Creating a safe haven for parents and kids

ACCESS Housing steps up security for families in its transitional shelter program with AXIS Companion video surveillance solution

“One of the biggest benefits of the AXIS Companion solution is mobility. If a resident calls the emergency number after hours, we can pull up the video from our laptops at home or on our smartphones and see what’s going on.” Kurt Jones, Board of Directors member and volunteer for ACCESS Housing.


ACCESS Housing knew its failing analog camera system needed replacing if the organization was to adequately protect families relying on its eight-apartment property for transitional shelter. A member of the Board of Directors began looking for a new system with high-resolution video, user-friendly software and 24/7 reliability.


Security 101, a system integrator and Axis partner, set up a web of 10 AXIS Companion IP cameras that would easily enable staff to monitor the building’s perimeter, courtyard, playground and apartment entryways. The HDTV-resolution cameras plus one eight-channel and one four-channel AXIS Companion Recorders are controlled by AXIS Companion video management software residing on staff desktops and smartphones.


ACCESS Housing now has a security system in place that truly provides peace of mind for the residents and staff of the nonprofit. The Axis cameras are helping deter outsiders from sneaking onto the property or illegally tossing trash in the dumpsters. And because the cameras can be accessed remotely, staff can keep an eye on the property even when they’re not on the premises.

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