It won’t come as a surprise to anyone that cameras are an important part of an effective security system. But how does an analog camera differ from a connected IP camera? Here are some of the reasons to choose a network camera from Axis.

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1. Better image quality

Axis network cameras provide excellent image quality regardless of lighting conditions and the characteristics of the monitored areas.

Clearer images
Axis network cameras can deliver up to 4K image resolution, and the HDTV cameras support SMPTE standard.
Smoother movement
Moving objects come out clear and flicker-free. The images are more useful for surveillance, thanks to progressive scanning used by Axis as compared to analog inter-laced scanning.

In any light
Unlike analog cameras, Axis network cameras can compensate for less than optimal lighting: Axis Lightfinder gives you color images in low light and Forensic WDR delivers excellent detail in scenes with both bright and dark areas. OptimizedIR ensures high-quality and low-noise even in complete darkness. And Axis thermal cameras are accurate even in pitch darkness and fog.

2. Lower total costs

Even though analog cameras are less expensive than network cameras, you may need more of them. Accompanying labor costs and expensive equipment tip the scales in favor of network cameras.

Fewer cameras
Axis HDTV cameras, can cover up to 360˚ and show zoomed-in sections and the full view at the same time. Analog cameras can only show one view each. Installing fewer cameras keeps installation and maintenance low. And streaming selected areas individually minimizes bandwidth and storage needs.

Less cabling
IP cameras connect easily to your existing data network. With Power over Ethernet (PoE) one cable per camera provides power, video, audio and data, making installation easy without the need of a power outlet close to your camera. This is even true for Axis multi-sensor cameras.

3. Built-in intelligence

Analog cameras do one thing: record video. But network cameras combine intelligent features with direct notifications and remote monitoring.

Fewer security patrols
Our intelligent video solutions can send alerts of different kinds when a problematic situation arises. And set off an alarm when an unauthorized party crosses a predefined line or someone tampers with a camera. You can also choose to monitor high-quality live video from a central location. Either way, you’ll save resources and money – and keep your premises safe – without the need for constant staff presence.

4. Scalable and future-proof

A network camera system is easier to extend than an analog system and with Axis as your supplier, you’re not locked in to proprietary technology.
Open standards
Axis network cameras are based on open standards. So you can use standard components and add intelligent analytics to turn your cameras into business tools. And you can connect your network camera system to other systems – like audio and access control.

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The Axis advantage
• Pioneers in innovative network technology since 1996
• Open platform for integration with other systems and analytics
• Focus on cybersecurity
• Minimal bandwidth and storage needs with Axis Zipstream technology
• Scalable and future-proof solutions
• Global partner network

The network video way
An Axis network video system is able to send video without the need for a dedicated physical infrastructure. It uses standard IP networks, such as Local Area Networks (LANs) and the Internet, for transporting information, rather than the dedicated point-to-point cabling used in analog video systems.

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About Axis Communications
Axis offers intelligent security solutions that enable a smarter, safer world. As the 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 customers 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 2,700 dedicated employees in more than 50 countries around the world, supported by a global network of over 90,000 partners. Founded in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based company listed on NASDAQ Stockholm under the ticker AXIS.

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