2019 SOLUTIONS For FM: Axis Communications Introduces Multi-Faceted Access Control

The AXIS A8004-VE Network Video Door Station provides visual identification, two-way communication, and remote entry control. Bruce Stewart, the company’s business development manager, elaborates on these capabilities for facility security.

Facilities leaders and their teams are continuously on the lookout for innovative solutions. With that in mind, this SOLUTIONS 2019 feature highlights products and services poised to deliver results in various aspects of facility operations. The recent issue of Facility Executive magazine included a selection of solutions for 2019, and featured here is a new product from Axis Communications:

AXIS A8004-VE Network Video Door Station

Facility Executive: What is a notable product your company will introduce to facility management professionals in 2019?

Axis Communications: The AXIS A8004-VE Network Video Door Station is an open, non-proprietary IP-based door station for two-way communication, video identification, and remote entry control. From a central command center or a mobile device, you simply receive a video call, verify the visitor, and allow or deny access to the building. Like any Axis product, it is designed to be integrated with the best-of-breed solutions such as an existing video management software or IP phone system.

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AXIS A8004-VE Network Video Door Station

This network door station is a perfect complement to any surveillance installation and offers new possibilities for effective access control in one single device. Built with full-fledged advanced technologies for great low-light performance, noise reduction, and echo cancellation, the network door station ensures dependable identification. It is not only operationally efficient for environments where employees and visitors are constantly moving, but also enterprise facilities with increased security needs and larger campuses, such as commercial buildings or factories.

Facility Executive: How is this offering relevant to the work of facility management leaders? How will it help them achieve their goals?

Axis Communications: Axis network door stations are very advantageous products for facilities with high demands on security requiring integrated video surveillance, access control, intrusion alarm, and IP telephony systems to achieve full control and situational awareness.

AXIS A8004-VE Network Video Door Station is a weather- and vandal-proof device intended for outdoor installations at doors, gates and any entranceway. This provides reliable, 24/7 identification and clear, two-way communication even in demanding situations. Using a mobile app, IP phone, or video management system (VMS), you can open doors directly or remotely.

Open interfaces and standards such as ONVIF compliance and support for SIP makes an AXIS A8004-VE easy to integrate into existing infrastructure without the need for extra equipment. You can also record hazardous events and trigger alerts to help identify emergency situations by adding audio and video analytics such as motion detection, audio detection, and active tampering alarm. This network door station allows you to optimize your system to reach increased security levels and provide efficient workflows throughout any type of facility.

In a follow up interview, Bruce Stewart, business development manager, access control for Axis Communications, provided further insight into the features of the AXIS A8004-VE Network Video Door Station, its impact on facility management operations, and related facilities trends. Click below to listen.