Axxon Air: simplifying video surveillance

While modern video management software (VMS) offers multiple benefits for end-users, there are a few tedious operations associated with the implementation, scaling, maintenance, and management of video surveillance systems. AxxonSoft is about to launch its new product Axxon Air – a unified cloud security solution that reshapes the field of video surveillance through its cloud managed VMS. At its core, Axxon Air is dedicated to simplifying common complexities that integrators and users face when working with surveillance systems, ultimately ensuring reliable global video management with minimal investment.

Easy implementation and scaling

Cloud-managed VMS refers to a system that utilises physical servers on-site, which are then managed and controlled through a cloud-based service. This approach offers several advantages in overcoming complexities associated with traditional on-premises video surveillance systems.

One of the main challenges is the physical installation and setup of servers on-site, which includes configuration of cameras and users. Axxon Air offers a convenient way to deploy video surveillance systems: once Axxon Air servers and cameras are connected to the network, it’s easy to perform all the necessary operations to make the system work.

With the support for a wide range of IP cameras and all popular ONVIF standards (profiles S, G, T, and M), Axxon Air automatically discovers the connected devices and lets rapidly set them up applying mass camera configuration. The rights management system based on user roles and camera groups allows the administrator to customize large systems quickly and conveniently. For example, a camera’s access permissions can be changed by adding or removing it from a group, while a user’s rights are modified by assigning different roles (a user can have multiple roles at the same time). And, when a camera is added to the system, the default access settings are automatically applied to it.

Implementing distributed systems or scaling a video surveillance system is not an issue either as the setup is made via the Web Configurator – a handy administrator interface that allows the configuration of remote systems through a standard web browser. You can easily add cameras and users and change any settings from anywhere.

Proactive system health monitoring

When the system is up and running, ensuring its uninterrupted operation becomes paramount. Axxon Air incorporates a health monitoring service that collects data from all connected locations about camera operation, network utilisation, server hardware and software condition, and storage space. The administrator can monitor system health using the dedicated board and receives notifications when the controlled parameters go out of normal. Quick identification of the source of an issue helps quickly eliminate malfunctions and maintain a high level of security at all protected sites.

Failover and configuration auto-backup

To further increase system resilience, Axxon Air provides server redundancy through its Failover service. On-site Axxon Air servers can be organised into failover clusters, with standby servers that automatically take over all functions from the off-line or malfunctioning servers. After the transition of configuration, which typically takes not more than a minute, live video streaming and recording resume immediately.

In addition, Axxon Air offers auto-backup of server configurations in the cloud, which can be made on schedule or manually. It helps minimize the system downtime by quickly deploying the same configuration on another server when one of the servers goes down or you need a hardware upgrade. In combination with the proactive system health monitoring, the failover and configuration auto-backup capabilities maximise the system fault tolerance, ensuring flawless operation.

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