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VAPIX® Library

The complete reference library to the open API to our products.
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AXIS Camera Application Platform (ACAP)

Develop apps for Axis devices.
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GitHub repos

Looking for examples, tutorials, and documentation? Explore our GitHub repos!

What's new?

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ACAP: New release ACAP version 4.2

May 4, 2022

ACAP version 4.2 features; support for new ARTPEC-8 products and a new VAPIX API returning a list of supported SDKs.

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Breaking-changes after LTS 2022

May 3, 2022

The next AXIS OS LTS is planned for launch in Q2 2022. In the releases after that (AXIS OS 11), there are a number of previously announced breaking changes to VAPIX.

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Changes in metadata analytics stream AXIS OS 10.10

February 8, 2022

There are changes introduced to the metadata analytics stream in AXIS OS 10.10. Read more about the changes in this release, and plans for upcoming releases.

Integration guidelines and examples


Access control integration

Integrating network door controllers.

Audio integration

Integrating network audio.

Axis metadata

Learn more about Axis metadata and metadata streams.

Body worn integration

Integrating Axis body worn system.

I/O module integration

Integrating I/O relay modules.

Radar integration

Integrating radar.

Video integration

Choosing platform and tools.


ACAP Native SDK examples


APIs and features in ACAP Native SDK.

ACAP Computer vision SDK examples


Tools and knowledge to build your own solution based on the ACAP Computer Vision SDK.

Microsoft Azure integration


Integration between Axis devices and Microsoft Azure.

Google Cloud Platform integration


Integration between Axis devices and Google Cloud Platform.

Amazon Web Services integration


Integration between Axis devices and Amazon Web Services.

Modbus ACAP

Industry 4.0

Export events from AXIS Object Analytics over Modbus using lidmodbus.

OPC UA server ACAP

Industry 4.0

Get temperature sensor data on an Axis device via D-Bus and expose it via OPC UA.

Precision time protocol ACAP

Industry 4.0

Using PTP-demon to crosscompile software to an Axis device as an ACAP.

Product information and services

Product selector

Find characteristics for your product in the product selector.

AXIS Virtual Loan Tool

Run tests and try out Axis products online.

AXIS OS portal

See release notes and new and upcoming features in AXIS OS releases.



ACAP version 4 contains two complementing SDKs addressing different needs.

AXIS Media Control SDK

Windows SDK for applications that stream live video and audio from Axis products.

AXIS Media Parser SDK

Windows SDK for video and audio recordings and synchronized playback

AXIS Dewarping SDK

Windows SDK for client-side dewarping, (stretching out 360° or 180° video from an Axis panoramic camera with a fisheye lens.)

AXIS Joystick SDK

Windows SDK for adding joystick and control board support to your software application.

AXIS Metadata Monitor

Capture and visualize the metadata stream produced by an Axis device.

Need help?

GitHub issue tracker

Report bugs, ask questions, and provide feedback about our open source code.


Find answers to your questions about Axis products and development tools.


Get tips of what you can do to solve your development challenges.

Learning portal

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