With all of the valuable lives and items located in a home, residents look for new ways to stay safe and secure. There are a number of different brands and equipment choices available on the market today, leading many homeowners to wonder what unique benefits each can offer to themselves and their families.
Axis cameras lead the way into the digital age
With all of the valuable lives and items located in a home, residents look for new ways to stay safe and secure. There are a number of different brands and equipment choices available on the market today, leading many homeowners to wonder what unique benefits each can offer to themselves and their families. Axis Communications is one of these carriers, and with modern, reliable equipment, has become a top choice for homeowners across the country. Axis cameras are different from other leading security cameras because they are connected to an IP-based network and video encoders. Homeowners can monitor security surveillance and video feeds remotely, as the IP network camera can be accessed through the internet. For homeowners, these features and others provide many benefits, including high quality MPEG4 video footage, JPEG format pictures, future-proof integration, scalability and intelligent video capabilities. For its pioneering Lightfinder technology, Axis recently received the 2012 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award. Lightfinder is unique to Axis cameras, and allows them to see exceptional color and detail even in darkness. The technology requires no artificial light, and can give homeowners additional peace-of-mind that their homes will stay safe during the dark night hours.
As the company transitions away from analog systems and into the digital age, they have implemented new connections that provide advanced benefits and functions. According to Axis Communications, the Power over Ethernet technology can be successfully applied to a network video system. Power over Ethernet (PoE) allows all devices in the network to receive power from a single PoE switch via the same Ethernet cable that is used to transport video. The network switch manages data transfers seamlessly without affecting any other ports on the PoE switch, allowing data to be directed from one device to another - i.e. from a camera to a computer for remote monitoring - without affecting other operations. The technology allows homeowners to save a substantial amount of money and energy that is usually tied to installing a security system. As they do not need to install any wires or powerlines, PoE reduces costs while also providing a more secure video system. If a power outage occurs, many homeowners are comforted by the idea that Axis cameras attached to a PoE system will continue to work, as these servers are commonly connected to an Uninterruptible Power Supply.