Upgrading to a smart surveillance solution to meet growing needs

Hustler HQ adds Axis access control, network camera systems and AXIS Camera Station to growing business and changing needs

“From Hustler’s point of view, the whole process was simple and painless, and the flexibility and quality of the Axis equipment and Shadow Solutions’ installation was of great benefit to Hustler. We could simply focus on the outcome rather than getting bogged down in technical details. The solution is for us a full featured, top-of-the-range surveillance and security system, which seamlessly integrated the alarm, door-locking, and gate features that we needed.” Arne Currie, Hustler Equipment.


Hustler Equipment’s previous HQ was dated, and although CCTV and associated technologies were extensive and functional, the organisation recognised that technologies had moved on. The physical space was also much larger than the previous site, and would now encompass administration offices, manufacturing works including welding areas, paint booths and assembly, plus large covered loading areas for logistics. Hustler recognised the need for a relatively future-resistant technology platform, with CCTV and access control integration where possible to improve health and safety, operational efficiency and enhance user-friendliness.


Hustler Equipment engaged Shadow Solutions to not only install the network infrastructure, but also design and deploy an integrated security solution including Axis network cameras and AXIS A1001 Network Door Controllers. Shadow Solutions have extensive experience in using Axis integrated solutions and opted to deploy an Axis software platform (AXIS Camera Station) to accommodate the cameras and door control, which would also integrate with an Inner Range Integriti alarm panel for monitored burglar protection. Axis camera models deployed at the Hustler facility include a mixture of AXIS P3707-PE, AXIS P3717-PLE, AXIS P3225-LVE and AXIS M3105-LVE Network Cameras.


Hustler Equipment has a new large, modern facility which is widely covered by high-level security cameras, has secure and functional access, and integrated systems which communicate logically with one another to provide enhanced services. Aside from the obvious security advances, the ecosystem also provides benefit for health and safety compliance. Door controllers, alarms and monitoring via cameras help maintain safety, particularly in the loading areas and on the factory floor, with scope for crossline detection and digital auto-tracking. Analytics and machine-learning for example could minimise the risk of people walking in front of a forklift on the factory floor or going into a room where large equipment is being painted without appropriate protection.

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AXIS P3707-PE Network Camera
AXIS P3225-LVE Network Camera