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Network-based security radar

AXIS D2110-VE Security Radar is a smart, network-based device that uses advanced radar technology to offer extensive area coverage, while also providing the position and speed of the object. It’s ideal for protection in a variety of outdoor installations such as industrial areas or after-hours monitoring of parking lots and loading docks.

Thanks to built-in analytics developed using machine learning and deep learning, it can accurately detect, classify, and track people and vehicles with a low false alarm rate. Featuring a PoE output port, it’s easy to connect and power an external device such as a camera for visual verification or a network horn speaker to remotely address people and deter unwanted activity.

Key features include

  • Extensive 180°area coverage
  • Built-in analytics
  • Low false alarm rate 24/7
  • Smart coexistence functionality
  • PoE output to power additional devices

Featuring the new generation Axis chip, this cost-effective product includes enhanced security features such as signed firmware and secure boot. Additionally, smart coexistence functionality allows the use of multiple radars close to each other. For instance, it’s possible to mount two radars back-to-back for complete 360°coverage.

What is radar technology, and how can it be used in a surveillance system?

The course gives you an introduction to radar technology and how Axis radars can be used in surveillance systems. You learn the basics about security radars and applicable radar technology. You also get an introduction to Axis radars and their capabilities. Through use cases, you learn about different radar implementations in a variety of surveillance systems.


To facilitate the integration towards VMS, the radar provides a video stream with the moving objects shown in the same way as an Axis camera. Moreover, a reference map can be uploaded and calibrated as a background to give the operator a visual overview of the scene.

You can get notifications about moving objects in two ways

  • You can define a zone, or multiple zones, where moving objects should be detected. And you can set up different type of actions to happen when an event occurs, i.e. when movements are detected. This is very similar to how video motion detection works in our network cameras.
  • You can also subscribe to a metadata stream, which continuously streams information about all objects in the scene.

You can use AXIS Metadata Monitor to visualize the metadata stream

Start the streams for the events and the metadata with the following command:


You can use AXIS Media Parser SDK to parse the content of the metadata

AXIS Media Parser SDK can help you parse the content of the metadata and see how you can use the metadata stream content.

Additional explanations for interesting fields in the metadata

  • CenterOfGravity – shows the object’s position within the image’s coordinates
  • ClassCandidate – shows type of object classification. Classes are defined in ONVIF analytics service specification (https://www.onvif.org).
  • RadarObjectInfo – defines radar specific information 
    • PolarCoordinate and Range are used for PTZ-tracking. Build custom software trigger logic, based on position, speed, direction, etc.
    • Velocity defines the speed of the object.
    • Angle shows the direction of the object.
  • Geolocation – Contains GPS coordinates of the object, if radar is configured with location and heading, using the Geolocation API

A source of alarms is swaying objects such as trees, bushes etc. which can be filtered out.

AXIS Radar Autotracking for PTZ

AXIS Radar Autotracking for PTZ is a windows service to control and move PTZ cameras based on radar input, with the PTZ camera automatically following and zooming in on the object causing the radar alarm.