The Electronic Security Association (ESA) announced that Axis Communications pledged its support as a Silver-level Executive Strategic Partner (ESP) for 2012. According to IMS Research, Axis is the world’s leading provider of IP-based video surveillance solutions, including network cameras (IP cameras) and video encoders for security surveillance and remote monitoring.

“Axis’ number one goal as a company is to drive the shift from analog to digital surveillance and pave the way for a safer world through technology,” said Steve Surfaro, security industry liaison, Axis Communications Inc. “We are truly proud and excited to be an ESA Executive Strategic Partner and look forward to mutual success and collaboration with ESA, ESX and CSAA member system integrators, security resellers and solution providers to make this goal a reality.”

ESA launched the ESP program in 2008 and offers it exclusively to ESA associate members. The ESP program provides funding to support ESA programs that promote and enhance the industry. As a Silver-level partner, Axis will receive exposure through all available media, as well as several event opportunities, beginning with the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in Nashville, Tenn., June 25 to 29, 2012.

“Executive Strategic Partners make one commitment up front and receive all-inclusive advertising and sponsorship packages that support vital ESA initiatives throughout the year,” said ESX chair George De Marco. “We greatly appreciate their support as leaders of this industry.”