Future-proofing video surveillance investments with edge analytics

    You’ve probably heard of ‘edge analytics’ (or ‘analytics on the edge’) in relation to video surveillance. Put in its simplest form, it relates to increasingly powerful video analytics taking place on the ‘edge’ of the network, i.e. in the camera itself. My colleague Andres Vigren’s recent post provides a great introduction. As with any new […]

      4 ways that audio solutions can contribute to a smarter and safer city

      Discussions around safety and security in smart cities often focus heavily on the visual. This is not unreasonable; cameras are crucially important to any effective security system and with advances in camera technology, they are better than ever. But the value of audio should not be overlooked, and can be used as a valuable complement and even […]

        Back to the future: continuous recording within grasp (once again)

        Outside of the security sector, the perception that many people have of video surveillance is shaped by what they’ve seen in movies and TV shows; cameras always recording, with the footage saved onto video tape and stored until whichever detective or private investigator wants to review an incident. There’s some truth in this perception, of […]

          Video and beyond: the multiple benefits of explosion-protected cameras

          Explosion-protected cameras are, as their name suggests, designed to remove the risk of the camera creating a spark that could cause an explosion in a hazardous environment (though this is often confused with explosion-proof cameras). While this is, of course, a key feature, it doesn’t fully describe the multiple benefits that explosion-protected cameras can bring. […]

            Explosion-protected cameras, explosionproof cameras and flameproof cameras. What’s the difference?

            We’ll admit it, the technology industry can be terrible for creating jargon which almost seems designed to confuse rather than bring clarity. In our area of the sector, a question we’re often asked is: “What’s the difference between an explosion-protected camera, an explosionproof camera and a flameproof camera?” In truth, the answer is: “Not very […]

              A perfect IIoT tool for integrators: how will you use it to innovate?

              Axis is all but synonymous with network-based surveillance cameras. The same operational efficiency, open APIs, and edge computing that built a world-leading position in that sector can be used for industrial internet of things (IIoT) solutions, helping integrators and end-users improve productivity, safety, and quality while reducing waste and downtime. Ask anyone about robots, and […]

                Fighting fire with cameras – an innovative and logical step forward

                Thousands of fires are recorded by fire and rescue services every year. These can have wide ranging causes, but the effect is always devastating if not immediately halted. The 2019-2020 Australian bushfire season, colloquially known as the Black Summer is the perfect example, with over 18 million hectares destroyed. Fire is not a problem contained […]

                  Driving toward the future of intelligent traffic with network surveillance technology

                  Congested roadways. Bumper-to-bumper traffic. Beeping horns. Rush hour that actually felt like rush hour. About a year ago much of this disappeared—at least temporarily—as the nation went into lockdown and many people worked remotely. While less traffic was refreshing, signs of congestion are starting to reappear. Not to be an alarmist, but the traffic problems […]