Axis announces its first video door station for remote identification and entry management

Chelmsford, Mass., 2015-Apr-13
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AXIS A8004-VE Network Video Door Station is an IP-based door station for two-way communication, high-definition video and remote entry control with an open interface for integration with various systems. It is an ideal complement to any surveillance installation and offers new levels of security for effective identification and entry control.

AXIS A8004-VE is an outdoor-ready and vandal resistant video door station for 24/7 identification and entry management, see video.
Axis Communications, the global leader in network video surveillance, expands its access control offering with the launch of AXIS A8004-VE Network Video Door Station for identification, communication and remote entry control (see video). The door station comes with a high-performing intercom function that provides clear and echo-free two-way speech with visitors and an integrated HDTV camera with wide dynamic range (WDR) and excellent low-light performance. The weather- and vandal-proof unit offers reliable 24/7 identification of visitors even in the most challenging environments and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Power over Ethernet (PoE) allows for installation with a single network cable and provides sufficient power to support and control most standard door locks directly from the unit.

AXIS A8004-VE Network Video Door Station also includes:
  • Acoustic echo cancelation and noise reduction

  • Multiple inputs and outputs for remote control of doors-locks and other equipment

  • Support for third party mobile application for identification and remote entry

“AXIS A8004-VE provides both audio and visual identification and remote entry control to extend the capabilities of a security system. The open, non-proprietary IP-based door station complements systems of all sizes and is both easy to install and integrate,” said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, Axis Communications, Inc. “The open interface with VAPIX and SIP makes it possible to easily integrate AXIS A8004-VE to the thousands of different software that integrate with Axis network cameras today, as well as any phone system by using the standard SIP protocol.”

For small- to mid-sized installations, such as retail stores and offices, AXIS A8004-VE will help improve security of the premises and simplify everyday operations. The door station makes it possible to communicate and identify visitors and enables remote entry control from an IP-desk phone, a mobile device or directly in a video managment system (VMS).

Enterprise installations, such as airports or larger industries, typically require integration of different systems such as video surveillance, access control and IP telephony. AXIS A8004-VE is fully compliant with ONVIF, VAPIX and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), making it easy to integrate with these other systems. Since the product is based on open standards and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), Axis’ Application Development Partners can provide solutions that meet specific customer requirements.

“Genetec’s vision to offer customers a holistic approach to security management that includes video surveillance, access control and SIP-based communications through our Security Center software, coupled with the seamless integration of the AXIS A8004-VE Network Video Door Station, will ensure end users attain a greater level of situational awareness. Not only will they be able to respond to incoming calls while viewing live video from AXIS A8004-VE, but they will also be able to take action from a single unified interface, such as unlocking a door or locking down a facility” said Jimmy Palatsoukas, senior manager, product marketing, Genetec.

The product will be supported in AXIS Camera Station 4.20 planned for launch in May and AXIS Video Hosting System (AVHS). AXIS A8004-VE will be available through Axis’ standard distribution channels in May at a suggested retail price of $1249.

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About Axis Communications

Axis offers intelligent security solutions that enable a smarter, safer world. As the global market leader in network video, Axis is driving the industry by continually launching innovative network products based on an open platform - delivering high value to its customers and carried through a global partner network. Axis has long-term relationships with partners and provides them with knowledge and ground-breaking network products in existing and new markets.

Axis has more than 1,900 dedicated employees in more than 40 countries around the world, supported by a network of over 75,000 partners across 179 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based company listed on NASDAQ Stockholm under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please visit our website