New efficiencies with advanced solutions

No matter if you call it hazardous locations, Ex areas, classified areas, explosive areas or hazardous areas, they all carry increased risks of explosions and have strict regulatory requirements pertaining to the protection method of electrical equipment. Different explosion-protection techniques are permitted within the various zones and divisions. Axis explosion-protected cameras optimized for these allow you to choose technology that goes far beyond surveillance to provide added value to your business, not only optimizing safety but also the efficiency of your production. 

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Hazardous areas eBook

Learn more about how our explosion-protected cameras can bring value to your operations.

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Optimize safety and operational efficiency

Axis explosion-protected cameras let you assign single or multiple safety or operational tasks to individual cameras. The same camera that monitors for overall plant welfare can also support the safety and security protocols you already have in place. These multitasking capabilities could mean more flexibility in deployment of fewer cameras, ensuring a cost-effective investment. 

  • Health and safety – add a layer of safety and minimize unnecessary human exposure to hazardous areas
  • Operational efficiency – increase efficiency, maintain peak operability and maximize uptime

Focus areas

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Health and safety - minimize human exposure

Our solutions open up a range of options to help your employees and subcontractors on site stay safe. You can use them to monitor worker activities in real-time from a central control room, or take advantage of automated safety functions through intelligent analytics. Our explosion-protected cameras provide added situational awareness and increased safety to your personnel. Rather than replacing people, our cameras can be an effective way to minimize unnecessary human exposure to hazardous areas. They will also help maintain safer working conditions and processes by providing another protective layer to your existing safety systems.

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Example of use cases

1. Enable fire prevention with early detection of smoke and fire, using embedded analytics in the camera

2. Use personal protective equipment (PPE) detection for safety equipment alerts

3. Monitor confined spaces and restricted areas to minimize staff exposure to high-risk situations

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Operational efficiency – maintain peak operability

Disrupted production and downtime in a production facility is costly, no matter what causes it. By integrating Axis explosion-protected cameras with your control system architecture, you add another level of transparency to help you understand more of what is happening with your operations. By enabling more and better data collection, Axis and partner technologies can help predict maintenance and alert you when anomalies and other disruptions are detected. This allows for optimization of operational performance and contribute to maximum up-time of critical equipment and processes.

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Example of use cases

1. Monitor flares, giving you oversight of waste gas disposal and an ongoing indication of overall plant performance

2. Gain deeper understanding and awareness by creating an advanced data-driven sensory network 

3. Monitor piping and equipment overheating, and temperature changes, enabling predictive maintenance

4. Use visual verification of incident alerts to avoid process or plant shutdowns, or unnecessary service personnel deployment

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Cameras for every need
Axis broad portfolio consists not only of Zone/Division 1 cameras, but also of a camera specifically designed and certified for Zone/Division 2, all rigorously tested and approved for use in hazardous areas with harsh industrial conditions.

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Solutions for safe areas

Intrusion, interruption, injury. These are the main threats to productivity, profitability, and employee safety in any industrial operation, from manufacturing, all the way to critical infrastructure processes and deliveries. In safe areas, not classified as hazardous, Axis smart solutions address all three of these areas, comprehensively and cost-effectively. Our products – including connected thermal and visual cameras, radar devices, access control, and audio equipment – can be combined with innovative analytics software, to help you handle assets and operations with more security, safety, and efficiency.