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AXIS Camera Companion
The easiest way to network video surveillance.
> HDTV image quality
> Easy to install and use
> No central PC or DVR
> Remote access to
> Apps for iPhone, iPad
and Android
> Scalable and futureproof
AXIS Camera Companion is the market’s easiest video surveillance solution for small systems from 1 to
16 cameras – perfect for retail, offices and hotels. With AXIS Camera Companion, all video is recorded
on SD cards in the cameras, and no DVR or server is necessary – making each camera a smart,
independent video recording device. The system consists of standard Axis cameras, SD cards,
software clients for PC and smartphones, and standard network equipment.
AXIS Camera Companion offers HDTV quality for reliable
identification of people and incidents. Video clips or snapshots can be easily exported. Internet access is easy to set
up, and with support for apps for iPhone, iPad and
Android, AXIS Camera Companion lets the user view
video at any time, from anywhere.
AXIS Camera Companion removes the single point of
failure which is common in alternative solutions where a
DVR failure prevents all cameras from being recorded. The
cameras in an AXIS Camera Companion system record
video regardless of the network status.
The free PC client is only needed during installation. For
viewing live or recorded video, or exporting video after an
incident, either the client or a smartphone app can be
AXIS Camera Companion is a scalable and future-proof
network video solution that protects the customer’s
investment. Adding new cameras to the system is easy,
and existing analog cameras can be integrated using Axis
video encoders. If the user wants to step up to another IP
solution in the future, the Axis cameras and encoders can
be reused, as well as the network equipment.
Technical Specifications – AXIS Camera Companion
PC client
Mobile access
Number of
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Apps for Android devices, iPhone and iPad
(Available from third-party vendor)
1 to 16 cameras
Axis network cameras and encoders with firmware 5.40 or later
English, UK English, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Dutch,
Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian,
Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish
Supports all camera resolutions
Supports all camera frame rates
One-way audio streaming, AAC audio compression
Storage capacity
SD card, speed class 4 or higher recommended, refer to camera/
encoder documentation for specification
Storage option: Network-Attached Storage (NAS)
With AXIS Camera Companion default settings: 2-4 weeks of video
with 32 GB SD card
Configurable retention recording, duration can be limited per camera
to conform to local legal requirements
OS: Windows XP SP3 (Windows 7 recommended), CPU: Intel Atom
1.6 GHz (Intel i5 recommended), RAM: 1 GB (2 GB recommended),
Graphics card: 256 MB onboard video memory recommended.
Always use the latest graphics card driver
100 Megabit
Power over Ethernet switch, Ethernet cables, PC, SD cards and/or
NAS. For remote and/or wireless access a router with UPnP is also
Live view
Camera live view Live view of up to 16 cameras
H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC)
Frame rate
Storage media
client computer
Search for
1, 4, 9 and 16-split views and full screen, Axis Corridor Format,
camera sequence
Control of PTZ cameras using mouse
Search for recordings based on camera, date and time. Timeline
Playback speed: up to 8x or frame by frame
Single images in JPEG or video sequences in ASF Installation-free
standalone player included, Digital signature on exported recordings
Recording control
Motion detection Advanced camera-based motion detection for low bandwidth
Schedule per camera allows continuous recording or customization
of weekday and weekend recordings
More information is available at
and scheduled
System setup example
Installation example: retail shop
Live view example
Recording view example
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