To upgrade or not to upgrade?

    I recently installed a new boiler at home. After an undisclosed number of hours well spent, I got it integrated nicely with my increasingly smarter home. Several automation routines could now tell the boiler what temperature to use (hello home-automation communities!). Over the next couple of weeks all our guests had to listen how marvelously […]

      Success is built on making the right connections

      In 1624 the poet John Donne shared his world view that “no man is an island.” Looking through this lens 400 years later, we’ve come to acknowledge how important connections are to our success. In the security arena, this translates into collaborating with fellow practitioners, technology vendors, law enforcement and sometimes even city officials who […]

        Empowering cities to become ‘smarter’: Axis reflects on Smart City Expo World Congress

        Over the recent years, smart cities have gained more and more traction. Only a few weeks ago, more than 21,000 people attended the Smart City Expo World Congress 2018 and represented over 700 cities. The rise of urbanization and how it is affecting cities and their citizens is drawing more stakeholders to have a vested […]

          Aware but not prepared – companies struggle to build their cyber defenses

          Cyberattacks have been dominating recent news with attacks against diverse targets, from airlines and health providers to city councils and banks. However, it seems like many businesses are not keeping up with the cybercriminals. Along with our partner Genetec, we recently conducted a survey of 175 end users of video surveillance systems, to better understand […]

            Four ways you could be risking the cyber health of your network cameras

            Cybersecurity threats have continued to grow substantially over the past few years. Proactive prevention practices remain the best protection Like early detection of poor maintenance routines, which allows businesses to build in cybersecurity into their work routines. An important dimension here is maintaining IT systems and network cameras — as important as the deployment of […]

              It takes a village: Collaborative approaches to safer cities

              Axis Safe City Symposium provides a platform for sharing ideas, technology and real-life experiences on combating crime, improving city life and spurring economic growth. What does it take to ensure safety and security in your city? More than two dozen law enforcement officers, security professionals and public officials seeking the answer to that question gathered […]