Top Trends: what’s in store in 2018?

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE Johan Paulsson, CTO at Axis Communications, discusses Axis’ top 10 technology predictions that will help facilitate a smarter, safer world for European firms. The pace of technological innovation is such that even the most fantastic of imagined futures could...

Step into the future of audio

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE What is Axis’ vision for network-based audio? During 2014, Axis started to study the world of network audio technology and quickly came to the realisation that the field suited its Internet of Things (IoT) strategy for network-based security products. That is...

Cyber Security: Reducing access points

PROMOTIONAL ARTICLE Credible manufacturers have added cyber security elements to their products and systems in order to assist installers and integrators with regards to delivering robust and resilient solutions. There are a number of steps that can be taken at the edge device...

Axis Communications: AXIS Q1659

PROMOTIONAL ARTICLE Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, has introduced AXIS Q1659 network camera, the first to combine professional-calibre photographic imaging technologies from Canon with its proven surveillance technology. The camera brings a new level of...

Benchmark articles on Axis Communications

Video Test: Edge-based People Counting

Modern cameras feature increasing levels of processing power, and as a result the deployment of onboard analytics has turned from ...
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Cybersecurity Basics

Cybersecurity is set to become an increasingly important issue for installers and integrators in 2018. End users are demanding secure ...
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Video Test: Video Analytics Line-Cross

The benefits of IVA (intelligent video analysis) are manifold, and cover both security and business intelligence applications. While many manufacturers focus ...
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12 to Try: Intruder Detection & Site Protection Peripherals

Benchmark looks at 12 products and systems of interest for security installers and system integrators involved in the design and ...
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Belfast event venue gets security upgrade

The Odyssey Complex, an entertainment venue in Belfast that plays host to many of the city’s concerts, exhibitions and sporting ...
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VMS Buyers’ Guide

In recent years, the arguments for switching from predominantly hardware-based NVRs to the more flexible VMS solutions have increased exponentially ...
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Adding ANPR

ANPR is a beneficial technology which is too often overlooked when designing systems for private sector commercial and industrial sites ...
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Video Test: Wide Dynamic Range

Modern surveillance cameras include ever higher levels of functionality, and the ‘headline’ features tend to be smart detection and tracking, ...
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12 to Try: Access Control Peripherals

Benchmark looks at 12 products and systems of interest for security installers and system integrators actively involved in the design ...
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Step into the future of audio

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE What is Axis’ vision for network-based audio? During 2014, Axis started to study the world of network audio ...
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12 to Try: Video Intelligence

Benchmark looks at 12 products and systems of interest for security installers and system integrators actively involved in the design ...
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Smart Solutions: Courtesy Switching

Many end users will make an investment in a security system for a number of reasons. Top of the agenda ...
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Cyber Security: Reducing access points

PROMOTIONAL ARTICLE Credible manufacturers have added cyber security elements to their products and systems in order to assist installers and ...
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12 to Try: Visitor Management

Benchmark looks at 12 products and systems of interest for security installers and system integrators actively involved in the installation ...
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12 to Try: Infrastructure

Benchmark looks at 12 products and systems of interest for security installers and system integrators actively involved in the creation ...
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CCTV Test: VMS for free?

Few commercial organisations will satisfy their shareholders by giving away products, free-of-charge. When such offers are made, there has to ...
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Double Knock Detection

Double knock is a concept that has long been at the heart of security system design. Whilst often viewed as ...
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Protecting Portals: Enhancing Visitor Management

Access control delivers a high degree of protection to any site. By managing authorised and non-authorised persons, the systems not ...
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Adding Video to Access Control: Paxton Net2

The role of access control is pivotal to the security of many applications. The proliferation of access installations speaks volumes ...
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Simple Integrations: Axis ACAP Platform

In recent years, the ‘open platform’ approach to including feature-rich applications on cameras and codecs has become a reality. Advances ...
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Thermal Imaging: AXIS Q1941

Thermal imaging is often touted as an alternative to video surveillance, but for many smart applications it offers other benefits ...
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360 Degree Image Capture: AXIS Q6000-E

Economies of scale in the video surveillance sector, coupled with increased processing power, has resulted in the growth of 360 ...
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CCTV Test: Edge Recording

