new features, including support for site maps and H.264 compression. The site maps allow users to quickly access cameras while rendering a full overview of the area monitored by the surveillance system.

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Published by Dan on October 1, 2008 2:48 PM

The Art Institute of Chicago is now using Axis IP cameras to monitor close to 1 million square feet of museum space. The Axis network cameras have been installed to ensure the safety of visitors and museum workers, and also to protect the Institute's massive collection of irreplaceable artwork. Megapixel cameras with low-light capabilities have been situated strategically throughout the facility. The museum surveillance system uses a mix of Axis cameras, including the Axis 225FD, Axis 223M, Axis 233D, and Axis 209MFD-R.

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Published by Dan on September 17, 2008 2:02 PM

Axis network cameras will soon provide video surveillance for Austria's largest grocery chain, SPAR. The cameras will be used in 750 existing SPAR stores, with between 10 and 15 Axis IP cameras installed in each retail location. Each store surveillance system will feature a combination of Axis 207 and Axis 207MW camera models.

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Published by Dan on August 21, 2008 9:57 AM

EST Buses, based near Bridgend, South Wales, has installed Axis network cameras to provide comprehensive video surveillance for its bus service. Each bus will be equipped with three Axis 209FD-R IP cameras. One camera looks out through the windshield to capture the driver's view, another monitors the front door and driver's area, while the third camera provides a view of the length of the bus' interior.

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Published by Dan on July 29, 2008 9:01 AM

Today, Axis Communications announced that its 233D network dome camera will include an innovative auto-tracking feature. With auto-tracking, the camera can detect a moving person or vehicle, and then follow it as it passes through the camera's field of view. This feature is especially useful for unmanned surveillance applications where it's important to capture any presence of people of vehicle moving through a particular area. Think of school or office buildings after hours, hotel corridors, or parking garages, for instance. These are places where it's typical to have an unmanned surveillance setup with automated recording.

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Published by Dan on July 15, 2008 9:05 AM

In an effort to deter crime campus-wide, Grambling State University has installed an IP-based surveillance solution that utilizes 220 Axis network cameras. The system operates over a fiber optic backbone using IP video technology to deliver comprehensive surveillance footage that can be viewed remotely, and stored at a centralized recording center on campus. The new system is a major upgrade over the University's previous one, which consisted of pockets of analog cameras scattered around campus.

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Published by Dan on June 20, 2008 8:45 AM

Network camera leader Axis Communications is strengthening its presence in the Russian market by setting up a local office in Moscow. The company sees a good deal of potential in providing video surveillance for new construction, retail, and transportation, as evidenced by the recent installation of Axis network cameras throughout the Moscow Metro system.

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Published by Dan on June 11, 2008 3:14 PM

Just as Axis Communications has claimed a comfy spot at the forefront of the IP camera industry, Lily O'Brien's has a stranglehold on the market for specialty chocolates based on desserts. What else do these two seemingly unrelated companies have in common? Nothing, except for the fact that Lily O'Brien's recently enlisted the help of Axis to provide video surveillance for its chocolate factory in the Irish town of Newbridge.

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Published by Dan on May 16, 2008 2:08 PM

The Golf Mill Shopping Center in Niles, Ill. is no ordinary mall. This thing spreads out over a million square feet. Imagine how many Orange Julius stands you could fit in there? Now imagine the challenge of rigging the facility for video surveillance. After much research and debate, it was determined that the best way to provide video security for this massive complex was to use IP cameras operating across a wireless mesh network, the same type of network that's being employed for municipal surveillance in a number of U.S. cities.

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Published by Jennifer on May 12, 2008 3:35 PM

Axis announced the release of three new cameras today - the P1311, M3011 and M3014 - all representing new advances in technology and announcing the direction of IP cameras in the future.

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Published by Dan on May 12, 2008 1:12 PM

IP camera manufacturers Axis, Sony, and Bosch have announced that they will work together in an effort to develop a standardized interface for network video products. Currently, no such standard exists for determining how products such as IP cameras, video encoders, and recording software should communicate with each other. The companies hope to deliver a new standard of specifications for video streaming, locating IP devices, and intelligence metadata, amongst others, with the end result being greater interoperability for network video products.

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Published by Jennifer on April 22, 2008 10:24 AM

There's no signs of typical high school tomfoolery at Long Beach High School - not since a comprehensive system of Axis IP cameras was installed last year. The bathroom bullying is over, and there's no more sneaking out behind the dumpster between classes either - thanks to the system of 216FD, 215PTZ and 225FD surveillance cameras, students at the Long Beach City high school know that they can't get away with much anymore.

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Published by Dan on April 2, 2008 2:35 PM

Axis communications is showcasing a number of new IP products this week at ISC West, including Axis Camera Station 3.0 video management software, the Axis P3301 network camera, and video encoder solutions supporting H.264 compression.

