Axis, ADT Commercial Announce First Hosted Video Solution Installation

Axis Communications recently announced its first installation with newest hosted video solution provider partner ADT Commercial at Alco Watch & Jewelry in New York City. ADT Hosted Video, which makes its debut at ASIS 2011 in Orlando, utilizes Axis network cameras along with the AXIS Video Hosting System (AVHS) platform to provide video recording and management that is centrally managed by ADT and allows anytime, anywhere video access without the need for an onsite DVR.

Following a robbery where the store owner was assaulted by the perpetrator, Alco Watch & Jewelry needed a small surveillance system that would be easy to install and use without the additional cost, equipment and maintenance typically found with an in-house CCTV analog system. Using just an Internet connection and AXIS M10 and M11 Series network cameras, the

store’s surveillance video data is streamed to on offsite EMC storage facility, which provides hosting services to ADT using Axis’ AVHS platform.

Additionally, to improve onsite redundancy and enable the system to store high-quality HDTV video on motion or during certain hours, for instance, ADT Commercial also installed a low-cost Iomega StorCenter network attached storage (NAS) device.

The powerful combination of the hosted video technologies installed by ADT Commercial provides Alco Watch & Jewelry with an easy-to-use system that increases security while improving operational efficiencies and saving money on installation and maintenance.

“I like logging onto my computer at night before going to bed to get the video of my store. I sleep better knowing everything is okay,” said Angel Calderon, owner, Alco Watch & Jewelry. “ADT’s Hosted Video solution is easy to use and helps me

feel safer. I recommend it to other business owners like me.”

To install the cloud-based surveillance system, ADT Commercial leverages the AXIS Video Hosting System (AVHS) platform and One-Click Camera Connection features of the Axis network cameras to communicate with the video hosting provider.

“This installation at Alco Watch & Jewelry is the perfect scenario for a hosted video system: small business, need for only a few cameras, would like remote accessibility, and didn’t want to worry about hardware maintenance and upgrades,” said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, Axis Communications Inc. “AVHS is the technology bridge connecting the three largest providers in their respective markets -- Axis for surveillance cameras, EMC for data storage, and ADT Commercial for integration -- so that users across North America can install new network cameras or digitize existing analog cameras with encoders to create an affordable and always available surveillance system.”

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