About Jesper Olavi

Jesper Olavi is Global Product Manager at Axis Communications. He is responsible for establishing the world class portfolio of Axis including explosion-protected cameras and their accessories. After earning a Master’s degree in electrical engineering at the Faculty of Engineering (LTH) in Lund, Jesper joined Axis in 2000 and has ever since worked with product development in various roles. Using the latest technology to improve efficiency and safety in hazardous areas is a strong motivator.

Posts by Jesper Olavi:

    The value of network audio in hazardous areas

    Hazardous areas pose an inherent risk. With the potential for combustions to occur, it is important to consider how you can integrate technology to enhance not only health and safety, but also operational efficiency and security. Many industrial settings are hazardous due to the potential presence of combustible substances such as gas or dust. While … Continued

      Guarding against explosions in agriculture and food production

      Balancing safety and security are essential in any sector, and it’s certainly the case in agriculture and food production. While surveillance brings many benefits, it’s critical that any security solution plays a role in reducing other safety risks. Here we explore how explosion-protected cameras can offer all the benefits of high-quality surveillance in this industry, … Continued

        Explosion protected, explosion proof, and flameproof: 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 explosion proof camera, and a flameproof camera?” In truth, the answer is, “Not … Continued

          Temperature monitoring in hazardous areas can optimize operational efficiency

          Across a wide range of industrial processes, temperature is an indicator of machine or system health. While rising temperatures can indicate the potential for overheating, lower temperatures can signal a pressure leak. As a result, the ability to effectively monitor system temperature is an important contributor to optimizing operational efficiency. Most seriously, rapidly rising temperature … Continued

            Choosing the right explosion-protected camera

            Hazardous areas where flammable material such as gas or dust are liable to an increased risk of explosion are common in settings ranging from petrochemical plants through to food processing factories. Often, it’s essential or beneficial to use electrical equipment in these environments. This includes network cameras to ensure health and safety, security, and operational … Continued

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

              No matter if you call them explosion-protected or explosion-proof cameras, they are designed to remove the risk of the camera creating a spark that could cause an explosion in a hazardous environment. While this is, of course, a key feature, it doesn’t fully describe the multiple benefits that explosion-protected cameras can bring. Safety remains at … Continued