The easy-to-install AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller creates an open platform for two different user-friendly, intelligent and scalable access control solutions.
Axis Communications, the market leader in network video surveillance, recently announces it has entered the physical access control market with the introduction of the company's first network door controller: the open, IP-based AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller. AXIS A1001 will make its debut at Chicago's ASIS International event in Axis' booth #1034 from Sept. 24-26.
"Bringing product innovation to the physical access control market is a natural step in Axis' development as there is a strong connection between access control and video surveillance," said Ray Mauritsson, president and CEO, Axis Communications. "As the market leader in network cameras, Axis plays an important role in driving convergence to IP-based products in video surveillance. We now apply that expertise in IP technology to the physical access control market in the same way. The physical access control market is primed to make the shift to open IP technology."
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AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller is the first non-proprietary and open IP-based access controller on the market. The network door controller with its built-in web-based software is a complement to Axis' portfolio of innovative network video products. The AXIS A1001 platform creates unique integration possibilities for partners and end-users with two different solutions:
Main features of AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller include:
Throughout 2013, Axis worked closely with four top National Systems Integrator partners in the U.S. -- Diebold, Inc., Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Inc. and Wachter, Inc. -- to beta test the new access control solution. Axis will launch AXIS A1001 first in the U.S., currently slated for Q4 2013, at an MSRP of $599.
The global physical access control market is estimated at $3B (2012) and will increase to approximately $4.2B by 2017, which represents an annual growth of 7 percent, according to market research firm IHS*. The United States was an early adopter of network video technology and is also a significant market for physical access control.
"Axis started its innovative quest back in 1984 by developing protocol converters and then continued to printers and storage devices before inventing and launching the first network camera in 1996. Although we now enter the physical access control market, our focus will continue to be on network video products. We expect physical access control sales to represent a small, but important, part of our total business," said Mauritsson. For more information, visit www.axis.com/access_control
*IHS CCTV and Video Surveillance Equipment -- World -- 2013
About Axis Communications
As the market leader in network video, Axis is leading the way to a smarter, safer, more secure world -- driving the shift from analog to digital video surveillance. Offering network video solutions for professional installations, Axis' products and solutions are based on an innovative, open technology platform.
Axis has more than 1,400 dedicated employees in 41 locations around the world and cooperates with partners covering 179 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based IT company listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the ticker AXIS. For more information, visit www.axis.com.
SOURCE: Axis Communications