AXIS Loitering Guard

For detecting loiterers

  • Intelligent tracking algorithm for loitering detection
  • Multiple loitering conditions and profiles for extra flexibility
  • Perspective configuration for fewer false alarms
  • Quick and easy configuration

AXIS Loitering Guard tracks moving objects such as people and vehicles, and triggers an alarm if they have been in a predefined area for too long. The video-based application, which runs on a network camera, can help prevent crime such as vandalism and break-ins.

The application is ideal for low-traffic areas and after business hours on semi-public properties such as office parking lots and schoolyards, as well as near fences. It relies on time-based triggers, so you get far fewer unwarranted alarms than with other, more conventional applications.

AXIS Loitering Guard is compatible with Axis network video products running firmware version 7.x and higher.

More effective. More efficient.

Because AXIS Loitering Guard alerts security staff to loiterers, it allows a guard to focus on potential problems and take preventive action. And you can set cameras to record only in response to alarms. So AXIS Loitering Guard reduces storage and bandwidth requirements too.  

Fewer false alarms

Axis Loitering Guard uses intelligent algorithms to cut back on costly false alarms. It analyzes movement and ignores ordinary background motion. It further supports false alarm filtering, which filters out and disregards brief motion caused by things like swaying foliage and small animals. And support for perspective configuration means you can set up the application to compare the size of an object as it appears in the image, to the actual size of that object. In this way, AXIS Loitering Guard is able to alert security staff to the presence of a suspicious truck further away, while ignoring a harmless animal that is at close range.

Easy configuration. Extra flexibility.

AXIS Loitering Guard is easy to set up and configure. The application supports two loitering conditions and multiple profiles. You can set up, for instance, one profile that tracks the time of each individual object detected in a predefined area, and another profile that tracks the time when there is any presence of moving objects in an area. You can use different profiles simultaneously or at different times. This allows you to configure different responses to different trigger settings, or apply different trigger settings for different times of day.

The user interface provides real-time visual confirmation, supporting features such as progress bars for displaying accumulated loitering time, and bounding boxes that turn from green to red when an alarm is triggered using the “individual” loitering condition. The visual confirmation makes it possible to ensure that objects are correctly detected.

Event management

Integration with a camera’s event management functions also means you can decide how you want the system to respond to security events – for example, by streaming video to a video management system, recording to edge storage, sending email notifications, or activating a loudspeaker.

How to buy

For Axis Q-line products running firmware 7.x or higher, no licenses are required. You can upload AXIS Loitering Guard to your camera at no additional cost.

For other compatible Axis cameras, you can purchase single or 10-pack license codes from your Axis distributor. One license is required per camera. The license can be activated from the camera or online.



This application is free for Axis Q-line products with firmware 7.x or higher

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Compatible with

Axis network video products with firmware 7.x and higher. See list here