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Axis named as Great Place to Work


CHELMSFORD, Mass—Great Place to Work Institute has named Axis Communications one of its 2015 50 best small and medium workplaces in the United States. The annual list of Best Small & Medium Workplaces was published in Fortune magazine.

IoT, drones to drive wireless video surveillance market

Twenty percent CAGR expected in Americas, 21 percent CAGR globally

DALLAS—The wireless video surveillance market will grow across the globe, according to market research firm Technavio, and IoT and drones will play a big role in that growth.

The biggest booths at ASIS 2015

Protection 1 to ‘make a splash’ again

ANAHEIM, Calif.—At ASIS International’s 2015 Seminar and Exhibits, which will take place here Sept. 28-Oct. 1, Protection 1 is upping its presence and other top companies, such as ASSA ABLOY and Axis, are looking toward being greener, while TycoIS and STANLEY focus on interactivity.

North American perimeter security market to grow

Growth across all sectors, higher in some

DALLAS—Technavio predicts growth in North America’s perimeter security market to be about $5.7 billion by 2019, up from $4.1 billion in 2014, a 39 percent increase.

Canon-Axis deal done despite hedge-fund holdout

Canon now owns 84 percent of shares, Elliott Management increases stake

TOKYO—In a bid that industry analysts told Security Systems News is intended to get Canon to increase its $2.8 billion offer for Axis Communications, Elliott Management, a New York hedge fund, increased its stake in Axis to 10.91 percent and has not yet sold those shares to Canon.

Axis introduces Zipstream for more compression

New technology reduces storage, bandwidth by half

CHELMSFORD, Mass.—In what Axis’ Fredrik Nilsson called a “major innovation that will fuel the growth of the [network video] market” Axis Communications launched Zipstream, a new compression technology, that it says consumes half of the storage and bandwidth of H.264.

The biggest and the newest at ISC West

IDIS, a newcomer to ISC West, has one of the ten largest booths at the show

LAS VEGAS—At the 2015 ISC West show, exhibitors put a lot of thought into their booths—rather literally with Hikvision’s “Thought Theater”—and some companies, like IDIS, are using big booths at ISC West to introduce themselves to the industry.

Canon to buy Axis for $2.8 billion

Kessler: Price is ’50 percent premium over yesterday’s closing price’

TOKYO—One year after buying the leading VMS provider, camera manufacturer Canon has made an offer to buy Axis Communications, the leading network camera provider, for $2.8 billion cash.

Batter up! Protecting Little League World Series

Female phenom draws crowds—and need for added security—at this year’s event

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.—A 13-year-old female pitching phenom has drawn unexpected crowds to the Little League World Series this month, testing physical security for the annual event in this small town.

Q&A with Axis co-founder Martin Gren


Martha: I just returned from the Milestone conference where partners, including Axis, extolled the virtues of the VMS. Why does Axis really need to develop its own access control product?