Axis Communications continues design innovation with duo of corner cameras

Axis Communications has continued to listen to the industry’s needs and duly developed two new camera models for corner-mount applications, with specific design features to meet particular use cases. The Axis P9106-V network camera brushed steel model features a design that’s perfect for blending into the aesthetic in elevators, whereas the Axis P9106-V network camera (white) model is ligature-resistant and ideal for, among other projects, security regimes in the healthcare sector. The 3 MP cameras are specially designed for out-of-the-box optimised corner-to-corner coverage and can cover up to 130 degrees horizontally and 95 degrees vertically without blind spots.

“For niche applications such as surveillance in elevators, interview rooms and psychiatric wards, our clients face very specific challenges and seek to achieve specific benefits that are not commonly addressed by standard products available on the market,” explained Michael Chen, global product manager at Axis Communications. “Thanks to our strong partnership network globally, we’re able to work alongside system integrators and end users to ensure our new cameras’ designs serve their needs and exceed their expectations in terms of aesthetics, usability and durability.”

The white ligature-resistant model eliminates the chances for vulnerable people, such as those in mental health care or police custody, to use the device for self-harm. Network audio can be added by pairing the Axis P9106-V with Axis T6112 Audio and I/O Interface and its portcast technology, such that it can also record dialogue, which is very useful in applications such as police interview rooms.

Additionally, the camera can be re-painted to match any environment, decreasing the chances of it standing out and upsetting or irritating vulnerable individuals. If the camera is defaced, its abrasion- and chemical-resistant front window is easy to clean with the help of detergents or simple graffiti remover.

The brushed steel model is designed to blend in with elegant elevator environments, such as in high-class establishments in commercial environments. The camera benefits from no visible screws, adding to its elegant design features. If the camera has been affected or targeted by vandalism, the durable front window is easy to clean or replace, as per the white model.

Chen added: “Specifically in elevator applications, customers expressed the cumbersome procedures involved if any camera maintenance would require access inside the elevator shaft. To address this, we’ve designed the camera to be fully accessible from inside the elevator, reducing maintenance time and costs, while keeping the camera compact and discreet to blend into elegant spaces.”

These new corner cameras are easy to install alone thanks to innovative screw gaskets. They also come pre-focused, helping installers to complete the set-up process quickly and correctly, which decreases installation costs.

Both models are IK10- and IP66-rated for protection against impact, dirt and water ingress. The hardened cameras are compatible with multiple connectivity options to allow installation in environments where infrastructure requirements are unique.

These cameras will be available in Q4 2018 through Axis Communications’ recognised distribution channels.

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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