New module to unify video and access control introduced at Axis online event

Axis Communications has presented and demonstrated the new Axis Camera Station Secure Entry module at a dedicated online video event. The module sits within Axis Camera Station video management software to unify physical access control and video surveillance in a single platform.

Hosted by Axis’ Steven Kenny, the online event features presentations by Axis representatives Peter Currie and John Allen from Axis Northern Europe, as well as a guest interview with Roger Hewitt, Security Engineer at EMR UK, a global leader in metal recycling and an Axis customer.

As part of an end-to-end solution, Axis Camera Station Secure Entry removes the need for multiple vendors. According to the manufacturer, it facilitates the safe flow of people in and out of controlled areas, through the use of modern door access controllers with a very much simplified edge-based architecture.

The new module allows communication between devices which are designed to sit on an IT network. As it is network-based, the system allows for scaling as required. The typical access control application of controlling and monitoring 15 doors can already be surpassed by Axis Camera Station Secure Entry which will scale to a maximum of 128 doors.

Axis states that its approach unifies video and access control data across a single platform. The manufacturer believes that in terms of configuration and system setup, the operational interface between video and access control is much more straightforward, and for the user, situational awareness and search features are far simpler and more effective for monitoring and investigation.

“All Axis devices effectively share the same language and have been manufactured with close consideration given to how they will work together within an end-to-end solutions architecture,” explained Currie. “Such unification means that the system can be complemented by the addition of other key add-ons such as IP audio, analytics and other sensors, simply and effectively.”

The interoperability of Axis devices allows for the sharing of intelligence across an entire estate, employing edge-based analytics for localised processing. Live monitoring and video verification allow Axis Camera Station Secure Entry to compare a live image with a card holder’s image held on an access database. Such technology also facilitates frictionless access control, which has been instrumental in ensuring access to buildings and sites during the Covid-19 pandemic because it avoids the unnecessary touching of shared surfaces.

“Axis is in a very good position to be able to offer secure network devices, as the electronic security industry moves increasingly toward connected architecture,” said Allen. “Axis security solutions are designed to meet the needs of modern businesses now and in the future. The ability to place one order with Axis for a complete security solution that is both intelligent and cybersecure, including hardware and software, is a major plus point.”

Catch up with the event here.



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