Axis continues its green design pledge by removing hazardous substances from new network cameras

Press release
9 January 2020 - Lund, Sweden
Axis Communications has made another step towards a green camera portfolio by introducing the company’s first cameras that are free of hazardous brominated and chlorinated flame retardants, (BFR/CFR free). The new cameras within within AXIS P13 and AXIS M30 Network Camera Series are the result of Axis’ focus on sustainability and alignment with the UN Sustainability Development Goals. By developing cameras that don’t contain harmful halogens, Axis has made an important step in setting an industry standard when it comes to sustainability and green design.

“Our new sustainable network cameras are the result of over five years of development and patience. While we care deeply about sustainability, we also need to maintain high standards of quality in our cameras. As an example, these latest devices are free of brominated and chlorinated flame retardants but are still flame resistant.”, states Andres Vigren, Global Product Manager at Axis Communications.

As part of its green design initiative, Axis has identified four areas of eco-innovation:

  • Material selection
  • Optimized part design
  • Optimized design for manufacturing
  • Optimized disposal

By exchanging the hazardous halogens in the devices with more sustainable alternatives, the new cameras are not only better for environment and health, but are also part of the circular economy because they are more recyclable. “It is really important for us to not just wait for regulations that prohibit the use of hazardous materials or taxation that will make products prohibitively expensive, but to remain one step ahead. We’re proud to be a role model when it comes to green design, and responding not only to customer requests but the responsibility of all businesses to act in an environmentally responsible way.”, says Ausra Reinap, Senior Environmental Engineer at Axis.

“It would be great if we could inspire other manufacturers to invest in the development of halogen-free products.”, adds Andres Vigren, ”The next step is to make it a future industry standard and help increase customer requests for more sustainable products.”, Vigren concludes.

The BFR/CFR-free cameras from Axis are:

  • AXIS P1377 and AXIS P1378 Network Cameras.

Robust, fast-performing fixed box cameras designed to deliver high-resolution video of objects and people in wide, open areas.

  • AXIS M3064-V, AXIS M3065-V, AXIS M3066-V and AXIS M3075-V Network Cameras

Ultra-compact mini domes for discreet surveillance of stores, hotels, schools, banks and offices.

Purpose of BFR and CFR

Brominated and chlorinated flame retardants, or BFR and CFR for short, protect a product from being flammable over the period of its lifetime. As part of the family of halogenated flame retardants they tend to not break down. This becomes a problem once they enter the environment as they take a long time to decompose – if ever. Besides being bio-accumulative, BFR and CFR are also harmful as they are toxic for both humans and the environment.

Madeleine Eibrand
For further information, please contact: Madeleine Eibrand, Communications Specialist, Axis Communications
Phone: +46 46 272 18 00

About Axis Communications

Axis enables a smarter and safer world by creating network solutions that provide insights for improving security and new ways of doing business. As the industry leader in network video, Axis offers products and services for video surveillance and analytics, access control, and audio systems. Axis has more than 3,000 dedicated employees in over 50 countries and collaborates with partners worldwide to deliver customer solutions. Axis was founded in 1984 and has its headquarters in Lund, Sweden. For more information about Axis, please visit our website www.axis.com