Today marks the midway point for the annual ASIS show in New York. Many innovative items have been announced, but it was Axis who stole the show before it even began with the announcement of the newest additions to their line. Finally filling the niche in the market for an affordable, Megapixel covert camera, Axis announced the P1204 and P1214 Indoor Network Camera along with the Outdoor Rated P1214-E. These are all priced at $499 making them one of, if not the most affordable HD covert cams on the market.
Adding to their already impressive Encoder line is the new Q7411 which will allow for a blazing 60 frames per second. This device also allows for “supports key IP surveillance features such as two-way audio, configurable I/O ports, edge storage with the built-in microSD/microSDHC memory card slot, and Power over Ethernet” as stated in the Axis Press Release, 9/6/2012. This is ideal for casino, traffic, and machine type applications where high speed movements are a critical part of the system.
Last and most importantly, the new M3006-V was announced. This 3mp Indoor dome compliments the already impressive M3004-V and M3005-V, and carries along with it a very reasonable price tag at $499. What will set this 3mp indoor dome apart from the competition is not only its on-board storage that will work with the Free Axis Camera Companion, but its enormous 134° Horizontal field of view. Another priceless feature is its 3-axis camera angle adjustment allowing for the flexibility of wall and ceiling installations. Many high res cams in this price range cut corners by offering only a swivel and pan of the camera unit, leaving you with awkward diagonal shots that make you twist your head to comprehend.
Axis also announced a few updates to the free Axis Camera Companion platform which will only further increase the value of the entire Axis line. Stay tuned as there is one more day to go at ASIS, and Axis may still have another ace in the sleeve.