End-to-end solutions deliver ultimate security and flexibility
Given the range of products and technologies on the market dedicated to improving security, the ability to integrate devices is more important than ever. Of course, the best way to ensure products work together perfectly – without sacrificing functionality – is to deploy solutions from a single manufacturer.
This end-to-end approach brings together video, access control, audio, analytics and more into a complete security solution tailored to a customer’s specific needs. And because everything comes from a single manufacturer’s portfolio, customers can take advantage of the latest innovations immediately, without having to wait for multiple providers to coordinate updates to ensure integrations work as intended. As you might expect, this kind of customization allows you to better address a customer’s challenges and recommend the appropriate solution.
Custom End-to-End Solutions for Every Customer
No longer does surveillance have to be a standalone, reactive system used mainly for responding to incidents like yesteryear. Advanced integrations and analytics allow today’s video systems to be more proactive so they can efficiently detect events and enable personnel to respond in real time. However, no two customers are identical, and each will have their own unique requirements for integration and functionality.
Whether a customer’s business is small, large or somewhere in between, an Axis end-to-end solution can take advantage of a full product portfolio to build validated solutions perfectly matched for optimal performance. Integrators are free to select the type of solution that will work for their customers, and they expect the flexibility to be able to customize those solutions to meet their customers’ specific needs.
As products and systems become more complex, it’s also important to consider installation and overall system maintenance and management. That’s where a proper video management system (VMS), such as AXIS Camera Station, comes into play, which allows for simple system design, installation, configuration and maintenance.
The Core of the Solution: AXIS Camera Station
At the heart of an end-to-end video surveillance solution is the VMS, which brings together all of the devices and systems into a single, centralized location for control and management.
Business owners and managers need to know what is happening at a location, so with any security and surveillance solution, the ability to monitor a business either locally or remotely is paramount. To do this, a VMS must be simple to operate so users can effectively detect incidents and securely and quickly export evidence. Real-time alert notifications keep business owners aware of any suspicious activity, so the VMS should be capable of providing these alerts in a way that fits the customer’s specific business needs.
The most effective VMS allow businesses to be monitored locally or remotely with customizable options for quick and simple configuration, providing reliable solutions for all kinds of business specifications. Built with cybersecurity in mind, the software delivers secure remote access to video, along with a mobile app for freedom of use from anywhere at any time. With either PC systems or a mobile app, customers can receive notifications and add action keys to operate the system and take necessary actions to deliver effortless control from anywhere.
AXIS Camera Station video management software is designed and validated to perfectly match Axis products and features. Supporting the full portfolio of Axis video surveillance devices, AXIS Camera Station offers an intuitive, easy-to-use interface and meets most requirements of active surveillance. The tight integration of Axis network cameras, video encoders, audio solutions and network door stations ensures customers get the most out of the system.
Adapting to Meet Your Customers’ Changing Needs
One constant in business is that needs change. Therefore, it’s vital to choose network solutions that can easily adapt to accommodate those needs in the short and long term.
With an Axis end-to-end solution, customers can seamlessly add devices, systems, channels or even sites as a business grows and its needs change. For example, a customer who deploys a single camera should be able to easily expand their solution by adding door controllers for audiovisual identification and remote access control, or adding network speakers to remotely address people and deter undesirable activities.
As we noted previously, AXIS Camera Station does just that, making it easy for your customers to scale a solution by adding either device by device or in a single, larger update, wherever and whenever changes are needed. You can also add on capabilities, analytics, functions and software features with ease using the wide Axis portfolio for continued, simplified integration.
Connection Should be at the Heart of Your Network Solution
In today’s connected world, the ability to integrate devices, systems and data with ease is essential for both security and operations. An end-to-end solution comprising products from a single manufacturer will ensure that a wide range of security and surveillance technologies will work together without sacrificing connectivity or functionality. A robust VMS solution from Axis makes it easy to manage an entire solution from end to end so customers can address their needs today while offering ultimate flexibility and scalability to adapt as those needs change in the future.