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New AXIS A8207-VE door station combines surveillance and access control

New AXIS A8207-VE door station combines surveillance and access control
Axis Communications introduces the new AXIS A8207-VE Network Video Door Station, an all in one product combining video surveillance, door communication and an integrated RFID reader for access control in a single, easy to manage device.

Continuing the company's commitment to expand its door station offering, AXIS A8207-VE Network Video Door Station brings an added value to security solutions, functioning as a bridge between video surveillance and access control.

The door station combines a fully featured 6 MP network camera with high-quality, two-way audio communication and remote entry control. It also has an integrated RFID reader and supports video and audio analytics, such as motion or sound-based detection for triggering events or recordings. Based on open standards and with several hardware interfaces, the door station easily integrates with other systems and solutions, to meet an organization's present and future needs. In addition, an induction loop for hearing aids makes interaction accessible for people with hearing loss.

Karl Hill, Portfolio Manager, New Business, at Axis Communications comments: "I'm really happy to add AXIS A8207-VE to our portfolio as it allows us to cover a multitude of new applications and it fills a gap in the market for an intercom adapted to the needs of our professional security partners and customers. For example, at a university faculty building, students and other visitors can use the door station to call the professor they are visiting to gain access to the site. At the same time, security personnel can use the video from the door station as a natural part of the surveillance solution, as well as to interact with people during emergency situations or provide general guidance.”

AXIS A8207-VE is also a great device for back doors and loading docks in retail settings. The integrated reader allows employees to enter their workplace without anyone having to run to the back of the store to let them in, eliminating the need for widespread key distribution, which could lead to them easily getting lost or stolen and ending up in unauthorized hands. Known suppliers may have their own access card or PIN to only enter the building during office hours, while unknown suppliers can use the call button to ring store personnel, who can answer through a normal desk phone or mobile app and grant access.

After hours, store personnel might have to leave through the back door, sometimes with cash to deposit at the bank. The HDMI output on the door station makes it very easy to hook up a live display to ensure that it is safe to exit before opening the back door, reducing the risk of assaults, while also increasing the perceived feeling of safety for personnel.

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