Panduit safeguards perimeters remotely with Axis network cameras

Global physical infrastructure solutions provider monitors PTZ cameras worldwide from Unified Operations Center

“To update our security system to match our Unified Physical Infrastructure strategy, we needed to deploy the appropriate network technology. The Axis PTZ cameras complement our strong security policies and help us stay proactive in safeguarding our employees and property. “ Jeffrey Woodward, Senior Manager of Global Environment, Health, Safety and Security for Panduit Corporation.


When Panduit built its new world headquarters just outside of Chicago in 2010 the company decided to utilize its Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI) approach to converge core business systems – including security, power, and communications. As part of this effort, Panduit wanted to install pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras at the company’s seven domestic manufacturing and warehousing sites, as well as select facilities around the globe, and manage them all remotely from its world headquarters.


IPVision, a national integrator of intelligent physical security solutions and an Axis partner, recommended Axis PTZ network cameras because they could easily converge with the company’s other network-based security, safety and environmental control systems. The PTZ cameras use intelligent video analytics to provide perimeter security for all Panduit global facilities as well as its unique lobby exhibit in the new world headquarters. Combining its Security and Network Operations Centers into a single Unified Operations Center (UOC), Panduit archives video locally at each building, while centrally managing the cameras from headquarters’ UOC.


Panduit security staff views event-based video streamed to world headquarters and controls the Axis PTZ cameras remotely to investigate whether a situation requires intervention. If an alarm is triggered because a distracted employee holds a door ajar too long, security can observe the situation remotely until it’s resolved instead of putting local personnel on high alert.

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