Axis: Case StudyMay 10, 2021
Innovative tool helps meet evolving security system design challenges
Two systems integrators improve their ability to more effectively specify and design advanced physical security systems using the dedicated tool, AXIS Site Designer
AXIS Site Designer is a unique and free web application from Axis Communications, a market leader in network video, that makes the specification and design of complex security systems quicker and easier. Having recently deployed the solution, two of Axis partners, Southern Fire and Security and Acctive Systems, have been able to evidence a more sophisticated process and have won clients as a result.
As physical security technology continues to advance to keep up with the ever-evolving threat landscape, coupled with more security devices and sensors being added to IT networks, the task of specifying such systems has become more complex. The principal challenges for those working in the industry are to be able to properly illustrate to buyers the capabilities of such devices and also to demonstrate how they can work together to secure a site. This web application holds the solution.
AXIS Site Designer revolutionises the specification and design process by allowing an entire solution to be mapped out to the finest detail. The powerful and highly versatile tool removes any guesswork or element of trial and error, making it easy to create the right system to fit the exact operational requirements and needs of a prospect or client. The application even allows floorplans of the target site to be added, and virtual placement of cameras and devices enables viewing of the coverage they will provide once installed.
Sean Mcnaboe, Axis Key Account manager, explains: “The benefits of AXIS Site Designer are numerous. It helps streamline design workflow, simplify demos of security products and accessories, and even generate quotations and change items in a bill of materials within minutes. Axis has been working closely with two partners, Southern Fire and Security and Acctive Systems, to help them drive their businesses forward while meeting, and often exceeding, the evolving requirements of customers.”
Southern Fire and Security has recently taken on the specification of security and surveillance systems for several high value properties around the London area, so being able to accurately specify dedicated solutions is critical to secure ongoing business. Acctive Systems, a leading integrator of electronic security systems, needed a method of specifying security systems that would allow it to demonstrate an entire setup and its component parts via digital means.
Steve Wilson, Director, Southern Fire and Security explains: “Being able to make only basic recommendations around the use of appropriate technologies has been a key challenge for us. It’s very difficult to plan some of the more involved projects in detail, so we desperately needed a way to be able to visualise an entire estate and how a solution would operate.”
AXIS Site Designer is an empowering leap forward in the design of surveillance systems, allowing for greater speed and efficiency, and enabling more effective management of any project. High quality designs and other outputs create a level of professionalism that is a major plus point when vying for business, ultimately improving customer satisfaction and pointing toward greater revenue prospects.
Gerry Numa, Chief Technical Officer, Acctive Systems, continues: “AXIS Site Designer delivers everything we anticipated, and more, setting us ahead of our competitors when it comes to slick, professional looking project design. I would encourage other businesses to reach out to Axis to find out how the application can benefit them too.”