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Axis A1601 Network Door Controller [01507-001]

Axis A1601 Network Door Controller
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Overview of the Axis A1601

This Network Door Controller from Axis is an open, non-proprietary IP based unit which controls and powers a maximum of two card readers to deliver a secure solution for controlling user access into a premise.

Built using an open-architecture platform, the compact device uses third-party software and is designed to suit requirements ranging from basic access control for small-scale installations or complex access control logic for advanced systems. Larger enterprises and multi-site systems can also take advantage of the unit's ONVIF Profile A and C compatibility - allowing for easy integration with other IP systems such as video surveillance, intrusion detection, network audio and administrative systems.

Compatible with a variety of readers including the Axis A4010-E and A4011-E, the powerful unit can store up to 70,000 credentials on the device itself and if the connection to the sever is lost, the credentials' database can be managed in its offline mode. With optimised built-in power management, this versatile model can power auxiliary equipment using its two high-performance form C relays. This can come in handy for opening gates or when incorporating sensors to trigger actions via the additional six I/O ports.

Support for Power-over-Ethernet Plus (PoE+) allows both power and network connection to be delivered via a single cable, simplifying installation. The device can also be easily mounted close to a door and provides a fully scalable solution. In addition, handy colour-coded connectors allow users to verify that equipment such as card readers are connected properly.

Please note: this product does not come with a power supply, please select from the above dropdown menu if required.

Key features & benefits

  • Network Door Controller capable of powering and controlling a maximum of two card readers
  • Uses third-party access management software from Axis Partners (see Axis' Partner solutions for software options)
  • Optimised for processing of large databases of user credentials ideal for enterprise or multi-site systems
  • Storage capacity of up to 70,000 credentials which can also be managed in offline mode in the event of network failure
  • Cardholder data and system configurations are automatically stored and synchronised between controllers
  • Two form C relays and six supervised I/O ports enable users to add extra functionality to the system
  • Open platform enables simplified integration of video, intrusion detection and other systems
  • Ability to connect to additional Network Door Controllers for a scalable access control system
  • ONVIF Profile A and C compliant
  • Support for PoE+ reduces cabling and offers a cost-effective installation solution
  • Compact and tough, aluminium enclosure offers flexible installation options

Typical applications

The Axis A1601 Network Door Controller is an advanced access management solution for medium to large-sized organisations which can also be easily integrated with other IP video and administrative systems. Typical applications include large office buildings, retail stock rooms and high-rise flats.



  • Connector kit
  • Cable ties
  • Installation guide

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Key technical features of the Axis A1601

Network door controller
Readers: up to 2 readers per controller, RS485 (OSDP)/Wiegand, with supported card formats
Doors: 1–2 doors per controller
Credentials: unlimited with third-party access management software depending on server capacity. Up to 70,000 credentials stored locally in a fallback scenario where connection to partner software is temporarily lost
Event history: 70,000 first in, first out (FIFO) per controller
Access schedules: unlimited or third-party software dependent
I/O interface
I/O functionality reader I/O DC output: 2x 12 V DC output, max 545 mA; 2x2 configurable supervised inputs/outputs (digital input: 0 to max 30 V DC; digital output: 0 to max 30 V DC, open drain max 100 mA). Reader date: OSDP/RS485 half-duplex, wiegand. Auxiliary DC output: 1x 12 V DC output, max 50 mA, 4x configurable inputs/outputs (digital input: 0 to max 30 V DC; digital output: 0 to max 30 V DC, open drain max 100 mA). Door connections 2x2 supervised inputs for door monitors and REX (digital input: 0 to max 30 V DC). External 2x configurable inputs/outputs for auxiliary equipment (digital input: 0 to max 30 V DC; digital output: 0 to max 30 V DC, open drain max 100 mA)
System integration
Application programming interface: open API for software integration, including VAPIX, Axis Video Hosting System (AVHS), ONVIF profile C, ONVIF profile A
Events & alarms
Tamper detection: removal of unit cover/tamper front, reader tamper, tilting, vibration 
Event triggers: tamper detection, power loss, network loss, configuration, door, event logger, hardware, input signal, schedule, system, time, virtual inputs through API
Event actions: notification: email, HTTPS, HTTPS, TCP and SNMP trap, external output activation, status LED
Event log: configurable by time and topic 
Casing: aluminium 
Memory: 512 MB RAM, 1 GB Flash
Power: power in: 10-28 V DC, max 36 W or Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3at Type 2 Class 4, 12 V battery as backup per controller 
Connectors: RJ45 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX terminal blocks: DC power, 14 inputs/outputs, RS485/Wiegand, relay, battery. Detachable and colour coded connectors for ease of installation. Wire size for connectors: CSA: AWG 28–16, CUL/UL: AWG 30–14
Operating conditions: -40°C to 55°C
Approvals: EN 55032 Class A, EN 50130–4, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 55024, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A, ICES-003 Class A, VCCI Class A, RCM AS/NZS CISPR 32 Class A, KC KN32 Class A, KC KN35, IEC/EN/UL 62368-1, UL 2043, EN 50581
Dimensions: 175 x 175 x 60 mm
Weight: 1.2 kg
Security: password protection, ip address filtering, HTTPSb encryption, IEEE 802.1Xb network access control digest authentication, user access log, centralised certificate management 
Supported protocols: IPv4,IPv6, HTTP, HTTPSb, SSL/TLSb, QoS Layer 3 DiffServ, FTP, SFTP, CIFS/SMB, SMTP, Bonjour, UPnP® , SNMP v1/v2c/v3 (MIB-II), DNS, DynDNS, NTP, RTSP, RTP, TCP, UDP, IGMP, RTCP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, SOCKS, SSH
Warranty: 3 years
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