With AXIS Camera Station it’s easy to license your system. Each device in the system only needs one license.

There are two main license types:

  • Core device licenses (0879-010) for Axis devices and 2N intercoms
  • Universal device licenses (0879-020) is required for all other types of devices. (ONVIF Profile S and RTSP)

These are delivered as E-licenses. Making it easy to license many devices in the system one key can contain multiple number of licenses, making it easy to license many devices in the system.

How do I purchase the licenses?

Licenses are available using electronic delivery, this is the recommended way of licensing. Compared with printed licensing, eLicensing generates savings on delivery times, delivery costs and environmental impact.

Any number of licenses and license types can be ordered at once, but a separate order must be placed for each AXIS Camera Station server.

Printed licenses
Licenses are available in packs of either 1, 4, 16 or 32 for Core Device Licenses and packs of 1, 4, 10 or 20 for Universal Device Licenses. Not available in North America.

Available license types

  • Core Device licenses 
    Used for all Axis devices such as Axis network cameras and all 2N IP Intercoms.
  • Universal Device licenses 
    Used for third-party devices and can be used for all Axis devices and all 2N IP Intercoms.
  • Universal Upgrade licenses 
    Core Device licenses can be upgraded to Universal Device licenses. These are mainly used when using an existing Core Device license for a third-party device. Universal Upgrade licenses in combination with a standard Core Device license provides a Universal Device license. 

Example of license need for specific Axis devices

Product nameProduct TypeNumber of sensors/analog cameras
that can be connected
Number of Licenses
AXIS P3367Network Camera11
AXIS W101Body Worn Camera11
AXIS F44Network Camera41
AXIS P3719-PLENetwork Camera41
AXIS P7216Video Encoder161
AXIS A1210Network Door ControllerN/A1
AXIS A1610Network Door ControllerN/A1
AXIS A9161I/O audio moduleN/A1*
AXIS A9188/-VEI/O audio moduleN/A1*
AXIS T8705Video DecoderN/A1
AXIS S3008 Network Video RecorderN/A0**
AXIS W800System ControllerN/A0**
AXIS T85 SeriesNetwork SwitchN/A0


* Currently, and until further notice, one Core Device license is included in the products listed below. There is no need to buy additional licenses when purchasing such product.

Applies to:  A9188/-VEA9161

**AXIS S30 Series and AXIS W800 System Controller do not require an AXIS Camera Station license. Note that there are no AXIS Camera Station licenses included with these devices.

PT Head Cameras Q8721 and Q8722 are two separate cameras sold as a bundle, thus they require two device licenses in AXIS Camera Station.