U Time Fitness works out round the clock with Axis

24-hour video surveillance keeps exercisers safe and secure

“We wanted our members to feel safe and comfortable working out, even at odd hours of the day or night. But we needed a discreet surveillance and monitoring system that didn’t appear intrusive to our members and was connected to our facility crew who could respond instantly in the event of any problems. Axis came up with a solution and products that delivered everything we wanted.” Cathal Kiely – Founder & CEO, U Time Fitness.


U Time Fitness is an expanding Asian gym chain that offers individual digital key entry so members can work out any time they want 24/7. With no gym staff present, members need to feel safe and secure. So, when U Time Fitness wanted to open a new gym in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, they needed a surveillance system that could keep an eye on things in the gym while also monitoring unauthorized entry.


Axis suggested a tailgating detection solution. This included a ceiling-mounted Axis network camera that counts people entering the gym in real time to stop unauthorized people ‘tailgating’ a member who enters the gym properly. If anything unusual happens, it sends an email alert to the off-site management team. General safety and security is monitored by AXIS M3045-V fixed, mini-dome network cameras with Wide Dynamic Range. These are not only cost-effective and provide a high-quality image, they are also extremely compact and fit in perfectly with the gym’s sleek modern look. Axis also suggested their AXIS C2005 Network Ceiling Speakers and an AXIS C8033 Network Audio Bridge flexible zoning audio system. This enabled personal trainers in different zones to play their own playlists during their classes. Axis also provides full local support to keep everything running smoothly.


U Time Fitness can now deliver an engaging workout environment 24 hours a day, 365 days a year where members can feel safe and secure. They can also check for any suspicious situations or tailgating. In light of this success, U Time Fitness will continue to choose Axis solutions for their new locations in Bangkok and across Asia.

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