Axis Launches Cloud-Based Managed Services Platform
Axis Guardian delivers integrated video verification for new and existing alarm systems
AXIS Communications has launched AXIS Guardian, designed to allow security service providers and alarm monitoring companies to offer an end-to-end managed service with remote monitoring.
AXIS Guardian has been created in close collaboration with a number of alarm and security service companies to specifically meet the needs of their customers. Integrating with a provider’s existing alarm monitoring software, the video data is processed on the edge by Axis and then stored in the cloud and/or locally.
Integrating AXIS Guardian with alarm handling software makes alarm handling very quick and efficient. By adding video verification to alarm solutions allows for the easy and fast identification and verification of a potential threat. This can be done immediately, off-site from the providers’ central station, so the most appropriate response (fire, police, janitor) can be quickly deployed, without sending a guard.
AXIS Guardian’s centralized device management software also means providers can maintain and manage their clients’ systems remotely while delivering stable and reliable monitoring to their end customers, without the overheads of maintenance or installation.
AXIS Guardian also opens up the opportunity for alarm companies and security service providers to offer additional services to their end-customers, from remote guarding of a perimeter through to challenging unknown individuals verbally using audio products.
AXIS Guardian’s web and mobile app also allows end-customers to have control over their surveillance as required. Via the apps, customers can access their recorded and live video footage so they can monitor or check their system independently of their alarm or security services provider, for example to catch suspected shop lifters during opening hours, meaning they can act straight away to minimize losses through theft or damage.
AXIS Guardian plugs right into existing alarm system, and new devices can be added with a single click, meaning no large up front or installation costs. Remote health monitoring of devices reduces the costs associated with paying and training guards or hiring additional engineers to undertake routine checks of equipment.
AXIS Guardian has a flexible subscription model meaning it can be scaled according to a company’s clients’ needs, so alarm monitoring and security service providers only pay for what they are using.
“We have developed AXIS Guardian in partnership with alarm companies and security providers to give them a competitive advantage through a complete end-to-end security service offering,” said Johan Birkfeldt, global director, Hosted Services, Axis Communications.
“Our partners can own the relationships with their clients and show that they are able to meet the needs of the market. It’s a win-win. The customer gets an enhanced alarm and response system, while our partners have an additional way to grow their revenue streams and client bases.”