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Axis Object Analytics – how good is it?

March 9th, 2022 by Kevin Bowyer

Axis P1455-LE with Axis Object AnalyticsIn our long quest to reduce false alarms in IP security camera detections we’ve tried and tested a large range of detection methods over the years, from physical PIRs to the most advanced AI-based intelligent video analytics (IVA) on the market today.

Early 2021 Axis Object Analytics (AOA) became available in some Axis mainstream camera models. Now, after about a year of using, testing, and deploying AOA-based detection, we can say with confidence that AOA works, and works well for the purposes of minimising false alarms. We have seen such consistent performance that we are confident specifying AOA-capable cameras in most scenarios where alarms are to be raised reliably and persons notified.

The main camera model we have used for AOA thus far is the Axis P1455-LE outdoor bullet IP camera.

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Axis’ latest ARTPEC-8 chipset brings enhanced analytics to the edge

February 2nd, 2022 by Vicky Loftus

ARTPEC-8 chipset and Q1656 and Q35 camerasBuilding on the power of its ARTPEC-7 predecessor; ARTPEC-8 is  the latest System on Chip (SoC) from Axis and promises to provide improved performance across the board – including next-level deep learning analytics on the edge. Improvements that were delivered by the previous chipset – such as tighter security features, advanced imaging and powerful compression are all enhanced in the new ARTPEC-8 chip.

The new chipset has been debuted within the new Axis Q1656/-LE range and is expected to be seen onboard the Q3536-LVE/38-LVE domes as well as most professional level Axis cameras going forward. Specifically designed by Axis to meet the processing power required for high-performance commercial surveillance, the chip also includes a built-in deep learning processing unit (DPLU) which allows highly granular object classification and improved accuracy in detection – directly on board the camera. In this blog we will be discussing the main benefits of the ARTPEC-8 chip – showcasing exactly what this powerful chip can do.

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Axis’ innovative Q6315-LE harnesses the power of the ARTPEC-7 chipset

September 3rd, 2021 by Vicky Loftus

Axis’ state-of-the-art ARTPEC-7 chipset continues to deliver industry-leading performance two years after its introduction. Unique to Axis, this is one of the only chips developed specifically for use in IP cameras.Axis Q6315-LE camera and ARTPEC-7 chipset

Thanks to the inclusion of the ARTPEC-7 chipset within Axis’ advanced model releases; we see IP cameras with increased levels of processing power and high-performance features that are able to work together simultaneously to provide a powerful surveillance solution. One of the cameras that takes advantage of this ground-breaking chipset is the new Axis Q6315-LE (01924-003) – the first model from Axis’ Q63 Series that we have seen so far.

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Creating powerful LPR solutions with Axis and Vaxtor

May 5th, 2021 by Kelly McNee

Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) software can be used across a range of industries to provide traffic control and monitoring solutions. From ensuring efficient management of car parks to enabling security personnel to control the flow of vehicles in and around a site – LPR solutions present an effective tool for site security and improving operations.

Users can achieve a particularly powerful solution by combining premium Axis IP cameras with high-performance, edge based LPR software from Vaxtor. Read more >>

A new generation of ‘go-to’ products from Axis

February 4th, 2021 by Kelly McNee

We know it can be difficult to choose the right camera for your needs with such an array of IP camera models available on the market. Luckily, Axis look to have you covered with their new generation of products which we feel are great ‘go-to’ choices.

In this post we’ll take a closer look at Axis’ latest ‘all-rounder’ cameras which expand their popular P32 and P14 ranges. Read more >>

The Axis Body Worn Solution – making it work for you

November 2nd, 2020 by Kelly McNee

police officer wearing an Axis body worn camera Recognised industry leaders, Axis Communications have entered the body worn market with a versatile, cost-effective and easily scalable solution.

From train attendants and at-risk retail workers, to emergency services and private security personnel; body worn surveillance solutions are commonly used as an effective way to deter bad behaviour and positively influence the actions of both the camera wearer, and the general public. The Axis body worn solution will enable users to capture high-quality footage of encounters that can be used for internal investigations, training or as evidence. Read more >>

Axis announces new 5-year warranty at no extra cost

October 1st, 2020 by Kelly McNee

Axis 5-year warrantyWe are pleased to share the news that IP video leaders, Axis Communications, today have announced an increased 5-year product warranty at no extra cost.

For Axis users, this means any eligible Axis products purchased from 1st April 2020 will automatically be covered under this new warranty regime. It provides additional cost-efficient ownership of Axis IP cameras. Read more >>

How to configure the new Axis C1410 mini network speaker for social distancing messaging

July 12th, 2020 by Kevin Bowyer

Axis C1410 mini network speaker - front view offsetThe Axis C1410 network mini speaker is an affordable, highly versatile little PoE-powered amplified speaker with built-in PIR for audio announcements programmed and on-demand, safety warnings, background music and much more. It opens up a lot of possibilities for practical applications, its most pertinent one at present is its use for automated social distancing and hygiene messaging at entrances of shops, workplaces, and in leisure parks, helping you get back to work. Spoken social distancing reminders are more effective than just signage with people responding better to gentle reminders played at the right moments. It is an effective tool in your wider measures of minimising the risk of coronavirus spread.

Here is how to set up the Axis C1410 IP speaker to automatically play an audio clip when visitors or staff arrive at your place. We also provide a number of scenario-specific audio files for you to download and use for free.
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Axiscam.net – a DDNS service for Axis IP cameras – being phased-out

June 13th, 2020 by Kevin Bowyer

axiscam.net

We learned recently of the phase-out of the highly reliable DDNS service for Axis IP cameras called axiscam.net (or Axis Internet Dynamic DNS Service). New registrations to the service were turned off in early April 2020 and all existing usage will be closed by the end of 2020.

As the announcement of the free service closure came somewhat out of the blue, our Technical Director, Kevin Bowyer, spoke with one of Axis’s technical managers to understand the motivations for ending the service.

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Making sense of the Axis camera naming convention

January 24th, 2020 by Network Webcams

Axis network camera product name cloudAs the manufacturer of the first network camera, Axis have had a long time to get their naming convention right.

With a wide product range, they’ve adapted their naming for different sets of devices. For example, covert cameras numbering has a different meaning to their full-sized cousins.

Let’s dive into what those letters and numbers mean…

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