Axis Secure Remote Access

Easy to setup. Secure to use

Axis solution to remote access 

Axis Secure Remote Access is a technology that makes it possible for a smartphone or PC client to access Axis network cameras when the client and the cameras are located on different local networks. Connecting to remote cameras can be a challenge, especially when the cameras are located behind routers or firewalls.  

Setup of remote access is greatly simplified by including it in the installation wizard.

Easy to setup 

Axis Secure Remote Access significantly simplifies the installation of remote access to surveillance systems. Once enabled it is automatically configured and removes the need of manual port-forwarding and router configuration.  

Secure connection between client and cameras.

How it works

Using external mediator servers that are hosted or controlled by Axis, a client and a camera can find each other and establish a secure peer-to-peer connection. As a fallback when direct communication cannot be established the communication is relayed through the mediator servers. 

Secure communication

Secure communication is in the core of Axis Secure Remote Access. The technology uses multiple levels of authentication to establish an encrypted communication between a client and the cameras in the surveillance system.


To keep the response time to a minimum, and reduce latency, Axis Secure Remote Access is supported by multiple mediator servers set up around the world. The redundant environment also secures the availability of the system. 

Products & solutions

Axis Secure Remote Access is included as a service in AXIS Companion 3 and AXIS Camera Station and supported in cameras with firmware 5.50 or higher.

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