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Published by Dan on March 27, 2008 3:00 PM

The La Praille shopping mall in Geneva has installed a comprehensive surveillance system that features over 100 IP cameras from Axis Communications. The new security camera system will help to prevent unwanted activity such as vandalism, property damage, theft, and pick-pocketing.

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Published by Dan on March 17, 2008 9:25 AM

Axis Communications has added a new tele variant of the 225FD to its fixed dome network camera portfolio. The Axis 225FD is now available with either a standard lens or a telephoto lens. The standard option provides a viewing angle of 36-75 degrees, while the Axis 225FD 22mm, with its vari-focal telephoto lens, offers a viewing angle of 10-20 degrees. The tele variant is especially useful for surveillance applications involving recognition of individuals and objects from high-mounted cameras in spacious locations.

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Published by Dan on March 4, 2008 8:53 AM

Norwegian State Railways is poised for a large-scale surveillance project that involves installing Axis IP cameras in its passenger trains. Axis 209FD-R network cameras will be deployed in railcars, while Axis 221 cameras will provide views in front and behind each train. The system will help to enhance security for passengers and employees as they travel by rail.

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Published by Dan on February 25, 2008 11:41 AM

Axis Communications has announced a new, vandal-resistant network camera with instant, one-click pan/tilt/zoom functionality. The Axis 212 PTZ-V combines a vandal-proof casing with a unique set of advanced features. It's meant to serve as an affordable solution for indoor locations requiring uninterrupted wide-area surveillance and detailed video monitoring â€" areas such as schools, retail stores, banks, and lobbies.

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Published by Dan on February 13, 2008 3:05 PM

A group of assisted living and welfare facilities in Matsusaka City, Japan, has turned to Axis network cameras in an effort to help ensure the safety of its residents. The Taiyounosato Social Welfare Service Corporation first implemented a network surveillance solution from Axis Communications for its new Wakaba Sawayaka Garden Care House. An IP network was installed during construction, and Axis PoE network cameras were chosen for the new surveillance setup. Because the cameras support Power over Ethernet, there was no need to install additional electrical wiring. 13 network cameras were installed throughout the building, including the Axis 212PTZ, the Axis 210A, and the Axis 211.

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Published by Dan on December 18, 2007 11:25 AM

Greece's Egnatia Motorway is a monumental road construction project linking Europe and Asia. Developers have turned to Axis network cameras as a way to provide wireless traffic surveillance to the motorway's most difficult route, a 9 km stretch of varied terrain that runs from the Metsovo interchange to the Peristeri interchange. The Motorway has installed 14 Axis 213 PTZ network cameras to watch traffic and provide video security along this section, which includes two interchanges, six tunnels, and two bridges.

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Published by Dan on December 10, 2007 9:36 AM

Car manufacturing sites can benefit greatly from video surveillance systems for a variety of reasons. Not only do surveillance cameras help to secure these facilities, but they can also protect employees from the potential dangers that exist when working with automated machinery. The KIA Motors production plant in Slovakia, which recently installed a comprehensive surveillance network, presents us with a great example of how a manufacturing facility can benefit from video security.

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Published by Dan on November 19, 2007 2:56 PM

An important, and seemingly obvious, key to the success of any network camera solution is to avoid blocked, manipulated, or redirected video signals. This is especially critical in surveillance locations where the cameras are susceptible to damage, vandalism or tampering, for instance in schools, prisons, transit stations, and harsh outdoor environments. One way to prevent lost signals in these situations is to employ cameras with weather-proof or vandal-proof housing. And recently, Axis Communications came up with an even more sophisticated solution; an "Active Tampering Alarm" that automatically alerts security staff any time a camera disruption is detected.

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Published by Dan on October 18, 2007 1:17 PM

Network camera giant Axis Communications announced last week the sale of its 1 millionth camera. That milestone is especially noteworthy when you consider that a high percentage of those sales have occurred in the last couple years. And the company has good reason to think it won't be long before its next million, or even 10 million IP network cameras are sold.

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Published by Jennifer on May 29, 2007 9:17 AM

In traditional surveillance systems, different types of cameras play different types of roles. Wall-mounted and bullet cameras are used for detail shots - getting specific information like facial features on persons of interest, for example. Dome cameras are for getting an overall glance at a store's sales floor or the main area of an office. The Axis 215PTZ network camera, available mid-June, may change all of this forever.

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Published by Jennifer on May 9, 2007 8:26 AM

The first manufacturer of network cameras, AXIS has been an innovator in IP surveillance for over 10 years. The 211 and 211A series network cameras provide the quality you expect from AXIS, and are suitable for a surprisingly flexible range of applications.

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