Axis Communications launches cloud-based managed services platform

SP&T Staff
Tuesday July 17, 2018
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Axis Communications recently launched AXIS Guardian, an end-to-end managed service that includes remote monitoring for security service providers, alarm central stations and their dealers.

The company designed the platform to integrate with a provider’s existing alarm monitoring software — the video data is processed on the edge by Axis and then stored in the cloud or locally.

By using AXIS Guardian’s centralized device management, Axis says providers can maintain and manage their clients’ systems remotely while delivering monitoring to their end customers, without the overhead of maintenance or installation.

“We developed AXIS Guardian in partnership with alarm companies and security providers to ensure that we meet their requirements and the needs of their customers,” said Mike King, manager, hosted video, Axis Communications. “Our partners can fully realize the benefits of the cloud and provide their customers with a highly effective and cost-efficient solution.”

The solution can be integrated with central station software, and video verification can be added to alarm solutions for easy identification and verification of a potential threat.

AXIS Guardian’s web and mobile app also allows end-users to control their surveillance as needed. Via the apps, customers can access their recorded and live video footage.

Axis says the service also provides commercial benefits, as installation is easy and specially trained installers are not needed. AXIS Guardian can integrate into the existing alarm system, and new devices can be added with a single click. Remote health monitoring reduces the costs associated with paying and training guards or hiring additional engineers for routine checks of equipment.

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