When edge-based storage first became commonplace in the security industry, many saw it as an approach solely designed to tackle ...
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CCTV Test: External Video Motion Detection

The growth of video analytics has seen a diverse number of options made available to installers and integrators. The headlines ...
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CCTV Test: VMS Installation and Configuration

VMS packages represent an advanced video surveillance and general security tool which enables the creation of innovative and bespoke solutions ...
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Axis Communications partners with Simons Voss

Axis Communications has partnered with Simons Voss Technologies to launch a fully integrated IP-based digital locking and access control system ...
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Axis Communications offers access integration with HID

Axis Communications has launched an integration of HID Global’s Mobile Access with its AXIS A1001 network door controller and AXIS ...
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Axis Communications: AXIS Q1659

PROMOTIONAL ARTICLE Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, has introduced AXIS Q1659 network camera, the first to combine ...
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Axis Communications ACS Integrator Suite

End user demands for advanced surveillance solutions are growing, and will an ever evolving range of options available, Axis Communications ...
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Access Test: Video Door Entry Systems

Access control is a cornerstone of many modern integrated security solutions. The technology allows individuals with a predefined credential (such ...
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Axis Communications AXIS Q1659

For those with an interest in all things optical, the acquisition of Axis Communications by Canon was an interesting prospect ...
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CCTV Test: Dynamic Video Encoding

Higher video resolutions are something that the surveillance sector is having to get used too. After many years where resolution ...
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CCTV Test: Networked PTZ Cameras (Part 1)

The growth in networked video solutions has seen the PTZ dome camera slip from its position of being a ‘must ...
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CCTV Test: VMS Features & Functions (Part 1)

The growth in deployments of VMS solutions for video surveillance and security management has been significant in recent years, and ...
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Axis Communications: AXIS Q6000-E

Axis Communications AXIS Q6000-E: Finalist - Video Surveillance Hardware Category, Benchmark Innovation Awards 2016 ...
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CCTV Test: Low Light, High Resolution

Conventional wisdom states that higher resolution cameras will always be less sensitive than devices with lower resolutions. Therefore, a number ...
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CCTV Test: 4K UHD Cameras

While HD video has become the de facto standard for advanced surveillance systems, the introduction of 4K UHD technology looks certain ...
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Endpoint Security

With a growing number of solutions being based on network architecture, it is increasingly important for installers and integrators to ...
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Thermal imaging: value for money?

Previously, Benchmark has looked at the arguments for and against investing in thermal imaging as a security tool, and asked ...
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Axis Communications: AXIS Q6000-E

Economies of scale in the video surveillance sector, coupled with increased processing power, has resulted in the growth of 360 ...
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CCTV Test: Low Light Performance (Part 1)

In recent times, an increasing number of camera manufacturers have made bold claims with regard to low light performance. These ...
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CCTV Test: Line Cross Video Analytics

The benefits of IVA (intelligent video analysis) are manifold, and cover both security and business intelligence. While many focus on advanced ...
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CCTV Test: The Truth about Sensitivity

Sensitivity is a specification that should tell installers and integrators a lot about a camera’s performance. Indeed, it was once ...
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CCTV Test: VMS for free?

They say that there is no such thing as a free lunch, and whilst some might disagree with such a ...
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CCTV Test: Video Noise Reduction

The vast majority of video surveillance cameras feature noise reduction technology. Noise can be a significant issue with regard to ...
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CCTV Test: Camera Tamper Protection

With the wider use of smart detection, an increasing number of manufacturers are claiming to offer anti-tamper features on video ...
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CCTV Test: Axis Communications Q1615

In the world of video surveillance, HD1080p has become the de facto standard for any sites that take security seriously ...
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Why the surprise over the Axis acquisition?

Previously I have asked why the market analysts in the security sector seem to miss the point of most events ...
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CCTV Test: Intelligent Cameras

Intelligent video functionality promised so much to the security sector, but there is still some debate over what it has ...
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CCTV Test: Image Stabilisation

The introduction of high resolution cameras has delivered significant benefits to those designing surveillance systems. Higher resolutions enable examination of ...
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CCTV Test: HD Dome Cameras

If you ask most end users what they expect from a modern video surveillance system, HD video is typically one ...
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Axis Communications A1001

The AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller is an open, non-proprietary platform for access management that meets the requirements for advanced ...
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