Welcome to our new website! If you experience any issues, the previous site is still available at classic.www.axis.com.

Access control

Axis is introducing a new level of freedom for physical access control. Freedom that stems from the same open IP philosophy we pioneered in video surveillance.

Non-proprietary and open IP-based access control

Traditional proprietary systems mean limited options, central servers with complex and expensive cabling, as well as restricted possibilities for integration and scalability. AXIS A1001 has an open interface that enables integration of video, intrusion detection and other systems. With AXIS A1001, there’s finally an open and future-flexible alternative for physical access control. AXIS A8004-VE Network Video Door Station is an open, non-proprietary IP-based door station for two-way communication and identification, a perfect complement to any surveillance installation.  

Many possible pathways

Axis physical access control products are suitable for installations of all sizes – ensuring you’ll find exactly the right fit for your needs:

AXIS Entry Manager - AXIS A1001 with built-in software

  • Built-in software for basic access management
  • Ideal for small installations, typically 10 doors
  • Cost for server or central unit can be eliminated
  • Perfect match with AXIS A4011-E Reader
Entry manager

AXIS A1001 with partner software

  • For more complex systems where network video integration or more demanding access control functionality is required
  • Software from Axis’ partners
  • Integration to other systems such as intrusion detection, heating and ventilation, HR systems, etc.
  • Perfect match with AXIS A4011-E Reader
AXIS A1001

AXIS A8004-VE Network Video Door Station

  • Audiovisual identification and remote entry control for both small basic installation and demanding enterprise systems
  • As easy to install as any Axis camera
  • Support for ONVIF and SIP



Axis enters the physical access control market with the AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller

AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller Installation Tutorial
An End User's Story with AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller
An Integrator's Story with AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller