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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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Which Husky IVO server is the right recording solution for you?

November 2nd, 2021 by Vicky Loftus

Image showing the full range of Husky IVO from Milestone
Milestone’s new Husky IVO recording server range has just been released; these innovative servers offer scalable and versatile recording solutions that are suitable for a range of applications – from small independent to large corporate CCTV systems. The series consists of six video recording servers, all of which come with a 5-year NBD manufacturer warranty (including HDDs) as standard – offering you ongoing peace of mind and protection of your investment.

Optimised for use with any Milestone XProtect VMS product and designed with flexibility at the forefront; the high-performance range offers throughputs of 150Mbit/s through to 1800 Mbit/s, support from 20 up to 250 camera channels per server, as well as storage options that span from 2TB to 384TB and a variety of redundancy options – so it’s safe to say there will be a server within the range that can meet your requirements. Read more >>

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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IP Video – What’s coming in 2021?

January 21st, 2021 by Kelly McNee

2020 was a year full of rapid change for all of us. With a new year ahead, we feel it’s the perfect time to take a look at what’s been and gone in the IP video industry and where we see it going over the course of 2021.

In this post we’ll discuss what trends and technology we expect to see taking the market by storm this year. From intelligent analytics to cloud CCTV – let’s talk about the exciting new innovations we expect to emerge in 2021. Read more >>

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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Coming soon: Milestone XProtect on AWS

May 13th, 2020 by Kevin Bowyer

Milestone AWS cloud network imageMilestone will soon have a cloud capability to make deployment and scalability issues a thing of the past, via Milestone XProtect on AWS. The launch date is set for 9th June 2020.

Milestone XProtect is one the world’s leading video management suite of products for business, of this we have no doubt. Our earlier blog on why XProtect is our go-to VMS explains why. We have been deploying Milestone in virtualised environments for many years and the move to Amazon Web Services (AWS) is an extension of this. Read more >>

Retail CCTV system – a guide on what to consider

December 9th, 2019 by Amy Watkins

CCTV camera in various retail situationsRetailers face increasing pressure from within and without, making loss prevention a key driver for profitability. One way of doing this is installing a CCTV security solution.

When you’re thinking about a retail CCTV system you have various factors to consider driven by different needs.

This blog takes you through key considerations like view, visibility and non-security applications. After that, this article gives you some suggested systems to consider.

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Lightfinder 2.0 – what is it and what difference does it make?

September 18th, 2019 by Network Webcams

Lightfinder 2.0In May this year Axis launched some new cameras which contained Lightfinder 2.0. This was slipped in quietly as a feature, but nevertheless intrigued us. What exactly is it?

Lightfinder technology is geared around providing full colour HD video, even in near darkness. The claims are that Lightfinder 2.0 provides:

  • More realistic colours
  • Clearer visibility of dark areas
  • More details captured
  • Sharper images
  • Less motion blur

As most cameras now have some way of providing usable night images how impressive is Lightfinder 2.0 in this context?

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Axis new chipset – a game changer?

September 12th, 2019 by Network Webcams

A computer chip over a CCTV cameraEvery 2 years or so, Axis releases a new chip into their cameras, the latest one is ARTPEC-7. While that isn’t newsworthy by itself, what it enables the cameras to do is.

ARTPEC-7 promises better imaging, more powerful compression, enhanced security features and on edge analytics. It sounds very impressive, but what’s really going into the chip and will it make a difference in real deployments?

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Cyber security and low light performance – must be the Axis P1375

August 29th, 2019 by Network Webcams

Axis P1375 and P1375-EPart of the P13 range of great ‘all-rounder’ IP cameras, the Axis P1375 and P1375-E have a few unexpected extras. As well as its expected high quality footage, the camera has new cyber security features, like ‘secure boot’, to add extra protection.

This model is among the first to feature the new ARTPEC-7 chipset and Lightfinder 2.0 to boost low light performance.

Without further ado, let’s find out a bit more about these new models.

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