Flexible and powerful, Axis network video solutions
enable you to remotely and cost-effectively monitor and secure people,
property and industrial processes. You can use it to conduct remote
education or troubleshooting, or broadcast sights and sounds on a Web site.
How to design a network video system depends on your application need and
level of complexity.
True IP network cameras
With a built-in Web server, Axis network cameras do not
need a direct connection to a PC or any other hardware or software to
capture and transfer images. They operate as stand-alone units and require
only a connection to an IP network by wired or wireless means.
Aspects of image quality
Images can be stored either on the hard disks connected
to a PC or a dedicated storage server on the network. With
Power over Ethernet, you have the option of
using the same Ethernet cable both for data communications as well as power.
This feature makes it easier to install products since an electrician is not
required and the network video product is able to operate even when there is
a power failure.
Axis network cameras have
digital inputs and outputs (I/O). Digital
inputs that are connected to alarm devices or sensors can, for instance,
be used to trigger the transmission of images from a camera to a select
destination for recording, or request that e-mail alerts or SMS notification
be sent, for example, to a mobile phone. Digital outputs enable you to
remotely, or automatically upon alarm, close or open doors, turn lights on
or off, or control other devices. Network cameras also have image buffers
that can save and send the images collected before an alarm occurred.